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4 Americans on hijacked yacht dead off Somalia
CBS News ^ | Feb. 22, 2011 | CBS News

Posted on 02/22/2011 11:10:40 AM PST by libstripper

Four Americans taken hostage by Somali pirates off East Africa were shot and killed by their captors Monday, the U.S. military said, marking the first time U.S. citizens have been killed in a wave of pirate attacks plaguing the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean for years.

U.S. naval forces, who were trailig the Americans' captured yacht with four warships

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: africa; maritime; piracy; somalia; somalipirates; usnavy
Thank the Illegal for this atrocity. With four wazrships, including an aircraft carrier, trailing the yacht, the Illegal had our people sit on their hands untiil the murder was perpetrated by the subhmans.
1 posted on 02/22/2011 11:10:42 AM PST by libstripper
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To: libstripper

IT IS A “TARGET RICH” ENVIRONMENT!!
One flyover by one US Warthog should do the job!!

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2 posted on 02/22/2011 11:14:16 AM PST by Mr. Wright
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To: libstripper

Reports make it sound like all the perps on the yacht are terminated with prejudice too.


3 posted on 02/22/2011 11:14:27 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: libstripper

why havnt we disposed of the pirates? why keep them in this day and age. what good are they?


4 posted on 02/22/2011 11:15:11 AM PST by dalebert
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To: libstripper

The world needs another Ronald Reagan, and the only thing we need to impart to those who harm us is fear and death. Real leaders would have solved this problem years ago.


5 posted on 02/22/2011 11:18:03 AM PST by pallis
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To: Paladin2

Fox News radio has a brief statement from the Vice-Admiral of the fleet who stated two pirates dead, one shot and the other “killed in a knife fight”. The remainder surrendered. I am betting a Navy SEAL decided to try out his knife skills on one of those animals, and I say God Bless him!


6 posted on 02/22/2011 11:18:12 AM PST by cbvanb
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To: Paladin2

That’s a wasted opportunity. Captured, they could have provided years of employment for lawyers, social workers, guards, and prison imams, all at a cost per job far lower than Obama’s typical “stimulus” job. Doesn’t anyone know there’s still a recession on?


7 posted on 02/22/2011 11:20:13 AM PST by sphinx
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To: cbvanb

Where’s Presley O’Bannon when we need him?


8 posted on 02/22/2011 11:20:23 AM PST by Ax
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To: cbvanb

I whole heartedly agree - however, Eric “The Racist” Holder could end up having his [in]Justice Department review this killing to see whether the killing was justified!! I know it sounds weird, but I do not put anything past this POS Administration.


9 posted on 02/22/2011 11:21:03 AM PST by Mr. Wright
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To: pallis

I don’t want to over-react here, but could we NOT send this sh!thole of a country foreign aid?


10 posted on 02/22/2011 11:22:02 AM PST by BipolarBob (Even the earth is bipolar.)
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To: sphinx

My guess is that Hussein Obama has issued a standing order to minimize casualties at any cost.


11 posted on 02/22/2011 11:22:58 AM PST by Mr. Wright
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To: libstripper
The four were approaching social security and medicaid age. That combined with the damned carbon footprint being spent on following them around with warships just became too much a matter of cost benefit ratios.

A happy ending for everyone with a dog in the hunt.

12 posted on 02/22/2011 11:25:56 AM PST by blackdog
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To: libstripper
Two pirates died during the confrontation and 13 were captured and detained, the U.S. Central Command said. The remains of two other pirates who were already dead for some time were also found. The U.S. military didn't state how those two might have died.

On Monday, two pirates had peacefully come aboard the USS Sterett to negotiate with naval forces for the release of the hostages, and remained aboard overnight.

Tragic turn of events.

13 posted on 02/22/2011 11:34:22 AM PST by Cementjungle
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To: libstripper

Obama could care less about the 4 dead Americans. They were Christian NON-UNION members.


14 posted on 02/22/2011 11:37:05 AM PST by ColdOne
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To: libstripper

Another display of Obama’s weakness ends in tragedy. Hillary has expressed “regret”. I’m not usually a Teddy Roosevelt fan, but this is one case we needed him.


15 posted on 02/22/2011 11:39:08 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Mr. Wright

I hadn’t thought about that. I wouldn’t put anything past Holder either.


16 posted on 02/22/2011 11:39:27 AM PST by cbvanb
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To: libstripper
On Monday, two pirates had peacefully come aboard the USS Sterett to negotiate with naval forces for the release of the hostages, and remained aboard overnight. But on Tuesday, pirates aboard the Quest unexpectedly fired a rocket-propelled grenade at the Sterett. Shortly afterward, So the pirates got to go aboard the Navy ship got tea and crumpets and a good nights sleep. Undated their union cards too I bet.
17 posted on 02/22/2011 11:42:51 AM PST by ColdOne
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To: libstripper

Why are any pirates still living? They should be shot on sight! No prisoners taken.


