Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Sacre bleu! The French kill some pirates 

Notice to pirates everywhere, Sarko's France is not to be trifled with:

French commandos have freed two sailors seized by pirates off the Somali coast, the French presidency has said.

One pirate was killed in the operation and another six captured, it said...

French commandos launched a similar raid against Somali pirates in April.

President Sarkozy said the 30-man operation had taken just 10 minutes.

He said he had given the go-ahead late on Monday when it was clear that the pirates were heading for the lawless port of Eyl, where many well-armed pirate gangs are based.

Smart pirates will start going after British ships.


By Anonymous Anonymous, at Tue Sep 16, 07:55:00 PM:

Vive la France!  

By Blogger Purple Avenger, at Tue Sep 16, 10:24:00 PM:

I'd rather see the 6 arrested also in the KIA column.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Wed Sep 17, 12:14:00 AM:

The French will do this in response to pirates, but not to mass vandalism and arson attacks in its own cities. What is wrong with this picture?  

By Blogger Georg Felis, at Wed Sep 17, 01:47:00 AM:

At the risk of repeating myself, I believe the pirates do have the following rights, which should be extended to all of them:

Rights of Pirates
You have the right to experience Naval Gunfire.
You have the right to expect a short drop with an abrupt stop.
You have the right to take an attorney with you. Take two, they’re cheap.
You have the right to feed an endangered shark in person.
You have the right to discover God. Personally and quickly.
You have the right to become an example to your friends as “What Not To Do”  

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