posted on May, 11 2012 @ 04:21 PM
reply to post by OtherSideOfTheCoin
If it could ever be seen as a one-off thing, I agree with the idea of there being some room to say it's a good idea. The problem as I see it is, this
will never be a one-off thing. Not with these guys and there is no guessing here. Kidnap and Ransom is a booming worldwide business. They just merged
war and big business in an entirely new way.
If one U.S POW gets x number of Gitmo prisoners, then they'll note the cost for their purchase at Uncle Sam's Hostage market. I'm sure they will bring
the appropriate amount of currency next time, when they come looking to buy back KSM and others. What do you think the rate will be on him? A Major?
Maybe a Light Colonel? I know... a half dozen U.S. POW Captains...well, naww.. not high enough.
^^^^ Not wishful thinking, but a matter of time I believe. The Italians and others PAID for their people in Iraq and guess what? Nothing stopped...the
price just went up WHEN they next one was grabbed. Even Somali Pirates learned that lesson well. Some flagged ships they seem to hunt for, others
they've learned to avoid.
Some pay for a hostage, some shoot the hostage takers in the head, on a moving ship, with a sniper rifle.
Such are the things that determine who
they kidnap, IMO. Trading POW's for POW's while the war is still in full swing is insane.
(I wish I'd had the energy to add more on this last night...This week has been hell. Forgive me all. Finals and term stuff is allllmost over. So
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