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Originally posted by Wildfire Wildfire wrote:

Originally posted by bindy bindy wrote:

They said on cable news that other countries (not the USA) pay ransom.

They were asking for over $100 million dollars for Mr. Foley. 
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nobody wanted to pay?


It's an American policy not to pay to recover captives. Europeans on the other hand will pay to get their people back.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wildfire Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 21 2014 at 3:58pm
oooooooh? wow.....so, people are just left to die???? wow.
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Originally posted by Wildfire Wildfire wrote:

oooooooh? wow.....so, people are just left to die???? wow.


The family can try and gather funds privately if they are able but the gvt won't interfere (other than trying to rescue them through intervention, that is). You're pretty much on your own in a situation like this.
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They originally captured him in Libya, I think they something about Saddam.. I didn't catch it all.

But yeah afro that's what I was thinking...
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@bunz.   Naaww I have spaghetti and meatballs with all of the red sauce.
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Y'all think it's wrong for the U.S. to not pay?

I think it's dangerous if they DO. I'd think It'll make tourists a hot commodity, especially journalists..And as much as some groups hate us?..

Of course I understand how a family would plead for the US to pay though
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wildfire Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 21 2014 at 4:15pm
Originally posted by JoliePoufiasse JoliePoufiasse wrote:

Originally posted by Wildfire Wildfire wrote:

oooooooh? wow.....so, people are just left to die???? wow.


The family can try and gather funds privately if they are able but the gvt won't interfere (other than trying to rescue them through intervention, that is). You're pretty much on your own in a situation like this.


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ok, maybe i understand when its a private citizen...but what happens when its military personnel????

joile?...


Edited by Wildfire - Aug 21 2014 at 4:21pm
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I dont think Governments should pay

especially if foreign office warns you to not visit those places
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Originally posted by Lite Brite Lite Brite wrote:

Y'all think it's wrong for the U.S. to not pay?

I think it's dangerous if they DO. I'd think It'll make tourists a hot commodity, especially journalists..And as much as some groups hate us?..

Of course I understand how a family would plead for the US to pay though


I get the rationale for not paying but I'm uncomfortable with leaving these people out there to die. I don't know.
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