By Wyatt Earp | February 12, 2009
Okay, I’m down with that, but what are we going to do about it? Will we prosecute these “people” the way Barack Obama would have us do, or the way Teddy Roosevelt would have us do?
Personally, I prefer the TR way. They still have yardarms, right Old NFO?
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Navy arrested nine more suspected pirates off the coast of Somalia Thursday — the second capture in two days — after receiving a distress call from an Indian-flagged commercial ship.
According to the Navy announcement, at 4 a.m. local time the Indian-flagged Premdivya sent a distress call to all ships in the area reporting that she had been fired upon by a small skiff, and suspected pirates were attempting to board it.
A U.S. Navy helicopter crew was launched from the USS Vella Gulf and fired two warning shots at the small boat to get them to stop. A Navy boarding team was then launched to investigate the skiff’s crew and found rocket-propelled grenades and other weapons on board the small craft, according to Navy officials.
Sweet! We’ll just transfer them to Club Gitmo, and . . . Oh, never mind.
The suspected pirates were taken aboard the USS Vella Gulf and processed. They’ll be moved to a temporary holding facility aboard the larger USNS Lewis and Clark, according to the statement.
The Navy is now holding a total of 16 suspected pirates while the U.S. and Kenyan governments work out legal details on how the suspects will be moved to Kenya for prosecution. (H/T - CNN)
Oh, that’ just swell. I am sure Kenya will prosecute these toads to the fullest extent of the law. Bwahahahahahahaha!
The navy should have saved just eliminated the middle man and let the pirates go free.
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