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Pirate suspects to be prosecuted in US - AP source says five or more will arrive soon
Fox News ^ | April 21, 2010 | Pete Yost

Posted on 04/21/2010 5:19:08 AM PDT by Zakeet

Five or more pirate suspects are being brought to the United States for prosecution, a federal law enforcement official said Tuesday.

The suspects will arrive in the United States by the end of the week, The official told The Associated Press. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the transfer is still under way.

U.S. officials had said last week that as many as 20 suspected pirates held on U.S. ships off the coast of Somalia might soon be headed to the U.S. for prosecution.

The government's decision to bring the suspected pirates to the United States comes amid heated debate among U.S. and other international agencies over where piracy suspects should be sent for trial. Earlier this month Kenya began refusing to take piracy suspects, saying the trials were straining its courts.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: jeffersonlegacy; law; obamalegacy; piracy; pirates; trial; unconstitutional; wot

Between his "catch and release" policy, the on-again -- off-again -- on-again terrorism show trials, and the decision to close -- not close -- close Gitmo, the Wee Wee is demonstrating some outstanding leadership qualities

1 posted on 04/21/2010 5:19:09 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

They’ll think twice before they do that again. Heh.


2 posted on 04/21/2010 5:21:12 AM PDT by ryan71 (Let's Roll!)
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To: Zakeet

Why aren’t the ‘rats taking these miscreants to the World Court?


3 posted on 04/21/2010 5:24:10 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Zakeet

Court appointed lawyers, full panoply of U. S. Constitutional rights, on and on. Just hang ‘em from the yard arm! Aaarghhg!


4 posted on 04/21/2010 5:25:59 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: Paladin2

No, why are they not just “taking them out” on the high seas?
Thereby, we avoid all these costly and unnecessary trials.
We know they did it - they were caught in the act. Shoot the bastards and let the sharks have them for lunch. Case closed.


5 posted on 04/21/2010 5:26:37 AM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: Paladin2

I think they should be sent to meet their maker. How many millions of dollars does it cost us to bring them here for trial?


6 posted on 04/21/2010 5:27:38 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek

Piracy is a death sentence crime. It’s an act of war by a non-uniformed combatant. Therefore they have no rights under the geneva convention and should be shot at the scene of the attack.

These guys don’t need a trial. They need a bullet.


7 posted on 04/21/2010 5:36:55 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: Mr. Wright
I agree that military tribunals on the ships of capture would be the most appropriate.

Heads on pikes back on the beaches of Somalia would be a nice final touch.

8 posted on 04/21/2010 5:38:54 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: John O

You really have to wonder how far this sort of thing will go. In a sense its a crime against commerce and not worthy of the millions of taxpayer dollars. Our responsibility should end with reasonable protection of shipping lanes.

What’s next? New York appearance dates for speeding tickets in Sri Lanka?


9 posted on 04/21/2010 5:49:40 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Zakeet
In other pirate trial news, we have this.

First Trial of Somali Pirates Poses Headache for Germany

Also this.

It's a fairly long video but it offers insight to the whole " law enforcement " approach and the problems associated with it.

Kenya: pirates on trial

10 posted on 04/21/2010 5:57:15 AM PDT by csvset
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To: Zakeet

These trials will be a joke and I expect one or more of these guys will get acquitted on some technicality and be sent home with new suits and pocket money to a heroes welcome in Somalia. I wouldn’t even be surprised if these pirates would get bail and be walking our streets courtesy of the ACLU and liberal donors.


11 posted on 04/21/2010 5:58:01 AM PDT by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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To: ryan71

Sure would have saved a lot of trouble and money if they had just been shot. Bullets are cheaper than lawyers.


12 posted on 04/21/2010 6:10:00 AM PDT by Piquaboy (Military veteran of 22 years in Navy, Air Force, and Army.)
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To: shalom aleichem

I’d rather hang them on shore in Somalia. No trial, just take them in and hang them at the docks. A little of that and there’d be a marked decrease in piracy.


13 posted on 04/21/2010 6:16:38 AM PDT by Bayan
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To: Zakeet

they are gonna put on a big elaborate show trial in New York and then turn around and say “See, we can handle trying KSM here...”


14 posted on 04/21/2010 6:20:41 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: shalom aleichem
Ah, the good old days under Thomas Jefferson when men had balls and the Navy gave pirates the gibbet...


15 posted on 04/21/2010 6:35:25 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Mr. Wright
What (?!) and not give them a chance at rehabilitation??? These poor souls could become our next generation of high school motivational speakers.

