View Full Version : Dick Smith pays ransom

27th Nov 2009, 07:53
Dick, I know this is not really Aviation related but I know you read this site.

You apparently paid a lot of money to obtain the release of these 2 people from Somali terrorists. They've now been released which is good news for them but can you also guarantee you will be able to pay again for the next bunch the Somali terrorists decide to capture? After all you have encouraged their behaviour and sent a message that their extortion works.

Please explain.

27th Nov 2009, 08:02
Mr Smith,

Thank you for you generosity. The aftermath of your good deed will be judged by those who probably wouldn't be so kind.

Most of us will never know the full circumstances of what was happening. I'm sure you know more about it than us.

Cheers to you!

Dick N. Cider
27th Nov 2009, 08:03
Look, understand the sentiment but suspect that this shouldn't be a Dick bash. The issue is much bigger than the individuals involved.

27th Nov 2009, 08:15

104 post since June. That and your comment above proves that empty vessels make the most sound.

27th Nov 2009, 08:30
This has what to do with aviation in Australia?