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* Russian-owned tanker had $52 million worth of crude oil
* Was heading for China with 23 Russian crew
* Russian warship headed towards tanker
* Pirates warn against rescue attempt
(Adds Russian chief of staff returning, warship dispatched)
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.
Originally posted by ChrisF231
I like the Russians, they have balls unlike many of my fellow Americans and virtually all Europeans except the British.
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 head.