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Russians Shoot (Yemeni) Fisherman in the Face
GCAPTAIN ^ | Sep 17, 2012 | Alan Katz

Posted on 09/18/2012 7:48:26 AM PDT by gandalftb

The Nordic Fighter tanker was sailing south in the Red Sea as Mohammed Ali Quanas headed west to catch kingfish on Aug. 3, 2011. Quanas began cooking the evening meal for the seven other men in the narrow, rented skiff.

They say they curved away to the northwest to keep their usual distance from merchant vessels, as did two other fishing skiffs working nearby from their home port of Hodeidah, Yemen.

From 500 meters, gunshots erupted from the tanker. Two rounds pierced the water on the motorboat’s starboard side, and a third slammed into Quanas’s face.

“He was killed while he was holding some dough for dinner,” says Quanas’s uncle.

Russian soldiers aboard the ship fired the bullets according to a report from a private security team that was also on the tanker.

The Russian Navy denies responsibility as does the company that owns the Nordic Fighter. Vice Admiral Viktor Chirkov, commander-in-chief of the Russian Navy, said “I’m not sure they were peaceful civilians.”

Prosecutors in Norway decided against opening an investigation, in part because of the hurdles in taking soldiers to trial.

The number of reported Somali pirate attacks from January through August 2012 fell to 70 from 191 a year earlier, and there have been none since July 27.

Quanas’s uncle says a launch carrying about 10 soldiers and a translator from a Russian naval ship approached the fishing boat and the two other skiffs. The soldiers boarded and began hitting the fishermen with the butts of their weapons, according to Hasan, Badi and Walid Abdul Rahman, another fisherman with them that day. The Russian soldiers struck Quanas’s body with their weapons to make sure he was dead, they say.

The fishermen say they motored straight home, terrified of encountering another armed tanker.

(Excerpt) Read more at gcaptain.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: piracy; somalia; yemen
Seven locals, rented skiff, with three other boats, one of them carrying AK-47's, heading out to go fishing, in the evening?

You don't see Russian embassies getting attacked or Putin bowing to any kings or apologizing for anything.

The Russian base in Tartus is surrounded by rebels fighting the Russian-supported Syrian government, and not one bullet has been fired at the base.

1 posted on 09/18/2012 7:48:34 AM PDT by gandalftb
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To: gandalftb

In the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden and Arabian Sea there has not been even an attempted hijacking of any ship since this shooting 6 weeks ago.


2 posted on 09/18/2012 7:51:08 AM PDT by gandalftb (The art of diplomacy says "nice doggie", until you find a bigger rock.)
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To: gandalftb

“The soldiers boarded and began hitting the fishermen with the butts of their weapons”

That’s the only thing these animals understand....... A good a$$ kicking.


3 posted on 09/18/2012 7:52:56 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: gandalftb

My first thought just from the headline was “Yeah, I’ll BET he was just a fisherman.”


4 posted on 09/18/2012 7:53:03 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: gandalftb

Liar, liar, fisherman’s pants on fire.


5 posted on 09/18/2012 7:53:44 AM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: gandalftb

At least Mohammed didn’t suffer.

pity.


6 posted on 09/18/2012 7:56:24 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1338 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: gandalftb

And what would one expect a pirate to say....I was out getting ready to kidnap this crew when they unfairly shot me!!!!


7 posted on 09/18/2012 7:59:58 AM PDT by ontap
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To: gandalftb

8 men in a narrow skiff. Not much room for fish. Perhaps they were sport fishermen and only did “catch and release”.


8 posted on 09/18/2012 8:00:02 AM PDT by wrench
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To: gandalftb

Thank goodness he wasn’t holding a 10 month old baby in his arms!


9 posted on 09/18/2012 8:03:37 AM PDT by golf lover (going)
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To: Slump Tester
My first thought just from the headline was “Yeah, I’ll BET he was just a fisherman.”

My first thought was "so.... where did you want this fisherman to be shot other than his face?... arm? in the foot?"

10 posted on 09/18/2012 8:06:21 AM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: gandalftb

It is OK. Russians feel disrespected by the sight of dough held by a Muslim.


