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Somali pirates released by Russian forces confirmed dead
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/323071,somali-pirates-released-by-russian-forces-confirmed-dead.html ^

Posted on 05/11/2010 3:09:35 AM PDT by kronos77

Moscow - The Somali embassy in Moscow on Tuesday confirmed the death of 10 pirates released at sea last week by Russian forces off the coast of the Horn of Africa country.

Earlier, an official from Russia's Defence Ministry told journalists that the men were presumed dead since their boat had not reached the shore.

Russian forces had captured the pirates last week in an operation to rescue the tanker Moskovsky Universitet, which was hijacked in the Gulf of Aden.

But the pirates were released on Friday and put in one of their own boats, without weapons or navigation equipment, 300 nautical miles off the coast of Somalia, after Russia said there were no international guidelines for prosecuting the men.


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: deathonsea; maritime; pirates; russia; somalipirates
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1 posted on 05/11/2010 3:09:36 AM PDT by kronos77
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But the pirates were released on Friday and put in one of their own boats, without weapons or navigation equipment, 300 nautical miles off the coast of Somalia, after Russia said there were no international guidelines for prosecuting the men.

That is one way to make sure they don't bother anyone else.

2 posted on 05/11/2010 3:12:56 AM PDT by txlurker
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To: kronos77

Will the “religion of peace” retaliate???


3 posted on 05/11/2010 3:13:18 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: kronos77
Russian special forces and late pirates (when they were alive) on board "Moscow university" tanker
4 posted on 05/11/2010 3:14:00 AM PDT by kronos77 (Kosovo is Serbian Jerusalem. No Serbia without Kosovo.)
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To: kronos77

But the pirates were released on Friday and put in one of their own boats, without weapons or navigation equipment, 300 nautical miles off the coast of Somalia, after Russia said there were no international guidelines for prosecuting the men.

It is obvious the Russian’s know how to make certain that these “pirates” never, ever, got the opportunity to hijack a sea-going vessel again.


5 posted on 05/11/2010 3:14:08 AM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: kronos77

Hard to row 300 miles with no water.


6 posted on 05/11/2010 3:14:42 AM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: kronos77

Boo Hoo


7 posted on 05/11/2010 3:14:55 AM PDT by manonCANAL
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To: kronos77

Coool!!!!!!


8 posted on 05/11/2010 3:15:06 AM PDT by Leofl (I'm from Texas, we don't dial 9-11)
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To: kronos77

Not a good idea to poke a sleeping bear.


9 posted on 05/11/2010 3:15:13 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ("...a whip of political correctness strangles their voice"-Vaclav Klaus on GW skeptics)
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To: kronos77

Wow... those poor pirates. What it must have been like for them. I mean no navigation equipment, wow. Why would Russia do that to those poor souls? /s


10 posted on 05/11/2010 3:15:50 AM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: Thrownatbirth
Hard to row 300 miles with no water.

Certainly is. I guess they had to try and walk...

11 posted on 05/11/2010 3:19:05 AM PDT by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: kronos77
Gee, I wonder if the rest of the world is paying attention?

Having been known to place a wager now and then, I would bet that if scenario was replayed a few more times, we might see a considerable decrease in the pirate activity, but then again, that's just me.

12 posted on 05/11/2010 3:21:20 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet ((One of ONLY 37 Conservatives in the People's Republic of Vermont. Socialists and Progressives All))
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To: kronos77

Too bad, so sad.

What’s for breakfast?


13 posted on 05/11/2010 3:27:05 AM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: Thrownatbirth
Hard to row 300 miles with no water.

It's particularly hard to row with your hands tied behind your back.

14 posted on 05/11/2010 3:27:27 AM PDT by Never on my watch (A Militia is just a community organization)
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To: Thrownatbirth

Wow, that’s what we used to call up the creek without a paddle. Amen.


15 posted on 05/11/2010 3:28:36 AM PDT by gakrak
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To: kronos77
But the pirates were released on Friday and put in one of their own boats, without weapons or navigation equipment, 300 nautical miles off the coast of Somalia

Weapons and navigation equipment were not what they vitally lacked.

