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Somali Pirates: Ransom Demand For US Man
Skynews ^ | April 10, 2009 | Staff

Posted on 04/10/2009 10:12:49 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion

Somali pirates holding an American ship captain hostage have reportedly made a £1.6m ransom offer - as another hostage in the same region is killed.

American Captain Richard Phillips tried to escape by jumping into the sea in sight of a US warship, but he was quickly recaptured, officals have said.

Capt Phillips is not thought to have been hurt in the incident, even though shots from an automatic weapon were fired in the drama.

Meanwhile, the French military has managed to free a child and three others from a yacht taken hostage in the notorious Gulf of Aden last week. But a fifth hostage has been killed in the operation.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.sky.com ...


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KEYWORDS: hostages; maritime; richardphillips; somalipirates
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1 posted on 04/10/2009 10:12:49 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

With Barry the pu$$y running things, we may have to pay reparations to the Somali Community Organizers for inconveniencing them.


2 posted on 04/10/2009 10:15:41 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I’m just a stupid citizen, but it’s beyond me why the government doesn’t dump a load of counterfeit or marked bills on these pirates.


3 posted on 04/10/2009 10:15:53 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: BarnacleCenturion

“American Captain Richard Phillips tried to escape...”

...boy! Better not try that again or BO will instruct the pirates to shoot to kill.


4 posted on 04/10/2009 10:15:53 AM PDT by albie
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Even the French have it right!

Sheesh...


5 posted on 04/10/2009 10:17:00 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Not one penny.

Offer them water and gas enough to get back to port.

Not one penny.

Better yet, have your divers drill a hole in the bottom of the boat while the loudspeakers are going. Offer them life vests in exchange for the captain.


6 posted on 04/10/2009 10:18:34 AM PDT by marron
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To: MuttTheHoople
The French take bold action to save their people while Americans stand back and beg these rag-tag ghetto trash %$#&^%*&'s for mercy.

Just let that sink in for a moment.

7 posted on 04/10/2009 10:21:55 AM PDT by San Jacinto (gorebull warming -- the Socialists' Shortcut.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Gee... With President Obama in charge, the French are making the Americans look bad...
8 posted on 04/10/2009 10:22:01 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marron

I don’t know why the U.S. Navy doesn’t send a squad of Navy Seals under cover of darkness to overcome these four thugs and rescue the Captain. I’m sure they are more than capable.


9 posted on 04/10/2009 10:22:23 AM PDT by Newfy
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To: MuttTheHoople

They are African muslims like someone else. The Saudis are the puppetmasters in the background.


10 posted on 04/10/2009 10:22:44 AM PDT by Frantzie (Boycott GE - they own NBC, MSNBC, CNBC & Universal. Boycott Disney - they own ABC)
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To: anniegetyourgun
I’m just a stupid citizen, but it’s beyond me why the government doesn’t dump a load of counterfeit or marked bills on these pirates.

And then what? They take the marked bills back to their third world sewer and live high on the hog. The Navy should keep a ship between them and the shore and make it clear that the pirates aren't going anywhere unless the captain is released. If the captian goes free, then they go free. If the captain dies, then they die. No ransom. No bargains. Live or die, that's the only choice. Forget talk about 'bringing them to justice' because there isn't any justice in Somalia and international law about trying them is so vague as to be worthless. Make it simple enough for their 9 volt brains to comprehend. Give up the capain, and live. Kill the captain, and die. No more, no less.

11 posted on 04/10/2009 10:22:49 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Newfy

Actually, I agree with you. Just do it.


12 posted on 04/10/2009 10:24:14 AM PDT by marron
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To: Non-Sequitur

I can get with that plan too.


13 posted on 04/10/2009 10:25:22 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: BarnacleCenturion
pic of Zero and Hill discussing the "solution".
14 posted on 04/10/2009 10:26:14 AM PDT by OBXWanderer
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To: Non-Sequitur
The Navy should keep a ship between them and the shore and make it clear that the pirates aren't going anywhere unless the captain is released. If the captian goes free, then they go free. If the captain dies, then they die. No ransom. No bargains. Live or die, that's the only choice... Make it simple enough for their 9 volt brains to comprehend. Give up the capain, and live. Kill the captain, and die. No more, no less.

Best answer yet.

15 posted on 04/10/2009 10:26:46 AM PDT by marron
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I say drop them a million Zimbabwe dollars.


16 posted on 04/10/2009 10:28:43 AM PDT by Sig Sauer P220 (Leave no authority existing not responsible to the people ----- Thomas Jefferson)
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To: marron

From what I understand they did this...but the captors believe as soon as they release the captain they will be killed.

