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Somalis hijack Russian tanker, warship dispatched

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posted on May, 5 2010 @ 04:39 PM
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Somalis hijack Russian tanker, warship dispatched


in.reuters.com

* Russian-owned tanker had $52 million worth of crude oil

* Was .ing for China with 23 Russian crew

* Russian warship .ed towards tanker

* Pirates warn against rescue attempt

(Adds Russian chief of staff returning, warship dispatched)
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posted on May, 5 2010 @ 04:39 PM
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Hey guys.
This one is gonna be to watch out for. If the Somali pirates blow this tanker up we are gonna have another oil disaster outside of Gulf of Mexico. Hopefully the pirates run away before the forces show up because it will be a bloodbath.
The Russian sailors have heart. They did not give up and are still locked up away from the Pirates keeping in contact with the Russian forces that are still on the way. The Russian fleet should be making physical contact within the next 30 minutes of me writing this article.
Feel free to add update since I'm leaving for work and will not be able to post any updates.

Here are some more news links.

Enjoy.

in.reuters.com
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posted on May, 5 2010 @ 04:52 PM
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Thanks for the thread, nice catch. I am sure that the Russian navy will have no authority to engage the pirates though without the president taking a break from golf and having ice cream with his children and giving them the go a.. /sarcasm

In all reality I am sure they will handle the situation much more professionally than we handled ours last time and this will be over quickly and to the satisfaction of Russia. I am curious though why they are shipping oil in a tanker from Russia to China.



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 05:06 PM
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The pirates are really ballsy to mess with Mother Russia. And like Mother Nature, Mother Russia doesn't usually put up with a lot of crap like the US does. It should be interesting to see how this unfolds. I hope the crew remains safe as well as the Russian military.



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 05:11 PM
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Somalians messing with Russians. Wow these guys have balls. I hope they know they are going to get caught, and when they do they are going to much more then a slap on the wrist.



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 05:17 PM
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wow........what were thay thinking? thay should abandon ship while the russki`s are still on the way. thay are gonna need something special to get anything out of this. any one know were the best place for upto the min reporting of this?



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 05:32 PM
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This is going to be really interesting. You can bet one thing for sure, those Pirates are going to wish they had left that tanker alone.

There will not be any "capture the pirates and return them home".. they will get turned into shark bait.

I have been hoping they would be stupid enough to mess with the Russians. The Russians need nice warm spots for vacation destinations and they might just go through Somalia like poopy through a goose. I would love it.



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 05:40 PM
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oops.
Incredibly stupid thing to do.

I figured pirates would check who they were boarding beforehand? guess I was wrong.

hope it turns out okay.



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 05:58 PM
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If anything happens to that oil, I don't think China will be very happy either. So then the pirates will have two major players to worry about. Not a smart move at all on their part.



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 07:43 PM
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I'm with Wolftotem, they are gonna be sorry they messed with a Russian vessel. Watch Putin send in some serious damage.



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 07:53 PM
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I wish the US would dispose of thier Nuclear Weapons arsenal on Somalia, seriously thats the most worthless place on this planet, the whole city is overrun by kids with RPG's and AK47's and they just shoot people for the hell of it. Totally useless individuals that should be removed from this planet in the most inhumane manner. Ok im done ranting, I feel better now.



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 07:53 PM
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This should be interesting. Honestly, how stupid do you have to be to do this to the Russians? After the Russians get through with them, I have a feeling those Somali pirates are going to wish they'd never been born. Can't say I'll have a bit of sympathy when the Russians finally catch up to them, either.



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 07:58 PM
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I like the Russians, they have balls unlike many of my fellow Americans and virtually all Europeans except the British.

I can't wait to see what they do to the pirates. Maybe while they are at it they can rid the whole Somali coast of pirates too.



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 08:05 PM
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Haven't these guys admitted to being a subsidiary of Goldman Sachs?

If that is indeed true than this hijacking has much deeper implications than some random Somali pirates wanting to steal oil. The cold war never ended and this is just one, but small, example of proxy politics in action. Let's hope it doesn't result in another environmental disaster or loss of life.

In my opinion, you will not see any action taken by Russia on this issue other than some steadfast rhetoric issued as warning.

It will be interesting to see how it plays out...



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 08:10 PM
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Originally posted by Wolftotem
The pirates are really ballsy to mess with Mother Russia. And like Mother Nature, Mother Russia doesn't usually put up with a lot of crap like the US does. It should be interesting to see how this unfolds. I hope the crew remains safe as well as the Russian military.



You kidding me? The SEALS took out the pirates that were on the Mirsk Alabama, didn't they?



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 08:15 PM
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Russians responding with a warship only means that the ship hold something very dear to the Russians. I smell "Uranium"....



posted on May, 6 2010 @ 01:25 AM
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That was fast.

it's over

Lesson: Don't touch Russia's stuff.



posted on May, 6 2010 @ 01:33 AM
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I reckon.


Here's the story on yahoo. They say shots were fired, but no one was injured.

Russian special forces storm oil tanker, free ship


[edit on 6/5/10 by NuclearPaul]



posted on May, 6 2010 @ 01:43 AM
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Lol!

There's so many posts about how stupid it was to do this to the Russians, and how they will regret it.

There would have been a few butts kicked, that's for sure.



posted on May, 6 2010 @ 02:36 AM
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WTF? Stop selling your country short, Americans.


Originally posted by ChrisF231
I like the Russians, they have balls unlike many of my fellow Americans and virtually all Europeans except the British.


YEAH MAN, Americans are cowards and are helpless to do anything to defeat the Somali pirates.


www.foxnews.com...


Arlington, Va. -- Captain Richard Phillips is now safe and healthy aboard the USS Boxer after Navy Seals launched a rescue attempt that ended when snipers killed three pirates in three shots, all direct hits to the ..



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