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AHeneen
04-14-2009, 11:56 PM
Pirates Attack U.S. Ship but Fail to Board
Fox News (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,515875,00.html)

NEW YORK Somali pirates attacked and damaged an American ship carrying humanitarian aid Tuesday, but the ship and crew were safe under Navy escort, the military and shipping company said.

The pirates fired rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons at the Liberty Sun as it carried food for famine-wracked African nations, said the vessel's owner, Liberty Maritime Corp. The ship was en route from Houston to Mombasa, Kenya, with a roughly 20-member crew, officials said.

After the ship reported being attacked around 11:30 a.m. EDT, the USS Bainbridge the destroyer that assisted in the rescue of the hijacked Maersk Alabama last week sailed to its aid, said Navy Capt. Jack Hanzlik, a spokesman for U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Fla.

SarasotaRepub
04-15-2009, 07:22 AM
Glad the crew is safe.

Geeeeee...imagine that, they attacked a US flagged ship...again.

Yepper, them thar pirates are just scared shitless of President Obama. :rolleyes:

Odysseus
04-15-2009, 10:26 AM
Glad the crew is safe.

Geeeeee...imagine that, they attacked a US flagged ship...again.

Yepper, them thar pirates are just scared shitless of President Obama. :rolleyes:

He promised us "change." He never said anything about improvement.

SAMSPADE
04-17-2009, 11:11 AM
He promised us "change." He never said anything about improvement.You have that right.

blueyonder
04-17-2009, 06:36 PM
He promised us "change." He never said anything about improvement.

Ha ha Ha That was funny.

It's simply, if they want to attack us, screw them, we do not need to bring them aid then.

Rockntractor
04-17-2009, 07:46 PM
Ha ha Ha That was funny.

It's simply, if they want to attack us, screw them, we do not need to bring them aid then.

They will take that food whether they like it or not. And they better eat every last bite! There are children starving in America that would love to have food like that.