11 posted on 09/18/2012 8:09:11 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Fun for women ages 21 through 35)
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To: gandalftb
This Yemeni environmentalist's name is translated in English as "Trayvon Martin." He and his pals (inc. the chap with the AK) were on their way home from Koran Study Class, and were dropping off a hot seafood dinner for an elderly shut-in widow. Although a humble "fisherman" by day, Quana was studying Nuclear Physics by night, never chewed Quat, and was working on his "400 Melon" Merit Badge in the Yemeni scouting program.

As a martyr to Infidel gunplay, we faithful must, must I say inquire as to how many virgins he will be assigned in Paradise. While the entire complement of 72, as recommended by Muhammed (MPBUH) seems somewhat lavish ... given the circumstances, I pray to Allah the All Wise that he is at least granted 3 or 4 suitable companions, now that he leaving his beloved scout troops behind.

12 posted on 09/18/2012 8:13:43 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Obama = Allende.)
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To: V_TWIN

Exactly.


13 posted on 09/18/2012 8:18:04 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Kenny Bunk
Prosecutors in Norway decided against opening an investigation,

Is there no end to the lengths to which these crafty Norvegians will go to secure their supplies of Lutefisk?

" It is qvite simple my Yemeni frents, you vant an investigation? Ve take the fish."

14 posted on 09/18/2012 8:18:37 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Obama = Allende.)
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To: gandalftb

Maybe it was a mobile milk factory?


15 posted on 09/18/2012 8:29:02 AM PDT by manic4organic (We won. Get over it.)
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To: School of Rational Thought
LOL! That's the same logic that libtards use to excuse any Muslim violence.

I've often wondered if it might be worthwhile to have a sit-down with the Russians and Chinese and make this offer:

We realize we've had a long history of animosity based on our political and economic differences. But this animosity is still relatively recent compared to the long contempt the Muslim world has held for non-Muslims.

Let's put aside our differences for now and carve out spheres of influence in the Muslim world and maybe in Africa. We'll even give China the lion's share of our third in return for writing down most or all of our debt. Deal with the Muslims as you think best because we've given up trying to civilize them.

Leave us only a strip of Egypt along the east bank of the Nile, the Suez Canal and the Sinai peninsula, Israel, Jordon and Lebanon to resettle those who can be civilized or already are because they are religious minorities.

Finally, let's set up a jointly administered enclave in Somalia to resettle the rest and to suppress piracy. We can even relocate the United Nations to Mogadishu so the whole world has a stake in its success.

16 posted on 09/18/2012 8:30:36 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Kenny Bunk

“I pray to Allah the All Wise that he is at least granted 3 or 4 suitable companions”.

Your wish is granted - Young Goat F*cker will have four virgin goats reserved for his pleasure..


17 posted on 09/18/2012 8:32:09 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: School of Rational Thought

I would not be surprised if the ‘dough’ was C4. Who goes out to sea in a narrow fishing boat to bake bread?


18 posted on 09/18/2012 8:37:30 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: GladesGuru
I knew I could count on you, the spokesman for millions of VRWC Infidels, to come up with an insensitive, politically incorrect, and of course somewhat risqué remark.

A member of the faithful reading this thread just may be Koranically inspired to form an angry mob and drag out one of our ME Ambassadors as a result.

BTW, and you and I should know this, WTF exactly, do you think could be in this "video" that has the Worthy Oriental Gentlemen so upset? Can I see it,too?

19 posted on 09/18/2012 8:49:45 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Obama = Allende.)
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To: gandalftb
It may be propoganda (highly likely) or it may be that this man was just in the wrong place at the wrong time; however, the real fault lies w/these countries and their citizens who refuse to “clean up their acts” and stop the piracy. If the piracy ends the Russian's and other navies can go back to their normal duties and these types of incidents won't happen.
20 posted on 09/18/2012 8:54:54 AM PDT by Ozymandias Ghost
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To: gandalftb

Sorry for the loss of life, but now everyone is on notice not to be within shooting distance of a Russian boat. Things are more quiet and predictable that way.


21 posted on 09/18/2012 9:17:43 AM PDT by lurk
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To: gandalftb

The Russians have the guts to do what we should but won’t do.


