Dutch forces free pirate captives

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    Well done the Dutch navy! Seven pirates captured and 20 hostages released!!

     
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    Awesome! Good stuff.
     
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    the tide seems to be turning..no longer are the individual countries willing to pay ransom.....will obama get credit for this or was it just finally time....i didnt think it would happen..what has shocked me is the comparsion of the pirates to al quaida members and the fear they will connect...a sweet deal...the pirates have money...the al quiadias have know how....
     
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    Good news.

    And just think the same people who ignore hemp smokers somehow managed to do this.

    Whoda thunk?
     
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    Well, Obama shouldn't get the credit, Strolling. He came to the table late. Pirates were being attacked and arrested by other countrie's naval forces, including Britain and Denmark prior to his recent intervention. NATO forces have also prevented several pirate attempts at hijacking.

    I also recall that the Indian navy had some success too. Didn't they sink a pirate boat?
     
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    Piracy is an international problem and I expect that many nations will have a hand in eradicating it.

    But the longer term solution to Somalian piracy is to end the anarchy in Somalia .
     

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