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Danish navy frees 12 hostages, holds16 Somali pirates

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Time to go old school and hang the pirates at sea. It will be a deterrent to others. Harm a hostage and the entire pirate crew swings.

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YuriOtaniAPR. 13, 2012 - 11:08AM JST Time to go old school and hang the pirates at sea. It will be a deterrent to others. Harm a hostage and the entire pirate crew swings.

It is against your Christian beliefs to let people die from hunger, but it's OK with your Christian beliefs to go old school on these pirates. I know the bible says an "eye for an eye", but it also says "do unto others ...." too, doesn't it?

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Well, that means 16 Somalis will go to Denmark for a lenient trial and subsequent asyulim in Denmark at Denmark taxpaýers expense for the 16 "pirates" and their extended clans.

More expense for the Danish welfare state and a win-win-situation for the Somali thugs.

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" a win-win-situation for the Somali thugs"

They've lost their boats and their freedom. I hardly call that a win-win-situation for the Somali thugs.

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I wonder if any of the Iranians or Pakistani's rescued were involved in the rioting over that dumbass cartoon?

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I agree Yuri, they should play it Old Skool.

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High Sea adventure! Old Skool? The perpetuation of violence and ignorance! The right thing to do is stop it as it begins! Would I venture out into open water without firepower to protect my crew? Never! Would I lay waste to a fast approaching vessel after using binoculars to see what's about to happen? Yes! Would I have remorse for those that attempt to harm? Some! Would I be happy that my passengers and crew are safe! Absolutely! Nuff said!

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Maiko_Toyama, it is a deterrent against the pirates killing people. The people who are dying from hunger are not criminals. The pirates are criminals and the worse sort. Removing them from the living is self defense.

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High Sea adventure! Old Skool? The perpetuation of violence and ignorance! The right thing to do is stop it as it begins! Would I venture out into open water without firepower to protect my crew? Never! Would I lay waste to a fast approaching vessel after using binoculars to see what's about to happen? Yes! Would I have remorse for those that attempt to harm? Some! Would I be happy that my passengers and crew are safe! Absolutely! Nuff said!

No. Not "nuff said". You're supposed to deter them by demonstrating you're armed first (warning shots, etc.), not "lay waste" to them. THEN if they don't take the hint, by all means defend your vessel.

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Criminals do not get warning shots. Giving them "the hint" is giving away your plan and is dangerous to hostages.

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YuriOtaniAPR. 14, 2012 - 12:19AM JST Maiko_Toyama, it is a deterrent against the pirates killing people. The people who are dying from hunger are not criminals. The pirates are criminals and the worse sort. Removing them from the living is self defense.

Not that definitely doesn't sound very Christian at all. Sounds hypocritical in fact. Do you advocate something similar for all of the undesirables of the world?

What if one of the reason these people are pirates is that they have no other choice but to steal to survive. They could be hungry, they could be living in horrible conditions. They could just be evil incarnate but the could also see this as their only option for survival.

YuriOtaniAPR. 14, 2012 - 06:59AM JST Criminals do not get warning shots. Giving them "the hint" is giving away your plan and is dangerous to hostages.

So shoot first and then maybe ask questions later. The ends justifies the means. Yet, you are always quick to condemn the U.S. when it uses the same kind of faulty logic and does act that way in various parts of the world.

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