What killed them (in a slow, painful, suffering death) was lack of WATER.

At sea, in the desert, and in other places where you are totally exposed to the sun, you will become massively dehydrated in a matter of hours.

Has anyone here ever been thirsty, and I mean suffering from thirst to the point where it is all you can think about?

If anyone ever watched that episode from "I Shouldn't Be Alive" about the sinking of the yacht Trashman, they saw a reenactment of what it is like to be in a small boat at sea and watch everyone die of thirst (and shark attack). Not fun.

One of the survivors wrote this book: it reads like a horror novel.

The pirates deserved their fate. The Russians don't care about being "condemned" by CNN, MSNBC, Al Sharpton, or the UN.

The pirates will think twice about attacking any Russian flagged ship. Believe me.

16 posted on 05/11/2010 3:31:20 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: kronos77

I don’t think the pirate under the razor wire made it back to the boat.


17 posted on 05/11/2010 3:31:31 AM PDT by Never on my watch (A Militia is just a community organization)
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To: kronos77

hmm, 15 posts and not a bleeding heart liberal in sight yet.


18 posted on 05/11/2010 3:33:01 AM PDT by tioga
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To: manonCANAL
Boo Hoo

I was thinking the same thing...Boo FRICKEN Hoo!

19 posted on 05/11/2010 3:34:30 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Envy is the Lifeblood of Liberalism)
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To: kronos77

You gotta admire the Russkies.


20 posted on 05/11/2010 3:35:04 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: kronos77

Wow this sucks big time!!!!!!!


21 posted on 05/11/2010 3:37:49 AM PDT by dennisw (It all comes 'round again --Fairport)
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To: SkyPilot
Weapons and navigation equipment were not what they vitally lacked. What killed them (in a slow, painful, suffering death) was lack of WATER.

Uh... I think we all got that.

22 posted on 05/11/2010 3:40:20 AM PDT by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
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To: kronos77

But...but...aren’t the Russians worried about their “standing in the world”? snicker


23 posted on 05/11/2010 3:42:32 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: kronos77

Somalia has an embassy?


24 posted on 05/11/2010 3:51:42 AM PDT by xp38
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To: tioga
hmm, 15 posts and not a bleeding heart liberal in sight yet.

That because the Russians didn't punch any of the pirates in the mouth and draw blood, or turn up the A/C before they were put out to sea. Those are the things that cause problems.

25 posted on 05/11/2010 3:54:20 AM PDT by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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To: Never on my watch

you are right, it says 10 pirates....he’s number 11


26 posted on 05/11/2010 3:57:39 AM PDT by republicangel
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To: kronos77

The article said 10 pirates. The picture has 11.


27 posted on 05/11/2010 4:03:52 AM PDT by revtown
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To: Thrownatbirth

Cookie, polonium sandwiches for all the pirates!


28 posted on 05/11/2010 4:07:55 AM PDT by databoss
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To: revtown

Well, at least one on the photo is beaten or shot to death.
Note three armed marines there.


29 posted on 05/11/2010 4:08:31 AM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: kronos77

Go russkies! I’ll bet all the other Somali pirates will never forget what a russkie flag looks like now.


30 posted on 05/11/2010 4:11:45 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: cunning_fish
Well, at least one on the photo is beaten or shot to death.

OH NOEZ! The pirates had their Geneva Convention rights violated! Quick someone call the UN or the ICRC! :)

31 posted on 05/11/2010 4:13:28 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Fresh Wind

I know. You didn’t see the pirates being Mirandized and flown to NY City in style to be coddled, er.....tried.


32 posted on 05/11/2010 4:13:48 AM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: kronos77

There are some things for which the Russians have a real tallent and which we should consider emulating.


33 posted on 05/11/2010 4:19:34 AM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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To: kronos77

Libs always cling to the “capital punishment does not deter crime” crap. Newsflash, morons: these ten guys will never, ever board another ship without a ticket. I’d say they’re effectively “deterred”. Rest in peace, maggots!


