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>What International Papers Say About Pirates


New York Times
Obama Signals More Active Response to Piracy
The remarks foreshadowed a potentially treacherous struggle a day after Navy snipers rescued a U.S. captain.


Others In world

Somali pirates hijack 3 more ships

NAIROBI — Undeterred by U.S. and French hostage rescues that killed seven bandits, Somali pirates brazenly hijacked three more ships in the Gulf of Aden, the key…


London Times
April 13, 2009

Captain Richard Phillips freed as US snipers kill three Somali pirates

Abductor was levelling AK47 at prisoner’s back

Maersk-Alabama Capt. Richard Phillips (R) shakes hands with U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. David Fowler
Captain Richard Phillips (right) after his dramatic rescue

Comment From
Bunni McLaughlin

My take on this: When the pirate’s mother ships are within range, take them out. I think a few missiles from the U.S. Navy ships could handle the siuation. We do not negotiate with terrorists, simple as that. If we lose Americans in a battle with pirates, it is no worse than losing our men and women in this Iraq war. We need to be peace-keepers, but so do other countries and they need to step up and help us when needed.
  • 5 votes

Reply#26 – Sat Apr 11, 2009 8:04 AM EDT


I do not like this making the USA look like whimps. Were is our leadership? Have we lost our BACKBONES?
  • 6 votes

Reply#27 – Sat Apr 11, 2009 8:07 AM EDT

Go mama..I agree 100% . If we don’t stop it know it is going to escalate.
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#27.1 – Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:32 AM EDT

Finally, some one with cojones!!!

#27.2 – Sat Apr 11, 2009 11:45 AM EDT