Originally Posted by capngeo
Stories of piracy
on the high seas are on topic on a criuser's forum such as this; this instance of kidnapping however, was land based and has NOTHING to do with CF.
I disagree, there are 800 Hostages held by these same people, 798 were captured on the high sea, 20 from private sailboats.
Does it really matter that these two were actually captured on land, when in fact they are in the exact position we would be, if captured trying to make to the Med?
Even though there were extaneous circumstances in this particular rescue
, 1. importance of captive, 2. medical emergency
What is the difference, in this situation, and the captain
that had his arm hacked off by a machete when his company refused a ransom increase?
For years we have heard from naysayers on this board that "a rescue
Now we know the truth, if the political will is there, tools are in place to affect a rescue.
The distraction that the hostages may be hurt of killed if a rescue is even attempted, totally ignores the hostages that HAVE been hurt and killed to make a point on ransom demands.
The bottom line, kidnapping is a violent act. Violence is the only answer.