Skip to comments.Pirates: Yacht to make landfall in Somalia (Obama surrenders; no hostage rescue)
Posted on 02/20/2011 3:30:03 AM PST by jimbo123
Pirates are now saying the yacht hijacked from a SoCal couple will make landfall in Somalia on Sunday, which may lessen the chance of a rescue at sea.
The pirates took control of the yacht Quest on Friday in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Somalia.
The Quest belongs to Jean and Scott Adam, two members of the Del Rey Yacht Club in Marina Del Rey. The Newport Beach couple has been sailing around the world since 2004 on their yacht, posting updates on their website. The trip was part adventure, part ministry, as they handed out Bibles along the way.
Two other Americans were captured along with Jean and Scott Adams, though they have not yet been identified.
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I’m sorry, but anyone sailing off of Somalia as these folks were have got to have Biden for brains. Prayers for them.
Earlier this week a pirate told an Associated Press reporter in Somalia that pirates would target Americans in retaliation for the sentencing. The pirate, who identified himself by the name Hassan, said Americans would suffer “regrettable consequences.”
Pirates have recently tied hostages upside down and dragged them in the sea, locked them in freezers, beaten them and used plastic ties around their genitals, the commander of the European Union anti-piracy force, Maj. Gen. Buster Howes told AP this month.
Thus be onto morons...
One should view that South Park episode lest you get any notions about having fun in the sun in Somalia.
Too bad they aren't SEIU or UAW members.
Indeed prayers for them anyway.
But...I think in many ways it demonstrates how little American’s understand the world around them.
How very,very dangerous and hostile the uncivilized world is.
Gee whiz, then I'd feel sympathy for the pirates. Those folks are real thugs.
Why waste time rescuing some rich honkies! /sarcasm
Now if they had been friends of Valerie Jarette ....
These people were giving out Bibles when they got caught. That explains Obama lack of interest in rescueing them.
Obama will never attack a fellow raghead.
Reagan would never have this problem because the the first time these jerk offs took a ship, Reagan would have sent a flight of F111s down there and bombed the bat crap out of them.
“Obama surrenders to muslims. Four American hostages to be held in Somalia.”
Of course he did. These people are white and Christian. He’s probably high fiving.
The State Department has their website that tells you all about the no-nos when it comes to where to visit. Given that we closed up our Embassy in Somalia way back in 1991, that tends to be a bad sign right there. Muffy and Thurston want to go yachting, they should stick to either the Caribbean or La Jolla and not Mogadishu.
No kidding, I won’t drive in most of Broward or Dade County armed to the teeth and these rich fools keep sailing into this mess?
They are being tortured and Obama knows it.
And the two women are being raped in typical muslim fashion.
Nailed it!!! Stupid is as stupid does.
It is way past time to put an end to this crap!
they are too stupid to be rescued
I believe the pirates will present the yacht to nobama as the new presidential yacht...and he will accept!
He that is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone at her.
Where is the video of the Russians tying the pirates to the ship and then blowing it all up.
These people seem to be missionaries and may be getting what they wanted.
May lessen? Dumbest sentence in the world.
He that is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone at her.
I feel pretty safe, I wouldn’t go in an enemies back yard and try to convert him
try that crap on someone else
“Too bad they aren’t SEIU or UAW members.”
Nah, they couldn’t be SEIU or UAW members, it takes more intelligence than they have to learn to navigate a boat!
But . . . but . . . but . . .
It's the religion of peace< /whine>
That would at least answer why they were off the coast of Somalia...
Somehow I doubt it..........
Quite sad that our American prestige is at such a low ebb, basically illiterate Islamic pirates rue the day.
Virtually any other president would have already resolved this issue with extreme prejudice if necessary
For years the couple have attended St. Monica Catholic Church, where they were known as devoted parishioners, said Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson. Jean Adam sang in the choir, and Scott Adam, who once pursued a doctorate in theology, often wanted to discuss the Scriptures. “They are great people, wonderfully attentive, and came to this community each Sunday when they were in town.”
But friends say the Bibles were not the purpose of their trips. “They did bring Bibles with them, but they’re not doing a proselytizing mission,” Stolnitz, 57, said. “They distributed Bibles to Christian churches and communities who appreciated them. They’re not out there trying to convert they’re just being nice people. It’s just part of what they do as their sailing adventure.”
Agree. While I have no issue with our special op’s guys going in and wasting a bunch of these so called pirates, I would hate for any harm to come to our military guys and gals because of the stupidity of these two people. I have read that these people used all their assets to purchase their boat and to finance this trip. Sooo, my dark side being what it is, I have pondered the possibility that they purposely put themselves in harms way so to improve their chances of being kidnapped, thus providing themselves with certain financial opportunites once released, i.e. books, interviews, movie deals. Just saying... :)
Next time, fly a Russian flag, and nobody will dare bother you.
“Next time, fly a Russian flag, and nobody will dare bother you.”
To add: I think this would cause Teddy Roosevelt to spin in his grave; but it’s unfortunately true that the US flag doesn’t offer you any protection any more.
I’m with you swampy.
Way past time.
That's going to go down well in Somalia.
Look for them to return fully burkered at best.
Sorry. He's got MO and the kids out sucking up more tax dollars discovering skiing. 0 probably had Larry in (and out) last night for some "high discussions".
Just no time for Americans being held by his animal relatives.
how many years have the pirates been doing this, and how could they not know, and why did they think they could move through those waters with impunity
too damn stupid
They are guilty of stupidity but they should NOT be tortured and raped and killed by the muslim pirates for their stupidity. These 2 couples need to be saved and rescued from the Somali animals because they are Americans.
People can criticize the judgment of anyone sailing in that area, but some coordinated international action should have been launched against these pirates a few years back. It's beyond pathetic that a bunch of thugs in rubber boats have been allowed to keep this up for several years.
The number of hard hearts in these postings is surprising. They apparently think nobody should do missionary work?
Did anyone think BO would lift a finger to save Christian missionaries?
“The number of hard hearts in these postings is surprising. They apparently think nobody should do missionary work?”
Thanks. I thought I’d mistakenly stumbled into DU.
“These 2 couples need to be saved and rescued from the Somali animals because they are Americans.”
Actions have consequences. And, if one looks at it from your point of view, perhaps these captives will show these animals the light.
These couples are in grave danger and Obama needs to give the order to rescue them. He must not let the pirates bring them on shore.
My sense is that the pack of wild curs invading FR is membered by adolescents who cannot spell, think or function as moral humans. The ZOT needs to be applied in cases of violation of FR tenets. Vicious sentiments have no place on this forum.
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