U.S. Navy skirmishes with suspected Somali pirates in Indian Ocean

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  1. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    A case of the minnow going after the shark here ?! I think about 30 years ago there was a similar movie out- "The Island" in which pirates took down a Coast Guard Cutter. Apparently a bad career move for these pirates :

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/01/AR2010040103217.html?hpid=sec-world
     
  2. Eagle 1

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    Why is it so hard for people to not mess with us? First time they took over an American flagged vessel, and...

    [​IMG]

    Why would they really try to attack a U.S. Navy warship?
     
  3. fly boy

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    This is hilarious. They probably thought big ship= big$$$. I could hear them now, "ooh look, its made of metal, and it has a lot of guns :shake: we should try to take it." hahaha
     
  4. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

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    I'm thinking it went more like this:

    Samir: "Captain, there's a big ship off the port bow...LOTS of money to be had...what say we go for it?"

    Achmed: "Seaman Samir...excellent idea...man the RPG and get the other 3 guys up with their AK-74P rifles...we'll show this western fool the power of our team!

    <<<<...speeds up the boat...lots of wild cheering...>>>>

    Achmed: "Crew, fire the RPG...that will convince him to slow down and we can board and make millions of yankee dollars!"

    <<<<...sound of small arms fire, 5.45 x 39mm, AK fire...>>>>
    <<<<...WHOOOSHING sound of RPG rocket leaving tube>>>>

    <<<<KLAXON GOING OFF>>>>

    ATTENTION ON DECK ATTENTION ON DECK, GENERAL QUARTERS, SURFACE ACTION PORT...COMMENCE FIRE 5" mount!

    <<<SEVERAL LARGE ROUNDS FIRED>>>

    Achmed: "OH THIS IS NOT GOOD...NOT GOO......" :eek:

    <<<<sounds of loud explosions>>>>

    NOW ALL HANDS MAN RESCUE STATIONS, SET THE WATCH...

    Obviously I'm not a Navy type, so I'm sure the commands are sorta wrong but the idea...

    Steve
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    USAFA '83
     
  5. Maximus

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    You forgot the "approval from Washington to defend the ship" call. This is 2010. :biggrin:
     
  6. Eagle 1

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    Haha, that made my night before going to bed.
     
  7. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

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    Ahh...you see, THAT is why I'm an AF pilot.

    Shoot at me...I WILL shoot at you! :rocket:

    Washington...nah...some nice JAG/Intel/OG/WG types will have me SO briefed on the ROE (rules of engagement) and I'll have taken test after test after test, certified to every Colonel known to exist in the AOR AND the CONUS...

    And then...me and my trusty steed...we'll take flight to do battle with our nations' foes!

    Or in this case, at least get my STRAFE requirements completed for the semester! :guns4:

    Steve
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  8. Eagle 1

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    And here I was thinking military life, specifically life in JAG was like the TV show JAG. You know, if it's the right thing to do, do it, and Commander Rabb would fly in in a Tomcat to defend you...or shoot up the courtroom ceiling trying [​IMG]
     
  9. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    You will soon find that no good can come from consulting legal.... :wink:


    It's best just to leave them in the dark.:thumb:
     
  10. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

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    You got THAT right!!!

    Steve
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  11. fly boy

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    Regardless of who finds out, it takes an immense amount of pure stupidity to attack a U.S. Navy ship. Esp. for a few pirates in a rinky dinky dinghy. At least those guys are off the waters! :thumb:
     
  12. Eagle 1

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    This isn't the USS Nicholas, but another fine example of what happens when you mess with the United States Navy :cool:

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    DISABLED SKIFF - The guided missile destroyer USS Farragut passes by smoke from a
    suspected pirate skiff it had just disabled in the Indian Ocean, March 31, 2010.
    The Farragut is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established
    to conduct anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden. U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class
    Cassandra Thompson

    Hi Res Version: http://www.defense.gov/dodcmsshare/homepagephoto/2010-04/hires_100331-N-8959T-308a.jpg
     
  13. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    I was a little interested to know why the pirates were released....
     
  14. fly boy

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    They were?!?!?!?!?!?
     
  15. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    That's what the non-defense link article said.
     

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