The US State Department has become an embarrassment under President Obama and Hillary Clinton. Bangladesh asked for help getting hostages released from Somali pirates. They were told to pay the ransom!
(bdnews.24) — The US government has suggested that the government should negotiate with the Somali pirates by paying ransom for the release of 26 Bangladeshis on board the hijacked ship MV Jahan Moni.
The state department also told Dhaka that the Somali pirates would be interested in releasing the captives with comparatively less amount of money as it’s a “lean season” for the captors.
Washington also revealed that “money was the sole objective” behind the hostage taking.
The state department made the suggestions as Bangladesh government sought US support for the release of the hostages.