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Reply #212: Spoonfed? Bull....it was the first act of piracy on Americans in 200 years. Check this article: [View All]

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George II Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-13-09 05:08 PM
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212. Spoonfed? Bull....it was the first act of piracy on Americans in 200 years. Check this article:
THEN tell me this particular act of piracy has been "spoonfed" by the American press!

http://features.csmonitor.com/globalnews/2009/04/09/som... /

Somali piracy back in spotlight with US hostage
The FBI has joined the effort to try to secure Capt. Richard Phillips's release.

By Jonathan Adams | Correspondent 04.09.09

The first pirate attack on a US ship in some 200 years has put Somali pirates back on the front page.

World attention began focusing on the pirates last year after a sharp spike in attacks. Speedboat-borne bandits from the failed northeastern African state had become increasingly emboldened, and a kidnap-for-ransom trade thrived off the Somali coast.

The problem faded from the headlines earlier this year, after a US-led naval force stepped up antipiracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden, and countries such as China joined the fight.


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