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Shame as Navy seizes 17 armed Somalis, gives them halal meat...then sets them free!
dailymail.co.uk ^ | April 12, 2011 | Tom Kelly & Paul Revoir

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 ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: greatbritain; piracy; pirates; royalnavy; somalia
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1 posted on 04/11/2011 7:24:21 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

heaping coals, batman!


2 posted on 04/11/2011 7:28:09 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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To: Free ThinkerNY

disgusting


3 posted on 04/11/2011 7:28:11 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


4 posted on 04/11/2011 7:28:46 PM PDT by OldNewYork (social justice isn't justice; it's just socialism)
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To: Fester Chugabrew

The British Navy used to know what to do with pirates.


5 posted on 04/11/2011 7:29:52 PM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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!


6 posted on 04/11/2011 7:31:24 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


7 posted on 04/11/2011 7:33:06 PM PDT by utherdoul
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Somali pirates now know where to get a free meal.


8 posted on 04/11/2011 7:33:42 PM PDT by 353FMG (The M1911 is mightier than the sword.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Admiral Nelson is spinning in his grave while doing a facepalm.


9 posted on 04/11/2011 7:34:03 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: DTogo

At least he isn’t doing a double facepalm.


10 posted on 04/11/2011 7:36:48 PM PDT by magslinger (What Would Stephen Decatur Do?)
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To: Tucker39

And to think the Bismark was “done” by a Fairey Swordfish.


11 posted on 04/11/2011 7:38:45 PM PDT by Spruce
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To: OldNewYork

Should have keel hauled them and then let them go.


12 posted on 04/11/2011 7:39:23 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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13 posted on 04/11/2011 7:41:41 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: mkmensinger

Rule, Britannia!
Britannia rule the waves.........

Never mind.


14 posted on 04/11/2011 7:45:38 PM PDT by biggerten (Love you, Mom.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Western Civilization is about 10 years past its (”it’s” if your publically edumacated) expiration date!


15 posted on 04/11/2011 7:48:03 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

there has to be more to this story. there has to be. or could Britain actually be that overrun with Muslim influence?


16 posted on 04/11/2011 7:49:31 PM PDT by RC one ("merchants have no country")
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To: mkmensinger


The Russians KNOW exactly how to release pirates.
17 posted on 04/11/2011 7:51:03 PM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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
to terrorists.


18 posted on 04/11/2011 7:52:28 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Those who would repeat the past must control the teaching of history. - Bene Gesserit Coda)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


19 posted on 04/11/2011 7:52:28 PM PDT by Damifino (The true measure of a man is found in what he would do if he knew no one would ever find out.)
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To: Damifino

I’d like to think so, but unfortunately, I doubt it.

Shameful.


20 posted on 04/11/2011 7:55:04 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

THIS JUST IN: They’ve already hijacked two more vessels.


21 posted on 04/11/2011 7:55:11 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They should have gotten 17 bullets instead, before feeding teh sharks.


22 posted on 04/11/2011 7:58:49 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Thrownatbirth

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.


23 posted on 04/11/2011 8:04:07 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The MSM is the greatest threat to America.)
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To: Revolting cat!


24 posted on 04/11/2011 8:06:30 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Not even a reddening of the buns? Where are the traditions of the Royal Navy?


25 posted on 04/11/2011 8:12:18 PM PDT by blau993
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To: utherdoul

“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.”

Best summation of the present day Brits!

Thanks for posting it.


26 posted on 04/11/2011 8:12:59 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: mkmensinger

I don’t have qualms either way. I’m an extremist in the “Chuckiest” way. Pure mercy, or pure wrath.


27 posted on 04/11/2011 8:14:25 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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To: GladesGuru

I find this story hard to believe because I cannot fathom how anyone could be that stupid.....nobody


28 posted on 04/11/2011 8:18:03 PM PDT by terycarl
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To: 353FMG
Somali pirates now know where to get a free meal.

Yup. Rewarding them for their behavior

29 posted on 04/11/2011 8:19:00 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Free ThinkerNY

From “Columbia the gem of the ocean” to “England, shrimp of the sea”.

