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British special forces storm hi-jacked vessel off Somalia

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posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 08:27 AM
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Breaking news that British special forces have stormed a vessel off the Somalia coast, the Montecristo was hi-jacked on the 10/1011,

more info

www.somaliareport.com...

www.bbc.co.uk...

p00hbear




posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 11:08 AM
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Good on them, and I hereby lift a virtual glass in salute to the personnel of the Royal Navy!. Bravo Zulu!

Now, if we could just institute the traditional method for dealing with pirates...

Rope.
Yardarm.
Pirate.

Some assembly required.



posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 01:09 PM
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reply to post by Brother Stormhammer
 

I think you'll find it was an SBS (Special Boat Service) unit.



posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 07:03 PM
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That's what I get for reading things after being up for 20 hours. In that case, consider another virtual glass lifted, in the correct direction this time!



posted on Oct, 13 2011 @ 01:14 PM
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Originally posted by Pimander
reply to post by Brother Stormhammer
 

I think you'll find it was an SBS (Special Boat Service) unit.
Are you sure? it said in the paper it was 2 marine teams 1 UK 1 US



posted on Oct, 16 2011 @ 11:16 AM
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Looks like you're right. However, they don't press release SAS or SBS missions.... Call it an educated guess.



posted on Oct, 16 2011 @ 11:20 AM
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Hi Jacked? Oh man. That's awesome wording.

Good for them. What was it this time? Biologicals? Nuclear? Rebranded Iranian shipping vessel?



posted on Oct, 16 2011 @ 11:38 AM
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A rescued Italian ship?

They "hi-jacked" it from pirates.

If the police retrieve you from a kidnapping did they "hi jack" you from your kidnappers?



posted on Oct, 16 2011 @ 12:06 PM
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If it wasent Royal Navy SBS then it was probably the Royal Marines Fleet Protection Group.

Here's a well done and beer on tap to the British military. I have always admired them



posted on Oct, 16 2011 @ 12:12 PM
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Originally posted by Pimander
reply to post by Brother Stormhammer
 

I think you'll find it was an SBS (Special Boat Service) unit.


Duh...the SBS is part of the Navy.

For the papers to say special forces, it mean it can only be SBS. Yes Royal Marines might have been involved more than likely, but they are not special forces.
edit on 16-10-2011 by Six6Six because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 16 2011 @ 12:18 PM
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That's the educated bit.

ETA: SBS is not really run by the Navy. The special forces are run differently.
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posted on Oct, 17 2011 @ 07:56 PM
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Arent all Royal Marines 'commando' qualified? Doesent it put them on par with our US Marine Force Recon (who are special operations)?



posted on Oct, 17 2011 @ 09:21 PM
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Not even close.



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