For some reason they think if they have money on their lifeboat that the US wouldn’t blow them up anyway.

The SEALS need to deal with this...but IOTUS won’t ever let it happen.


17 posted on 04/10/2009 10:28:54 AM PDT by surfer
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To: Newfy

seems to be the smart move......but then again...think of jimmah and his rescue attempt in the desert....sadly, obams can blow it huge with this one.


18 posted on 04/10/2009 10:29:39 AM PDT by tioga
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Blow them out of the water. The captain is a casualty of war. Sad, but if you want to stop this sort of thing you can't negotiate.

Kill them and hang their corpses on polls on the Somali shore.
19 posted on 04/10/2009 10:29:44 AM PDT by Sudetenland (Victory in 2012...but first Victory in 2010!!!)
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To: Non-Sequitur
This is a typical Somali pirate. He wants to rob, screw, get high and then repeat the process. You cant reason with this type of critter.


20 posted on 04/10/2009 10:32:46 AM PDT by Snurple (VEGETARIAN, OLD INDIAN WORD FOR BAD HUNTER.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

i say pay the ransom. let them escape and after the hostage is secure flatten the town where they come from. if they survive this tell every one that you shelled the town because of this guys and that you will come back in future.


21 posted on 04/10/2009 10:33:44 AM PDT by Jonny foreigner
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To: Non-Sequitur

Live high on the hog in Somalia? I guess you could consider living in slums on a higher level is good in Somalia. But I agree.....no deals. Even if deals were made, get the captain back and sink them anyway.


22 posted on 04/10/2009 10:34:57 AM PDT by RC2
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To: BarnacleCenturion
It's an inflatable boat. Deflate it and give them the choice of life or death.

They'll come around quickly when they are in the water.

23 posted on 04/10/2009 10:35:23 AM PDT by Obamageddon (This will all end with show trials, tar, feathers, and piano wire!)
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To: marktwain

"No comment."

24 posted on 04/10/2009 10:36:20 AM PDT by Vasilli22
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To: BarnacleCenturion

A reflection of what the U.S. has gone through before...

Here’s an accurate accounting of these situations from another thread...
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2226437/posts?page=17#17

Johnson — Hostages, USS Pueblo, 11 months, North Korea
Carter - Hostages, 444 days, Iran
Clinton - Killed, Black Hawk Down, Somalia
Bush - Hostages (EP-3 Aries), 11 days, China
Obama - Hostages, Somalian pirates


25 posted on 04/10/2009 10:36:49 AM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: anniegetyourgun
It's a very sad day in history when the French government shows more balls than our own.

L

26 posted on 04/10/2009 10:37:28 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

And you will be die wearing pig sh!t!!!


27 posted on 04/10/2009 10:37:36 AM PDT by LRS (Just contracts; just laws; just a constitution...)
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To: anniegetyourgun
I’m just a stupid citizen, but it’s beyond me why the government doesn’t dump a load of counterfeit or marked bills on these pirates.

A five gallon bucket full of concrete is all these mopes need dumped on them. From about a hundred feet.

28 posted on 04/10/2009 10:39:29 AM PDT by Skid Marx
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To: Lurker
Their president is more conservative. Ours is a more committed socialist than Sarkozy is.

Geez, I hate my government.

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29 posted on 04/10/2009 10:40:41 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: Sudetenland

Exactly. You can’t negotiate with terrorists. `Surrender or die.’ Then, whatever happens, hit their sanctuaries hard.
It will be interesting to see what the TOTUS orders.


30 posted on 04/10/2009 10:40:47 AM PDT by tumblindice
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To: marron

“Millions for defense, but not one cent for tribute!”

http://www.zianet.com/web/barbary.htm

American History: The Barbary Pirates


31 posted on 04/10/2009 10:44:41 AM PDT by Palladin (Obama: "I don't want them punished with a baby.")
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To: Vasilli22

This asshole is gonna get us all killed!


32 posted on 04/10/2009 10:46:10 AM PDT by Palladin (Obama: "I don't want them punished with a baby.")
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To: Skid Marx

Looks like they have a hood over the captain’s head. Isn’t that torure, like at Abu Graibh?


33 posted on 04/10/2009 10:47:28 AM PDT by Palladin (Obama: "I don't want them punished with a baby.")
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To: BarnacleCenturion
I wonder if any of the Dearborn Somalis are among the pirate/terrorists??
34 posted on 04/10/2009 10:48:51 AM PDT by elpadre (nation)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
I wonder if any of the Dearborn Somalis are among the pirate/terrorists??
35 posted on 04/10/2009 10:48:51 AM PDT by elpadre (nation)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

President Reagan would have given them an offer they couldn’t refuse.

