It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

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

page: 2
10
<< 1   >>

log in

join
share:

posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 03:23 PM
link   
I am very surprised there isn't much more commotion about his story.

Must be overshawdowed by all the other crap going on.

I hope these poor souls aren't forgotten.




posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 07:49 PM
link   
reply to post by anon72
 


to the OP

what the hell were they doing over there?

we've all known about Somali piracy for quite a while.

i have no sympathy for Xtian missionaries especially in Africa, while not all of them the leadership of these are serving the agenda to keep Africans at each others throats, killing each other, while the 1st world steals all their resources, and dumps it's garbage there.

that is not spreading Jesus's teachings, that is promoting Kissinger's agenda.

if they sincerely/naively thought that they could bring the word of their god and bring about peace and love[ such arrogance] they would have been better served by studying the local history and not just their bible.

and to all the warmongering FOOLS [cause you deserve the all caps], already salivating at the prospect of war and using lasers on these people:

Somali piracy is the result of decades of illegal dumping of toxic, biological and nuclear waste in Somali waters
the Somalis "foolishly" decided to do what they could about it and have been labeled as terrorists[ a word that should have caught your attention and triggered critical thinking instead of the usual Kneejerk reaction], i have no doubt that nowadays over half of these pirates are out and out criminals who are hiding behind the 'protect our coasts/country" banner,and that many of these criminals are in the pay of the intelligence services to create false flag justifications for bringing freedom, democracy, and the peace of the grave to the Somali people.

Haven't any of you ever heard of the Lusitania, the U.S.S liberty,

@$%^!!!%!%%%!!! or 911?

history does not repeat itself, but sometimes it rhymes.



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 08:11 PM
link   

The yacht Quest was hijacked on Friday off the coast of Oman and U.S. forces had been closely monitoring the vessel. Unlike most pirate incidents, these pirates boarded the Quest directly from their mother ship, rather than using faster skiffs. The mother ship remains free.


this sounds as if the hijacking was allowed to take place apparently in the 21st century the navy is no longer able to fire a warning shot across another ships bows/deck whatever oh and they could catch up with the big bad mother-ship


Vice Admiral Mark Fox, Commander of Centcom's Naval Forces, explained the timeline of events during a press briefing with Pentagon reporters. According to Fox, there was "absolutely no warning" before the hostage situation turned deadly.
On Monday two pirates boarded the USS Sterett (one of four U.S. Naval ships monitoring the situation) to conduct negotiations for the release of the American hostages. They stayed on board overnight and it's unclear if any ransom was offered before the killing took place.

At 8:00 am local time Tuesday morning a rocket propelled grenade was fired at the Sterett from pirates on board the Quest. The shot missed, but immediately after gunfire erupted inside the cabin of the Quest.

"Several pirates appeared on deck and moved up to the bow with their hands in the air in surrender," Fox said. That's when SOF approached on small boats and boarded the yacht.


interesting sounds like the vice-admiral is covering his ass if the pirates were negotiating why suddenly fire an RPG at the navy ship and kill their negotiators, unless this RPG thrower was an agent provocateur,
and the more awake pirates realizing what was going on, analized the situation and gave up,

or maybe they thought their 2 friends were already dead.

now why would they think something like that?
we have only vice- admiral Myas Siscovered's word about when the shooting started or who started shooting, these poor old missionaries perhaps? other agents provocateur executing the hostages?

where is the video?
will we ever see it?


When U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) soldiers -- from a classified Navy SEALS unit -- reached the yacht, they found two pirates had already been killed by small arms fire. As they went below deck there was an exchange of fire that killed one pirate. The other pirate was killed by an SOF member who used a knife in close combat, Vice Adm. Fox said.


yep stinks of false flag/ entrapment to me.

Deny Ignorance.



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 08:14 PM
link   

Originally posted by DerepentLEstranger
Somali piracy is the result of decades of illegal dumping of toxic, biological and nuclear waste in Somali waters


Somali fishermen started defending their waters from being over fished and then some of them saw a more lucrative way to make money by taking defenseless people hostage hence the term 'pirate' Do two wrongs make it right?

Source: www.time.com...



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 08:16 PM
link   

Originally posted by anon72
I am very surprised there isn't much more commotion about his story.

Must be overshawdowed by all the other crap going on.

I hope these poor souls aren't forgotten.



i suspect time of day has an major effect on whether a thread gets noticed or not.

or maybe worse things are happening in the world




Dear Secretary Vilsack: A team of senior plant and animal scientists have recently brought to my attention the discovery of an electron microscopic pathogen that appears to significantly impact the health of plants, animals, and probably human beings.

courtesy of Monsteranto, on this thread:

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 08:19 PM
link   

Originally posted by majesticgent

Originally posted by DerepentLEstranger
Somali piracy is the result of decades of illegal dumping of toxic, biological and nuclear waste in Somali waters


Somali fishermen started defending their waters from being over fished and then some of them saw a more lucrative way to make money by taking defenseless people hostage hence the term 'pirate' Do two wrongs make it right?

