Skip to comments.Report: Somali pirates want U.S. Navy to back off
Posted on 11/02/2007 1:06:28 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Pirates who hijacked a Japanese tanker off Somalia earlier this week are demanding a U.S. warship shadowing the vessel back off, the wife of the tanker's foreman said Friday.
"Apparently the navy ship was getting closer to them," Tess Villanueva, wife of the crew's foreman, Laureano, told The Associated Press in the Philippines. "The good news would be if they (pirates) leave the ship."
Villanueva said the information was relayed to her late Thursday by Redentor Anaya, vice president for operations of SeaCrest Maritime Management Inc., which recruited the Filipino crew for the Golden Nori.
Negotiations have started for the release of the Golden Nori, anchored in Somali waters with 23 crew members from the Philippines, South Korea and Myanmar, said Josefina Villanueva, Laureano's sister.
Josefina Villanueva said there had been no ransom demand from the pirates. "The talks are just starting. I think the pirates will later on demand something," she said.
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Back off....Or... what? Kill the hostages and crew? Gonna do that anyway, aren’t you?
Negotiating with pirates, is like negotiating with Islamo-fascists and Communists. Send in Jimmy Carter...he will handle them just fine.
Send a seal team to get on board and kill all the hijackers
If we back off, it means Mr Harpoon is coming for a visit.
That would probably be like a walk in the park for them.
Seems tailor-made for SEALs.
I wonder how the Royal Navy would have handled this in the days of “wooden ships and iron men?”
Or Jesse Hijackson.
Let’s just sign the LOST treaty and let the UN handle it. They’ll probably just put the pirates on several committees to bring them over to the right side.
The Human Rights Committee, the Anti-Slavery Committee, and the Safe Passage at Sea Committee would probably be suitable.
I like the witty solution of quickly bringing over some ROK ninjas to take out the pirates. Thus the headline could be “South Korean soldiers save North Korean ship from pirates.”
I’m pretty sure those Pirates are Muslims. Barbary Wars the sequel?
If they survive then let 'em walk the plank and they can swim home. Of ourse, the terretorial limit is 100 miles.....
I like that.
Pirate statement: “YARRGH. Back off ye scurvy dogs!”
Can we try what was suggested in post 3 first?
Here is an example, the USS Big Horn:
# Armament: 5 × 4 in (102 mm) 50 single purpose guns, 2 x .50 caliber (12.7 mm) machine guns, 5 x Thompson submachine guns, 5 x sawn off shotguns
Treating terrorist pirates like that might be considered a war crime.
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