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American crew regains control of pirated ship
CBS NEWS ^ | 04/08/09 | Me

Posted on 04/08/2009 8:26:16 AM PDT by Robe

Breaking. Per CBS radio news.. the crew has regained control of the ship throwing three pirates overboard and capturing one.. Will post more.. Breaking

(Excerpt) Read more at CBSNEWS.COM ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: eaglesup; first100days; fishfood; letsroll; maerskalabama; maritime; nothankstoobama; obama; piracy; pirates; seafarersunion; somalihijackers; somalipirates; vigilantism; whitehouse; whitehousemonitoring; worst100days
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1 posted on 04/08/2009 8:26:17 AM PDT by Robe
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To: Robe

There’s only one thing to do with a pirate - if you don’t throw him overboard to the sharks, HANG THE B@ST@RD.


2 posted on 04/08/2009 8:27:28 AM PDT by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger ....)
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To: Robe

Thanks very much for this update. The pirates see a do-nothing weekling at the helm of the country....Not a good situation.


3 posted on 04/08/2009 8:27:34 AM PDT by milford421 (U.N. OUT OF U.S.)
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To: magslinger

Updated ping


4 posted on 04/08/2009 8:28:03 AM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG 49) "Freedom's Fortress")
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To: Robe

What?

I can’t wait to see this. I hope they clean the ocean with these guys. What a proud USA moment in light of all the other victims.

I hope and pray for the best.


5 posted on 04/08/2009 8:28:31 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (We may officially be too stupid to govern ourselves.)
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To: Robe

I hope the Americans treated the pirates fairly and humanely...NOT!


6 posted on 04/08/2009 8:28:38 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Robe

Yes~! If true, this is what needed to happen, Americans
can,should and will, take care of themselves.

Threw three pirates overboard?

I like it.


7 posted on 04/08/2009 8:28:48 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Robe

Look for the pirates who were thrown over board to sue. I’m sure Mr. Obama will issue an apology to them for good measure.


8 posted on 04/08/2009 8:28:49 AM PDT by Reaganesque
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To: Robe

Damn straight.


9 posted on 04/08/2009 8:29:02 AM PDT by xjcsa (Currently shouting "I told you so" about Michael Steele on my profile page.)
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To: Robe

Smart sailors- they knew better than to wait for Washington to make a decision.


10 posted on 04/08/2009 8:29:14 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Robe

All right!


11 posted on 04/08/2009 8:29:15 AM PDT by bvw
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To: tgusa

Walk the PLANK!


12 posted on 04/08/2009 8:29:22 AM PDT by Holicheese (Gimme Gimme Gimme!)
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To: Huskrrrr

Send them to Gitmo! Oh, wait a minute. never mind.


13 posted on 04/08/2009 8:29:30 AM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG 49) "Freedom's Fortress")
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To: Robe

Bravo Zulu to the crew.


14 posted on 04/08/2009 8:29:59 AM PDT by dblshot
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To: milford421

Just because a bunch of LIV’s elected a do nothing weakling doesn’t mean Americans are do nothing weaklings.

I’ve heard of some crews repelling the pirates using Molatov’s and water cannons,

but I believe this is the first instance of a crew taking the ship back after being taken over.


15 posted on 04/08/2009 8:30:02 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, Bowman later)
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To: Reaganesque

I wish you hadn’t of said that. Thats probably what Obama will do.


17 posted on 04/08/2009 8:30:18 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Robe

Don’t mess with the Merchant Marine!


18 posted on 04/08/2009 8:30:22 AM PDT by SolidWood (Palin: "We do not want to becomes slaves of Washington.")
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To: Robe

Dare we hope this is 9/11 lessons learned?


19 posted on 04/08/2009 8:30:23 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Robe

Well, the White House has been “monitoring” the situation. Have they taken credit for this latest turn of events yet?


20 posted on 04/08/2009 8:30:25 AM PDT by The Electrician ("Government is the only enterprise in the world which expands in size when its failures increase.")
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To: Robe

Butt-kicking Americans prevented Obama from having to show his yellow streak. Nice.


21 posted on 04/08/2009 8:30:31 AM PDT by farmer18th (If you preach "too big to let fail," you're also preaching "too small to let succeed.")
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To: Robe; Brucifer

Excellent news!


22 posted on 04/08/2009 8:30:38 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
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To: Robe

If this is true, I hope the pirates went overboard with their hands tied and got sucked back through the screws. Sharks and plankton gotta eat too, y’know.

}:-)4


23 posted on 04/08/2009 8:31:24 AM PDT by Moose4 (Hey RNC. Don't move toward the middle. MOVE THE MIDDLE TOWARD YOU.)
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To: Holicheese

Good idea, if you’re able to chum for sharks first. Pirates are the cesspool sludge of the earth. We knew how to treat them 250 years ago - apparently some valiant Civilian Mariners haven’t forgotten.


24 posted on 04/08/2009 8:31:26 AM PDT by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger ....)
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So...this couldn’t be true.....Our President didn’t have time to send Hillary over to have tea and crumpets with the pirates, prostrate herself before the pirates, apologize for our past, current, and future sins, and then ask for the captives to be released, pretty please.


