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megimoo
04-11-2009, 11:30 AM
"Time For The Navy Seals to Visit Those Pirates In Their Lairs !A little C4,A Few Saw rounds a bunch of smoking huts. Goodnight and Good-By you silly Pirates !"
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- Pirates seized a U.S.-owned and Italian-flagged tugboat with 16 crew on Saturday in the latest hijacking in the busy Gulf of Aden waterway, a regional maritime group said.

Andrew Mwangura, of the Mombasa-based East African Seafarers' Assistance Programme, said the crew were believed to be unharmed on the tugboat, which he added was operated from the United Arab Emirates.

He said the tugboat was towing two barges at the time of capture but there were no details on their cargo.

"This incident shows the pirates are becoming more daring and violent," Mwangura told Reuters by phone.

NATO alliance officials on board the Portuguese warship NRB Corte-Real, which is patrolling the Gulf of Aden, said a distress call came from the MV Buccaneer tugboat but communications were lost six minutes later.

They said 10 of the tugboat's crew were Italian citizens.

Somali pirates have stepped up attacks in March after a lull at the start of 2009. http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/LB80287.htm

SarasotaRepub
04-11-2009, 01:28 PM
WOW!!! Looks like them thar Pirates are scared to death of President
Obama and his response so far.

Maybe Biden should send them some ProFlowers.com tulips and ask
them to stop. :rolleyes::D

megimoo
04-11-2009, 01:50 PM
WOW!!! Looks like them thar Pirates are scared to death of President
Obama and his response so far.

Maybe Biden should send them some ProFlowers.com tulips and ask
them to stop. :rolleyes::D

I Have a better idea.Night drop old Smoking Joe in an Orange DayGlow parachute onto the tugs bridge wearing his Doo_Rag and a Bowie knife in between his teath !

FlaGator
04-11-2009, 01:58 PM
It's just some pirates... just wait until it's a serious attack. Obama will have a much better shot at showing us how well he does nothing.

ironhorsedriver
04-11-2009, 05:17 PM
joe would just scold them, like he did Bush. Oh wait, that was just another lie.