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Somali pirates sentenced to life in U.S. prison
Yahoo ^ | 3/14/11 | Jeremy Pelofsky - Reuters

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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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; US: Virginia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: maritime; pirates; prison; sentenced; somali; somalipirates; wot

1 posted on 03/14/2011 3:12:07 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

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??


2 posted on 03/14/2011 3:15:03 PM PDT by mrsixpack36
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To: NormsRevenge

They’ll live better than they are accustomed to. We get to pay their room and board.


3 posted on 03/14/2011 3:15:53 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (The most dangerous place on the face of the earth is between a liberal and their money.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Let’s hope they become the “mamas”.


4 posted on 03/14/2011 3:15:55 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: NormsRevenge

Thats like hitting lotto


5 posted on 03/14/2011 3:22:02 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: NormsRevenge

What, Keelhauling not good enough for them?


6 posted on 03/14/2011 3:23:03 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: NormsRevenge

so we are giving them 3 meals a day to do what they were essentially already doing on the high seas?


7 posted on 03/14/2011 3:26:55 PM PDT by sappy (let taxpayers bargain collectively)
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To: NormsRevenge

Feed ‘em to the sharks.


8 posted on 03/14/2011 3:28:21 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: NormsRevenge

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?


9 posted on 03/14/2011 3:34:21 PM PDT by henkster (Every member of Congress must put the fate of the nation over their next re-election campaign)
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To: headstamp 2

“They’ll 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.


10 posted on 03/14/2011 3:34:55 PM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: NormsRevenge

“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!”


11 posted on 03/14/2011 3:37:46 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: NormsRevenge

What will we do with them after Obama pardons them?


12 posted on 03/14/2011 3:38:16 PM PDT by 353FMG (Liberalism = Communism under the guise of compassion.)
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To: NormsRevenge

This conviction needs to be overturned, so they can be repatriated and killed in their own country at no cost to us.


13 posted on 03/14/2011 3:40:37 PM PDT by Dr. Sheldon Cooper (I'm not insane, my mother had me tested!)
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


14 posted on 03/14/2011 3:43:36 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The biggest waste of brainpower is to want to change something that's not changeable. -Albert Brooks)
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To: NormsRevenge
Giving the circumstances, hanging from the highest yardarm would be a more fitting punishment.


15 posted on 03/14/2011 3:46:07 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!)
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To: La Lydia
Or you finish in last place for over 17 seasons in a row....


16 posted on 03/14/2011 3:52:54 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Why is NOT this scum Killed??


17 posted on 03/14/2011 3:57:13 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: NormsRevenge

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...


18 posted on 03/14/2011 4:06:29 PM PDT by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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Life? They shoulld be feed into a tree chipper.


19 posted on 03/14/2011 4:10:45 PM PDT by troy McClure
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To: NormsRevenge

I hope their toilets face Mecca and the prison menu includes lots of pork products.


20 posted on 03/14/2011 4:12:52 PM PDT by The Great RJ (The Bill of Rights: Another bill members of Congress haven't read.)
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To: NormsRevenge

The humane thing to do is to send them back to Somalia. Fly them home! Of course, we don’t have the money to pay the landing fees, so kick them out of the aircraft at 30,000 feet. Bomb them with their own people. There’s a message even those dummies could understand.


21 posted on 03/14/2011 5:11:40 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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