How the Russians deal with Somalian pirates

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    Jul 14, 2012 8:12 PM GMT
    This video shows Russian Navy commandos on a Somalian pirate ship shortly after the pirates had captured a Russian oil tanker. The Euro Union navy that patrols these waters would not interfere because they feared there could be casualties.

    All explanations are in Russian with a single exception of when a wounded pirate says something in English and the Russian soldier says "This is not a fishing boat".

    The soldiers freed their compatriots and the tanker. The Russian Navy Commandos moved the pirates back to their own (pirate) ship, searched the pirate ship for weapons and explosives and then they left the ship and exploded it with all remaining pirates hand-cuffed to it.

    The commandos sank the pirate ship along with the pirates and without any court proceedings, lawyers etc. That is, 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, they were hung.

    http://true-turtle.livejournal.com/85315.html
  • conservativej...

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    Jul 14, 2012 9:29 PM GMT
    I think perhaps it might be more enjoyable to dice and quarter them first. Oh qwell.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jul 14, 2012 9:52 PM GMT
    It's about time they start showing these pirates that their actions simply are not going to be tolerated
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    Jul 14, 2012 9:59 PM GMT
    It is not at all clear that the pirates were killed by the Russians and you appear to be relying on a heavily edited You Tube vid and some website chat for your information, (including that about 'The Euro Union navy').

    I think you will find the Geneva Conventions trump the anti-piracy laws of the 18th and 19th centuries (if indeed these laws are still in force).

    The EU anti-piracy force has mounted several successful operations against Somali pirates.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/somalia/9266849/EU-anti-piracy-force-strikes-Somali-targets.html
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    Jul 14, 2012 10:13 PM GMT
    Information source, Russian News Service, Новости. Reported on the news program, Время. Broadcast on the major network, Первый канал.
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    Jul 14, 2012 10:19 PM GMT
    yourname2000 said^^ Somali pirates have signed the Geneva Conventions? Hmm. I had no idea.


    The Geneva Conventions are more applicable to captured pirates than are the piracy laws of the 18th and 19th century.

    "Because this is not the Age of Sail and international law does not allow summary executions, an important question emerges: what should be done with captured pirates?"

    http://www.internationallawobserver.eu/2009/01/05/what-to-do-with-captured-pirates/
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    Jul 14, 2012 10:32 PM GMT
    socalfitness saidInformation source, Russian News Service, Новости. Reported on the news program, Время. Broadcast on the major network, Первый канал.


    In other words, pro-Kremlin propaganda. But I am not convinced they reported anything close to the version you gave. Why not post a link to a Russian news agency?
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    Jul 14, 2012 11:33 PM GMT
    Get em before more of them move here to Columbus.