Skip to comments.Russians Shoot (Yemeni) Fisherman in the Face
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 motorboats starboard side, and a third slammed into Quanass face.
He was killed while he was holding some dough for dinner, says Quanass 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 Im 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.
Quanass 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 Quanass 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.
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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.
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.
“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.
My first thought just from the headline was “Yeah, I’ll BET he was just a fisherman.”
Liar, liar, fisherman’s pants on fire.
At least Mohammed didn’t suffer.
And what would one expect a pirate to say....I was out getting ready to kidnap this crew when they unfairly shot me!!!!
8 men in a narrow skiff. Not much room for fish. Perhaps they were sport fishermen and only did “catch and release”.
Thank goodness he wasn’t holding a 10 month old baby in his arms!
My first thought was "so.... where did you want this fisherman to be shot other than his face?... arm? in the foot?"
It is OK. Russians feel disrespected by the sight of dough held by a Muslim.
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.
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."
Maybe it was a mobile milk factory?
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.
“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..
I would not be surprised if the ‘dough’ was C4. Who goes out to sea in a narrow fishing boat to bake bread?
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?
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