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So now we DO negotiate with terrorists???

by TONI H / March 1, 2012 / 2:47 PM UTC
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Dear God, Ronald Reagan would NEVER have done that!
by Josh K / March 1, 2012 / 5:51 PM UTC

Oh wait, he did.

Never mind.

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The US has not paid any ransoms
by TONI H / March 2, 2012 / 2:11 PM UTC

for any people taken by terrorist pirates....were these 15 paid for because one of them was the son of somebody 'connected'?

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OK, first:
by Josh K / March 2, 2012 / 4:22 PM UTC

1. Pirates are not terrorists. They are common criminals.

2. Sometimes you have to throw some bait in the water to get the big catch.

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It's been proven
by TONI H / March 2, 2012 / 4:58 PM UTC
In reply to: OK, first:

that the Somalian pirates are teamed with Al-Qada

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No it hasn't
by Josh K / March 2, 2012 / 5:17 PM UTC
In reply to: It's been proven
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Bite me with regard to spelling
by TONI H / March 2, 2012 / 5:36 PM UTC
In reply to: No it hasn't
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Bite me right back, Toni
by Josh K / March 3, 2012 / 7:11 AM UTC
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I thought it was bail.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 3, 2012 / 3:48 AM UTC

Do terrorists demand bail?

Mark

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It's only considered to be bail
by TONI H / March 3, 2012 / 4:38 AM UTC
In reply to: I thought it was bail.

when there is an expentancy of an appearance for a trial. NONE of these people will be returning to stand trial and even the 'court' dropped all charges once they received the 'bail'. The precendent set here is immeasurable because now ANY country can hold our citizens for ransom and call it 'bail' since it worked in Egypt successfully, and you can bet that it will be repeated. The pirates do this all the time....but most times that ransom is paid by private citizens to get their loved ones back at any price. I can only think of one time that a COUNTRY put up the money, I believe it was the UK, to get some people back a while ago. And there are still hundreds of people who have never been freed because the ransoms haven't been paid, and they've been held for years already.

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