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    Default Another pirate attack on American ship

    WTF, dude someone wants to die.. and die hard.


    (CNN) -- The Liberty Sun, a U.S.-flagged cargo ship bound for Mombasa, Kenya, was attacked Tuesday by Somali pirates, according to a NATO source with direct knowledge of the matter.
    A Kenyan police officer guards the U.S.-flagged Maersk Alabama at a Mombasa port Sunday.





    "The pirates fired rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons at the vessel, which sustained damage," said a statement from New York-based Liberty Maritime Corporation, which owns the vessel.
    The ship was carrying U.S. food aid for African nations, the statement said.
    The pirates never made it onto the ship and the vessel is now being escorted by a coalition ship, still bound for Mombasa, officials said.
    Two senior defense officials said the Liberty Sun was being escorted by the guided missile destroyer USS Bainbridge. It is the ship carrying Richard Phillips, the captain of the container ship Maersk Alabama, which was hijacked last week. Phillips spent days as a hostage of the pirates before being rescued Sunday.
    Katy Urbik of Wheaton, Illinois, said her son, Thomas, was aboard the Liberty Sun at the time of the attack. She shared the e-mails he sent as the ship came under fire.
    "We are under attack by pirates, we are being hit by rockets. Also bullets," said one e-mail sent Tuesday afternoon. "We are barricaded in the engine room and so far no one is hurt. [A] rocket penetrated the bulkhead but the hole is small. Small fire, too, but put out.
    "Navy is on the way and helos and ships are coming. I'll try to send you another message soon. [G]ot to go now. I love you mom and dad and all my brothers and family."
    "My heart stopped after I realized there wasn't going to be a 'just kidding' after his comment," Katy Urbik said.
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    About 1½ hours later, Thomas Urbik sent another e-mail to his mother, which said, "The navy has showed up in full force and we are now under military escort ... all is well. I love you all and thank you for the prayers."
    In an e-mail only hours before the attack, Urbik's son tried to assure his mother that his crew was safe and taking precautions.
    "Don't worry too much. I am fine and we are being well monitored by the U.S. Navy, who is demanding we send them a report every six hours on our position and status," Thomas Ubrik's e-mail said. He added, "We in fact are going to be the second American ship to arrive into Mombasa after the Maersk Alabama. It should be interesting to say the least. ... We have had several drills to prepare ourselves to secure ourselves in the engine room. [W]e can do it pretty quick by now."
    The company said the ship had dropped off food aid last week at a Sudanese port and the ship was going around the Horn of Africa to reach Kenya when it came under attack. However, the exact location of the attack remained unclear.
    Earlier Tuesday, pirates off the coast of Somalia seized two freighters, proving they remain a force to contend with just days after the U.S. Navy dramatically rescued an American captain held by other pirates.
    First, pirates in the Gulf of Aden on Tuesday hijacked the MV Irene EM, a 35,000-ton Greek-owned bulk carrier, according to a NATO spokesman and the European Union's Maritime Security Center.
    The crew of the Greek carrier was thought to be unhurt and ships have been warned to stay clear of the area for fear of further attack, the Security Center said.
    Later Tuesday, pirates on four skiffs seized the 5,000-ton MV Sea Horse, a Lebanese-owned and Togo-flagged vessel, said Cmdr. Chris Davies of NATO's Maritime Component Command Headquarters in Northwood, England.
    Details about the ship and its crew weren't immediately available.
    NATO has an ongoing anti-piracy mission off Somalia called Operation Allied Protector. The mission involves four ships covering more than a million square miles, Davies said.
    A U.S.-led international naval task force, Combined Task Force-151, is also patrolling in the region.
    Tuesday's hijackings came two days after sharpshooters from the U.S. Navy SEALs killed three pirates who had been holding Phillips hostage on the water for days.
    Phillips had offered himself as a hostage when pirates attacked the Alabama on Wednesday, officials said. The ship had been on its way to deliver aid to Mombasa, Kenya.
    A fourth pirate had been aboard Bainbridge when the shootings occurred and was taken into custody. Watch the tough tactics the Navy uses »
    The incident follows four freighters being seized over the past two days by pirates off the Somalian coast, proving they remain a force to contend with.
    Pirates on Monday hijacked two Egyptian fishing boats carrying a total of between 18 and 24 people, the Egyptian Information Ministry told CNN.
    The Egyptian Foreign Ministry is working to end the hijacking, the ministry said.
    Egyptian boats are known to use Somali waters illegally for fishing, taking advantage of the lawless state of the country and the lack of enforcement of its maritime boundaries.
    Those who have tracked pirate activity in Somalia say it started in the 1980s, when the pirates claimed they were trying to stop the rampant illegal fishing and dumping that continues to this day off the Somali coast.



