Gordon Brown: "Pirates Should Abide By International Law"

What? Pirates don’t abide by “international law?” How dare they! What have we done to them that they hate us so much? Perhaps we should sent them money and weapons? Resettle them in the UK?

A BRITISH man kidnapped by Somali pirates was today allowed to speak via phone link from the ship where he is being kept prisoner.

The Sun/ thanks to DP111

Gordon Brown called on the pirates to release the British couple immediately.

The PM said at a press conference: “Piracy and the taking of hostages is unacceptable in any circumstances.

“We call on those people who have taken the British citizens hostage to release them as soon as possible.

“They should abide by international law.   They should release the hostages and the piracy should be brought to an end.”

* If wishes were horses,  beggars would ride….

Somali pirates

Mob . . . Somali pirates

Ready to abide by “International Law…?”

The latest twist came as Gordon Brown called on the pirates to release the British couple immediately.

The PM said at a press conference: “Piracy and the taking of hostages is unacceptable in any circumstances.

“We call on those people who have taken the British citizens hostage to release them as soon as possible.

“They should abide by international law. They should release the hostages and the piracy should be brought to an end.”

Mr Brown has called a meeting of Cobra to discuss how to secure the couple’s release.

The Whitehall emergency committee was summoned soon after it was reported that a Royal Navy warship on duty in the Indian Ocean had come across their empty yacht, the Lynn Rival, adrift in international waters last night.

Mr Chandler’s brother-in-law, Stephen Collett, confirmed that it was his voice which was heard during the call.

The kidnap victim revealed the couple were forced to sail towards Somalia after their boat was captured.

He said they were now being held “hostage” on a container ship called the Kota Wajah.

His captors have not asked for a ransom, he said: “Not officially – they kept asking for money and took everything of value on the boat.”

Mr Chandler said he was speaking from the captain’s cabin of the Kota Wajah, a Singapore-registered container ship, during the call which took place at 11am today.

He said: “We are hostage together with this ship.”

He added the ship was about a mile off the coast of Somalia and the nearest town was Ubdu.

Yesterday the pirates warned that if any rescue attempt was made they would not hesitate in “burning the bones” of the couple.

They linked their fate to that of the 36 crew of the Spanish fishing boat Alakrana also seized by the mob that grabbed the Chandlers’ yacht on Friday.

One pirate warned: “We have the Spanish ship and this new yacht and we warn naval forces that they must avoid any type of military action because if one is attacked we will punish those from the other vessel.

“We ask their families to pay what we ask for.”

Pirate Mohamed Hussein told Sky News in broken English: “We are telling Britain that any bullet on our friends will be big cries for the families of the two old people we hold. We warn them of any attack on us, this is good advice for them, otherwise they will burn their two people’s bones.”

Despite demands for cash, the Chandlers, from Tonbridge, Kent, have little savings after selling up to fund their round the world trip.

Paul’s sister Jill Marshment, 69, of Bredon, Gloucs, said: “I’m afraid it still is a bad dream. They are not a wealthy couple. They just wanted to take retirement and go in their boat to see more of the world.

“They won’t be weeping. They’ll be thinking ‘What are we going to do?'”

9 thoughts on “Gordon Brown: "Pirates Should Abide By International Law"”

  1. OT: Love the new “Winds of Jihad” banner, Sheik, it’s very striking and smart looking!!!

    Back on topic:

    Does Gordon Brown actually live in the real world? He seems to live in a liberal fantasy world, where every single race and nation abides by Western moral values, very delusional, and a dangerous delusion at that!!!

    People from Somalia, a failed gangster state with no discernable government infrastructure, are pretty untamed savages. They have no real code of ethics, except for the word of the prophet, which has been proven time and time again to be little more than a war manual and a justification for invasion, enslavement and rape!

    What world does Gordon Brown live in, when he ask Somali pirates to abide by international law, when they refuse even to abide by the common sense fact that human life is sacred?

  2. It is WAR!

    The pirates are heavily armed. Very heavily armed. Why all the pussy-footing about? Why no retaliation? They are getting away with hijacking ships and taking hostages.

    Blow them out of the water. Send them to meet their promised 72 virgins.

  3. More madness from Brown! Also love the new winds of jihad header…. Can’t stop fiddling with it! Maybe introduce some jihad characters up there… !

  4. Gordon Brown, the man who saved the worlds economies and now the man who will save the world from global warming, and they say Obambi has messianic tendencies!

  5. We have allowed 21st centiry weapons to fall into the hands of primitive savages. What will our response be when Somalis have nukes, given to them by Pakistan or Iran, so that Somalis can threaten the Kuffar for hundreds of billions of dollars, without the main body of Islam copping it?

    It will happen, unless we bring the whole system of piracy to an end. And by this I dont mean the Somali one but the entire one designed by Mohammed. Islam was founded on piracy – camels were the pirate ships of the desert. They have not stopped since – from camels, trains, automobiles, and airplanes.

  6. Aye, aye, Billy, er Gordy, my matey.
    Now if we Pirates abided by International Laws of the Sea then we wouldn’t be called Pirates then would we?
    Oh, poor soul, do ya have a head pain now? Poor little moron.
    Perhaps all this silliness you gots yerself into has gone out of control.
    Maybe you should listen to the Geert Wilders fellow from up in the Nethers Lands and takes some lessons from him.
    Yer captain, al-Kidya.

  7. I saw a TV programme while back on Somalia..it was shocking in that it exposed how much support , monetarily and otherwise , Britain gives Somalia..All the top Somalian politicans have homes in London and if I recall correctly , British citizenship..Britain was at that time funding the Somalian police force..Just nuts but as British people frequently write on sites like the BNP site..Britain pours money into all these failed states at the same time as cutting social services at home.
    My country, especially under our previous commie leader , does similar things on a smaller scale…Pure madness and pure evil…

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