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.