22 posted on 09/18/2012 9:24:43 AM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("On the ascent of Olympus, what's a botched bar or two?" -Artur Schnabel)
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To: gandalftb
We all have it coming, especially guys named "Mohammed". He should have armed himself if he's going to decorate his lousy city with our ambassador.
23 posted on 09/18/2012 9:31:40 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: All
Seven locals, rented skiff, with three
other boats, one of them carrying AK-47's,
heading out to go fishing, in the evening?

just in time to celebrate
"international talk like a pirate day"
Sept.19th...celebrate @ Krispy Kreme

1 glazed donut: for talkin' like a Pirate
dozen for: dressin' like a Pirate.

BUMP


24 posted on 09/18/2012 9:44:17 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; w/ different flie$" :^)
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To: Vigilanteman
.....let's set up a jointly administered enclave in Somalia.... State'o'Maine as personified by the gay-friendly, late, umlamented administrations of Governor Baldacci (that's right, Mama Baldacci's Restaurant) The INS, Catholic Charities, and the UN, way ahead of you, boy.

Resettled thousands of "Refugee*" Somali's in and around Lewiston-Auburn (LA), give'em all 3-4 Section 8 vouchers (one for each wife,) put'em all on welfare, got'em healthcare (very important kind'of all the botched female circumcisions), put the kids in school (where the male children refuse to heed the directions of female staff) got the old ones Social Security and SS Disability, gave a few of the more presentable ones Affirmative Action City and County Jobs, and in general just further depressed a depressed area that never seems to have quite recovered an economy since the war (which war exactly, being the question)

So far at least, these rabid Muslims ain't voting., So far.

*"Refugees" from the various armed forces of Somalia, miliotias from other tribes, and the Kenyan Army because these were bandit border tribes who made their living from camel, goat, and cattle rustling ... with a little slave-tradin' and drug-smugglin' on the side. Perfect new New Englanders ... for Massachusetts. Wunnaful folks.

25 posted on 09/18/2012 11:19:56 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Obama = Allende.)
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To: Kenny Bunk

“I knew I could count on you, the spokesman for millions of VRWC Infidels, to come up with an insensitive, politically incorrect, and of course somewhat risqué remark.

A member of the faithful reading this thread just may be Koranically inspired to form an angry mob and drag out one of our ME Ambassadors as a result.”

As an effort in ‘Interfaith Outreach’, may I suggest to the Muslims that should they decide to go “Full Muslim” on Democrats & RINOs amongst our elected officials, and just about any bureaucrat, they will be taking actions that will compensate for the more usual acts of Muslims.

NO!, you can’t see what the Muslim sees in the world around him/her/it. Rumor has it you have not had a lobotomy and none, repeat NONE, of your family has married cousins.

Alas, the Muslim ‘weltanschaung’ is beyond you.

But, that is as Allah wills it.

In summation: You have not had a lobotomy


26 posted on 09/18/2012 9:39:27 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: GladesGuru
Alas, the Muslim ‘weltanschaung’ is beyond you.

Yes! And I was doing so well in my quranic studies (note politically correct spelling) when I was involved in a fender bender with a Yuengling Delivery van. The frosty amber fluid ran all over my face and I inadvertently swallowed a bit ... and bit more. That was 50 years ago, and being a weakling, I have followed that Infidel path instead of Muhammed, (MPBUH) (Also the Goat and Melon thing left me kinda cold).

I did have a prurient interest in a good-lookin' cousin, but even that took me from the true path of the prophet when I learned that she was adopted. Some of us Infidels can't even buy luck, I guess.

Maybe a lobotomy is the answer? If I can't get the Weltaunschung, at least I can try for the Sitz im Leben, or maybe just another Pilsener? A short one, please. Just to kick the Weltschmerz.

27 posted on 09/18/2012 10:42:37 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Obama = Allende.)
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To: GladesGuru

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rvPPxnITzU&list=PL2BDB2CCE5AAD44BA&index=1&feature=plpp_video


28 posted on 09/18/2012 10:45:41 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Obama = Allende.)
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To: gandalftb
Collateral damage is a terrible thing.

Would Harry S Truman have understood the term "collateral damage"?

29 posted on 09/18/2012 10:50:58 PM PDT by cynwoody
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