Skip to comments.SOMALIA: Russia executed all Somali pirates – spokesman (Pirate spokesman...Im not kidding)
Posted on 05/12/2010 3:40:06 AM PDT by kronos77
BOSASSO (Somalilandpress) A pirate spokesman, who wished to remain anonymous, contacted Somalilandpress today said at least ten of his men were executed by the Russian navy after the troopers stormed MV Moscow University.
The Russians commandos stormed the ship before sunrise, starting a firefight with our men, onboard they injured three of them and one was killed, he said.
He dismissed the Russian navy statement that the men were released because of the absence of a legal base to carry out prosecution procedures against pirates.
The Russians never released the young men instead they shot them point-blank range then loaded their lifeless bodies back on the boat, he added.
The spokesman condemned the action of the Russian navy our men never hurt their hostages, we simply want foreign ships to stop overfishing in our waters, if they are not happy to respect our-fishermen and their livelihood, we have no choice but to take hostage to compensate for the losses, he cited.
We condemn the action of the Russians, its driven by racism and hate for black people and Africa, its the face of the new Russia. In future, if we capture Russians they will meet the same fate as those they executed, he added.
Meanwhile, many Somalis were angered by Somalias ambassador to Moscow, Mohamed Handules statement, who backed the Russian navy denying that the Russian destroyer Marshal Shaposhnikov has not acted inappropriately. They requested an investigation and the immediate replacement of Mr. Handule.
Not one Somali or the government of our country sees Russia has being guilty in this, Mr. Handule told ITAR-TASS news agency.
On the 6th May, eleven Somali pirates hijacked the Liberian-flagged Russian oil tanker, MV Moscow University, carrying 86,000 tonnes of crude oil worth $US52 million in the Gulf of Aden. The anti-submarine destroyer Marshal Shaposhnikov was notified and dispatched a helicopter which disrupted the pirates while commandos on speed boats stormed the tanker. The Russians have killed all eleven pirates and have destroyed their boats according to the pirate spokesman.
There are reports, Somali pirates still hold 23 foreign ships and 384 sailors in Somalia. Meanwhile, a conference co-sponsored by the United Nation and the Turkish government designed to address the piracy, stability and Somalias security will be hosted in Istanbul from 21st-23rd of May.
Photo: AFP/Pierre Verdy
Sounds like the pirates got what they deserved.
I’ll bet that’s the last ship with Cyrillic lettering Somali pirates ever f**k with.
“The Russians never released the young men instead they shot them point-blank range then loaded their lifeless bodies back on the boat, he added.”
Bully for the russians. We need more decisive actions like those.
So whats the problem?
I wonder if the pirates are going to be forced into the world government? I have read that Coke syrup is their unit of currency. Might be the only currency of value soon.
Dang Russkis are gonna ruin that startup pirate cruise industry if they keep that up.
Now why can’t I find that link?
They should have executed him as well, purely for this attempt at justification of violent kidnapping.
(Pirate spokesman...Im not kidding)
Can anyone visualize Robert Gibbes in a pirate suit with a parrot on his shoulder? It's not hard, try.
and this jackass spokesman knows all that, how?
Boys will be boys.
Didn’t the US Navy release the leader of the pirates back into Somali? Back when one of our freighters got hijacked?
I bet you are right. I love this story. The Russians are basically like, "We released the pirates, then they died."
Can’t recall. There has been a lot of catch and release going on by all concerned.
So the pirates got a green helmet guy protesting how they are not being treated lawfully?
And, BTW, I rarely get a chance to cheer the Russian Navy.
Why aren’t we doing this?
They didn’t have to shoot them, they could have just released them...into the ocean.
Lesson: Do not mess with the Russians.
Ahh yes, even the Somali pirates are playing the race card...
Wonder if they ever considered the fact that they raid ships illegally as the reason for their mens' execution...
