Apr 1 2010
CAPTURED? Why were they captured, not killed? Why didn’t the United States Navy feed these pieces of Muslim sewage to the fishees? Oh that’s right, their MUSLIM Commander-in-Chief wouldn’t like it.
The five suspected MUSLIM pirates and three skiffs picked up by the U.S.S. Nicholas were captured Thursday several hundred nautical miles west of the Seychelles. Suspected Somali pirates fired on a U.S. Navy warship off East Africa early Thursday in what appeared to be a ransom-seeking attack on an American guided missile frigate, officials said. Gunfire was exchanged but no one was injured.
“CTF 151 (the international anti-piracy task force) had knowledge of three suspected pirate vessels and were able to transfer that information to the U.S.S. Nicholas, and the U.S.S. Nicholas was able to conduct an intercept of the suspected vessels. It was fantastic coordination between coalition and U.S. Maritime Forces,” said Navy Lieutenant Patrick Foughty of the U.S. Naval Forces Africa. (Sheeeesh! Give me a break. )
The five suspected pirates are being held aboard the U.S.S. Nicholas until a determination can be made as to what to do with them. There is an agreement with Kenya, in which pirates can be tried there (as Somalia’s government is poorly functioning). If there is enough evidence on the pirates, they will likely be turned over to the Kenyan courts. If not, they may be set free. (Of course they’ll be set free. Weren’t they read their Miranda rights?)
Last May, pirates chased a U.S. Navy warship and fired small arms fire at it. The ship, which had recently served as a prison for captured pirates, increased speed and evaded the attack. (God help us, our Navy runs away from ragtag Muslim pirates)
“It’s also quite possible that they (pirates) don’t have a full understanding of the targets they are attacking. Perhaps they just see a big ship they think is a worth a lot of money,” he said. FOX NEWS