Skip to comments.4 Americans on hijacked yacht dead off Somalia
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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IT IS A “TARGET RICH” ENVIRONMENT!!
One flyover by one US Warthog should do the job!!
Reports make it sound like all the perps on the yacht are terminated with prejudice too.
why havnt we disposed of the pirates? why keep them in this day and age. what good are they?
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.
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!
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?
Where’s Presley O’Bannon when we need him?
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.
I don’t want to over-react here, but could we NOT send this sh!thole of a country foreign aid?
My guess is that Hussein Obama has issued a standing order to minimize casualties at any cost.
A happy ending for everyone with a dog in the hunt.
Tragic turn of events.
Obama could care less about the 4 dead Americans. They were Christian NON-UNION members.
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.
I hadn’t thought about that. I wouldn’t put anything past Holder either.
Why are any pirates still living? They should be shot on sight! No prisoners taken.
Its 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 theLine of Death? Carter meekly rescheduled our maneuvers to stay outside disputed area, ordering us to not cross Qaddafis 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 Reagans orders allow for hot pursuit? Reagans answer All the way into the hanger. You know the rest of the story.
We need another Reagan. Now.
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