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    NATO forces foil attack on Norwegian oil tanker

    NAIROBI Portuguese warship Corte-Real captured, disarmed and briefly detained 19 pirates armed with high-explosives after they attempted to attack a Norwegian-owned oil tanker in the Gulf of Aden, NATO officials said on Saturday.
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    The Portuguese escort frigate began hunting the mothership, a dhow with 19 heavily armed pirates aboard. After a high-speed chase the dhow was intercepted and by evening, eight marines managed to board the vessel.

    The special forces discovered four 200g sticks of the chemical high-explosive P4A, four AK-47s and one rocket propelled grenade launcher with nine grenades, Fernandes said.

    "It was almost a kilogram of high explosives," he said. "If used correctly it can open a hole in the hull of a ship and sink her."

    "It is the first time we have spotted high explosives on board a pirate ship, normally they just stick to AK-47s and RPGs," Fernandes said, adding that he did not think the explosives signaled an escalation in violence.
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    After consulting with Portuguese authorities, the Corte-Real, which was last week recalled from other duties to fight piracy in the Gulf, released the pirates, Fernandes said.
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    They stop them in the act and the politicians let them go.

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    Re: NATO forces foil attack on Norwegian oil tanker

    The Portuguese escort frigate began hunting the mothership, a dhow with 19 heavily armed pirates aboard. After a high-speed chase the dhow was intercepted and by evening, eight marines managed to board the vessel.
    A dhow is a sailing ship from hundreds of years ago. How exactly did they lead a modern frigate on a "high speed chase"?

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    Re: NATO forces foil attack on Norwegian oil tanker

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    A dhow is a sailing ship from hundreds of years ago. How exactly did they lead a modern frigate on a "high speed chase"?
    Because they are powered vessels today.

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    Re: NATO forces foil attack on Norwegian oil tanker

    Quote Originally Posted by Triad View Post
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    Comcast.net: NATO forces foil attack on Norwegian oil tanker

    They stop them in the act and the politicians let them go.
    Send the mofo's to Davy Jone's Locker.

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    Re: NATO forces foil attack on Norwegian oil tanker

    No doubt Obama is behind this release. He and his policy of appeasing pirates!
    *insert profound statement here*

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    Re: NATO forces foil attack on Norwegian oil tanker

    Quote Originally Posted by Lerxst View Post
    No doubt Obama is behind this release. He and his policy of appeasing pirates!
    Don't get pissed, you didn't really think he would keep his promises did you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Don't get pissed, you didn't really think he would keep his promises did you?
    Picking up on sarcasm isn't your strong suit I take it.
    *insert profound statement here*

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    Re: NATO forces foil attack on Norwegian oil tanker

    Has the Somalian government given permission for foreign forces who capture pirates to hold and try them?

    If they haven't, which appears to be the case, then the NATO forces have no choice. Ignoring state sovereignty, no matter how weak that state is sets a very bad precedent. Much as most of us dislike what the NATO forces did, we'd be beyond pissed off of someone grabbed our citizens, held them in prison and tried them without our consent. Which I may remind some of our right extremists is what essentially what the World Court would be. It's all fun and games when we are the one doing the grabbing, holding and prosecuting. It's not when our people are the ones being grabbed.

    Somalia can rectify this by giving permission.
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    Re: NATO forces foil attack on Norwegian oil tanker

    There is no Somalian Government.
    Piracy is an "International Crime".
    World Court is a joke as it is..and the concept is pushed by leftist not rightists.

    Whatever..once again the "west" is shown to be wimpy, weak, and laughable.

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    BTW this is also part of the overall War on Terror. Some of these pirates are directly linked to al Qaeda and its allies inside Somalia.
    IOW our enemies are attacking our shipping lanes and profiting from doing so. Our governments?..too busy playing word games and making excuses.

    Right now Pirates are using ports in Somalia to attack shipping. Some of them linked to al Qaeda .....and those ports are left alone.
    The Pirates caught in the act..are released.


    Obama says the REAL WAR is in Afghanistan...fool doesn't even know the REAL WAR is all over the damn globe. He will do nothing.
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    Re: NATO forces foil attack on Norwegian oil tanker

    Quote Originally Posted by Triad View Post
    There is no Somalian Government.
    Official Federal government Website for Somalia

    Sure. Whatever you say Triad. What is accurate is there is no effective Somalian government. That of course does not actually help you though.

    Piracy is an "International Crime".
    Yet the people who commit it are still citizens of countries. I take it you are seriously grasping for any response to what I actually wrote.

    World Court is a joke as it is..and the concept is pushed by leftist not rightists.
    LOL. You think it's a joke yet you are pushing for the same fundamental principle you decry. That's hypocrisy and double standards. But I suppose you don't care about having a consistent, logical belief system. Yay for contradictions, double standards and hypocrisy! I don't need a belief system that makes sense. So what if my internal beliefs are so contradicting and tangled up I can catch 747s in my web of nonsense!

    Whatever..once again the "west" is shown to be wimpy, weak, and laughable.
    Apparently setting a precedent that you will complain about when it happens to us isn't something you care about. Do you want to be the one to explain to the families of Americans who were captured, imprisoned, tried and maybe even executed on the precedent we set about how it all went down?

    But that would require a logical, consistent belief system that isn't chock full of holes.

    BTW this is also part of the overall War on Terror. Some of these pirates are directly linked to al Qaeda and its allies inside Somalia.
    Some of them yes. Many of them no. That doesn't mean we can simply ignore the sovereignty of states. You'd be one of the first to ***** about the US's sovereignty being infringed. Until Somalia gives us the right to imprison and try these pirates, that's the way it is.

    IOW our enemies are attacking our shipping lanes and profiting from doing so. Our governments?..too busy playing word games and making excuses.
    Apparently sending warships doesn't count for you. Do you even read what you type before you post it?

    Right now Pirates are using ports in Somalia to attack shipping. Some of them linked to al Qaeda .....and those ports are left alone.
    The Pirates caught in the act..are released.
    So we should invade Somalia?

    Obama says the REAL WAR is in Afghanistan...fool doesn't even know the REAL WAR is all over the damn globe. He will do nothing.
    Actually the real principle war is in Afghanistan. While the greater war of Ideas is Global, the hot spot is indeed there. Tell me, which is a bigger conflict, several thousand pirates or tens of thousands of terrorists working out of Afghanistan and Pakistan? Take your time with the math.
    "If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him." - Sun Tzu

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