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U.S. Military Prepared to Rescue Americans On Yacht Hijacked By Somali Pirates
KTLA ^ | Feb. 19, 2011 | Staff

Posted on 02/19/2011 2:03:36 PM PST by La Enchiladita

NAIROBI (KTLA) -- U.S. military officials say they're prepared to rescue four Americans who are reportedly aboard a yacht that was hijacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean.

On Friday, a distress signal was sent by the boat from the middle of the Indian Ocean, according to the French news agency AFP.

The hijacking was first reported by Ecoterra International, which monitors regional maritime activity.

Ecoterra said the S/V Quest was seized 240 nautical miles (275 miles) off the coast of Oman.

Two of the four U.S. citizens being held captive aboard the S/V Quest have been identified as Scott and Jean Adam, the owners of the boat.

The other two people have not been identified.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 201102; hijack; hostages; maritime; quest; rescue; shipjacking; somalipirates; yacht
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1 posted on 02/19/2011 2:03:40 PM PST by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita

This piracy will continue until somebody decides to destroy the pirates in a shocking fashion.


2 posted on 02/19/2011 2:07:14 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Judas Iscariot - the first social justice advocate. John 12:3-6)
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To: La Enchiladita
U.S. Military Prepared to Rescue Americans On Yacht Hijacked By Somali Pirates

Shouldn't we try a presidential bow first to keep the peace?

3 posted on 02/19/2011 2:09:40 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: La Enchiladita

We should have SEAL teams posing as wealthy vacationers, tooling about in sailing yachts. Sort of seaborne “bait cars”, if you will. The pirates should simply disappear; no news or public reports.


4 posted on 02/19/2011 2:11:06 PM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Like sailing into port with the pirates decorating the ships yard arm.


5 posted on 02/19/2011 2:11:48 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: La Enchiladita

The real question is why would 4 Americans put themself’s in the middle of Pirate Lane? What idiots would do that?


6 posted on 02/19/2011 2:13:41 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: La Enchiladita

Is this Carter diplomacy or something?

You speak loudly if you are prepared to do nothing; and you are mum if you plan to take this jerks down.

Either the plan is to do nothing, or, worse, do take them down while allowing the perps to be prepared as well.


7 posted on 02/19/2011 2:15:02 PM PST by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: tennmountainman
What idiots would do that?

Christian missionaries.

8 posted on 02/19/2011 2:16:08 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Remember, Reflect, Renew: 2011, 10 years since 9/11. Never Forget.)
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To: EGPWS
Say, I was wondering if these Somali Protectors of the The Environment and Fisheries [SPOTEAFs] (O let's not call them "pirates") could possibly be trained to grab someone who lives near the Potomac?
9 posted on 02/19/2011 2:16:59 PM PST by Kenny Bunk (With a friend like Obama, a country needs no enemies.)
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To: La Enchiladita

Well, let’s just tell the world and give the pirates a big ol’ heads up.

Sneaky as an elephant on a hockey rink.


10 posted on 02/19/2011 2:19:17 PM PST by lurk
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To: La Enchiladita
U.S. military officials say they're prepared to rescue four Americans

Will this be a super-secret rescue attempt, designed to catch the pirates completely by surprise and without warning? Good plan.

11 posted on 02/19/2011 2:19:35 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Kenny Bunk

I would never travel there without the Russian Navy. ( US needs Obama’s permission).


12 posted on 02/19/2011 2:20:24 PM PST by scooby321
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To: La Enchiladita
U.S. military officials say they're prepared to rescue four Americans...

Too bad their civilian bosses in DC aren't. Look how much good a Diplo Passport does in Pakistan...

13 posted on 02/19/2011 2:20:43 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: C210N

the First Agitator will probably demand a rescue using several helicopters


14 posted on 02/19/2011 2:21:16 PM PST by InvisibleChurch ( Stop the worm holocaust : End Fishing.)
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To: La Enchiladita

Beautiful boat.

http://www.svquest.com/svQuest.htm

http://www.svquest.com/

I want that boat and way of life..... sooooooo darn bad.

These folks have been living my dream..... I wish them well and will say a few prayers for them.


15 posted on 02/19/2011 2:21:16 PM PST by Gator113 (I'm voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: La Enchiladita

Destroy the pirates immediately. They’re easy to spot.


16 posted on 02/19/2011 2:24:56 PM PST by toddausauras
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To: La Enchiladita

Well, if the worse happens, they will be ready.


17 posted on 02/19/2011 2:25:45 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: tennmountainman
The real question is why would 4 Americans put themself’s in the middle of Pirate Lane? What idiots would do that?

And quite possibly endanger the lives of our brave fighting men and women during a rescue attempt?

I say throw a harpoon missile at any vessel in the area that might be harboring pirates, and be done with it.

18 posted on 02/19/2011 2:27:12 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Gator113
Gator113;Golux

Gator I ain't so sure about that pilot house in really heavy offshore weather. Hope The Mombasa Moonbeam gets them back safely. He really ought to give OUR (not his) best shot. Give his numbers a real boost! (Unfortunately)

275 miles off shore and still vulnerable means we need a bunch of dead pirates on display and their home bases torn up.

19 posted on 02/19/2011 2:31:33 PM PST by Kenny Bunk (With a friend like Obama, a country needs no enemies.)
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To: La Enchiladita
These people are Christians, we need to pray for their safety.

I wonder why pirates would hijack a private yacht 275 miles off shore.

No way possible they could expect to make it back to Somali without intervention

20 posted on 02/19/2011 2:32:55 PM PST by Popman (Obama. First Marxist to turn a five year Marxist plan into a 4 year administration.)
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