It is worth looking in to the history of the US Marines at this point, the creation of which was a reaction to the then enormous ransoms being paid to Muslim naval kidnapping gangs called, ‘The Barbary Pirates’, who’s booty would be used to fund world wide jihad and the white female slaves taken would fill the harems of the more affluent and powerful Muslim war lords.
I wonder when Western nations will decide enough is enough again. Personally, I think not one ransom should have been paid and the already existent potential for projection of force should have been used to send the clearest possible message, perhaps even including the destruction of the Kaaba in Mecca. But it seems that the Islamic forces read us correctly. Too polite to fight back, we see our treasure and our blood and the safety of our women sacrificed for the temporary illusion of good governance.
Europeans have contributed to growth of al-Qaeda in North Africa former security minister says
The folly of European countries paying ransoms to terrorists is being shown “in spades” by the gas plant attack in Algeria, the former security minister has said.
7:40PM GMT 24 Jan 2013
Baroness Pauline Neville-Jones has warned that al-Qaeda’s North Africa branch was funding attacks using millions of pounds in ransom money paid by European governments.
Al Qaeda in North Africa making millions kidnapping: U.S.
By Noah Barkin
BERLIN | Tue Oct 2, 2012 12:15pm EDT
(Reuters) – Islamist militants are increasingly funding themselves through kidnapping, with al Qaeda’s north African wing likely to have brought in tens of millions of dollars in ransoms in the past few years, a senior U.S. Treasury official said.
The United States estimates militant organizations received $120 million over the past decade, including the ransoms paid to al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), said David Cohen, undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence.