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Attorney: Accused pirate unlawfully interrogated
Associated Press ^ | July 29, 2011 | BROCK VERGAKIS

Posted on 07/29/2011 11:19:03 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- The defense attorney for a Somali man accused of being a pirate negotiator says he was unlawfully interrogated aboard a government airplane after requesting a lawyer.

Mohammad Saaili Shibin is charged with piracy, kidnapping and weapons charges for his role in the February hijacking of a yacht off the coast of Africa that left all four Americans onboard dead.

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1 posted on 07/29/2011 11:19:06 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

ya!
Cuz pirates and terrorists around the world are protected by the U.S. Constitution, doncha know.....?
AAARRRRG!


2 posted on 07/29/2011 11:22:51 AM PDT by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He was lucky he wasn’t arrested by Patrick Henry!

“Those who declare war against the human race may be struck out of existence as soon as they are apprehended. He was not executed according to those beautiful legal ceremonies which are pointed out by the laws in criminal cases. The enormity of his crimes did not entitle him to it. I am truly a friend to legal forms and methods; but, sir, the occasion warranted the measure.
A pirate, an outlaw, or a common enemy to all mankind, may be put to death at any time. It is justified by the laws of nature and nations. “


3 posted on 07/29/2011 11:23:30 AM PDT by mrsmith
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is such a farce. Gilbert & Sullivan could never have imagined such a thing.

These clowns with their pathetic dirty little skiffs and their rustbucket “mother ships” are terrorizing the entire Indian Ocean and because we’re all wringing our hands over “International Law” they are barely being inconvenienced.

This little problem could be resolved in about 72 hours if we took the gloves off.

I’m just wondering how much worse it has to get before some nation, maybe Russia or China, decides to get serious.


4 posted on 07/29/2011 11:24:42 AM PDT by sinanju
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They should have just shot the pirates on sight...


5 posted on 07/29/2011 11:25:14 AM PDT by mgstarr ("Some of us drink because we're not poets." Arthur (1981))
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To: mgstarr
They should have just shot the pirates on sight...
Don't forget the lawyer.
6 posted on 07/29/2011 11:35:00 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Another one lived to tell his tale.

Shame.


7 posted on 07/29/2011 11:42:51 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Pirate: I demand a lawyer!

Govt. Official: Sorry, we’re at 30,000 feet and there are no lawyers on this plane.

Pirate: I demand a lawyer!

Govt. Official [Opening side hatch of airplane]: I TOLD you there are no lawyers on this plane, but since you insist [shoves pirate out side hatch] maybe you’ll be able to find one on the ground...


8 posted on 07/29/2011 11:43:02 AM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: sinanju
Gilbert & Sullivan could never have imagined such a thing.

Oh, but could they ever have had fun with it!

9 posted on 07/29/2011 11:44:03 AM PDT by Ole Okie (!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The poor baby.

Since when do pirates not in the United States have US constitutional rights?

But I guess that's what happens when you define acts of piracy on the high seas to be “criminal” acts. The founders knew the difference. I don't recall Lieutenant Stephen Decatur and Presley O’Bannon reading anyone their rights on the Shores of Tripoli.

10 posted on 07/29/2011 11:44:50 AM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: oh8eleven

The ONLY “constitutional right” a pirate should have is a timely, painless and merciful DEATH. Works every time...appears to cut way down of repetition of the original crime.


11 posted on 07/29/2011 11:53:07 AM PDT by CaptainAmiigaf (NY TIMES: "We print the news as it fits our views")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The US has been fighting pirates since about 1776. I would think their approach is wrong.
12 posted on 07/29/2011 11:56:33 AM PDT by mountainlion (AMERICA LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Here we go again!!!!!!!!!!


13 posted on 07/29/2011 12:11:58 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Get that guy back on the plane, and hovering over the Atlantic at 40,000 ft., open the door and shove.


14 posted on 07/29/2011 12:12:31 PM PDT by ReleaseTheHounds ("The problem with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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To: CaptainAmiigaf
The ONLY “constitutional right” a pirate should have is a timely, painless and merciful DEATH.

I'd just settle for the first one... timely.

15 posted on 07/29/2011 12:38:11 PM PDT by Kenton (No hope, loose change - Buck Ofama)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Repatriate the Pirate and his attorney, drop them off in the Indian Ocean about 50 miles off shore and tell them them to swim west...
16 posted on 07/29/2011 12:50:17 PM PDT by Rumplemeyer (The GOP should stand its ground - and fix Bayonets)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

SNAFU.... the Obama way for America.


17 posted on 07/29/2011 1:09:18 PM PDT by Gator113 (Palin 2012, period.....)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Lol, I’m so sure this illiterate Somalian pirate requested a lawyer when he was being held at gunpoint on a military plane. Guess he learned that from Miami Vice reruns, eh?


18 posted on 07/29/2011 1:14:36 PM PDT by Boogieman
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This shows the folly of treating foreign Islamic terrorists and pirates like shoplifters and car thieves. This SOB should have been packed off to Guantanamo and left to rot there.
19 posted on 07/29/2011 1:24:23 PM PDT by Godwin1 (Curve stuff)
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To: Godwin1

The pirate, lawyer or both?
Second question, aren’t most lawyers, pirates, by definition/defecation?


20 posted on 07/29/2011 1:37:10 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Flush Congress in 2010 & 2012)
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To: sinanju
The Russians are already dealing with these pirates. Check this out. There are many other examples.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOjdBp167q0&feature=fvst

21 posted on 07/29/2011 2:10:52 PM PDT by Usually_Disappointed (I think the tree of liberty is getting thirsty...)
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