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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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To: La Enchiladita

“What idiots would do that?

Christian missionaries. “

I don’t think the missionaries are on yachts.


21 posted on 02/19/2011 2:34:40 PM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: La Enchiladita

Oh, never mind, as I read the article I see they were distributing Bibles. So I guess that makes them missionaries in a sense.


22 posted on 02/19/2011 2:37:19 PM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: tennmountainman

UN-ARMED idiots!!!!!!!!!!


23 posted on 02/19/2011 2:37:32 PM PST by sig229 (The loonie left "FLUNKED" human nature 101)
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To: La Enchiladita

Gee, didn’t Obama already come up with a comprehensive history making plan to eliminate the pirate issue?

I know, maybe Obama took laser like decisive action during the “summer of recovery” and we just happened to miss it. Maybe Obama is “allowing this to play out” before he saves the day... kinda like he did with Iran and a few dozen other important issues.

Obama has failed at everything.


24 posted on 02/19/2011 2:38:39 PM PST by Gator113 (I'm voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: La Enchiladita

Well that confirms the idiot part. What do you bet they are paying for their long vacation by donations.


25 posted on 02/19/2011 2:39:31 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: tennmountainman

It’s not like they were anchored just off the Somali coast. The pirates are ranging to within sight of India now.


26 posted on 02/19/2011 2:42:55 PM PST by balch3
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To: La Enchiladita

You get a free yacht when you sign on as a missionary? Kewl!


27 posted on 02/19/2011 2:46:13 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: La Enchiladita
That Chithole needs Napalmed!
28 posted on 02/19/2011 2:49:09 PM PST by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: toddausauras

“They’re easy to spot.”

Yep. Those tricorn hats, peg legs, hooks for hands, and gold earrings are a dead giveaway.


29 posted on 02/19/2011 2:51:51 PM PST by Twinkie (Two wrongs don't make a right.)
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To: Kenny Bunk

“we need a bunch of dead pirates on display and their home bases torn up. “

ABSOLUTELY.


30 posted on 02/19/2011 2:51:57 PM PST by Gator113 (I'm voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: La Enchiladita

Uh, what do they mean they are “prepared” for the rescue?

A curious turn of words. One would ASSUME they are “prepared”.

My guess is they are waiting for an O.K. from the Idiot in Change who is reluctant to administer much needed Yankee Justice to poor benighted villains of the third in desperate need of the same.

This has the finger prints of Obama, Holder and all the other “anti-colonist” racist bastards in the current administration.

When will Americans wake up to the fact that they put an anti-American racist in the White House?


31 posted on 02/19/2011 2:55:59 PM PST by ZULU (No nation which ever attempted to tolerate Islam, escaped total Islamization.)
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To: JimRed

Bring back the Q-ships!!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Q-ship

And locate the pirates bases and napalm them.


32 posted on 02/19/2011 3:01:11 PM PST by Levante
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To: Jeff Chandler

I’d love to see the Navy Seals given total discretion to use this as a live training exercise. Have the SEAL team do a HALO drop aways away from the yacht, so the pirates wouldn’t ever know anyone had spotted them. Then, the only thing they would know is when the team took each one of them out silently and lethally, leaving the hostages intact. Then the bodies dumped over the side.

That’s when the rest of the exercise goes after the mother ship, rescues any further hostages and then sinks the ship. Oh, and leave one pirate alive to go back and tell all his buddies what happened.

“Man, they were like shadows. One minute we be floatin’ in the ocean, the next minute everybody be dead. Then they sank de boat. We didn’t even know where they came from!”

Ah, I can dream, can’t I?


33 posted on 02/19/2011 3:02:40 PM PST by hadit2here ("Most men would rather die than think. Many do." - Bertrand Russell)
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To: tennmountainman
Thurston Howell III, Lovey, Gilligan and the Skipper, too. They thought it would be a three hour tour.

All kidding aside, prayers for their safety.

34 posted on 02/19/2011 3:06:03 PM PST by Jane Long (2 Chron 7:14)
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To: Gator113
Gee, didn’t Obama already come up with a comprehensive history making plan to eliminate the pirate issue?

