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Pirates are dumb

Postby Metroid » Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:25 pm

Seriously? :-b

NAIROBI (AFP) – Somali pirates attempted to storm the French navy's 18,000 tonne flagship in the Indian Ocean after mistaking it for a cargo vessel, the French military said on Wednesday.

The crew of La Somme, a 160-metre (525-foot) command vessel and fuel tanker, easily saw off the brazen night-time assault by lightly armed fighters on two lightweight skiffs and captured five pirates, a spokesman said.

"The pirates, who because of the darkness took the French ship for a commercial vessel, were on board two vessels and opened fire with Kalashnikovs," Admiral Christophe Prazuck said in Paris.


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Re: Pirates are dumb

Postby thedude » Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:07 pm

To be fair (according to wikipedia) the ship is a support ship. It was just an honest mistake.
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Re: Pirates are dumb

Postby Metroid » Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:10 pm

thedude wrote:To be fair (according to wikipedia) the ship is a support ship. It was just an honest mistake.

True, and they are French...not very threatening. :-B
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Re: Pirates are dumb

Postby Madison » Thu Oct 08, 2009 4:00 am

So many jokes that can be made...... :-b
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Re: Pirates are dumb

Postby Dan Lambskin » Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:25 am

i didnt read the whole article, but i'm assuming the French gave up
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