Zero is such a coward.


36 posted on 04/10/2009 10:49:34 AM PDT by Redgirl (Quick, someone change the locks!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Shred the pirates.

Torch their homebase . . . totally . . . the whole city.
At least the whole neighborhood.


37 posted on 04/10/2009 10:52:10 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: marron

Better yet, have your divers drill a hole in the bottom of the boat while the loudspeakers are going. Offer them life vests in exchange for the captain.


I like the way you think.

Gotta speak their language.


38 posted on 04/10/2009 10:53:09 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: Redgirl

>>President Reagan would have given them an offer they couldn’t refuse.

Yes, like when he offered arms to the Iranians and they worked to free some of the hostages in Lebanon. Of course, the Lebanese terrorists then just took additional hostages to replace those released.


39 posted on 04/10/2009 10:57:02 AM PDT by NC28203
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To: Skid Marx

Works for me.


40 posted on 04/10/2009 10:57:15 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: Palladin

This asshole is gonna get us all killed!


Actually . . . that’s literally his goal and definitely the goal of his backers, the globalist oligarchy . . .

gotta force that global population down to 200 million . . . per orders from the “ET’s.”

For our own survival . . . and the survival of the planet . . . and . . . for the children.

. . . of the elites, only, of course.


41 posted on 04/10/2009 10:58:51 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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get snipers on them.


42 posted on 04/10/2009 10:58:59 AM PDT by TerP26
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To: NC28203

Reagan would have responded better than Obama. I think my toddler could offer a better response right about now.


43 posted on 04/10/2009 11:00:25 AM PDT by Redgirl (Quick, someone change the locks!)
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To: anniegetyourgun

Those were my thoughts, as well. Give them a sack of fake bills, escort the hostages to safety, and blow the bad guys outta the water.


44 posted on 04/10/2009 11:01:02 AM PDT by bgill (The evidence simply does not support the official position of the Obama administration)
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To: Non-Sequitur

Capture them the moment they don’t have a hostage, try them and jail them. I don’t care where.


45 posted on 04/10/2009 11:02:35 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Pretending the Admin Moderator doesn't exist will result in suspension.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Obama is probably laughing like a hyena about how his bruthas got one up on that cracker captain right now.


46 posted on 04/10/2009 11:03:41 AM PDT by Loyalist (This tagline is ISO 9001 compliant.)
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To: anniegetyourgun
Annie,

Great idea. As we see in the movies, all the time, take some of the crap money we get from North Korea or China, run it in the dryer for a bit to fluff it up, give it to these a$$holes. Give them gas to get home and a "Safe Passage Home Certificate" and all the rest.

Once they release the Captain, then totally "splash" the a$$holes in the boat. The Indian Ocean fish need more food, bitter as it might be.

Darwin would be proud, in spite of Zer0 and Mrs. Clinton not knowing how to pull either of their respective (sic) heads out of their a$$es.

47 posted on 04/10/2009 11:05:23 AM PDT by jws3sticks (Hillary can take a very long walk on a very short pier, anytime, and the sooner the better!)
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To: tumblindice

Well, I think we already know...the FBI hostage negotiators involved.


48 posted on 04/10/2009 11:06:39 AM PDT by Sudetenland (Victory in 2012...but first Victory in 2010!!!)
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To: Cyber Liberty
Capture them the moment they don’t have a hostage, try them and jail them. I don’t care where.

Three hots and a cot in a U.S. jail would be an improvement over whatever standard of living Somalia offers without the ransom money. Get the captain back and let them slink back to their sewer. They're the laughing stock of the other pirates as it is. "Ha, ha, ha Mohammed. Can't take the ship. Can't ransom the captain. Can't do anything right."

49 posted on 04/10/2009 11:09:22 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I’m sorry (a little Barry Osama Obama lingo there) .. but does not the entire U.S. NAVY have at least four sharpshooters?!

I am NOT impugning the U.S. NAVY, mind you! I am axing the Usurper in Chief why he has not put an end to this farce yet! Here we have FOUR Somali “pirates”/ransom artists/what-have-you’s in a FREAKING ROW BOAT adrift in the Indian Ocean 100 yards off the bow of a 500-foot GUIDED FREAKING MISSILE DESTROYER and yet THEY are DEMANDING $2Million?!

I mean .. is Jimmuh Cottuh giving advice on how to run this OP?! Day three of this farce .. and yet FOUR FREAKING BULLETS could end this thing in 2-seconds and everyone can go home!

UN-FREAKING-BELIEVABLE!!


50 posted on 04/10/2009 11:09:50 AM PDT by RocketMan1
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