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Old 05-16-2010, 03:04 PM
 
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“We will deal with Russians unlike other hostages. We never think about harming a hostage, but we will reconsider that, and respond the same way their navies respond to us.” said Isse, a pirate commander in the coastal town of Hobyo, told Reuters.

And they will soon find out that the Russians do not share the same concern for legal niceties, the sanctity of life and human rights that they have come to expect from the West.

Finally a nation with some guts. I bet that the Russian navy is just quaking in thier boots over the Somali pirate's threats.
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Old 05-16-2010, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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You didn't read the entire article did you. There are more Somali pirates than just the handful that attacked that particular ship. Piracy is a thriving 'cottage industry' in that country. THOSE pirates still in Somali---alive---are the ones who promised to retaliate.
Yes and I'm sure (not) they'll be going right back up against the Russians.
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Old 05-16-2010, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Pa
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The thing about Russia is they really don't care what anyone thinks about them.
The Somali pirates boasting about what they will do is sort of like a school geek boasting how he will kick the entire football teams butts.
They should ask the afghanistani's how the Soviet Union treated their prisoners.
Russia has a very long history of using extreme force to make a point. They don't need to worry about the we are the good guys line of BS. Everyone knows that the Russians just don't care. Not at all unlike the Israeli's.
More power to Russia in this regard.
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Old 05-16-2010, 08:03 PM
 
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I was in Italy during the Carter Admin. when the Iranian crisiss happened, after the US embassy was taken and US hostages were being held. One of the splinter Iranian groups grabed a Russian diplomat and held him hostage. The Russians found out who the head of the splinter group was and where his family lived. Two car loads of Russian KGB drove up to the leaders brothers house where the leaders wife and family were living. They took the brother out into the courtyard with the family watching, put a gun to the back of his head and killed him, at this point they informed the family that the leader had 24 hours to release the diplomat or the whole family would be wiped out. The diplomat was released within a day. Funny this never showed up in the US press.
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Old 05-16-2010, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Neither here nor there
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I was in Italy during the Carter Admin. when the Iranian crisiss happened, after the US embassy was taken and US hostages were being held. One of the splinter Iranian groups grabed a Russian diplomat and held him hostage. The Russians found out who the head of the splinter group was and where his family lived. Two car loads of Russian KGB drove up to the leaders brothers house where the leaders wife and family were living. They took the brother out into the courtyard with the family watching, put a gun to the back of his head and killed him, at this point they informed the family that the leader had 24 hours to release the diplomat or the whole family would be wiped out. The diplomat was released within a day. Funny this never showed up in the US press.
For clarification.....this happened in Iran?
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Old 05-16-2010, 08:53 PM
 
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The thing about Russia is they really don't care what anyone thinks about them.
The Somali pirates boasting about what they will do is sort of like a school geek boasting how he will kick the entire football teams butts.
They should ask the afghanistani's how the Soviet Union treated their prisoners.
Russia has a very long history of using extreme force to make a point. They don't need to worry about the we are the good guys line of BS. Everyone knows that the Russians just don't care. Not at all unlike the Israeli's.
More power to Russia in this regard.

The Somalis are making the mistake of believeing Russians are westerners. The Somalis fail to realize that the Russians presently in power are former Soviets and the guy up front is ex-KGB who has no issue with collateral damage.
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Old 05-16-2010, 09:26 PM
 
Location: No Mask For Me
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Gotta love the Russian approach!

Makes me even prouder that my daughter's half Russian!!
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Old 05-16-2010, 09:41 PM
 
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I was in Italy during the Carter Admin. when the Iranian crisiss happened, after the US embassy was taken and US hostages were being held. One of the splinter Iranian groups grabed a Russian diplomat and held him hostage. The Russians found out who the head of the splinter group was and where his family lived. Two car loads of Russian KGB drove up to the leaders brothers house where the leaders wife and family were living. They took the brother out into the courtyard with the family watching, put a gun to the back of his head and killed him, at this point they informed the family that the leader had 24 hours to release the diplomat or the whole family would be wiped out. The diplomat was released within a day. Funny this never showed up in the US press.
I remember when that happened. I also recall that the Russians started moving divisions of troops to their border with Iran and made it clear that they would use them if they had to.
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Old 05-16-2010, 09:45 PM
 
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I remember when that happened. I also recall that the Russians started moving divisions of troops to their border with Iran and made it clear that they would use them if they had to.
They weren't trying to get Ronald Reagan elected, either.
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Old 05-16-2010, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Center of the universe
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that's awesome. who cares if those backwards savages didn't have any navigation equipment? they had no respect for people's lives as they were hijacking ships.

white people have got so weak in the past 70 years, they used to own the world and build everything in it. now they are scared to hurt the feelings of some third world savage living in filth.
Awww.........I feel so bad for you.
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