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  • Somali pleads guilty to piracy

    08/27/2010 3:21:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    UPI ^ | 8/27/2010
    NORFOLK, Va., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- A Somali man Friday pleaded guilty in federal court in Norfolk, Va., to attacking the USS Ashland in the first successful U.S. piracy prosecution in 150 years. Jama Idle Ibrahim told the court he believed the Ashland was a merchant vessel he could hold for ransom. The ship was attacked April 10 in the Gulf of Aden. "Today marks the first conviction in Norfolk for acts of piracy in more than 150 years," U.S. Attorney Neil MacBride said. "Modern-day pirates must be held accountable and will face severe consequences." Ibrahim, also known as Jaamac...
  • Somali pirate's smile turns to tears; charged with crimes that could send him to jail for life

    04/21/2009 3:02:41 PM PDT · by Joiseydude · 68 replies · 1,935+ views
    DailyNews ^ | Tuesday, April 21st 2009 | Thomas Zambito, Christina Boyle and Tracy Connor
    Penniless and weeping, a Somali pirate was hit with five federal charges Tuesday that could land him in the brig for the rest of his life. A Manhattan judge ruled Abduwali Abdukhadir Muse can be prosecuted as an adult - setting the stage for the first U.S. sea piracy trial in over a century. Prosecutors presented a charge of piracy and four related counts for hijacking the Maersk Alabama on April 8 and holding the captain hostage.
  • How Obama actually delayed pirate rescue

    04/19/2009 8:50:32 AM PDT · by NorwegianViking · 114 replies · 8,480+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | April 8, 2009 11:45 PM | Joseph Frah's G2 Bulletin
    WASHINGTON – While Barack Obama is basking in praise for his "decisive" handling of the Somali pirate attack on a merchant ship in the India Ocean, reliable military sources close to the scene are painting a much different picture of the incident – accusing the president of employing restrictive rules of engagement that actually hampered the rescue of Capt. Richard Phillips and extended the drama at sea for days. Multiple opportunities to free the captain of the Maersk Alabama from three young pirates were missed, these sources say – all because a Navy SEAL team was not immediately ordered to...