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Sources: U.S. tugboat hijacked by pirates
UPI ^ | April 11, 2009 | UPI

Posted on 04/11/2009 11:42:17 AM PDT by hreardon

A U.S.-owned tugboat was hijacked by pirates in the Gulf of Aden Saturday as authorities tried to free a captain grabbed from another U.S. vessel, sources say.

Unidentified maritime industry sources said all of the 16 crew members on board the hijacked tugboat were unharmed since Somali pirates seized control as it was towing two barges through the Arabian Sea gulf, the BBC reported.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: italy; maritime; piracy; pirates; somalia; somalipirates; tugboat
"There is nothing less civilized than rewarding evil and thus guaranteeing more of it. High-minded as it is commonly made to sound, it is not civilized to appease evil, to treat it with "dignity and respect," to rationalize its root causes, to equivocate about whether evil really is evil, and, when all else fails, to ignore it -- to purge the very mention of its name -- in the vain hope that it will just go away. Evil doesn't do nuance. It finds you, it tests you, and you either fight it or you're part of the problem" -Andrew J. McCarthy
1 posted on 04/11/2009 11:42:17 AM PDT by hreardon
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To: hreardon

It sure sounds like the rest of the world want to put this burden on the U.S. who had *absolutely nothing* to do with supporting the pirates over the last few years. It wasn’t the U.S. who continually paid ransoms to the pirates, like those other countries did.

I say keep Obama from creating a “disaster” that was made by other countries and let them solve their own disasters, since they’ve been paying ransoms.

Get our people out and leave the mess to those who created it in the first place.

Don’t let Obama take advantage of this mess by getting us involved in the problem. Get our people out and then “get out”...

2 posted on 04/11/2009 11:46:48 AM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: hreardon

Heads of state like Kim Jung Il and Ahmaneedajihad are thumbing their noses at us and now every pirate on the seas is giving us the finger. It’s a scenario right out of an evil children’s book.

“And what do you suppose brave AliBama did then? He gathered the forty thieves on the White House lawn and gave them chocolate Easter eggs. Wasn’t that daring?”

3 posted on 04/11/2009 11:52:15 AM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: hreardon

America must not ignore the threat gathering against us. Facing clear evidence of peril, we cannot wait for the final proof, the smoking gun that could come in the form of a mushroom cloud.

I believe the most solemn duty of the American president is to protect the American people. If America shows uncertainty and weakness in this decade, the world will drift toward tragedy. This will not happen on my watch.

For diplomacy to be effective, words must be credible - and no one can now doubt the word of America

Great tragedy has come to us, and we are meeting it with the best that is in our country, with courage and concern for others because this is America. This is who we are.

I think you can judge from somebody’s actions a kind of a stability and sense of purpose perhaps created by strong religious roots. I mean, there’s a certain patience, a certain discipline, I think, that religion helps you achieve.

Any outlaw regime that has ties to terrorist groups or seeks to possess weapons of mass destruction is a grave danger to the civilised world and will be confronted.

I understand everybody in this country doesn’t agree with the decisions I’ve made. And I made some tough decisions. But people know where I stand.

Any government that supports, protects or harbours terrorists is complicit in the murder of the innocent and equally guilty of terrorist crimes.

Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve.

The terrorists are fighting freedom with all their cunning and cruelty because freedom is their greatest fear - and they should be afraid, because freedom is on the march.

The course of this conflict is not known, yet its outcome is certain. Freedom and fear, justice and cruelty, have always been at war, and we know that God is not neutral between them.

George W. Bush

I miss him...

4 posted on 04/11/2009 11:52:17 AM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: hreardon

The islamic pirates are having a field day showing the world how incompetent and impotent the leadership of America is.

5 posted on 04/11/2009 12:03:17 PM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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6 posted on 04/11/2009 12:11:22 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Does Zer0 have any friends, who are not criminals, foreign/domestic terrorists, or tax cheats?)
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To: hreardon

So, Obama, how’s that “Now the world will love us” thing going, you PUTZ!

7 posted on 04/11/2009 12:49:16 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: HangnJudge
This is probably what Biden was talking about. He knew Obama was prepared to abandon Iraq and let these vermin walk all over us and that people were going to be pissed, but Obma wasn't going to do anything because he was intent on diverting all available cash (and then some) into liberal “social programs”.
8 posted on 04/11/2009 12:54:11 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (What did Obama's Teleprompter know, and when did it know it...)
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To: lilylangtree

less than 100 days of 0ccupation and he has already failed the Hostage, Chinese navy and Katrina tests, T0tal DISASTER of a failure.

9 posted on 04/11/2009 1:48:22 PM PDT by omega4179 (boycott government run entities)
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To: omega4179

Just curious - what Katrina test?

10 posted on 04/11/2009 1:55:05 PM PDT by Ingtar (Americans have truly let America down. A sad day.)
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To: Ingtar

The devastating ice storms in February.

11 posted on 04/11/2009 1:58:09 PM PDT by omega4179 (boycott government run entities)
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To: hreardon

0 orders out for a pizza chef while Americans are held hostage. This Kenyan literally could not give a * about any American’s life except maybe Axelrod.

12 posted on 04/11/2009 1:59:01 PM PDT by omega4179 (boycott government run entities)
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Pirates Hijack Second US Vessel
BBC | 11 April 2009 | Staff
Posted on 04/11/2009 8:35:25 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion

13 posted on 04/12/2009 5:50:08 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ( Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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