Urbin Report

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Not the brightest pirates in the Indian Ocean

The Virginia-Pilot has a story on some pirates who attempted to attack two US Navy warships in international waters off Somalia. One dozen pirates where capured while unlucky pirate #13 was killed. No one on either US Warship was hurt.
A Navy spokesman sums it up:

...their decision to take on Navy ships in a 30-foot fishing boat was "not too smart at all," said Cmdr. Jeff Breslau, a Fifth Fleet spokesman in Bahrain.

"If somebody shoots at us, they can pretty much expect to die because we will return fire," Breslau said by telephone.

HT to Jay Tea.