Sad to see the old Gray Lady go down.


30 posted on 04/11/2011 8:20:01 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Revolting cat!
THIS JUST IN: They’ve already hijacked two more vessels.

What you don't know will hurt them.

31 posted on 04/11/2011 8:22:35 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Someone needs to photoshop the brit vessel with a “McMoham” sign and a drive thru mounted on the ship.


32 posted on 04/11/2011 8:26:37 PM PDT by BOBWADE
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sink their ship and feed them to the sharks!


33 posted on 04/11/2011 8:28:59 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: tsowellfan
Rewarding them for their behavior.

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.

34 posted on 04/11/2011 8:30:03 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (minds change)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I don’t think sharks in the Indian Ocean care if their meat is Halal——or Muslim.


35 posted on 04/11/2011 8:34:37 PM PDT by Tea Party Reveler
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To: mkmensinger; Free ThinkerNY

The Brits used to know how to handle pirates. What happened to the Brits would take a book to explain

36 posted on 04/11/2011 8:37:29 PM PDT by BBell
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To: Fester Chugabrew
Rewarding *ill* behavior is what is in question here.

I didn't know there was any other kind of behavior for a Somali pirate.

37 posted on 04/11/2011 8:39:32 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: terycarl

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).


38 posted on 04/11/2011 8:53:44 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: mkmensinger
The British Navy used to know what to do with pirates.

The Russian Navy still does. And I applaud them for it.

39 posted on 04/11/2011 8:53:48 PM PDT by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Progressives spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: tsowellfan
I didn't know there was any other kind of behavior for a Somali pirate.

Repentance abounds where it will.

40 posted on 04/11/2011 9:15:43 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (minds change)
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To: AlaskaErik

The Russians and Chinese do not mess around. They kill the pirates. So do the North Koreans and Iranians who go through the area.


41 posted on 04/11/2011 9:40:47 PM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
I remember a few years ago (Feb 12, 2009) when the Russian battlecruiser Pyotr Veliky (Peter the Great) was just passing through the area and picked up a distress call from a freighter under attack by pirates. They sent over some troops (don't know if they were Naval Infantry or Spetznaz) and captured 10 pirates. The pirates were brought onboard and the ship continued on to its base at Severomorsk. Despite inquiries from foreign sources, these pirates have not been heard from since.
42 posted on 04/11/2011 9:57:52 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (Democrats: "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.")
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To: Stonewall Jackson

They are now acting stewards and dishwashers and cabin boys.


43 posted on 04/11/2011 10:33:27 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (Sorry for typos: typed with IPhone)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Ten years ago, I was railing about the absurdities into which political correctness would lead us. At the time, I was thinking the US.
I had no idea it was a worldwide infestation.

But this is far beyond political correctness stupidity.

44 posted on 04/12/2011 8:19:49 PM PDT by Publius6961 (There has Never been a "Tax On The Rich" that has not reached the middle class)
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To: Tucker39

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.


45 posted on 04/12/2011 8:26:41 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Fester Chugabrew
Repentance abounds where it will.

What are you, some kind of a nut?
Help me out here. What are you trying to say?

46 posted on 04/12/2011 8:53:28 PM PDT by Publius6961 (There has Never been a "Tax On The Rich" that has not reached the middle class)
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To: Publius6961
What are you, some kind of a nut?

Sorry guy. If you do not know it is not about me, the answer is as good as lost.

47 posted on 04/12/2011 9:50:02 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (minds change)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Unbelievable!

FAIL, Brittania!!!


48 posted on 04/12/2011 9:51:34 PM PDT by Palladin (Trump Card: Obama's birth certificate.)
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To: Travis McGee

Are the Russians the only ones who know how to deal with pirates anymore?


49 posted on 04/13/2011 6:01:33 AM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: ConjunctionJunction

Oh, we know how. We’re just not allowed by our political masters.


50 posted on 04/13/2011 6:03:11 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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