Skip to comments.Four Americans Killed on Yacht Hijacked by Somali Pirates (Breaking on FoxNews.com)
Posted on 02/22/2011 7:36:09 AM PST by NCDragon
DEVELOPING STORY: Four Americans aboard a yacht hijacked by Somali pirates have been killed, Fox News has confirmed. U.S. forces responded to gunfire aboard the yacht Quest at approximately 1 a.m. Tuesday, but discovered all four hostages had been shot by their captors. Despite attempts to save their lives, all four hostages died of their wounds. We express our deepest condolences for the innocent lives callously lost aboard the Quest, said Gen. James N. Mattis, U.S. Central Command Commander in a news release. Two pirates died during the confrontation and 13 were captured and detained, along with two pirates already in custody. U.S. forces also found the remains of two other pirates already dead aboard the vessel and believe a total of 19 pirates were involved in the hijacking. The yacht Quest was hijacked on Friday off the coast of Oman and U.S. forces had been closely monitoring the vessel.
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What in the hell were those four doing in that area anyway?
You go play in deaths backyard, you take your chances......
I was thinking of taking my granddaughters on a camping trip near the Mexican border.
What could go wrong?
DROP MOABS ON EVERY ONE IN SOMAILI.
DROP MOABS ON EVERY ONE IN SOMAILI.
Terrible to hear.
Pick four random ships in their harbor and reduce them to flinders at high noon, no warning, no comment, no apology.
Beyond horrible, it was inevitable. That’s why “to the shores of Tripoli” is in the Marine anthem. They will have to start killing them all.
“I was thinking of taking my granddaughters on a camping trip near the Mexican border. What could go wrong?”
Or send then to Aruba for fun and frolicking!
They might meet a nice boy?!?!?!
Missionaries go to a lot of dangerous places.
They were christian missionaries—the muzzies probably found their bibles or they attempted to witness to them.
The muzzies attempted rape and were rebuked—
13 “detained”...To be brought back here for miilion dollar civilian trials with high-priced defense attorneys, and then to be placed in the US prison system at a taxpayer cost of $40-50K a year each.
We have lost our minds. Our country is being run by lunatics.
Why were all of the pirates not killed ? What will they do with them now-bring them all to NY and try them,put them in a cushy jail cell? Maybe invite them to the WH to discuss their futures? This goes beyond the pale..
Sounds good to me!
I am one of the few on this board that have been to Somalia (Naval service in the early 80s) but I join with those that say Somalia can burn.
They were actually out in the Indian Ocean - these pirates range as far as 600 miles away from their nests.
But it doesn’t matter why the sailors were there. We cannot simply declare a part of the sea to be off-limits to all except Muslim pirates. Piracy can paralyze trade and entire economies, even if you don’t care about the human cost.
Also, the message must go out: mess with US citizens, get dead. But that’s not going to happen with this president. Somebody on another thread suggested putting out a false rumor that these people were SEIU members - that might have gotten his attention.
You are remembering Reagan and W, the great Osama will never do anything like that to fellow Muslims. (and incidentally Regan and W would pick the four biggest ships that were not hostaged and a few mansions on shore).
If we start treating the open sea like some pirate’s personal fiefdom and condemning Americans who sail the open sea as being stupid and wrong, think of what freedoms we give up
Where next to tell American sailors to avoid? Coasts of Central and South America? Coast of Asia? Java Sea? Carribbean?
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