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*Breaking News: 4 Americans Abducted by Somali Pirates Have Been Killed, Fox News Confirms

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posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 08:18 AM
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This just flashed up on Fox's website.

Story and info to follow.

www.foxnews.com...#

Man, if this is true, death to all them bastards.

I mean killing touring boaters. Big men. If the US won't do it. Sen them Russian commandos in. They don't mind killing a few buttheads who are not horoning their contact with humanity.

Seems like the whole world is all aflame.

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posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 08:29 AM
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CNN now confirms. Headline:

Four U.S. citizens on a yacht hijacked by Somali pirates last week are dead, a U.S. defense official says.




Lets see what Obama does?

I wonder if they were killed just to see what he does do.

Some terror group could have paid to have the Americans killed. I don't think them Pirates care where the $$$ comes from>
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posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 08:35 AM
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Lets see what Obama does?

I wonder if they were killed just to see what he does do.


Do you have to make EVERYTHING about Obama???


Why don't you put your obsessive political witch hunt aside and just focus on the victims of this tragedy.

It is very said that these people were killed, it's even more sad that you are trying to use their deaths as political fodder.




posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 08:38 AM
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(...How come theres --2-- of these --exact same-- threads?...)



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 08:41 AM
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because 1 thread is in the Aliens and UFOs forum. Maybe the OP thought this was a better place?



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 08:43 AM
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While it's too bad they were killed , everyone has known for several years that Somali murdering pirates have been operating up to 500 miles from the coast and huge cargo and oil ships know where the military is at all times for escort , defense or rescue . A little sail boat off the Somali coast ... brain dead and now all dead . Those guys take over tanker ships with crew served heavy machine guns , RPG's and assault rifles so knocking over a sail boat isn't even work . I hope the pirates get blasted out of the water but these people were the authors of their own misfortune and it's Darwin Award time .



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 08:43 AM
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quik run, the pirates have killed 4 yanks....its the end of the world as we know it....pesky pirates..



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 08:52 AM
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Attacking an unarmed US flagged private vessel. Not smart. Killing American citizens ... inexcusable. Unfortunately, Somalia is simply a lawless and corrupt armpit nowadays and holding anyone accountable for this horrible action will be impossible.

Time to go covert ...on these SOB's

As a sailor, I find this news to be very troubling. Sadly, they were headed for some dicey waters on their way to the Suez Canal and on to Crete. but the spirit of adventure is what motivated these folks. They had been on this adventure since 2002. I find this quote from their site to be a little chilling

Djibouti is a big refueling stop. I have NO idea what will happen in these ports, but perhaps we'll do some local touring. Due north is the Red Sea where we plan to tuck in when winds turn to the north.
This fueling stop is just North of and adjacent to Somalia.

I've been following their trip for a couple of years now. God bless their souls.

www.svquest.com...



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 09:23 AM
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Dude, you are way to sensitive. Why would I care what anyone else does about this matter, other than the POTUS, whos name is OBAMA!

I think you see the damage that could be done to him from anymore of his ineptness but seriously.

Would this do you better? I wonder what Bush would do?



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 09:48 AM
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They were carrying bibles. Those tend to more of a lightning rod than shield.



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 09:48 AM
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Originally posted by bandito
While it's too bad they were killed , everyone has known for several years that Somali murdering pirates have been operating up to 500 miles from the coast and huge cargo and oil ships know where the military is at all times for escort , defense or rescue . A little sail boat off the Somali coast ... brain dead and now all dead . Those guys take over tanker ships with crew served heavy machine guns , RPG's and assault rifles so knocking over a sail boat isn't even work . I hope the pirates get blasted out of the water but these people were the authors of their own misfortune and it's Darwin Award time .


I would have put it a little less hard as that but basically I totally agree.

It's been a no no for years, apparently these were people of faith, sadly misguided this time...

I also agree that just because they were Americans makes them any different, these scum bags kill ANYONE, being an American is a big plus for them so really beggars the belief why 4 Americans would sail past a country that HATES them so much BUT their lives are just as sad as any other nations losses.

What will Obama do, nothing.....With his clear leaning towards the Muslim way of life no doubt he will count this as just collateral damage...



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 09:52 AM
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What a sad ending... Since two of the pirates were already dead, I'm wondering if one of the hostages managed to wrestle a gun away from a pirate and kill two of them before being out numbered? Either way, I can see them interrogating the captured pirates and the special forces being called in to clean up the mess.
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posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 09:54 AM
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I am not in front of a tv but it is probably a failed hostage rescue. I doubt that the pirates would kill their hostages on a whim as they represent ransom money. Either way....we need to send in the Marines like we did against the barbary pirates in tripoli years ago. Wipe out their camps. Somalia is a failed state....we dont need their permission.



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 10:41 AM
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Interesting point. Also-added to that. How did the US Military know so quickly? Did the pirates call them up?

I think you are correct, in that, there maybe more to this story.



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 10:44 AM
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Yahoo news is saying that the Navy was shadowing the sailboat and heard the shooting.



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 10:52 AM
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Originally posted by samkent
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Yahoo news is saying that the Navy was shadowing the sailboat and heard the shooting.


Well, if that's the case, then might as well fire on the boat and sink the thing. Take out who ever is left on the boat, and destroy it to eliminate any possible profit.



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 10:53 AM
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I know it's horrible that four people allegedly died, but at what point do we start expecting people to use common sense, and be responsible for their actions? What kind of idiots take a pleasure cruise in these waters?

What.....should we send our troops in there now? This is ridiculous.

Peace



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 10:58 AM
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Christians with tons of Bibles were sailing through Islamic Pirate waters.

What could possibly go wrong?



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posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 11:30 AM
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Originally posted by Dr Love
I know it's horrible that four people allegedly died, but at what point do we start expecting people to use common sense, and be responsible for their actions? What kind of idiots take a pleasure cruise in these waters?

What.....should we send our troops in there now? This is ridiculous.

Peace


Basically homie. Somali pirates are known to operate in that area and those folks on that yacht broke off from the protection of the main body. I'm not saying what happened is justified or even good, what I am saying that is folks need to consider the dangers of where they go and what they do, especially when your in waters where pirates are.

I hope this sheds light on the reason why many of those pirates, who are converted fisherman, are resorting to this kind of life.



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 12:26 PM
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I think the best thing-and quickest. Would be for the boaters to be armed better than the pirates.

If you want to play in the big pool with the big boats.... bring big guns.

And better teched up. Laser guided missles-bigger MG's etc. The heck with the RPGs and AK's:


Something like this would do I think:


Or this little puppy:


The weapon, developed by the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Directed Energy Directorate, employs a two-wavelength laser system and is a hand-held, single-operator system for troop and perimeter defense. The laser light used in the weapon temporarily impairs aggressors by illuminating or “dazzling” individuals, removing their ability to see the laser source. The first two prototypes of the Personnel Halting and Stimulation Response, or PHaSR, were built here last month and delivered to the laboratory’s Human Effectiveness Directorate at Brooks City Base, Texas, and the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate at Quantico, Va. for testing. (Source: Strategy Page)


I bet if more pirates were being "made to consider different options" or be dead, there would be a lot less pirate attacks. Basically: thin out the herd
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