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Published:February 22nd, 2011 13:02 EST
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Outrage: Somali Pirates Murder American Hostages In Cold Blood!

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Four Americans taken from their yacht in the Indian Ocean by Somali pirates have been shot dead, the US military has said.

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Two pirates were killed and 15 detained during the incident, which took place on Monday.

The remains of two other pirates, who had been dead for some time, were found. The US military did not state how those two died. In total the US said 19 pirates were involved in the hijacking of the American`s yacht, the Quest.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/feb/22/four-americans-killed-somali-pirates

There was no rescue underway by the US Naval forces that may have provoked the pirates into executing their hostages, they were murdered in cold blood. In fact,negotiations were underway with the pirates when the US forces heard gunfire, boarded the yacht and discovered the bodies of the American hostages.

When the US seamen boarded the vessel most of the cowardly pirates raised their hands in submission. The pirates shouldn`t have been allowed to surrender, they should have been thrown into the ocean.

Americans who sailed around the world distributing Bibles, were killed by Pirates who sail the seas spreading fear and misery.

It`s a tragedy that the innocent American hostages were killed, but it`s an even greater tragedy that Pirates are allowed to plunder ships and kill civilians with impunity.

This is the first time that Americans have been killed by pirates who ply their deadly trade in the Indian Ocean, and it`s the perfect time to send them a message. The United States needs to bomb the hell out of the pirate bases in Somalia.

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