..."don't end up like me...yeah pirating on the high seas seems so romantic, but is right for you...think of all the people who will un-friend you on facebook...blah blah blah..."

Feed 'em to the sharks!

16 posted on 04/21/2010 6:35:42 AM PDT by downtownconservative
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To: Zakeet

This sketch makes Hussein Obama look like a complete moron. ...
It's interesting that a simple sketch could be so accurate.


17 posted on 04/21/2010 6:38:04 AM PDT by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: Zakeet

Marandize them and give them an ACLU lawyer .


18 posted on 04/21/2010 6:38:24 AM PDT by lionheart 247365 (-:{ GLEN BECK is 0bama's TRANSPARENCY CZAR }:-)
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To: Piquaboy

Take no prisoners - Ought to be ROE.


19 posted on 04/21/2010 6:40:07 AM PDT by ryan71 (Let's Roll!)
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To: Zakeet

Pirates being brought here for prosecution? Isn’t it standard procedure for pirates to receive “justice” on the spot?


20 posted on 04/21/2010 6:51:51 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Zakeet

What happened to hanging them at sea? Knocks the recidivism rate to zero.


21 posted on 04/21/2010 7:02:45 AM PDT by nina0113
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To: Bayan
I’d rather hang them on shore in Somalia. No trial, just take them in and hang them at the docks. A little of that and there’d be a marked decrease in piracy.

In the olden days, pirates were staked out in the sea at low tide and left to wait for high tide. That IS cruel (and these days, more than unusual). Just a simple hanging will suffice.

22 posted on 04/21/2010 7:04:26 AM PDT by nina0113
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To: Zakeet

What you do with them is load them up on a plane and drop them out over a suspected pirate safehouse so they crash through the ceiling DOA just to let them know - We know where you are.


23 posted on 04/21/2010 7:23:05 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15)
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To: pyx

This sketch makes Hussein Obama look like a complete moron. ...
It's interesting that a simple sketch could be so accurate.

In my opinion, it presents the Wee Wee in the most flattering manner
It's difficult to capture incompetency, corruption, insanity, laziness and stupidity in a single portrait.

24 posted on 04/21/2010 7:30:22 AM PDT by Zakeet (Will Rogers never met the Wee Wee)
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To: Zakeet

Trial at sea and make them walk the plank.


25 posted on 04/21/2010 7:52:38 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (We've gone from phony soldiers to phony conservative protesters. Nothing about liberalism is genuine)
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To: Paladin2

They need to keep the docket at the World Court clear for the prosecution of Bush, Cheney, Rove, Palin, Limbaugh, Beck,...


26 posted on 04/21/2010 7:53:22 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (We've gone from phony soldiers to phony conservative protesters. Nothing about liberalism is genuine)
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To: downtownconservative

Angela Davis and Bill Ayers were “redeemed” in the eyes of the New Democrat establishment and today they are taxpayer funded teachers.


27 posted on 04/21/2010 7:54:57 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (We've gone from phony soldiers to phony conservative protesters. Nothing about liberalism is genuine)
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To: Mr. Wright

Precisely. If an armed vessel is caught attempting to hijack a commercial ship, it should be sunk with all hands aboard.

The survivors? Drop some chum in the water with them and leave them there.


28 posted on 04/21/2010 8:19:54 AM PDT by walford (http://the-big-pic.org)
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To: a fool in paradise

Sould have fed them to the sharks when we had a chance, as well!

Hope you recognized my sarcasm.


29 posted on 04/21/2010 8:44:24 AM PDT by downtownconservative
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To: downtownconservative

Right, I understood your sarcasm but pointed out the grain of truth in your satire.

Mildred Gillars, a Nazi propagandist who was convicted of treason for her WWII broadcasts (nicknamed Axis Sally but I think she was on the air as “midge” or something), taught at a private school in the US after her sentence.

It is disgusting.


30 posted on 04/21/2010 8:46:39 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (We've gone from phony soldiers to phony conservative protesters. Nothing about liberalism is genuine)
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To: walford

Exactly, everyone on a “pirate” ship must be assumed to be a co-conspirator!!


31 posted on 04/21/2010 9:49:22 AM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: a fool in paradise

Gotcha! We agree.


32 posted on 04/21/2010 10:30:59 AM PDT by downtownconservative
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To: Zakeet

Oh great! 20 more mouths to feed and house at $30,000 bucks a year each! Just shoot the bastards and feed them to the fishes!


33 posted on 04/21/2010 10:37:12 AM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Where is our military?)
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