18 posted on 02/22/2011 11:44:51 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: TexasRepublic
Why are any pirates still living? They should be shot on sight! No prisoners taken Obama is why.
19 posted on 02/22/2011 11:50:05 AM PST by ColdOne
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To: pallis

It’s Jimmy Carter all over again. When I was in the Navy we went through this same BS when Qaddafi decided to extend the coastal claims of Libya to the waters where our naval maneuvers were conducted - The entire Gulf of Sidra. Remember the”Line of Death”? Carter meekly rescheduled our maneuvers to stay outside disputed area, ordering us to not cross Qaddafi’s line. True to form, Carter failed to confront Qaddafi over the issue even after a siege on the American embassy in Tripoli in 1979.

Shortly after taking office, Ronald Reagan took a stand. He made it clear that American maneuvers in the Gulf of Sidra would proceed. Anticipating trouble, Reagan was asked by the Joint Chiefs what American pilots do if attacked? Would Reagan’s orders allow for “hot pursuit”? Reagan’s answer – “All the way into the hanger.” You know the rest of the story.

We need another Reagan. Now.


20 posted on 02/22/2011 11:51:26 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: dalebert

This should have ended long ago - with the bombing of ports these pirate boats and their mother ships sail from. The people in Somalia would quickly learn that with each hi-jacking, comes another flyover of US Navy Jets taking out a marina or market place, or maybe a few burnt Somali ship superstructures sticking up out of the water in their harbor as a reminder.

Our Navy’s prime mission is to keep the sea-lanes open, allowing safe passage in all open waters. We have failed to do that and the Commander In Chief needs to held in contempt.


21 posted on 02/22/2011 11:54:37 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: cbvanb

And I’m betting that Barry’s DOJ will indict that SEAL for some sort of over reacting.


22 posted on 02/22/2011 11:58:10 AM PST by ReverendJames (Only A Painter Or A Liberal Can Change Black To White.)
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To: Mr. Wright
I whole heartedly agree - however, Eric “The Racist” Holder could end up having his [in]Justice Department review this killing to see whether the killing was justified!! I know it sounds weird, but I do not put anything past this POS Administration.

Or, watch the families of these people come out and blame the special forces for their deaths.

Nothing would surprise me...

23 posted on 02/22/2011 12:08:09 PM PST by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
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To: raybbr

Should that happen, the families will have the total support of NBC, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, CNN, et. al.


24 posted on 02/22/2011 12:15:10 PM PST by Mr. Wright
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To: NavyCanDo

You’re so right! We desperately need a Reagan, not our current Pu$$_ of the United States.


25 posted on 02/22/2011 12:22:04 PM PST by MissEdie (America went to the polls on 11-4-08 and all we got was a socialist thug and a dottering old fool.)
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To: ColdOne

We shouldn’t be “negotiating” with the pirates. They should be scared to even touch an American.


26 posted on 02/22/2011 12:28:55 PM PST by livius
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To: livius

Did you read that the pirates shot a rocket propelled grenade at our Navy ship?


27 posted on 02/22/2011 12:33:24 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: livius

The couple who owned the yacht were engaged in Christian mission work, delivering Bibles to remote villages around the world.

So the pirates break open the holds to loot, and find...a lot of books with a cross on the cover.

They confront the Americans about their Christianity, accuse them of trying to convert Muslims...


28 posted on 02/22/2011 12:33:37 PM PST by heartwood
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To: livius

I know you read it, I am so upset at this. Ignore previous ping.


29 posted on 02/22/2011 12:34:57 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

And maybe they weren’t big time DNC donors either.


30 posted on 02/22/2011 12:40:00 PM PST by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: ReverendJames

The SEAL may want to disappear to the LA Underground to become a soldier of fortune and found a SEAL based A-Team.


31 posted on 02/22/2011 12:42:23 PM PST by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: libstripper

Killing only two of the Pirates isn’t called fair where I come from.


32 posted on 02/22/2011 12:55:25 PM PST by Rappini (Pro Deo et Patria)
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To: libstripper

Killing only two of the Pirates isn’t called fair where I come from.


33 posted on 02/22/2011 12:55:32 PM PST by Rappini (Pro Deo et Patria)
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To: libstripper
Not a word out of Obama. Typical.

I heard that the pirates have over 600 people they've taken captive. Probably mostly crewmen from the ships they hijacked. Sure would like to see some of the drones be used to terminate these pirate scum as the appear.

34 posted on 02/22/2011 1:03:09 PM PST by Harley (Life is Tough, But It's a Lot Tougher When You're a Liberal. Stop Global Whining Now.)
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To: libstripper

Somalia , Kenya same people and mentality!


35 posted on 02/22/2011 1:15:04 PM PST by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: wally_bert

Saw T-Team last night, the new one. Good fun and mayhem.


36 posted on 02/22/2011 2:59:02 PM PST by ReverendJames (Only A Painter Or A Liberal Can Change Black To White.)
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To: ReverendJames

Never heard of that series.


37 posted on 02/22/2011 5:18:05 PM PST by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: wally_bert

Sorry, it was the A-Team. Fat fingered the keyboard. I saw the movie ‘Expendables’ where at the beginning they took out these pirates.


38 posted on 02/22/2011 5:22:47 PM PST by ReverendJames (Only A Painter Or A Liberal Can Change Black To White.)
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To: ColdOne

So sad. Seriously, what if they had been card-carrying muslims? Wonder if response would have been different. FOUR ships following the pirates?


39 posted on 02/22/2011 5:26:27 PM PST by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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