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Pirates released after assault operation near Gulf of Aden apparently perished
RIA "Novosti" ^ | May, 11, 2010

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.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Russia
KEYWORDS: gulfofaden; piracy; pirate; russia; somali; somalia; somalipirates

1 posted on 05/11/2010 1:49:16 AM PDT by Freelance Warrior
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To: Freelance Warrior

Yeah, I am sure the Russkies “released” them all right.

Such a shame. Now they are good muslims.


2 posted on 05/11/2010 1:51:28 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember ("Subtlety is not going to win this fight": NJ Governor Chris Christie)
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To: FormerACLUmember

sniff sniff


3 posted on 05/11/2010 1:53:26 AM PDT by Husker24
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To: Freelance Warrior

A clear message to the pirates:

Attack a Russian ship and you will disappear off the radar screen.


4 posted on 05/11/2010 1:53:28 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember ("Subtlety is not going to win this fight": NJ Governor Chris Christie)
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To: FormerACLUmember

To Russia With Love!


5 posted on 05/11/2010 1:53:30 AM PDT by STD (islam a spiritual-legal-political Theocratic system of governance which is not to be questioned;)
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To: Freelance Warrior
PC works every time it's tried?

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.

6 posted on 05/11/2010 1:55:04 AM PDT by MaxMax (Conservatism isn't a party)
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To: Freelance Warrior

They may be sliding back into communism but they sure know how to handle the terrorists.


7 posted on 05/11/2010 1:55:23 AM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: Freelance Warrior
The pirate's boat reportedly disappeared from radars an hour after they had been released by the Russian military

LMAO

8 posted on 05/11/2010 1:57:04 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

“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.


9 posted on 05/11/2010 1:59:17 AM PDT by AlexW (Now in the Philippines . Happy not to be back in the USA for now.)
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To: Freelance Warrior

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.


10 posted on 05/11/2010 1:59:28 AM PDT by octex
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11 posted on 05/11/2010 2:00:04 AM PDT by longjack
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To: Freelance Warrior

Too bad, so sad.

Next!


12 posted on 05/11/2010 2:00:33 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: AlexW

Yeah, I heard torpedoes can cause slow leaks.


13 posted on 05/11/2010 2:00:43 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Freelance Warrior
Hehehehe...

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.

14 posted on 05/11/2010 2:01:37 AM PDT by Ronin
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To: octex

The Russians can’t hold a candle to how the Chinese handle these “Cough” situations.


15 posted on 05/11/2010 2:02:13 AM PDT by MaxMax (Conservatism isn't a party)
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To: Freelance Warrior

I’m sure they were released “with extreme prejudice”. Released from this mortal coil, apparently.


16 posted on 05/11/2010 2:09:41 AM PDT by Bush_Democrat ((Ex-Dem since 2001 *Folding@Home for the Gipper - Join the FReeper Folders*))
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To: Freelance Warrior

Ok and thanks for the update.


17 posted on 05/11/2010 2:13:46 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Freelance Warrior

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 sank.


18 posted on 05/11/2010 2:16:40 AM PDT by Global2010 (We have De Humanized our Society because we have De Christianize our society. Fr.Corapi)
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To: Freelance Warrior
The pirate boat disappears from the Russian radar screen. So sad, really. I hate it when these accidents happen.


19 posted on 05/11/2010 2:16:43 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember ("Subtlety is not going to win this fight": NJ Governor Chris Christie)
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To: FormerACLUmember

They released them alright.

In a rubber boat with no motor, shoved them off into the big big sea.

Fish food now.


20 posted on 05/11/2010 2:18:09 AM PDT by Global2010 (We have De Humanized our Society because we have De Christianize our society. Fr.Corapi)
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To: Freelance Warrior

ROFL! I have no doubt the pirate ship disappeared from radar. Probably with the help of a cruise missile. No muss, no fuss, no trial. Just barbecued shark bait.


21 posted on 05/11/2010 2:23:27 AM PDT by Enterprise (Dan Rather said Obama is so incompetent he couldn't sell watermelons.)
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To: Freelance Warrior

I’m predicting that Russian flagged ships will be left alone now. Maybe another such incident if the pirates are slow learners.

Russia is demonstrating an understanding of how these things work that our leadership seems to lack.

It wasn’t always that way.


