Sunday, May 23, 2010

Russian Naval Commandos Deal with Somal Pirate Boat

This is part of the videotape showing the Russian Navy commandos on the Somalian pirate ship. You may remember that the pirates captured a Russian oil tanker. The EuroUnion navy that patrols these waters could not interfere because (gasp!) there could be casualties.

All explanations are in Russian, all conversations between the commandos in Russian, but all conversations with the pirates are in English since that's more or less the international language now. (Note the commando bawling out the pirate for lieing about it being a fishing boat, as they pile up all the weapons found on the boat.) Sorry if you don't understand Russian but the pictures speak for themselves.

The soldiers freed their compatriots, moved all the pirates to their own (pirate) ship, searched the pirate ship for weapons and explosives, and took seven Somalian pirates. Then they left the ship and exploded it with all remaining pirates on it.

The person who placed this part of the tape on YouTube claims that the tape is much longer and he may download all of it but no one believes that this file will remain on YouTube for long.

After all, the commandos sunk the majority of the pirates without any court proceedings, lawyers etc. That is, they used the anti-piracy laws of the 18th and the 19th centuries: the captain of the rescuing ship has the right to decide what to do with the pirates. Usually, they were hung.

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