$6M Paid to Iraqi Kidnappers of Filipino?

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    If true, there are going to be problems:

    http://www.tribune.net.ph/

    Of the $6-million payoff, $5 million was shouldered by Malaysia and $1 million by the Landbank of the Philippines, the officer added. more
     
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    Paying off these animals will accomplish nothing. All they're doing is making themselves appear cowardly & weak in the eyes of these fanatics.

    When the terrorists are looking around for a good soft target to make a statement with, who will immediately come to mind? A country that hunts them down relentlessly or a country that threw in the towel right away?
     
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    This is an interesting statement. Malaysia is a Muslim country. Is this a "backdoor" nations can use to continue their sponsorship of terrorism? Why would Malaysia pay $5 million for the return of a Philippino?
     
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    What the hell did they expect would happen? You give in to these animals and they wont go away. They'll simply ask for more. Its like Liberals. You give them some money for their programs and they just keep asking for more. ITs never enough.
     
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    Doesn't this made both Malaysia and Phillipines official sponsors of terror, in the same manner as any other state which willingly funds international terrorist groups?

    Aren't there severe penalties we are required by Congressional law to enforce against such states?
     
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    i pointed out the same thing and nobody replied. too much over their heads I guess.

    The Philippines, in my opinion, could be forgiven as it is their citizen. But malaysia, a Muslim country, had no business and as I said, I believe they couild be using the pay-off money as a backdoor manner in which to sponsor terrorism.

    I guess nobody replied because they are ignorant about the region and therefore, they do not see the hypocracy of Malaysia footing the largest part of the pay-off.
     
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    I might be off here, but I think they may wait until the hostage is released or not. He hasn't been yet, has he? I just woke up. Afterwards, other than the 'very disappointed tone' taken so far, we may see some sanctions.
     
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    I heard that as of this morning he is free. I think I'm on the side of penalties for supporting terrorism. what kind of resources does malaysia have anyway?
     

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