Skip to comments.Somali Pirates: Ransom Demand For US Man
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.
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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.
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.
They'll come around quickly when they are in the water.
A reflection of what the U.S. has gone through before...
Heres an accurate accounting of these situations from another thread...
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
And you will be die wearing pig sh!t!!!
A five gallon bucket full of concrete is all these mopes need dumped on them. From about a hundred feet.
Geez, I hate my government.
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.
“Millions for defense, but not one cent for tribute!”
American History: The Barbary Pirates
This asshole is gonna get us all killed!
Looks like they have a hood over the captain’s head. Isn’t that torure, like at Abu Graibh?
President Reagan would have given them an offer they couldn’t refuse.
Zero is such a coward.
Shred the pirates.
Torch their homebase . . . totally . . . the whole city.
At least the whole neighborhood.
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.
>>President Reagan would have given them an offer they couldnt 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.
Works for me.