    Piracy accelerated after the fall of the Somali government in the early 1990s and began to flourish after shipping companies started paying ransoms. Those payments started out being in the tens of thousands of dollars and have since climbed into the millions.
    Some experts say companies are simply making the problem worse by paying the pirates.
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    Default Somalia sucks !

    Quote Originally Posted by Tavarez View Post
    WTF, dude someone wants to die.. and die hard.
    Man !! Pisses me off when I think of all the lives lost trying too help those sorry ass thugs ! We should go in and clean house.

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    The only thing we negotiated with these pukes is the distance between us and them, so we could pull off a few good headshots and bring a good skipper home.


    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6WoTkXYJf8"]YouTube - Boom! Headshot! Somali Pirate Piglets[/ame]




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    Teehee thought you guys might like these
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails navydemotivator3.jpg   navydemotivator2.jpg   navydemotivator1.jpg  

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyQuin View Post
    Teehee thought you guys might like these
    Nice Photos!




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    hahah nice pics

    i laughed so hard and long when I read a while back that some of them drowned when their boat rolled over because of the randsom they had in their boat

    There are days I belive in a god

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyQuin View Post
    Teehee thought you guys might like these
    lol the last one is fucking awesome.

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    These fucks are asking to be pulverized into the dirt. There will be nothing left but ash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyQuin View Post
    Teehee thought you guys might like these
    lol, on easter sunday funny
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    Lol! Love the pics. Did anyone hear that our president had put massive restrictions on the Seal Operation at first and even delayed the strike 36hrs? Info I received was that the rescue could have happened a long time before it did. But, I will say good job to the US Navy for taking action that needed to be taken along time ago on these pirates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acf6 View Post
    Lol! Love the pics. Did anyone hear that our president had put massive restrictions on the Seal Operation at first and even delayed the strike 36hrs? Info I received was that the rescue could have happened a long time before it did. But, I will say good job to the US Navy for taking action that needed to be taken along time ago on these pirates.
    It really did seem that way but where did you hear about the restrictions. I along with many others were like "When the fuck they sending the seals in? Why the hell would the FBI help negotiate?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7thID8588 View Post
    Man !! Pisses me off when I think of all the lives lost trying too help those sorry ass thugs ! We should go in and clean house.
    We did once. It didn't turn out very well for us. My buddies who I served with at 10th Mtn and those who were deployed to Somalia would tell you this as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tavarez View Post
    It really did seem that way but where did you hear about the restrictions. I along with many others were like "When the fuck they sending the seals in? Why the hell would the FBI help negotiate?"
    Try www.worldnetdaily.com article title"How Obama actually delayed pirate rescue". It says the article came from a G2 bulletin. Even said when our Navy tried taking supplies to the Pirates they came under fire but, because of the restrictions the Navy couldn't fire back!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EXCONservative View Post
    We did once. It didn't turn out very well for us. My buddies who I served with at 10th Mtn and those who were deployed to Somalia would tell you this as well.
    Battle of Mogadishu? I think petraus was talking about going in by land to get rid of the threat but Robert Gates said no way. I was hoping the other day that we didn't go in by land. We need to worry about the piracy issue but to a lesser extent, there's far too many battles going on at one time. (land battle was in consideration pretty quickly it seems)

    While we're fighting in iraq and afghanistan, we have russia rebuilding its military and China waging cyberware against us, threatening us in open seas, and building a much larger military. We also have North Korea and Iran threatening us, is there not a better approach for us?

    Maybe we should step back, take a breather and perhaps go back to the days of choosing our battles for ourselves instead of waging war and fighting in every part of the world with every excuse given to us. I think that's why I feel we shouldn't risk another bad battle and creating more enemies.

    Hey, perhaps in the future your buddies can come on the site and tell us some stories Thanks for your service by the way.

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    Blackhawk down. Great book.
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