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    Sad as it is to see a couple of Brits pleading for their lives on TV, I agree with HMG stance that we shouldn't pay ransom's to hostage takers as it only encourages more of the same. I wonder though if we could treat fire with fire and round up a few Somali's from over here and parade them on TV, obviously we can't shoot them but maybe we could threaten to send them back to their homeland or exchange them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by singhr View Post
    Sad as it is to see a couple of Brits pleading for their lives on TV, I agree with HMG stance that we shouldn't pay ransom's to hostage takers as it only encourages more of the same. I wonder though if we could treat fire with fire and round up a few Somali's from over here and parade them on TV, obviously we can't shoot them but maybe we could threaten to send them back to their homeland or exchange them?
    well obviously we can't shoot them. Maybe threaten them a bit with a pork sausage ?


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    The pirates wouldn't give a damn. Even if they did the exchange rate would be offensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by singhr View Post
    Sad as it is to see a couple of Brits pleading for their lives on TV, I agree with HMG stance that we shouldn't pay ransom's to hostage takers as it only encourages more of the same. I wonder though if we could treat fire with fire and round up a few Somali's from over here and parade them on TV, obviously we can't shoot them but maybe we could threaten to send them back to their homeland or exchange them?
    Supposedly civilised tend to shy away from such actions.

    Also, who (amongst the Somali pirates) is going to give a tulip?

    Much better would be to locate all vessels outside of Somali waters without proper identification and blow the crap out of them.
    ‎"See, you think I give a tulip. Wrong. In fact, while you talk, I'm thinking; How can I give less of a tulip? That's why I look interested."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moscow Mule View Post
    Much better would be to locate all vessels outside of Somali waters without proper identification and blow the crap out of them.
    A bit of gunboat diplomacy eh? I like your style!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moscow Mule View Post
    Supposedly civilised tend to shy away from such actions.

    Also, who (amongst the Somali pirates) is going to give a tulip?

    Much better would be to locate all vessels outside of Somali waters without proper identification and blow the crap out of them.
    No quarter given, none expected.

    I like the cut of your jib, sir!

    I'd much rather the Royal Marines were protecting shipping interests than trying to clear some land for an oil pipeline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by singhr View Post
    Sad as it is to see a couple of Brits pleading for their lives on TV, I agree with HMG stance that we shouldn't pay ransom's to hostage takers as it only encourages more of the same.
    But it is okay to pay illegals who have raped and murdered here to leave the country?


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    Quote Originally Posted by DimPrawn View Post
    But it is okay to pay illegals who have raped and murdered here to leave the country?

    I think I see where you are coming from Dim. I am just out to lunch so will have a ponder and respond later. laters!

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    We should kill the hostages in front of their kidnappers, then they will never bother taking another UK citizen hostage again.

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    Send a few ships out there crewed by special forces. Bye, bye pirates.
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