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    Robert Hall, RIP 13 June 2016

    Here a short "homage" to Robert Hall, victim of the Abu Sayaf

    Remembering Robert Hall, a Lifelong Dreamer: MACLEAN'S - Philippines Lifestyle

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    Ended badly for him.
    R.I.P.

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    RIP Robert.

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    Terrible. RIP and finally rid of his heathen captors.

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    Very sad story...I had been thinking about him ever since he was doomed because Canada refuses to pay ransom to terrorists...

    RIP...Sorry soul...

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    RIP. Torment is over.

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    What a story so sad for those people and there families. It would be great to go in there like in the movies and take out those thugs "rambo" style.

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    ^Unfortunately, Mike, it's not the movies. Five thousand troops are currently hunting them in those mountains. Rough, rough terrain looking for a handful of guys who blend in with the locals. An almost impossible task, unless they get really lucky.

    The day they were taken, my wife looked at me and said, "They're done, then".

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    An interesting and very tragic read , once again a cautionary tale for those who believe things like this just cannot happen because its not right.

    Unfortunately whats right and wrong in most of your western societys just does not carry through in these crackpot Countries

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    In what way would you say the Philippines is a 'crackpot country'? Because of senseless murders?

    Is Yorkshire therefore a 'crackpot county'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    In what way would you say the Philippines is a 'crackpot country'? Because of senseless murders?

    Is Yorkshire therefore a 'crackpot county'?
    Not even close to being a sensible analogy.

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    It's like that young woman recently who was going to prove that Muslim men are not rapists, so she was going to prove this by hitch hiking through the ME.
    She only got as far as Turkey, not even entering the Arab world before she found reality.

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    ^Got a link?

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    "Pippa Bacca" was her name, she was on a peace mission before she got murdered

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    ^Thanks.

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    the Abu Sayaf are a scourge on society
    RIP Robert Hall
    RIP Pippa Bacca

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    the Norwegian guy that was kidnapped with them from Samal, as well as the Filipina, is apparently still breathing.

    there is also a Dutch guy there somewhere that has been held captive for almost three years.

    not too mention about 18 other foreign hostages, who because they are not white, and come from Indonesia and Malaysia, nobody would think of starting a topic on forums like this when they get killed whilst under captivity.

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    Fair enough, callippo...

    Anyway, I can't get my head around having to make a decision like that - namely, letting another human being die - when you have the power to save him...

    Would it be any different if the person was "extremely important?"...

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    And I know, blah, blah, blah...We have to make a stand against blah, blah, blah...

    Can't imagine his despairing thoughts...

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    Quote Originally Posted by callippo View Post
    the Norwegian guy that was kidnapped with them from Samal, as well as the Filipina, is apparently still breathing.

    there is also a Dutch guy there somewhere that has been held captive for almost three years.

    not too mention about 18 other foreign hostages, who because they are not white, and come from Indonesia and Malaysia, nobody would think of starting a topic on forums like this when they get killed whilst under captivity.
    The 'other' foreign hostages are frequently mentioned in the news here - there is an incredible frustration on the part of the government at their inability to resolve these kidnappings, which have been ongoing for several decades.

    Take a look at Katie's Sagada thread, the last few photos looking down the mountain at the never-ending jungle below. These guys have miles and miles of that crap to hide in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    These guys have miles and miles of that crap to hide in.
    Monsanto has the answer.

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