34 posted on 05/11/2010 4:20:58 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: Thrownatbirth

......Hard to row 300 miles with no water......

Hard to row 300 miles with no oars and a leaking boat


35 posted on 05/11/2010 4:22:23 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Ostracize Democrats. There can be no Democrat friends.)
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To: kronos77; txlurker

Its actually a little early to “presume” all are dead. If the boat had water - its only been 4 or five days ... maybe the boat was leaking a little? I trust the Ruskies gave each pirate a spoon to bail with ... ;-)


36 posted on 05/11/2010 4:25:41 AM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: kronos77

Excellent.


37 posted on 05/11/2010 4:26:00 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Comrade O has to go.)
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To: pnh102

He’s not dead, he’s just pining for the fjords.


38 posted on 05/11/2010 4:33:13 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Obie Wan Nairobi from the 1/2 dark side. The farce with this one strong, it is...)
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To: Lion Den Dan

In fact it is of American origin. Called Chicago style. Like Little Tony is fond in a river with hands tied stabbed eleven times and shot six times in a back. None seen he is killed, folks heard he was under depression....So it is a suicide!
So does Russian marines. We haven’t killed them. We have released them. We took their weapons, GPS and motors for good, so they can’t do any more evil things. Why was it 300 miles off-shore? We got them there, why the hell do we have to get them elsewhere? And as for that hole in their inflatable, none seen it was we who did it!


39 posted on 05/11/2010 4:40:00 AM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: kronos77

No one really thought they would be released after attacking s Russian tanker, did they?

I would bet the Russians made “sure” they died slowly and horribly of exposure.

I would also bet Russian wessels are now safe in Somali waters.


40 posted on 05/11/2010 4:42:07 AM PDT by silverleaf
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To: rhombus
“But...but...aren’t the Russians worried about their “standing in the world”? snicker”

Yes. And their standing in the world just went up.

41 posted on 05/11/2010 4:45:37 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: SkyPilot
The pirates will think twice about attacking any Russian flagged ship. Believe me.

The fun part is that the ship was Russian owned, but Liberian flagged. So checking the flag does the pirates no good.
42 posted on 05/11/2010 4:48:04 AM PDT by Cheburashka (Stephen Decatur: you want barrels of gunpowder as tribute, you must expect cannonballs with it.)
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To: Never on my watch
"I don’t think the pirate under the razor wire made it back to the boat."

His blood can be seen flowing into the deck drain by his feet.

43 posted on 05/11/2010 4:48:56 AM PDT by Godebert
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To: kronos77
The penalty for piracy on the high seas has always been immediate death.
44 posted on 05/11/2010 4:51:18 AM PDT by MindBender26 (Prezdet Obama is what you get when you let the O.J. jury select a president !)
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To: cunning_fish
Well, at least one on the photo is beaten or shot to death.
Note three armed marines there.


Probably the shirtless one, bent and with what appears to be a blood around his feet, did not survive the Russian recapture of the vessel.

He may have been the lucky one.

45 posted on 05/11/2010 4:54:15 AM PDT by Cheburashka (Stephen Decatur: you want barrels of gunpowder as tribute, you must expect cannonballs with it.)
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To: marktwain

How was it confirmed?


46 posted on 05/11/2010 4:54:26 AM PDT by greenhornet68
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To: pnh102

See post 42.


47 posted on 05/11/2010 4:55:19 AM PDT by Cheburashka (Stephen Decatur: you want barrels of gunpowder as tribute, you must expect cannonballs with it.)
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To: kronos77

Putting them in a boat like this was only one small step above making them walk the plank.

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for them!


48 posted on 05/11/2010 4:56:02 AM PDT by Gulf War One
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And THAT, folks, is how you deal with pirates.


49 posted on 05/11/2010 4:56:46 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Never trust anyone who points their ass at God while praying.)
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To: kronos77

Russian Defence ministry making sure everyone gets the message just in case anyone is uncertain about their fate.


50 posted on 05/11/2010 4:59:35 AM PDT by Timocrat
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