Naaaa! CAN'T be! Race trumps EVEERYTHING!!!! /s
Would seem more appropriate to see Gibbs on a parrots shoulder.
The Russian equivalent of “catch and release”.
Good. It embarrasses me to have to give credit to the Russians for understanding the way pirates should be dealt with.
There is a reason piracy disappeared from nearly all the civilized world. It became taboo because pirates who were caught were dealt with quickly and harshly in nearly all situations.
These pirates do what they do, because WE LET THEM GET AWAY WITH IT. Sure, they lost a few guys, but they still live affluent, safe and protected lives as they check the time on their diamond studded Rolexes.
Stop overfishing our waters...
Just helping you cut bait.
I guarantee that no more Russian ships will be hijacked.
Wow! Too early yet! That should have read: "Wonder if they ever considered the fact that THEIR RAIDING OF ships illegally IS the the reason for their mens' executionS..."
Definitely need my infusion of caffeine prior to posting this early in the morning...:-)
The only thing the russians did wrong - loaded them back in their boat rather than just dumping them for the fish. Sharks gotta eat too.
Yes, all that fishing by those tankers and cargo ships. The shipping owners should let the world know that they have hired the Russians to negotiate all future hijackings.
shot them point-blank range then loaded their lifeless bodies back on the boat,
And the problem is???
Good for the Russians!
Glad to see someone still knows how to deal with pirates.
Not one Somali or the government of our country sees Russia has being guilty in this, [Ambassador] Handule told ITAR-TASS news agency.”
For some reason, I’m reminded of that scene in Airplane! where the Russian news broadcaster is reading the nightly news while a pistol is pointed at his head by some unknown person standing off screen. :-)
Anyway, no sympathy for the pirates. If they “got it in the neck”, from the Russkies, then that’s their fault for being an EFFIN’ PIRATE!
The Samalians may be stupid but they know how to play that old “Race Card”.
>>>>We condemn the action of the Russians, its driven by racism and hate for black people and Africa<<<<<<
No pal it’s driven by you guys believeing you have a right to demand payment for pirated ships.
The Russians have done what should have been done all along.Take back the ships and kill anyone on board who is guilty of having hijacked it. Their presence is proof of their guilt.
If this stuff continues Allah will run out of virgins.
If the UN had any real significances they would get the countries of the world to go in and put a stop to this, but in reality there are too many Muslim nations belonging to the Un to ever allow it to do anything reasonable.
Good to see the Russians don’t put up with any of that PC BS...good for them.
"Arrgh! Arrgh. ARG! Arg, arg, argh! Arrrrgh! Argh?! Arg, arg, arrrgh!"
Good job Russia! This should happen more often.
We have pirates here in the USA...we call them ‘Congress’...
Yeah, well, live like a pirate, die like a pirate. If more Navies would adopt this policy regarding piracy there probably wouldn't be much piracy to worry about......
When they were dead, they should have stuffed pork in the pirate's mouths before dumping the bodies in the water.
That's the problem.
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(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)
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Me Hardees, They had to walk the plank or be keel hauled. See that is what happened. The somalian spokesman is nothing but a blowhard. The same discipline should be used for American Politicans. watch them tow the line if the the threat of walking the plank or being keel hauled be put into effect, the will of the American people would be adhered too. the Russian military executed just punishment. Political Correctness requires that the Pirates be treated as victims of a poverty stricken nation. Wait, they attacked and overtook a oil tanker on International Waters. Piracy has its consequences - death or be captured. martyrs in the eyes of the Somalian government. Next we will hear the Russians opened up a salvo on the Pirate enclave in Somalia and all are dead, piracy has come to an end. russia is viewed as being very racial motivated to blow up the pirates home base. gee, this wpuld end the yearly piracy once and for all. I mean what else did they want that the Russians place them as employees on the cruiser. Piracy in the 1700s resulted in the pirates being hunted down and killed.
Therefore we demand a beer summit.