Al Qaedageld
Germany Pays Millions to an al-Qaeda Affiliate for Hostages
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  • ShadrachSmith

    Is anybody else thinking Barbary Pirates? Same ol, same ol.

    • Andrew Allison

      Not at all. It’s another example of the total lack not just of moral fibre but also of common sense of an emasculated EU incapable of grasping that they are inviting further kidnapping. They are also, incidentally, signalling Putin that he too can have his way with them.

  • Fat_Man

    “Dane-Geld: A.D. 980-1016” by Rudyard Kipling

    It is always a temptation to an armed and agile nation
    To call upon a neighbour and to say: —
    “We invaded you last night–we are quite prepared to fight,
    Unless you pay us cash to go away.”

    And that is called asking for Dane-geld,
    And the people who ask it explain
    That you’ve only to pay ’em the Dane-geld
    And then you’ll get rid of the Dane!

    It is always a temptation for a rich and lazy nation,
    To puff and look important and to say: —
    “Though we know we should defeat you, we have not the time to meet you.
    We will therefore pay you cash to go away.”

    And that is called paying the Dane-geld;
    But we’ve proved it again and again,
    That if once you have paid him the Dane-geld
    You never get rid of the Dane.

    It is wrong to put temptation in the path of any nation,
    For fear they should succumb and go astray;
    So when you are requested to pay up or be molested,
    You will find it better policy to say: —

    “We never pay any-one Dane-geld,
    No matter how trifling the cost;
    For the end of that game is oppression and shame,
    And the nation that pays it is lost!”

  • FriendlyGoat

    Europe would probably be better off with its citizens outraged over beheadings carried out. Many of them do not yet understand how big the problem is which they have with Islam, and their governments paying money to it ain’t gonna help.

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