Skip to comments.Somali Pirates: Ransom Demand For US Man
Posted on 04/10/2009 10:12:49 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
Somali pirates holding an American ship captain hostage have reportedly made a £1.6m ransom offer - as another hostage in the same region is killed.
American Captain Richard Phillips tried to escape by jumping into the sea in sight of a US warship, but he was quickly recaptured, officals have said.
Capt Phillips is not thought to have been hurt in the incident, even though shots from an automatic weapon were fired in the drama.
Meanwhile, the French military has managed to free a child and three others from a yacht taken hostage in the notorious Gulf of Aden last week. But a fifth hostage has been killed in the operation.
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This asshole is gonna get us all killed!
Actually . . . that’s literally his goal and definitely the goal of his backers, the globalist oligarchy . . .
gotta force that global population down to 200 million . . . per orders from the “ET’s.”
For our own survival . . . and the survival of the planet . . . and . . . for the children.
. . . of the elites, only, of course.
get snipers on them.
Reagan would have responded better than Obama. I think my toddler could offer a better response right about now.
Those were my thoughts, as well. Give them a sack of fake bills, escort the hostages to safety, and blow the bad guys outta the water.
Capture them the moment they don’t have a hostage, try them and jail them. I don’t care where.
Obama is probably laughing like a hyena about how his bruthas got one up on that cracker captain right now.
Great idea. As we see in the movies, all the time, take some of the crap money we get from North Korea or China, run it in the dryer for a bit to fluff it up, give it to these a$$holes. Give them gas to get home and a "Safe Passage Home Certificate" and all the rest.
Once they release the Captain, then totally "splash" the a$$holes in the boat. The Indian Ocean fish need more food, bitter as it might be.
Darwin would be proud, in spite of Zer0 and Mrs. Clinton not knowing how to pull either of their respective (sic) heads out of their a$$es.
Well, I think we already know...the FBI hostage negotiators involved.
Three hots and a cot in a U.S. jail would be an improvement over whatever standard of living Somalia offers without the ransom money. Get the captain back and let them slink back to their sewer. They're the laughing stock of the other pirates as it is. "Ha, ha, ha Mohammed. Can't take the ship. Can't ransom the captain. Can't do anything right."
I’m sorry (a little Barry Osama Obama lingo there) .. but does not the entire U.S. NAVY have at least four sharpshooters?!
I am NOT impugning the U.S. NAVY, mind you! I am axing the Usurper in Chief why he has not put an end to this farce yet! Here we have FOUR Somali “pirates”/ransom artists/what-have-you’s in a FREAKING ROW BOAT adrift in the Indian Ocean 100 yards off the bow of a 500-foot GUIDED FREAKING MISSILE DESTROYER and yet THEY are DEMANDING $2Million?!
I mean .. is Jimmuh Cottuh giving advice on how to run this OP?! Day three of this farce .. and yet FOUR FREAKING BULLETS could end this thing in 2-seconds and everyone can go home!
I just wouldn’t let them try and spend their sack of conterfeits. Either jail ‘em or blow ‘em out of the water, they cannot be allowed to get away with piracy on the high seas.
Exactly. Once pirates know the American policy is surrender or die, they will stop attacking American ships, as all it will get them is prison or death. Sadly, we might need to sacrifice a few hostages to drive home that we are serious, but in the long run it would save many lives.
“Negotiations” should be only be used as a stalling technique to get our forces in place to attack.
9mm between the eyes rehabilitation is one sure cure.
I suspect that type of common sense and shrewdness may be above Zero’s paygrade.
How many destroyers must we have in place? And do these Effa Bee Eye guys even speak Somali, Swahili—whatever?
First Carter, then Clinton and now Obama. All weaklings.
It’s high time after 3,000 years of terrorism in that region to take out the pirates and everyone else living within 10 miles of the coast on both the African coast and the coast of the Arabian peninsula.
That’s the best idea I’ve heard. They’re trained to do exactly that.
Better idea. Open topped motorboat with 6 pirates .... have 7 AH-64's fly in and hover around the boat at roughly 50 meters at night. Chain guns can be brutally accurate and 30mm shells ... take out the engines and just put a couple of holes in the boat.
The offer your deal while the helos have a chain gun tracking each pirate by the gunners eye movements. Even if the pirates shoot at the pilots the bullets will just bounce off.
This can be a scary damn view.
Why the **** is this even still going on...don’t give’em any food or water...and tell them to surrender and if the American dies, they die...thats it! Move on! Ugh. When did the waters off of Somalia become a testicle free zone?!
I’m so f**ing tired of third-world ragheads getting the upper hand on the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!! When I was growing up, America was Number One, now we’re weak and pathetic, thanks to political correctness, dumbed-down education, etc.
No, it isn't.