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Germans Save Egyptian Ship From Somali Pirates
FOXNews.com ^ | Thursday, December 25, 2008 | Associated Press

Posted on 12/25/2008 8:10:38 AM PST by metmom

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — A German military helicopter chased away pirates on Thursday who were trying to board an Egyptian ship off the coast of Somalia. One of the ship's crew was shot in the attack.

The bulk carrier with 31 crew was passing through the Gulf of Aden on its way to Asia when gun-toting pirates in a speedboat began pursuing it, said Noel Choong of the International Maritime Bureau's piracy reporting center.

A passing ship alerted the Kuala Lumpur-based bureau, which asked a multinational naval coalition force in the area to help, said Choong.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Germany; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: egyptian; german; germantroops; islam; jizyah; maritime; pirates; rescue; somali; somalipirates

1 posted on 12/25/2008 8:10:38 AM PST by metmom
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To: metmom

Good news. More of this and we’ll see the piracy stopping.


2 posted on 12/25/2008 8:11:18 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: metmom

Shoot them all, then sink their boat.
That would end it.


3 posted on 12/25/2008 8:13:28 AM PST by FES0844 (FES0844)
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To: FES0844

It looks like the pirates haven’t figured out yet that the folks from India are the only ones that will actually shoot them.


4 posted on 12/25/2008 8:17:36 AM PST by PAR35
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To: FES0844

Kill them all. Its the only way to be sure.


5 posted on 12/25/2008 8:17:49 AM PST by packrat35 (To crush your enemies, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women...)
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To: FES0844

I’m with you- how do people on a tiny speedboat board a huge ship?

Don’t they have any weapons????

If not, then just drop a large rock on them... what am I missing here?


6 posted on 12/25/2008 8:17:52 AM PST by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help)
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To: FES0844; packrat35

I’m with you, why chase them? Sink them and the problem will eventually go away.


7 posted on 12/25/2008 8:19:12 AM PST by BipolarBob (Even the earth is bipolar.)
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To: Mr. K
If not, then just drop a large rock on them... what am I missing here?

Never briing a rock to a gun (or RPG) fight.

8 posted on 12/25/2008 8:23:31 AM PST by KarlInOhio (11/4: The revolutionary socialists beat the Fabian ones. Where can we find a capitalist party?)
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To: Mr. K

from what I’ve heard it is illegal for merchant ships to be armed.
Pretty stupid huh?
Sounds like what the dems want for us as citizens, to be unarmed and defenseless.


9 posted on 12/25/2008 8:23:47 AM PST by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: FES0844

Works for me.


10 posted on 12/25/2008 8:26:50 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Joe Boucher

OMG is that true???????

Ships are not allowed to be armed??????

THAT explaings a lot


11 posted on 12/25/2008 8:27:37 AM PST by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help)
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To: Joe Boucher
from what I’ve heard it is illegal for merchant ships to be armed.

Illegal where though? Which country's laws would they be breaking?

Gun free zones don't work. But at least they don't have to be beer bottle free.

12 posted on 12/25/2008 8:28:27 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Mr. K
If not, then just drop a large rock on them... what am I missing here?

I think I would opt for a hefty net with heavy lead weights around the perimeter.....just drop the net over the speedboat and let gravity take control.

13 posted on 12/25/2008 8:32:17 AM PST by Ben Hecks
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To: metmom

Klaus should have sunk or at least strafed the bastards.


14 posted on 12/25/2008 8:33:03 AM PST by csvset
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To: metmom
We need to take a politically correct stance.
Sinking the pirate ship will help to feed the whales.
15 posted on 12/25/2008 8:33:51 AM PST by The Brush
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To: metmom

The only way to stop it would be to shoot them, rather than chasing them away.


16 posted on 12/25/2008 8:40:18 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (We used to institutionalize the insane. Now we elect them.)
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To: metmom
The very simple question remains: why aren't pirates simply blown out of the water?

Political correctness has evolved to the point that 10 evil humans are the exact equivalent of 10 normal ones.

What's wrong with this picture?

I suspect that after a few dozen or so pirate boats fail to return from out at sea, the incidence of piracy in the area will plummet.

17 posted on 12/25/2008 8:43:47 AM PST by Publius6961 (Change is not a plan; Hope is not a strategy.)
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To: metmom
A German military helicopter

No rockets on that chopper?

18 posted on 12/25/2008 8:50:29 AM PST by SouthTexas (And a Blessed Christmas to all!)
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To: metmom

What’s up with this namby pamby multinational peacekeeping force? Is this the UN in drag or what?


19 posted on 12/25/2008 8:59:01 AM PST by Blue Highway
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To: metmom
Go get them, Cowboy!


