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EU carries out first airstrikes against Somali pirate targets
| May 15, 2012
Posted on 05/15/2012 6:54:45 AM PDT by C19fan
The European Union says its naval force off the Somali coastline has carried out its first air strikes against pirate targets on shore. A spokesman said maritime aircraft and attack helicopters took part in the attacks early Tuesday along the coastline. No casualties were reported in the raid, which occurred along Somalia's central coastline in the region of Galmudug.
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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: eu; pirates; somalia
What happened to the days when the US took on the pirates while the Euros paid their "tribute"?
posted on 05/15/2012 6:54:55 AM PDT
I posted this earlier, from a banned source apparently, and it went bye bye..
I haven't heard one thing about this before. Have any of you?
posted on 05/15/2012 7:00:18 AM PDT
(The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
Long overdue, but I question the effectiveness.
“The EU is the main donor to the Somali transitional government. It is also trains Somali army troops, and is reinforcing the navies of five neighboring countries to enable them to counter piracy themselves.”
I figured the Somali defacto government was the pirates.
posted on 05/15/2012 7:07:13 AM PDT
No casualties were reported in the raid
Good thing or the pirates would have sued them in the EU courts and won. /s
posted on 05/15/2012 7:13:05 AM PDT
The EU has a naval force?
posted on 05/15/2012 7:34:40 AM PDT
by headstamp 2
(Liberalism: Carrying adolescent values and behavior into adult life.)
No casualties were reported in the raid,
What the heck! Seems to me that it kind of defeats the purpose of raiding the pirates, when you don't kill any of them.
posted on 05/15/2012 8:18:59 AM PDT
by Turbo Pig
(...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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