Skip to comments.Somali pirates sentenced to life in U.S. prison
Posted on 03/14/2011 3:12:06 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON (Reuters) Five Somali men were sentenced on Monday to spend the rest of their lives in a U.S. prison after being convicted of piracy and trying to attack an American warship off the coast of Africa last year.
In November the group was convicted by a jury in a federal court in Virginia on charges of piracy, attacking to plunder a vessel and various other firearms and weapons charges.
Piracy off the coast of Somalia has been a growing problem over the last several years, with pirate gangs making tens of millions of dollars in ransoms, ..
The five men sentenced on Monday were captured after the April 1 attack in which a Navy frigate, the USS Nicholas, exchanged fire with a suspected pirate vessel in the Indian Ocean west of the Seychelles, sinking a skiff and confiscating its mother ship.
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I am not thrilled about tax dollars paying for them forever. Can’t we just call it a misunderstanding and send them home like the Russians do??
They’ll live better than they are accustomed to. We get to pay their room and board.
Let’s hope they become the “mamas”.
Thats like hitting lotto
What, Keelhauling not good enough for them?
so we are giving them 3 meals a day to do what they were essentially already doing on the high seas?
Feed ‘em to the sharks.
Piracy should be punished by death...with the military tribunal held on the high seas and the sentence carried out immediately thereafter.
Do our ships still have yardarms?
“Theyll live better than they are accustomed to. We get to pay their room and board.”
Exactly - the guys back home must be wondering what they have to do to get the results.
“Be a pirate! Sail the high seas! A life of adventure! Get caught and Uncle Sam will take care of you for the rest of your miserable life in better circumstances than you’ve ever experienced!”
What will we do with them after Obama pardons them?
This conviction needs to be overturned, so they can be repatriated and killed in their own country at no cost to us.
They should’ve have been forced to walk the plank at the scene of the crime.
Let Obambi put them in his tree house in Hawaii. They are his problem, not mine nor any other taxpayer’s.
Why is NOT this scum Killed??
Great. The filthy little Muslim savages will be taught how to read their stupid Koran and really learn to hate us. Just great. Not to mention three hots and a cot, free medical care and the happy prospect of dying a ripe old age courtesy of the US taxpayer. Gets better all the time...
Life? They shoulld be feed into a tree chipper.
I hope their toilets face Mecca and the prison menu includes lots of pork products.
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