Today’s pirates: a few poops short of a deck

I think we may have a found a chink in their armor: stupidity.

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uspected pirates nabbed after skirmish with U.S. Navy ship


CNN — A group of suspected pirates was captured Thursday after attacking a U.S. Navy frigate in the Indian Ocean, according to a statement released by the U.S. Sixth Fleet.

The USS Nicholas reported taking fire from a suspected pirate skiff shortly after midnight local time west of the Seychelles, the statement said. The Nicholas quickly returned fire and began pursuing the skiff, which was eventually disabled. A boarding team from the Nicholas subsequently captured and detained three people, the statement said.

The team discovered ammunition and several cans of fuel aboard the skiff, which was later sunk by the Nicholas.

Go Navy!

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  1. #1 by ric booth on April 1, 2010 - 1:23 pm

    On the down side, we just nabbed the 3 dumbest pirates on the 7 seas.

    “Hi. This is my brother Daryl and my other brother Daryl.”

  2. #2 by Christian Beyer on April 1, 2010 - 4:59 pm

    Yeah, it’s going to get tougher for the Navy know: “Aargh maties! No shootin’ on yon metal ships with the big cannon!”

    I think the next step for the Navy would be to resurrect something like the German raider Atlantis: a meek and mild looking cargo ship with a couple of Bushmasters hidden beneath the fake cargo containers. That’ll make ’em think twice (assuming they are capable of thought, of course)>

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