Viva la Russia !!!
- Even though I do not understand Russian, the pictures speak for
The video shows Russian Marines on board a Somalia pirate ship shortly
after the Russians had rescued an oil tanker from its Somalia captors. All
conversations are in Russian with the single exception of a wounded pirate
saying something in English and the Russian soldier responding, "This is not a
After the soldiers freed their compatriots and the tanker, the Russian
Navy Commandos moved the pirates back to their own (pirate) ship then
searched the pirate ship for weapons and explosives. The commandos then left the
ship and exploded it with all remaining pirates hand-cuffed to it. They
sank the pirate ship along with the pirates . . . without any court
proceedings, lawyers etc. They used the anti-piracy laws of the 18th and 19th
centuries where the captain of the rescuing ship has the right to decide what to
do with the pirates. Usually, in those circumstances, pirates were hung.
It's likely that in the future, Russian ships will not be targets for
Somalia pirates. Problem solved. It would be refreshing to see our government
give our Naval Commanders the same latitude.
I do think it is hysterical that the stupid pirates would insult the
Russian Commandos by pretending to be a "fishing boat" when it is so obvious
that is not true.
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