20 posted on 12/25/2008 9:12:55 AM PST by jws3sticks (Hillary can take a very long walk on a very short pier, anytime time, and the sooner the better!)
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To: Blue Highway
If they are captured, they will demand to be brought to the U.S. for trial with free representation and access to all the health care and welfare and day care and medicare and any other care we offer. They will demand to be called undocumented aliens and then get free school and drivers licenses and a subprime mortgage that they won't have to pay back as well as a car and the proverbial chicken in every pot. Screw that, sink the boat and let them ‘’swim with the fishes’’............Merry Christmas by the way
21 posted on 12/25/2008 9:13:45 AM PST by shadeaud (The only thing we have to fear is fear itself and the executive power of president-elect obammma)
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To: metmom

Reminds me a documentary about wild elephants. They routinely ravaged the fields of the farmers in this small province in India because they had learned the humans don’t shoot at you.


22 posted on 12/25/2008 9:27:07 AM PST by Mercat (God doesn't call me to be successful. God calls me to be faithful. Mother Teresa)
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To: metmom

“Chased away” the pirates???

What’s the problem, don’t the Germans have firearms???


23 posted on 12/25/2008 9:54:09 AM PST by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: Joe Boucher
"... it is illegal for merchant ships to be armed."

Piracy is illegal too, right?

24 posted on 12/25/2008 9:55:36 AM PST by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: metmom

WHY CHASE...SINK THE BUGGERS


25 posted on 12/25/2008 10:06:24 AM PST by pointsal
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To: metmom

We need some anti-pirate Q-ships out there.


26 posted on 12/25/2008 10:07:44 AM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: metmom
German military helicopter chased away pirates

Don't chase then across the water, make them go straight down into the water. After spending a short time flying up into the air, that is.

27 posted on 12/25/2008 10:13:58 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (What's Obama's Secret?)
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To: metmom; All

Not good enough. Need to sink the pirate ship!


28 posted on 12/25/2008 10:46:39 AM PST by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: metmom
Spurred by widespread poverty in their homeland, Somali pirates have made an estimated $30 million hijacking ships for ransom this year.

Someone say PC?

29 posted on 12/25/2008 10:47:41 AM PST by jim macomber (Author: "Bargained for Exchange", "Art & Part", "A Grave Breach" http://www.jamesmacomber.com)
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To: metmom

YO HO (A PIRATE’S LIFE FOR ME)
Lyrics by Xavier Atencio and music by George Bruns

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me.
We pillage, we plunder, we rifle, and loot,
Drink up, me ‘earties, yo ho.
We kidnap and ravage and don’t give a hoot,
Drink up me ‘earties, yo ho.

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me.
We extort, we pilfer, we filch, and sack,
Drink up, me ‘earties, yo ho.
Maraud and embezzle, and even high-jack,
Drink up, me ‘earties, yo ho.

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me.
We kindle and char, inflame and ignite,
Drink up, me ‘earties, yo ho.
We burn up the city, we’re really a fright,
Drink up, me ‘earties, yo ho.

We’re rascals, scoundrels, villans, and knaves,
Drink up, me ‘earties, yo ho.
We’re devils and black sheep, really bad eggs,
Drink up, me ‘earties, yo ho.

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me.
We’re beggars and blighters, ne’er-do-well cads,
Drink up, me ‘earties, yo ho.
Aye, but we’re loved by our mommies and dads,
Drink up, me ‘earties, yo ho.

http://themeparks.about.com/cs/disneyparks/a/potc_3.htm

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30 posted on 12/25/2008 11:11:59 AM PST by garjog
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To: metmom

“Erhalten Sie einiges! Erhalten Sie einiges! Hahahahaha!”


31 posted on 12/25/2008 12:18:09 PM PST by NewRomeTacitus (Cat Juggling!)
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To: pointsal
WHY CHASE...SINK THE BUGGERS

As two whimpish American Admirals have explained recently, apparently when you start killing pirates there is no end legal and diplomatic difficulties that arise. Bush apparently is happy to keep around bureaucrats in uniform who have no starch in their collars. It is just another sad day in a really sad failure of an administration.

32 posted on 12/25/2008 12:28:00 PM PST by AndyJackson
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To: Joe Boucher
Sounds like what the dems want

This idiocy comes straight out of the Bush administration, who have been in charge for only about 8 years now.

33 posted on 12/25/2008 12:29:54 PM PST by AndyJackson
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To: AndyJackson
As two whimpish American Admirals have explained recently, apparently when you start killing pirates there is no end legal and diplomatic difficulties that arise.

Self defense it a problem?

Oh! That's right. Just like in England.

If you start killing the pirates, it will be an end to piracy at least.

What a pathetic world where we let thugs and criminals push us around and rule the roost.

Funny how no one is worried about the legal and diplomatic difficulties if the pirates kill someone. THEY'RE not worried about it.

34 posted on 12/25/2008 12:51:42 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: AndyJackson

And it’s only going to get worse. Like obama is going to do something about it?


35 posted on 12/25/2008 12:52:22 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: BipolarBob

36 posted on 12/25/2008 1:13:21 PM PST by skimbell
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To: Joe Boucher
I wonder if this provision goes back to the memory of 1940, when the Germans launched attacks on Norway from merchantmen?

There have to be exceptions to iron-clad rules if the rules aren't valid any more.

37 posted on 12/25/2008 3:41:59 PM PST by GAB-1955 (Kicking and Screaming into the Kingdom of Heaven! (USCG Aux))
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