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Pirates kidnap American at sea between Somalia and Sumatra!


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The kidnapping of a young female American passenger from aboard a US-registered merchant ship took place off the coast of Skull Island in the Indian Ocean, East-South-East of Somalia and West of Sumatra. Reports coming in from the Skipper of a Norwegien bark say that the Longitude and Lattitude of the kidnapping was at approximately 2 degrees South and 90 degrees East.

 

Native pirates, sailing in small boats, boarded the American merchant ship in the dead of night while the night watchman was half asleep on deck. Latest reports say angry crew members are pursuing the pirates with rifles and gas bombs.

 

This is the first video of the kidnapping, just in from the Dobbs Newsreel Service:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLTwgGWO9UU&feature=relat ed

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Because of this incident, I wonder how people would view pirate movies like "Pirates of the Caribbean".

 

Piracy is been an ongoing thing, not viewed by the media as anything important until now. Some ships that goes missing in the Burmuda Triangle can be attributed to boats being hijacked by drug runners, etc. They scuttle the boats after a couple of runs so there can be no evidence.

 

This is now something the world is going to have to come to grips with in the same way the British did during the 1700's Are we going to have to turn the cargo ships into heavily armed gunboats or is the navy going to have a new type of mission objective - escorting ships in trouble spots like Somalia?

 

Piracy in *real life* is not like what Hollywood shows like stereotyping Blackbeard, etc. Take a close look at the news footage and one can see that the Somalian pirates do not have swords, peg legs, parrots or anyone that has an octopus face.

 

The truth is piracy is terrorism!

 

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I take a hardline view of those events and am in a minority for this view. But I'm all for blasting bad guys outta the water into Kingdom Come.

 

IF governmental authorities had done this the FIRST time, d'ya think there'd be a second??? If authorities are scared to use their power it only emboldens the bad guys. (Here that WebMeister??)

 

Sad all around. The Somalians must be desperate to use this tact...but ugh, this is extortion pure and simple.

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LOL, during the last hijacking a few months ago, Jay Leno was joking about all the priates in movies and in real life. He asked, do you know where there is one place on Earth you won't find a pirate? The answer "The World Series"

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If all I had to eat was mud, and my friends and family we're being wiped out

I might decide to highjack something too-

God bless the captain for giving himself up for the crew-

Hurry Jesus-for Christ's sake and everybody elses.

Happy Easter

God Bless America-

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whoops -wrong kidnapping-sorry

didnt know about the girl one -i referred to another???

anyway-its deplorable-ever since Caine slue Abel-

people do the darndest things-one more reason for Jesus-

eh? I think we need to take control-build a navy-

green of course,nucleur whatever/it will create jobs-control smuggling etc

Our water must be preserved, and our safety is well paramount and get all those rotting ships of the water-lets rebuild -and what about all these old batteries...

and...

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This is a conundrum. The U.S. has obeyed the Somali gov'ts wishes. Like returning all detained pirates to them and obeying maritime boundaries. What gets my knickers a-flame is that the ship bound for Somalia was carrying relief products. Is the U.N. out there? Any other country that wishes to lend a hand? Anyone? Hello? Is this thing on?

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King Kong, kidnapping of beautiful women and, fighting the pirates who steathily snatched her, man against beast.....Fred just knows we are all suckers to misinterpret words like kidnapping and pirates. Give us another headline...how about forclosures and bankruptcies. Now that would be hilarious.

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> {quote:title=CineMaven wrote:}{quote}

> Dude you got me. You soooooooooo punk'd me.

>

> Ha! :P

 

I just couldn't help myself. I tried not to post my message, but I just couldn't help it. Whenever I see a news story that resembles a movie, or visa versa, my mind goes off into movie dreamland. :)

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> {quote:title=Ellaisgood wrote:}{quote}

> King Kong, kidnapping of beautiful women and, fighting the pirates who steathily snatched her, man against beast.....Fred just knows we are all suckers to misinterpret words like kidnapping and pirates. Give us another headline...how about forclosures and bankruptcies. Now that would be hilarious.

 

Fred has already posted a link about the foreclosure mess:

 

> {quote:title=FredCDobbs wrote:}{quote}

> Adolf loses his house during financial crisis:

>

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