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Old 04-23-2009, 11:30 AM
 
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The WSWS has got to be the most insightful newsletter on the internet. Don't believe me? Then check out this commentary of the Somali "pirate" situation. Read it and weep. Somali teen faces life sentence on piracy charges
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Old 04-23-2009, 11:34 AM
 
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The WSWS has got to be the most insightful newsletter on the internet. Don't believe me? Then check out this commentary of the Somali "pirate" situation. Read it and weep. Somali teen faces life sentence on piracy charges
If you don't like the trial, they could have shot him.
It's nothing new that a criminal's mom says that they're a good kid and just fell in with the wrong crowd. The good thing about the US justice system is that he will be able to make that case though.
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Old 04-23-2009, 11:34 AM
 
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they should make him walk the plank.
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Old 04-23-2009, 11:35 AM
 
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I don't care.
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Old 04-23-2009, 12:08 PM
 
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He should face hanging
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Old 04-23-2009, 12:18 PM
 
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The father continued, in a tone that the Times described as “bitter”, stating, “We don’t have a government and somebody who is stronger than us took my boy.” He also voiced his anger over the way in which the hostage drama earlier this month was ended by sniper fire. “To save that one American they killed three Somalis,” he said. “Well, the American life seems to be more valuable than the Somalis’.”
well, , someone get this loser a cry-towel.

maybe they should have considered the possibility they'd be shot before they took hostages. ya think?
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Old 04-23-2009, 12:46 PM
 
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they should make him walk the plank.

Aaarrrrrrrrr!
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Old 04-23-2009, 12:51 PM
 
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they should make him walk the plank.
Or keel haul him..
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Old 04-23-2009, 12:55 PM
 
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If you don't like the trial, they could have shot him.
It's nothing new that a criminal's mom says that they're a good kid and just fell in with the wrong crowd. The good thing about the US justice system is that he will be able to make that case though.
You're missing the point.
Three different Somalis have said that the "pirate" is 16, but the US judge dismissed them and instead took the word of some cop, who says that Muse confessed to him in private that he was in fact 18 years old. Yeah right, sure. Muse doesn't speak a word of English so how's he going to confess?
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Old 04-23-2009, 12:57 PM
 
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The WSWS has got to be the most insightful newsletter on the internet. Somali teen faces life sentence on piracy charges
Now that's a real Socialist perspective!

Being a lefty I agree with the anlysis of what has created the situtation for Somalis but being a mere left liberal also says to me that the kid is in deep doodoo of his own making. Even a goat herders son knows that it is a wrong to take someone elses property at gun point.

At least he will have top notch legal representation.
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