22 posted on 05/11/2010 2:32:20 AM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: Freelance Warrior
The Civilized World
Deplores this act of cruelty.
(But good job, Russia!)
23 posted on 05/11/2010 2:35:33 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Gov. Chris Christie (R) won the NJ-6 held by Rep. Frank Pallone (D) by a 15.5% margin!)
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24 posted on 05/11/2010 2:55:50 AM PDT by Dumpster Baby (Truth is called hate by those who hate the truth.)
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To: MaxMax

I suspect bullet to the head then put the boat adrift


25 posted on 05/11/2010 2:59:59 AM PDT by dila813
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To: Haiku Guy

I guess a few ACLU lawyers will have to cancel their travel plans.


26 posted on 05/11/2010 3:08:28 AM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: Freelance Warrior

Disappeared from Radar????? I guess that could happen when you have weights tied to your feet. They might try using their Sonar equipment.


27 posted on 05/11/2010 3:15:01 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: FormerACLUmember

The other sad part of the story is that the pirates won’t be getting their 72 dancing virgins. Amen.


28 posted on 05/11/2010 3:34:08 AM PDT by gakrak
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To: AlexW

“Must have been a slow leak, hahaha.”

A slow leak caused by some centex stuck to the bottom of their boat... those crazy ruskies sure are messy, allowing stray centex to get acidentially stuck to their boat...


29 posted on 05/11/2010 3:38:20 AM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine .. now it is your turn..)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Treading water for an hour with those weights is impressive.


30 posted on 05/11/2010 3:42:29 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Freelance Warrior

AWw! now aint dat jess too bad;-)


31 posted on 05/11/2010 3:51:09 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Freelance Warrior

We need to practice this kind of justice.

LLS


32 posted on 05/11/2010 4:29:52 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: Freelance Warrior

Let’s see how many more boats flying Russian flags get hijacked. LOL.


33 posted on 05/11/2010 4:59:39 AM PDT by BobL
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To: Freelance Warrior

Finally, some one gets it! Too bad it had to be the Russians and not the US.


34 posted on 05/11/2010 5:05:47 AM PDT by dtrpscout (A bad dog is better than most good people.)
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To: Freelance Warrior

Picture from another thread showing the 11 pirates, with one appearing to be dead. This was taken before they were released.

35 posted on 05/11/2010 5:14:15 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: Freelance Warrior

Stupid somali pirates, stealing more anchor chain than they could swim with.


36 posted on 05/11/2010 5:14:17 AM PDT by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: Freelance Warrior

Can you imagine what the pirates were thinking as they sat in that rubber raft, with no motor and no food, 300 miles from land, watching that Russian ship disappear slowly from sight?

It gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling inside, I tell ya.


37 posted on 05/11/2010 5:15:10 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Never trust anyone who points their ass at God while praying.)
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To: Freelance Warrior

Must have been allah (piss be on him) will for his moon rock death cult followers to sink to the bottom of the ocean


38 posted on 05/11/2010 5:46:14 AM PDT by Popman (Balsa wood: Obama Presidential timber)
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To: Freelance Warrior

Julius Caesar deal successfully with pirates in a similar, thou more dramatic, manner. He publicly crucified all of them. End of problem. I congratulate the Russians on saving their ship and crew while at the same time ridding the world of 11 pirates. Well done Russia.


39 posted on 05/11/2010 6:11:18 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: Freelance Warrior
The Somali pirates ... were captured ... and then released ... 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.

No legal basis to prosecute pirates??? Is that a joke?

I have a slightly different take on this. Are the Somali pirates working for the Russians? Did the Somalis accidentally attack the wrong ship (a Russian ship)? Is that why they were released? "Disappeared from radars" only so that they could attack the proper ships (non-Russian), with the Russians' blessings.

40 posted on 05/11/2010 10:45:01 AM PDT by my_pointy_head_is_sharp (Pray for the death of Islam. Yes, pray.)
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To: Freelance Warrior

Piracy is a crime against humanity. Every jurisdiction has the legal basis to prosecute it. It’s one of the first things you learn in “Law and the Junior Officer” course at the academy.

The lesson?

When you catch a pirate, kill it.

or as the Brits would have said, “A short drop and sudden stop - that’s the remedy for piracy”


41 posted on 05/11/2010 10:48:53 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: Freelance Warrior

Looks like the Russians had some “target practice”...


42 posted on 05/11/2010 1:55:33 PM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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