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Somali pirates still hold close to 500 hostages

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500!?

this news comes as a couple hostages have been released - its deep they were there for over a year

NAIROBI, Kenya – Paul and Rachel Chandler — the British couple held hostage by Somali pirates for 388 days — have been given the news that Paul Chandler's father died while the pair was in captivity, the couple said Monday.

The Chandlers awoke Monday to their first full day of freedom since their October 2009 hijacking off the coast of East Africa. They asked in a statement that they be given space and privacy.

"We have just learned that Paul's father died in late July, and we obviously need to come to terms with that," the statement said. The couple said they would soon travel from Kenya, where they spent Sunday night, to the U.K.

The retired British couple were sailing the world on a 38-foot-yacht that represented most of their life savings when Somali pirates captured them last year near the island nation of Seychelles.

Pirates released the couple Sunday morning, ending one of the most dramatic and drawn-out hostage situations since pirate attacks spiked off East Africa.

The Chandlers met with the Somali prime minister in Mogadishu. A private jet then flew them to the military wing of Nairobi's main airport, where they were whisked away in a British Embassy vehicle.

Pirates had initially sought a $7 million ransom. The Chandler family said in a statement Sunday that during protracted discussions with pirates that it was "a difficult task" to convey that Paul and Rachel were "two retired people on a sailing trip on a small private yacht and not part of a major commercial enterprise."

The family said it would not comment on questions about payment to the pirates, so as not to encourage the capture of other private individuals

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/piracy

should the Government pay the ransoms or maintain no negotiation?

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you know you're employeR don't rate you if they leave you stranded for a year

suprised they ain't bodied em yet

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right right

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theres no money in bodying these people

if they wait long enough, someone is gna pay them

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These stories always make me think of that macro with the guy pointing an rpg inside a boat lol

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Just stockpiling hostages, the laws of averages will gt them a payout eventually I guess...

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lol stockpiling u kno.

paying ransoms just makes this lucrative business if noone paid they wud find a different hustle.

obv u feel different when ur relatives get napped by Abdi and the man dem.

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when i hear storys of marli pirates getting their ransoms paid i just think somehwere out there in somali land there is a couple abshirs sittin on an inflatable lilo in their pool outside their mud hut siippin on a pina colada toastin the good life..

but seriously wtf are they going to buy with 7 million in the middle of somalia... its not like they can pop into harvey nics or harrods and start buyin

theres only so many coconuts and ak47s a somalian can buy

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Lol @ these guys terrorism game, hustling backwards imo.

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These stories always make me think of that macro with the guy pointing an rpg inside a boat lol

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HA

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dont know why these two decided to go sailing on tiny boat off the coast of eat Africa

asking for trouble

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lol u dont try a thing with a guy who points an rpg like that, man does not have a f*ck to give.

u can never have too many kalashnikovs and coconuts and p*ssy imo.

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if the government pay ransoms more ppl will be kidnapped

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The news are going on like anybody actually gives a f*ck about these couple of posh twits, pirates should of just fed them to the hyenas.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xe0eNHBORvE

Gaddafi on Piracy from 40 secs in

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this ENTIRE speech is realer than real

Cliffs?

he touched on everything

from swine flu, asking why private companies are making money from peoples suffering and selling vaccinations

he goes over where the United Nations Charter has been violated

he talks about the unfairness of the Security Council

he asks who killed Patrice Lamumba? who killed president Kennedy?

he calls for reparations for the people of Africa

he talks about the killing of Saddam Hussain, asks why Iraq and Afganistan were invaded when Bin Laden doesn't come from either of those places

its long, and he talks for around 90 mins a whole hour over his slot but its worth listening to

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xe0eNHBORvE

Gaddafi on Piracy from 40 secs in

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this ENTIRE speech is realer than real

Cliffs?

he touched on everything

from swine flu, asking why private companies are making money from peoples suffering and selling vaccinations

he goes over where the United Nations Charter has been violated

he talks about the unfairness of the Security Council

he asks who killed Patrice Lamumba? who killed president Kennedy?

he calls for reparations for the people of Africa

he talks about the killing of Saddam Hussain, asks why Iraq and Afganistan were invaded when Bin Laden doesn't come from either of those places

its long, and he talks for around 90 mins a whole hour over his slot but its worth listening to

thanks, what does he specifically say about piracy?

is there a specific part i should listen to?

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he says that the somali pirates aren't pirates

he said that libya, japan, america are the pirates and that the Somalis are protecting their economy

he claims to have spoken to the pirates

he speaks on this from 0.40-3.00

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