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Captured U.S. ship's crew fights off pirates

There are 11 comments on the The Morning Call story from Apr 9, 2009, titled Captured U.S. ship's crew fights off pirates. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

With a U.S. warship steaming to the scene, Somali pirates and American seamen engaged in a standoff on the high seas early today after the crew of a freighter loaded with food for Africa fought off the hijackers -- who fled in a lifeboat with the captain as a hostage.

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Ship Master

Allentown, PA

#1 Apr 9, 2009
WHERES TOBYS' NAVY AT? YOUR PAYING FOR THE NAVY TO BE DEALING WITH THIS RIGHT NOW BUT TOBY LOOKS LIKE HE HAS IS TESTIES REMOVED! GREAT WAY TO DEAL WITH TERRORISTS RIGHT OFF THE BAT!
TERRORISTS 1
TOBY 0
Pocono Pete

Pittston, PA

#2 Apr 9, 2009
Thank God the crew had bigger balls than our government.
Sam

Emmaus, PA

#3 Apr 9, 2009
The pirates are ~300 miles from shore in a lifeboat.

Sure, it is no raft they're on, but they cannot get away this time.

And, look what just showed up:
http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/africa/04/0...

Somalia has no government. Anything could happen; I think the US should make some things happen, quietly, which disable the pirates.
Proff Louie alternator

Bethlehem, PA

#5 Apr 9, 2009
I would recommend 24hr. radar sweep especially within a 10 mile zone.Train and equip a security team to blow these bastieds out of the water before they even get close to use their weaponry.(Speedboats 240miles out is a clear sign of piracy).Come on in little fly. Come get your honey....
scott

Greenville, OH

#6 Apr 9, 2009
republican would blow these pirates ass up
True Blue

Surprise, AZ

#7 Apr 9, 2009
scott wrote:
republican would blow these pirates ass up
Can't understand why they don't arm every ship--either train the crew or have trained military type guys protecting the ship.

If any of these guys even come near the ship--fight back. Kill them if necessary.

Since: Jan 07

Location hidden

#8 Apr 10, 2009
Obama will have those BRAVE and HEROIC Americans arrested and tried for defending themselves against the pirates. It is blatantly obvious Obama does not care. He will abandon these Americans the same as Clinton did in Somalia.

Obama is a disgrace!!!
Alven

AOL

#9 Apr 10, 2009
These incidents will continue to happen unless we become better prepared. It is absolute nonsense to not train and arm crew members for these occasions.
True Blue

Surprise, AZ

#10 Apr 10, 2009
DavidH64 wrote:
Obama will have those BRAVE and HEROIC Americans arrested and tried for defending themselves against the pirates. It is blatantly obvious Obama does not care. He will abandon these Americans the same as Clinton did in Somalia.
Obama is a disgrace!!!
you are full of crappola

Since: Jan 07

Location hidden

#11 Apr 10, 2009
True Blue wrote:
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you are full of crappola
Really? So you deny that Obama is weak? You deny that Clinton abandoned US Marines in Somalia?

What are you smoking?

Since: Jan 07

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#12 Apr 10, 2009
True Blue wrote:
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you are full of crappola
Go drink more kool-aid Skippy

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