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US Marines take back pirate-held ship off Somalia
Yahoo/AP ^ | Sept 9, 2010 | BRIAN MURPHY

Posted on 09/09/2010 6:35:08 PM PDT by rdl6989

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – U.S. Marine commandos stormed a pirate-held cargo ship off the Somalia coast Thursday, reclaiming control and taking nine prisoners without firing a shot in the first such boarding raid by the international anti-piracy flotilla, U.S. Navy officials said.

The mission - using small craft to reach the deck of German-owned vessel as the crew huddled in a safe room below - ranks among the most dramatic high seas confrontations with pirates by the task force created to protect shipping lanes off lawless Somalia.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News
KEYWORDS: marines; somalipirates

1 posted on 09/09/2010 6:35:11 PM PDT by rdl6989
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To: rdl6989

They should have killed all of the pirates and thrown them overboard so they would eventually wash up on the beach.


2 posted on 09/09/2010 6:39:36 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: rdl6989

American Forces Press Service article here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2585867/posts?page=46#46


3 posted on 09/09/2010 6:40:36 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: KoRn

Chum for sharks! Great idea.


4 posted on 09/09/2010 6:40:52 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: KoRn

Or simply thrown them overboard. Maybe a survivor could spread the word.

(Blackjack Pershing left a few survivors to that bullets dipped in pig fat, bodies buried with pigs thing he did)


5 posted on 09/09/2010 6:42:01 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 593 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: rdl6989

I want to know why our sailors are being put in danger and our taxes are being spent to reclaim a vessel for a foreign nation. Let the owners of the shipping line pay for its own security detail.


6 posted on 09/09/2010 6:42:05 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: KoRn

With pork chops stuffed up their noses.


7 posted on 09/09/2010 6:42:50 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: Cindy

Oops, thanks Cindy. I did a search but didn’t find anything.


8 posted on 09/09/2010 6:43:02 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: Bigg Red

I said “sailors” when I should have said “Marines”.


9 posted on 09/09/2010 6:43:54 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: rdl6989

I understand.
That’s happening to me a lot lately.


10 posted on 09/09/2010 6:55:42 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: rdl6989

Why is the U.S. military being thrown into harm’s way defending German ships? I am a little vague on the facts, but I believe that I read somewhere that the area has comparatively few U.S. cargo ships sailing in that area. It’s time that the U.S. stop donating lives and resources for the benefit of ungrateful foreign countries.


11 posted on 09/09/2010 7:00:12 PM PDT by purplelobster
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Good for the Marines...


12 posted on 09/09/2010 7:02:09 PM PDT by GOPJ (http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/09/the_power_of_images_turned_aga.html)
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... The mission - using small craft to reach the deck of German-owned vessel ...

"Danke schön!"

13 posted on 09/09/2010 7:10:33 PM PDT by LiberConservative
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To: Bigg Red

“I want to know why our sailors are being put in danger and our taxes are being spent to reclaim a vessel for a foreign nation.”

Exactly my reaction. I did a quick google search and found this fact which indicates that we shouldn’t be putting ourselves out:

“[there are] few U.S. ships in the Gulf of Aden — as few as one out of the 70-80 ships in the Gulf of Aden each day”


14 posted on 09/09/2010 7:15:33 PM PDT by purplelobster
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To: rdl6989

Once again I will encourage our military to employ one dozen black ops with two boats. Send them out for two weeks and request they put holes in all pirate boats. No more pirate problem. Special OPs guys know how to keep their mouths shut. It all quietly goes away.


15 posted on 09/09/2010 7:16:47 PM PDT by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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Semper fi Devil Dogs


16 posted on 09/09/2010 7:42:23 PM PDT by Mariner (USS Tarawa, VQ3, USS Benjamin Stoddert, NAVCAMS WestPac, 7th Fleet, Navcommsta Puget Sound)
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Did the CO have to certify that no muzzies were injured or offended during the operation?

And WELL DONE!, Marines.

17 posted on 09/09/2010 8:07:09 PM PDT by clintonh8r ("Let them eat lobster cake." Michelle Antoinette, vacation #6.)
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To: clintonh8r

For once, some good news.


18 posted on 09/09/2010 9:21:26 PM PDT by Colonel Blimp
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To: rdl6989
U.S. Marine commandos...

Commandos?!?

19 posted on 09/09/2010 9:25:53 PM PDT by csense
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To: clintonh8r

Bump to the top !


20 posted on 09/09/2010 9:27:09 PM PDT by Edgewood Pilot
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To: rdl6989

Extremist Muslims will now find easier recruiting

(sarcasm)


21 posted on 09/09/2010 9:29:00 PM PDT by JmyBryan
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