Skip to comments.Shame as Navy seizes 17 armed Somalis, gives them halal meat...then sets them free!
Posted on 04/11/2011 7:24:12 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
When a Royal Navy warship captured a crew of Somali pirates, it seemed like a rare chance to strike back at the ruthless sea gangsters.
The 17 outlaws were armed with an arsenal of AK 47s and rocket-propelled grenades, and had forced hostages on a hijacked fishing vessel to work as slaves for three months.
But instead of bringing them to justice, the British servicemen were ordered to provide the pirates halal meals, medical checks, cigarettes and in one case even a nicotine patch before releasing them in their own boats.
The extraordinary treatment revealed in a Radio 4 documentary to be broadcast tonight came at a time when Somali piracy is causing mayhem to shipping in the Indian Ocean.
More than £60million was paid in ransoms last year and pirates currently hold 30 ships and nearly 800 hostages.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
heaping coals, batman!
I have the feeling the Peter Ustinov and Terence Stamp version of Herman Melville’s Billy Budd hasn’t been screened on a British warship in a long time.
The British Navy used to know what to do with pirates.
I saw the headline and was instantly P.Od. Then I started to read the article and when I came to the word ROYAL, that was enough. What do you expect from the Limeys? I didn’t need to read any farther. And to think, the Royal Navy used to really have some stones.....SINK THE BISMARCK, for instance!
If Winston Churchill came back today and saw what had happened to his country I’m fairly certainly wouldn’t be any rope left in England or a spare tree.
Somali pirates now know where to get a free meal.
Admiral Nelson is spinning in his grave while doing a facepalm.
At least he isn’t doing a double facepalm.
And to think the Bismark was “done” by a Fairey Swordfish.
Should have keel hauled them and then let them go.
Britannia rule the waves.........
Western Civilization is about 10 years past its (”it’s” if your publically edumacated) expiration date!
there has to be more to this story. there has to be. or could Britain actually be that overrun with Muslim influence?
The United Kingdom.
Where Libyan murderers are freed after blowing up planes,
and pirates are rewarded for taking slaves.
Where 10 year old British girls are sold at Gatwick
The article fails to mention that while the pirates were being trated to their little party the were steaming 1000 miles out to sea before they were “released”.... hopefully.
I’d like to think so, but unfortunately, I doubt it.
THIS JUST IN: They’ve already hijacked two more vessels.
They should have gotten 17 bullets instead, before feeding teh sharks.
Yup. Total cost of handling pirates, $2.20. 11 pirates, 20 cents per 22 round to back of head.
And if they are enterprising russians, they would use them for bait and bring home some fish.
Not even a reddening of the buns? Where are the traditions of the Royal Navy?
“If Winston Churchill came back today and saw what had happened to his country Im fairly certainly wouldnt be any rope left in England or a spare tree.”
Best summation of the present day Brits!
Thanks for posting it.
I don’t have qualms either way. I’m an extremist in the “Chuckiest” way. Pure mercy, or pure wrath.
I find this story hard to believe because I cannot fathom how anyone could be that stupid.....nobody
Yup. Rewarding them for their behavior
From “Columbia the gem of the ocean” to “England, shrimp of the sea”.
Sad to see the old Gray Lady go down.
What you don't know will hurt them.
Someone needs to photoshop the brit vessel with a “McMoham” sign and a drive thru mounted on the ship.
Sink their ship and feed them to the sharks!
You receive no reward for yours? Rewarding *ill* behavior is what is in question here. That's exactly what happened. As far as I recall in all my life, that's what the purest mercy means. Let the reader understand.
I don’t think sharks in the Indian Ocean care if their meat is Halal——or Muslim.
The Brits used to know how to handle pirates. What happened to the Brits would take a book to explain
I didn't know there was any other kind of behavior for a Somali pirate.
Probably what is occurring is what Adorno’s crowd of commies called “critical theory” - basically criticizing until the citizens give up. Add in the Gramscian infiltration of agencies, education and education and you see the insanities of today.
Those idiots are not idiots, they ARE COMMIES.
They mean to destroy the West (America & England, especially).
The Russian Navy still does. And I applaud them for it.
Repentance abounds where it will.
The Russians and Chinese do not mess around. They kill the pirates. So do the North Koreans and Iranians who go through the area.
They are now acting stewards and dishwashers and cabin boys.
But this is far beyond political correctness stupidity.
If you think the U.S. Navy is much, if any, better, you haven’t been paying attention.
We have too many lawyers involved with our military at the highest levels.
What are you, some kind of a nut?
Help me out here. What are you trying to say?
Sorry guy. If you do not know it is not about me, the answer is as good as lost.
Are the Russians the only ones who know how to deal with pirates anymore?
Oh, we know how. We’re just not allowed by our political masters.
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