Source: www.time.com...



basically what i said, only you haven't addressed waste dumping



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 08:25 PM
link   
Every death is a tragedy, obviously. But see the contrast ... 4 Americans die and the world is upside down, it's all over the place and the pirates are called all kinds of bastards and animals but over a million civilian deaths in Iraq by US army is just "collateral damage" ... caring only about Americans and nobody else, sick ... it's racism with a flag!
edit on 22-2-2011 by Ghawkes because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 08:26 PM
link   
Payback

"Somali pirate sentenced to nearly 34 years in U.S. prison"
TOM HAYS
New York— The Associated Press
Published Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011 11:52AM EST



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 08:29 PM
link   

Originally posted by DerepentLEstranger

basically what i said, only you haven't addressed waste dumping


Slightly different. I am putting emphasis that they were fisherman, first, tired of being bullied by large foreign fishing chains in their territorial waters, so they forcibly turned the intruding fishing boats around then someone had the idea that they could hold them for ransom. Then the some of fisherman hired ruthless thugs to do all of the dirty work and hence they are pirates now.

I don't know anything about any dumping.
edit on 22-2-2011 by majesticgent because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 08:58 PM
link   
reply to post by majesticgent
 


okay,


wasn't sure about tone of your response thanks for reminding me about the fishing.
which is now a dead industry there.

i originally read about it either on cryptogon or global guerillas but can't seem to find it at the moment

googling "waste dumping in somalia"

just 2 out of About 424,000 results

untold-s tories-about-somalia-pirates-european-ships-dump-nuclear-waste-into-somalia-ocean

UN envoy decries illegal fishing, waste dumping off Somalia



edit on 22-2-2011 by DerepentLEstranger because: fixed links



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 09:06 PM
link   

Originally posted by BobAthome
Payback

"Somali pirate sentenced to nearly 34 years in U.S. prison"
TOM HAYS
New York— The Associated Press
Published Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011 11:52AM EST




yeah dude, heaven forbid that some 3rd world anarchist show the balls to stand up to Government unlike many of my fellow americans who are having the same done to them.

here is the latest attack on americans www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 09:11 PM
link   
And when the fishermen, families generations old, as im sure was the case in Somalia, along the Gulf of Mexico realize that their way of life is now dead, and they must feed there families, will they become Pirates and desperate?
And will the same judgement be passed on them? While once again the perpeTRAITORS, walk free, and go sailing in their yachts.
Or can we just not see that enough is enough.
edit on 22-2-2011 by BobAthome because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 09:19 PM
link   
As others have pointed out, there's quite possible a little more to this story than has been reported. I have no idea how close the ship was that was "shadowing" them, so my opinion is pure conjecture.

I was a sailor in the Australian Navy, and from experience I believe it would be pretty hard to hear small arms fire on another vessel close by - not impossible, but difficult. A lot of variable involved, but ships aren't generally the quietest of machines. Combine this with the wind, etc...who knows.

The description I have heard of the incident is that gunfire was heard, they attempted a rescue but unfortunately everybody was dead - two pirates were killed in the rescue attempt.

Killing the hostages for no reason just doesn't really add up - they are the only thing of value the pirates have, so why shoot them without provocation?

Is is possible that a rescue attempt was launched, which provoked the pirates to shoot the hostages instead? Anything is possible I guess, and we probably won't ever know exactly what happened unless they release the video and logs (because there is video and logs - everything is recorded in the Navy).



posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 04:25 AM
link   
reply to post by Snappahead
 


excellent point. About the small arms fire being heard.

The more that I see. I bet the Navy got a little too close.

Well, they really can't be the blame... it was the pirates who were to blame for all of this.

What about you? What would you want to happen if it was you as the hostage? Would you want the Navy to do something or let you be a captive?

I say I would want them to try something..... (from my desk chair) but I am sure in reality you would be hoping they didn't as the hostage takers are crazy etc.



posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 04:38 AM
link   
Hmmm ...seems there is more to this story



But the BBC's Will Ross in Nairobi says the pirates' telling of the encounter differs from the US Navy's. The pirates report the US warship attacked first, killing two pirates, and the hostages were killed in retaliation. The incident will provoke further debate on whether the use of force is wise when dealing with Somali pirates who have already taken hostages, our correspondent says.


news link

BBC news



posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 06:02 AM
link   
reply to post by xsheep
 


And we should believe the word of a pirate?



posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 07:14 AM
link   
Well, I am sure that if the Navy is culpable in any way, they will be held accountable.

I heard the same investigative team that handled the Patrick Tillman investigation (US Army Ranger/Pro-Footballer) is handling this one so....

I am sure the whole truth will be out in no time at all



posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 04:22 PM
link   
It sad that people died but they should be on the Darwin awards nomination list.

Its akin to going to Harlem and wearing a sheet and a pointy white hat and expecting to get out alive.



new topics

top topics



 
10
<< 1   >>

log in

join