25 posted on 04/08/2009 8:31:30 AM PDT by I_Publius
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To: Robe
"... capturing one"

Beat. His. Ass.

... like 'Fight Club'.

26 posted on 04/08/2009 8:31:47 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: Robe

What an abuse of the pirates rights.


27 posted on 04/08/2009 8:31:59 AM PDT by DogBarkTree (William Wallace: Aye, fight and you may die. Run, and youÂ’ll live... at least a while...)
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To: Robe

Wow! The crew is going to be in a lot of trouble when they get to port. They weren’t in Texas so home defense will not be available as a defense in court.


28 posted on 04/08/2009 8:32:04 AM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: MrB

“Just because a bunch of LIV’s elected a do nothing weakling doesn’t mean Americans are do nothing weaklings.”

True but the pirates were kept in check because they feared the wrath of the U.S. Navy coming down on them.

Apparently, they don’t anymore. Dangerous turning point here.


29 posted on 04/08/2009 8:32:07 AM PDT by milford421 (U.N. OUT OF U.S.)
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To: Robe

Feed the bastards to the sharks! LOL.


30 posted on 04/08/2009 8:32:22 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Robe

I don’t doubt the American zeal but I do doubt CBS, am waiting for verification.

Obama will be upset, no apologizing today I guess?


31 posted on 04/08/2009 8:32:25 AM PDT by Eye of Unk ("If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." T. Paine)
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To: Robe

It will make a great movie! Congratulations to the American crew!


32 posted on 04/08/2009 8:32:45 AM PDT by NoControllingLegalAuthority
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To: Holicheese

...Only after Kielhalen...


33 posted on 04/08/2009 8:32:52 AM PDT by gargoyle (It's a good day to die for this Nations Freedom. Regret for only one life for my country.)
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To: Robe

allu AkbAARRRR


34 posted on 04/08/2009 8:32:53 AM PDT by silverleaf (We live in interesting times: now the entire IRS works for a tax evader)
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To: Robe

I’m seeing nothing at the link that indicates what you posted. Fox running a story right now about this hijacking, with no mention of any resolution.


35 posted on 04/08/2009 8:33:01 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Real "arrogance" is enslaving MY grandkids for Zero's utopia)
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To: farmer18th

I am sure Obama will be VERY firm, telling American Citizens how to treat pirates is probably very high on his list of things he will apologize for, in the next few weeks.


36 posted on 04/08/2009 8:33:11 AM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Robe

Nothing on the web yet ... but just repeated on WBT Charlotte via a “Pentagon Military Spokesman”


37 posted on 04/08/2009 8:33:21 AM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: DogBarkTree

ARRR!


38 posted on 04/08/2009 8:33:31 AM PDT by jaydubya2
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To: Reaganesque

You’re effing kidding me!

The American crew jumped the Pirates and threw three overboard and captured one? Watch the demand for American-crewed vessels to skyrocket.

BTW, nothing on FOX confirming this.

Best,

Chris


39 posted on 04/08/2009 8:33:36 AM PDT by section9 (Major Motoko Kusanagi says, "Jesus is Coming. Everybody look busy...")
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To: Robe

40 posted on 04/08/2009 8:33:37 AM PDT by AAABEST (And the light shineth in darkness: and the darkness did not comprehend it)
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To: Eye of Unk

FOX is still reporting that the ship is in pirate hands.


41 posted on 04/08/2009 8:33:40 AM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Robe
Breaking. Per CBS radio news.. the crew has regained control of the ship throwing three pirates overboard and capturing one..

Was there a plank involved?

42 posted on 04/08/2009 8:33:45 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Robe

I understood from news reports that this was an ‘Alabama’ ship. ;-)


43 posted on 04/08/2009 8:33:52 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear ("The smallest minority on earth is the 'individual'." ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Robe

Adios ya scurvy rats!


44 posted on 04/08/2009 8:33:52 AM PDT by Enterprise (I went to America and all I got were some DVDs and little helicopters.)
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To: Robe

Watching FNC reporting the pirating incident and no mention of the crew taking back control. Hmmmm...


45 posted on 04/08/2009 8:33:54 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (WASS-----FUBO----O.B.A.M.A.!)
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To: Robe

Just heard they captured one and threw three overboard....LMAO


46 posted on 04/08/2009 8:33:57 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (I'd rather the world hate us then laugh at us)
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To: Holicheese

Water?
Plank?

Oh no, we are WATERBOARDING again!!


47 posted on 04/08/2009 8:33:57 AM PDT by Kansas58
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To: milford421
The pirates see a do-nothing weekling at the helm of the country

Fortunately the Merchant Marines (or is that Mariners?) are made of sterner stuff...

48 posted on 04/08/2009 8:34:00 AM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: SolidWood

There’s not much left to mess with in the first place.


49 posted on 04/08/2009 8:34:03 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Robe
"... U.S.-flagged Maersk Alabama

Had the Somalis been able to read English, they would have known their hijacking wouldn't end well...

50 posted on 04/08/2009 8:34:06 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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