Skip to comments.Pirates released after assault operation near Gulf of Aden apparently perished
Posted on 05/11/2010 1:49:15 AM PDT by Freelance Warrior
The Somali pirates who were captured in an assault operation after hijacking a Russian tanker near the Gulf of Aden and then released by Russian military officials have not reached the coast and have apparently perished, a top-ranking source in Russia's Defense Ministry told journalists on Tuesday.
Russia's Moscow University tanker was hijacked last week near the Gulf of Aden. Ten pirates were captured and one was killed in the assault operation.
The captured pirates were initially to be sent to Moscow for prosecution, but Russian military officials then made the decision to release them, citing the absence of a legal base to carry out prosecution procedures against pirates.
The pirate's boat reportedly disappeared from radars an hour after they had been released by the Russian military.
Yeah, I am sure the Russkies “released” them all right.
Such a shame. Now they are good muslims.
A clear message to the pirates:
Attack a Russian ship and you will disappear off the radar screen.
To Russia With Love!
Hey Ruskies, kill them clean next time. Bullet to the Freekin HEAD!
Good grief, they just let-em drown. What a waste of saving a bullet.
They may be sliding back into communism but they sure know how to handle the terrorists.
“The pirate’s boat reportedly disappeared from radars an hour after they had been released by the Russian military”
Must have been a slow leak, hahaha.
I REALLY like the outcome!! Too bad that the pantywaists in our WH and military don’t have the cojones to do the same to the pirates.
Too bad, so sad.
Yeah, I heard torpedoes can cause slow leaks.
You gotta hand it to the Ruskies. They delivered a message in a way that was unequivocal, but utterly deniable.
Gee, the pirates didn't make it home? Gosh, I hope nothing happened to the poor guys.
I imagine a small Semtex charge, with a timer detonator molded to the underside of the boat took care of things nicely.
The Russians can’t hold a candle to how the Chinese handle these “Cough” situations.
I’m sure they were released “with extreme prejudice”. Released from this mortal coil, apparently.
Ok and thanks for the update.
I remember the comments on the thread about the pirates being givin a rubber boat with no motor and set off to sea.
So the obvious then is confirmed now.
They released them alright.
In a rubber boat with no motor, shoved them off into the big big sea.
Fish food now.
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