I think we need a pirate czar !
35 posted on 02/19/2011 3:11:40 PM PST by evaporation-plus
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To: hadit2here; SandRat

Both excellent ideas.

Mine is to drop a fuel-air bomb on their headquarters.


36 posted on 02/19/2011 3:25:44 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Judas Iscariot - the first social justice advocate. John 12:3-6)
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To: Jeff Chandler

I’d go for that. That would be the Air Force’s contribution. Timed for right after the one pirate got back home to tell his story to the town.

“Hey man, they were like shadows. Came out of nowhere. Killed everyone. Uh, what’s that noise? (looks up) Oh, noes...” Village wiped out by MOAB, followed by a shower of leaflets describing why it happened and what would happen the next time... if there would be a next time.


37 posted on 02/19/2011 3:32:23 PM PST by hadit2here ("Most men would rather die than think. Many do." - Bertrand Russell)
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To: La Enchiladita

Gee thanks Odumbo lets just phone them now. Hey pirates we are on our way. we will not shot, please, pretty please turn over the four americans and we will let you go. The new Odumbo rules for peaceful disarmanent of the military to deal armed pirates and terroists. the goal is that they will see that the americans just want to their friends.


38 posted on 02/19/2011 3:43:50 PM PST by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: La Enchiladita

I would like to see a Trident class sub pop up about a hundred feet away from these so called pirates.


39 posted on 02/19/2011 3:43:57 PM PST by freedomtrail (The Fourth Seal has been opened. Three more to go.)
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To: evaporation-plus

Aye, “send in t’ cabin lad, Biden. Those scurvy bilge rats would laugh themsel’es t’ death.”

Aye, me parrot concurs.


40 posted on 02/19/2011 3:44:20 PM PST by Gator113 (I'm voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: evaporation-plus

A “pirate czar”? I nominate the guy who plays the pirate in ‘Spongebob Square Pants”. More qualified than Adm. Mullens, the Meek.


41 posted on 02/19/2011 3:48:18 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: EGPWS

“Shouldn’t we try a presidential bow first to keep the peace?”

If they’re going to mount a rescue operation you would think they’d keep their mouths shut about it.


42 posted on 02/19/2011 3:50:31 PM PST by dljordan ("His father's sword he hath girded on, And his wild harp slung behind him")
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To: tennmountainman

The middle of the Indian Ocean is a very long way from anywhere.

Their capture only shows the audacity and capability of the pirate state.

I suppose the UN is too busy condemning Israel or raping civilians in Africa to actually take on the pirates.


43 posted on 02/19/2011 4:05:58 PM PST by Jacquerie (What a government loses in moral authority will be made up with force.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

But first barryo will have to issue an international apology.


44 posted on 02/19/2011 4:11:07 PM PST by Concho (-)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Lets hope the pirates don’t have internet.


45 posted on 02/19/2011 4:12:41 PM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Gator113

75 ft from the top....long ass drop!


46 posted on 02/19/2011 4:14:24 PM PST by Soothesayer9
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To: Soothesayer9

That’s too tall for me.


47 posted on 02/19/2011 4:30:32 PM PST by Gator113 (I'm voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: Soothesayer9

That’s too tall for me.


48 posted on 02/19/2011 4:30:43 PM PST by Gator113 (I'm voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: Revolting cat!
You get a free yacht when you sign on as a missionary? Kewl!

Maybe you get tax breaks for handing out bibles at each port.

49 posted on 02/19/2011 4:32:20 PM PST by decimon
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To: La Enchiladita

“U.S. military officials say they’re prepared to rescue four American...”

Nothing like telegraphing your punch.

Just do it. If I’m held hostage, I don’t need greeting cards to my captors that the Navy SEALS are coming to rescue me.

Surprise me - especially my captors. Thank you.


50 posted on 02/19/2011 5:09:19 PM PST by sergeantdave (The democrat party is a seditious organization and must be outlawed)
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