Notice the shortage of handwringing

Somali pirates take over a Russian oil tanker. The Russians storm the ship, shoot and kill one of the pirates and capture the other 10 pirates. Rather than take them back to Moscow for prosecution they dumped the 10 pirates into an inflatable raft and set them adrift in the Indian Ocean.

“It seems that they all died,” the unnamed source was quoted as saying by Russia’s Interfax news agency.

Who knows, they may have even pointed them in the direction of land. Perhaps Antarctica.

13 Responses to “Notice the shortage of handwringing”

  1. Ron N Says:

    I’d hazard a guess that the Rooskies untied the Somali’s, patted them on the back, wished them well…. lowered them carefully into their boat…. then when they were 200 metres out…. used them as target practice for the 37mm deck cannon.
    The Somali’s should get down on their knees and give grateful thanks to Allah, that the Rooskies were very reserved in their behaviour, this time around.
    If the Rooskies had become REALLY angry, they wouldn’t just have wiped out this lot of scumbags; they’d have called up half the Russian Navy, and plastered Somalia with a naval barrage, that would have made the place look like something out of a WW1 Somme wasteland.

  2. J.M. Heinrichs Says:

    No, more likely take them home by chopper, but persuade the ‘pirates’ to exit at 1000′ AGL over the old homestead.


  3. The Wizard of WOZ Says:

    Both very sound ideas. However, why not combine the two?

    Why not give them life jackets before you set them adrift?

    This way, after you’ve shot the shit out of them, they can be easily retrieved from the water for ‘airborne repatriation’.

    My two cents

  4. Carpe Jugulum Says:

    Genlemen i am shocked by your cynicism;

    I am sure our Somali nere-do-wells, when confronted by our Russian brethren about their less than salubrious activities, were so overcome with remorse they cast themselves into the sea as an act of penance.

    Sure you can say the bullet chaser was a bit over the top but think of it as a classic example of celebration typical of the Russian folk. ( yeah admitadley [sic] they should have aimed up & not at the water but how can we fault a natural Jois de Vivre????). I blame rudd.

  5. boy on a bike Says:

    I had assumed that the Russians gave them back their weapons, and once the Somalis were on their way, they fired them in the air in celebration.

    Those bullets went up, and then came straight back down again and just happened to ventilate the pirates and their vessel. You can’t expect uneducated pirates to know about physics and trajectories and that kind of thing.

  6. The Wizard of WOZ Says:

    I blame KRudd too. Its his fault they forgot to fire into the air.

    He should have taxed their vodka and put it in plain brown paper bottles so they would not be so drunk…

    • Carpe Jugulum Says:

      I think taxing their vodka would have been counter productive if they had done that our Russian brothers may have turned their weapons on their pirate captives and seen their jolly piratical japes as less than a nice thing to do.

      Oh Wait……………………………….

  7. blankey Says:

    the latest jackson home video.

  8. blankey Says:

    If they were puffy pirate shirts they might have thought twice about dumping them. Pirates have secret maps.

  9. blankey Says:

    i mean ‘wore ‘ puffy pirate shirts

  10. clementine Says:

    Pirates aren’t what they used to be. Personally, pirates need an eye patch and curly hair.

    What ever happend to burying the treasure?

  11. clementine Says:

    Now, that’s a way to create a peaceful resolution.

  12. Carpe Jugulum Says:

    This is how pirates are meant to act;

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