Skip to comments.Somali pirates keep Indian hostages after ransom
Posted on 04/15/2011 3:27:05 PM PDT by Realman30
MOGADISHU, Somalia In a move that could change the pirate-hostage equation, Somali pirates on Friday took in a multimillion dollar ransom, then released the ship and some of the crew but kept all the Indian crew members as hostages.
A pirate told The Associated Press the Indian crew members' hostage ordeal is being prolonged in retaliation for the arrests of more than 100 Somali pirates by the Indian Navy.
"We decided to keep the Indian because India is holding our colleagues," the pirate, Hassan Farah, said. "We released the other crew members who sailed away from our coast. We will keep these Indians until the Indians release our colleagues."
Farah said the pirates in the stronghold of Haradhere have taken that collective decision. The Indian hostages are to be moved to land.
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You mean there is no honor among thieves.
Gurkhas in a rowboat in the still of the night.
Hopefully that will give the Indian Navy reasons to summarily shell and sink, without taking prisoners, more pirate boats.
Will Turner: “You cheated.”
Jack Sparrow: “Pirate.”
I think I see your problem. It's that there's still a building standing or a housepet alive in Haredhere.
In a move that could change the pirate-hostage equation, Somali pirates on Friday took in a multimillion dollar ransom, then released the ship and some of the crew but kept all the Indian crew members as hostages... in retaliation for the arrests of more than 100 Somali pirates by the Indian Navy.IOW, no more ransoms will ever be paid to pirates. They've just shat where they eat. It won't be of concern for any of the pirates for very much longer.
Grown men playing Pirates & Indians...
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