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S. Korean Navy frees hijacked cargo ship, kills Somali pirates
Yonhap ^ | 1/21/11

Posted on 01/20/2011 11:11:09 PM PST by GQuagmire

SEOUL, Jan. 21 (Yonhap) -- South Korean naval special forces successfully rescued 21 seamen and their South Korean-operated cargo ship that was hijacked last week by Somali pirates in an operation that left eight Somali pirates dead, Seoul's military officials said Friday.

"Our special forces stormed the hijacked Samho Jewelry earlier today and freed all hostages," said Col. Lee Bung-woo, a spokesman at South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff.

(Excerpt) Read more at english.yonhapnews.co.kr ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: korean; pirates; somalipirates; southkorean

1 posted on 01/20/2011 11:11:14 PM PST by GQuagmire
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To: GQuagmire

Outstanding!


2 posted on 01/20/2011 11:12:55 PM PST by BigCinBigD (Northern flags in South winds flutter...)
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To: BigCinBigD

Now THAT’S the way it’s supposed to be done!

Hat’s off to the ROK Special Forces!


3 posted on 01/20/2011 11:27:36 PM PST by Ronin ("Dismantle the TSA and send the screeners back to Wal-Mart.")
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To: Ronin; All

Woohoo

Unfortunately there is a lesson here that the world refuses to learn.


4 posted on 01/20/2011 11:42:13 PM PST by Halgr (Once a Marine, always a Marine - Semper Fi)
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To: GQuagmire

GOOD ON EM.

Having been briefly in Korea . . .

I’d NEVER want to needlessly make any Korean angry.

My impression was that being warriors was genetically encoded in their DNA and fierceness was almost like breathing if they cared to go that direction.


5 posted on 01/20/2011 11:42:29 PM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: GQuagmire

Score one for the good guys!!


6 posted on 01/20/2011 11:44:34 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: GQuagmire

Bravo Zulu


7 posted on 01/21/2011 12:16:49 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just restock [chg'd to comply w/ The Civility in Discourse Act of 2011])
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To: GQuagmire

The tide is turning, hopefully.


8 posted on 01/21/2011 12:21:20 AM PST by microgood
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To: GQuagmire

Good


9 posted on 01/21/2011 12:23:11 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: GQuagmire

How do I send them a donation for an outstanding job?


10 posted on 01/21/2011 12:23:25 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously..... You won't live through it anyway.)
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To: GQuagmire; TigerLikesRooster

Well done, SK!


11 posted on 01/21/2011 12:28:20 AM PST by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: F15Eagle

Wasn’t it in Viet Nam where South Korean special forces got a certain reputation for kicking @$$ (well, slitting throats) and taking names? Almost similar to that of the Ghurkas during WW2.


12 posted on 01/21/2011 1:19:51 AM PST by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: GQuagmire

An example for others. Don’t give in to evil.


13 posted on 01/21/2011 1:21:03 AM PST by JimSEA
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To: GQuagmire

I hope the bodies were all dumped into the sea. Let everyone on land know that pirating may be a one-way trip.

The U.S. previously rescued a North Korean crew and captured the pirates. In that instance, we should have sent the pirates to North Korea for trial. That would have been a nice diplomatic move on our part.


14 posted on 01/21/2011 1:21:33 AM PST by Rybashka
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To: GQuagmire

An example for others. Don’t give in to evil.


15 posted on 01/21/2011 1:21:44 AM PST by JimSEA
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To: JimSEA

Yeah, baby! Dead pirates tell no tales!


16 posted on 01/21/2011 1:29:26 AM PST by Bulgaricus1 (Fill your hand you son...)
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To: spetznaz

0You are correct about the ROK’s in Korea...they had a 100-1 Kill ratio. I had a friend who was flying Army U-21’s and had a ROK general on board. They took fire on their approach to their home base from a little village and shot out an engine. After landing the ROK General got some of his troops and they went down an shot every living thing in that village including cats and dogs. No one ever took fire from that village again..end of story!


17 posted on 01/21/2011 1:30:12 AM PST by RVN Airplane Driver ("To be born into freedom is an accident; to die in freedom is an obligation..)
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To: RVN Airplane Driver

I meant to say ROK’s in Vietnam


18 posted on 01/21/2011 1:31:07 AM PST by RVN Airplane Driver ("To be born into freedom is an accident; to die in freedom is an obligation..)
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To: spetznaz

Not sure, but if they’ve had to deal with the NK’s, they are no doubt pretty tough.


19 posted on 01/21/2011 1:41:20 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: GQuagmire

I guess a trial won’t be necessary...think of the cost savings.


20 posted on 01/21/2011 1:52:16 AM PST by Razzz42
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To: GQuagmire
Col. Lee Bung-woo

Gotta love the name...

21 posted on 01/21/2011 2:26:51 AM PST by MichaelP ("Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe.)
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To: GQuagmire

Have we outsourced the navy to the Koreans?


22 posted on 01/21/2011 2:49:28 AM PST by Cronos (Bobby Jindal 2012)
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To: spetznaz
I can tell you, after being stationed in Japan (1963-65 USAF) and flying all over the Far East-SE Asia as a Crew Chief (with the exception of So. Korea) and when finally seeing my 1st ROK troop when in Vietnam (1966) I was shocked at their size and later (as I worked in Intel) from reports, at their ferocity and fighting capabilities.

I'm 6'1" (and at the time weighed about 180) and some of them guys were bigger than me.

They even looked "bad" and I wouldn't even wanted one of them to get PO'd at me.

Too bad most the (apparently) rest of the "wussified" World will not take notice and start kicking ass of the pirates (and forget about taking names) as that situation could be curtailed in a matter of months.

23 posted on 01/21/2011 3:15:10 AM PST 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: GQuagmire
South Korean naval special forces successfully rescued 21 seamen and their South Korean-operated cargo ship that was hijacked last week by Somali pirates in an operation that left eight Somali pirates dead, Seoul's military officials said Friday.

Congratulations to the South Korean naval special forces! Are we still applying the "catch and release" policy? Or are we turning over the captured pirates to the World Court as criminals? Or are we keeping them in jail until things "cool off" and we can quietly release them after somebody gets paid something? What is Hillary's position on this?

24 posted on 01/21/2011 3:21:16 AM PST by olezip
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To: GQuagmire

well done


25 posted on 01/21/2011 3:23:26 AM PST by Talf
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To: spetznaz

In South Viet Nam’s II Corps the VC would fire on Korean units from peaceful villages and then watch with satisfaction as the White Horse (the Division most responsible, as I recall) leveled the place.


26 posted on 01/21/2011 4:46:01 AM PST by Melchior
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To: GQuagmire
"Our Lynx helicopter immediately returned fire and several pirates fell into the waters. We believe they are dead."

Chum !

27 posted on 01/21/2011 4:53:35 AM PST by csvset
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To: GQuagmire
The BBC has some pictures at this link.

In pictures: South Korea navy rescues pirated ship

Way to go South Korea !

28 posted on 01/21/2011 5:01:48 AM PST by csvset
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To: GQuagmire

The ship is riddled with large caliber bullet holes. Did the Koreans shot at it or the pirates?


29 posted on 01/21/2011 6:23:38 AM PST by avid (Please consider the environmental impact of not printing this posting!)
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