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Pirates: Yacht to make landfall in Somalia (Obama surrenders; no hostage rescue)
KABC ^ | 2/20/11 | John Hartung

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at abclocal.go.com ...


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Obama surrenders to muslims. Four American hostages to be held in Somalia.
1 posted on 02/20/2011 3:30:07 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

I’m sorry, but anyone sailing off of Somalia as these folks were have got to have Biden for brains. Prayers for them.


2 posted on 02/20/2011 3:36:21 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

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.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/02/18/somali-mission-pirates-capture-4-americans-1489294761/#ixzz1EUw0VBiL


3 posted on 02/20/2011 3:37:45 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Thus be onto morons...


4 posted on 02/20/2011 3:39:02 AM PST by BigCinBigD (Northern flags in South winds flutter...)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Agree 100%


5 posted on 02/20/2011 3:41:44 AM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: BigCinBigD

One should view that South Park episode lest you get any notions about having fun in the sun in Somalia.


6 posted on 02/20/2011 3:42:41 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: BigCinBigD

7 posted on 02/20/2011 3:45:18 AM PST by jimbo123
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Obama surrenders to muslims. Four American hostages to be held in Somalia.

Too bad they aren't SEIU or UAW members.

8 posted on 02/20/2011 3:48:00 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

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.


9 posted on 02/20/2011 3:52:17 AM PST by EBH ( Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.)
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To: Dixie Yooper
"Too bad they aren't SEIU or UAW members."

Gee whiz, then I'd feel sympathy for the pirates. Those folks are real thugs.

10 posted on 02/20/2011 3:52:59 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: jimbo123

Why waste time rescuing some rich honkies! /sarcasm

Now if they had been friends of Valerie Jarette ....


11 posted on 02/20/2011 3:53:49 AM PST by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confucius)
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To: Dixie Yooper

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.


12 posted on 02/20/2011 3:55:14 AM PST by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: jimbo123

“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.


13 posted on 02/20/2011 3:55:15 AM PST by pops88
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To: EBH

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.


14 posted on 02/20/2011 3:57:27 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: BigCinBigD



15 posted on 02/20/2011 3:59:14 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: fieldmarshaldj

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?


16 posted on 02/20/2011 4:02:27 AM PST by WalterSobchak2012
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To: jimbo123
It will be just like Gilligan's Island. Except with goat meat and AK-47’s.

:O)

17 posted on 02/20/2011 4:02:48 AM PST by BigCinBigD (Northern flags in South winds flutter...)
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To: BigCinBigD

They are being tortured and Obama knows it.


18 posted on 02/20/2011 4:04:53 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: BigCinBigD

And the two women are being raped in typical muslim fashion.


19 posted on 02/20/2011 4:05:49 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: BigCinBigD

Nailed it!!! Stupid is as stupid does.


20 posted on 02/20/2011 4:06:00 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: jimbo123
Call in the Russians
21 posted on 02/20/2011 4:09:13 AM PST by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: jimbo123

It is way past time to put an end to this crap!


22 posted on 02/20/2011 4:10:09 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: jimbo123

they are too stupid to be rescued


23 posted on 02/20/2011 4:14:27 AM PST by SF_Redux (Sarah stands for accountablility and personal responsiblity, democrats can't live with that)
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To: SF_Redux

I believe the pirates will present the yacht to nobama as the new presidential yacht...and he will accept!


24 posted on 02/20/2011 4:16:45 AM PST by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: SF_Redux

“He that is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone at her.”


25 posted on 02/20/2011 4:19:16 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: TYVets

Where is the video of the Russians tying the pirates to the ship and then blowing it all up.


26 posted on 02/20/2011 4:22:39 AM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: jimbo123

These people seem to be missionaries and may be getting what they wanted.


27 posted on 02/20/2011 4:22:40 AM PST by fso301
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To: 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.

May lessen? Dumbest sentence in the world.

