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Old 12 May 2010, 07:02   #11
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Is that not what is supposed to make us "better" than them? We stick to the law and act with compassion and humanity. I'm certainly not condoning piracy - but effectively, if the news stories are accurate, the Russians murdered them. We wouldn't treat prisoners of war like that.

There are probably now many families without husbands, fathers and a source of income (albeit a very illegal one) in an impoverished part of the world where 'innocent' mothers and children will suffer. I know that is the risk they take but its easy for us to sit here in affluent Europe saying that. I doubt it does anything to disrupt the overall pirate operations, or hurt those profiting the most, and possibly means next time their is an "assault" the pirates will fight back hard as they are fighting for their lives with nothing to lose - increasing the risk to hostages and those trying to rescue them.
You've posted some bollocks in your time but thats the best I've read so far.
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You've posted some bollocks in your time but thats the best I've read so far.
I had the morning off, so I took a bit longer with my response.

Maybe I'll get a Mutley Medal for Diplomacy
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I wonder whether Russian merchant shipping will see less pirate interference in the future.

'Here's your tractor innertube lads, only 1200 miles and you'll be home.' 'Oh yeah, that EPIRB is a bit dicky, give it a whack and it might work, Bon Voyage'.
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I wonder whether Russian merchant shipping will see less pirate interference in the future.

'Here's your tractor innertube lads, only 1200 miles and you'll be home.' 'Oh yeah, that EPIRB is a bit dicky, give it a whack and it might work, Bon Voyage'.
What about the we'll give you ten minutes paddling then open fire.
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I had the morning off, so I took a bit longer with my response.

Maybe I'll get a Mutley Medal for Diplomacy


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And a new avatar!
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Is that not what is supposed to make us "better" than them? We stick to the law and act with compassion and humanity. I'm certainly not condoning piracy - but effectively, if the news stories are accurate, the Russians murdered them. We wouldn't treat prisoners of war like that.
You're a better person than I am!

Surely if you're going to be a pirate you've got to play by pirate rules?
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And a new avatar!
I'm touched.

You must be too..

(I rather liked the old one - Biggerz gave it to me)
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What happened to the pirates?

I let them go.

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