28 posted on 02/20/2011 4:23:05 AM PST by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: jimbo123

“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


29 posted on 02/20/2011 4:23:56 AM PST by SF_Redux (Sarah stands for accountablility and personal responsiblity, democrats can't live with that)
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To: Dixie Yooper

“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!


30 posted on 02/20/2011 4:26:14 AM PST by Shane (When Injustice Becomes Law, RESISTANCE Becomes DUTY.----T.Jefferson)
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To: jimbo123
And the two women are being raped in typical muslim fashion.

But . . . but . . . but . . .

It's the religion of peace< /whine>

31 posted on 02/20/2011 4:28:12 AM PST by Quiller (When you're fighting to survive, there is no "try" -- there is only do, or do not.)
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To: Shane
Nah, they couldn’t be SEIU or UAW members, it takes more intelligence than they have to learn to navigate a boat!

That would at least answer why they were off the coast of Somalia...

32 posted on 02/20/2011 4:28:16 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: jimbo123
I'm really hoping Zero is doing something in the background to facilitate their release.

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

33 posted on 02/20/2011 4:30:11 AM PST by Popman (Obama. First Marxist to turn a five year Marxist plan into a 4 year administration.)
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To: SF_Redux

http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20110220/NEWS02/702209935

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.”


34 posted on 02/20/2011 4:31:10 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: fieldmarshaldj
“I’m sorry, but anyone sailing off of Somalia as these folks were have got to have Biden for brains. Prayers for them.”

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... :)

35 posted on 02/20/2011 4:33:53 AM PST by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: jimbo123

Next time, fly a Russian flag, and nobody will dare bother you.


36 posted on 02/20/2011 4:34:34 AM PST by CondorFlight (I)
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To: CondorFlight

“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.


37 posted on 02/20/2011 4:35:32 AM PST by CondorFlight (I)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I’m with you swampy.

Way past time.


38 posted on 02/20/2011 4:36:14 AM PST by wita
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I have pondered the possibility that they purposely put themselves in harms way so to improve their chances of being kidnapped.

So you're saying these 2 couples intentionally agreed to be captured and raped and tortured by muslim pirates so they can sell their story if they are released alive?
39 posted on 02/20/2011 4:37:16 AM PST by jimbo123
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as they handed out Bibles along the way

That's going to go down well in Somalia.

Look for them to return fully burkered at best.

40 posted on 02/20/2011 4:37:34 AM PST by spokeshave (WTF....the only thing 0bambi's investments will get us is a bullet train to bankruptcy.)
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To: Popman
"...I'm really hoping Zero is doing something in the background to facilitate their release..."

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.

41 posted on 02/20/2011 4:38:15 AM PST by skimbell
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To: jimbo123

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


42 posted on 02/20/2011 4:41:19 AM PST by SF_Redux (Sarah stands for accountablility and personal responsiblity, democrats can't live with that)
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To: SF_Redux

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.


43 posted on 02/20/2011 4:44:52 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
At this time, Somali pirates are holding an estimated 660 people hostage. They have been known to torture their captives and use them as human shields.

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.

44 posted on 02/20/2011 4:46:21 AM PST by Will88
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To: SF_Redux

The number of hard hearts in these postings is surprising. They apparently think nobody should do missionary work?


45 posted on 02/20/2011 4:48:12 AM PST by RoadTest (Organized religion is no substitute for the relationship the living God wants with you.)
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To: jimbo123

Did anyone think BO would lift a finger to save Christian missionaries?


46 posted on 02/20/2011 4:53:25 AM PST by kittymyrib
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To: RoadTest

“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.


47 posted on 02/20/2011 4:53:45 AM PST by pops88
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To: jimbo123

“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.


48 posted on 02/20/2011 4:54:16 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: freeangel

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.


49 posted on 02/20/2011 5:01:16 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: RoadTest
The number of hard hearts in these postings is surprising.

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.

50 posted on 02/20/2011 5:03:57 AM PST by Louis Foxwell (For love of Sarah, our country and the American Way of Life.)
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