Four Americans Killed on Yacht Hijacked by Somali Pirates

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    DEVELOPING STORY: Four Americans aboard a yacht hijacked by Somali pirates have been killed, Fox News has confirmed.

    U.S. forces responded to gunfire aboard the yacht Quest at approximately 1 a.m. Tuesday, but discovered all four hostages had been shot by their captors. Despite attempts to save their lives, all four hostages died of their wounds.

    “We express our deepest condolences for the innocent lives callously lost aboard the Quest,” said Gen. James N. Mattis, U.S. Central Command Commander in a news release.

    Two pirates died during the confrontation and 13 were captured and detained, along with two pirates already in custody. U.S. forces also found the remains of two other pirates already dead aboard the vessel and believe a total of 19 pirates were involved in the hijacking.

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    How sad for their families.
     
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    These Pirates need to be stopped from doing this over and over.
     
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    the Irony is that Yachts were originally pirate-hunting ships
     
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    We need to clean these bastards out. All these deals being made, payoffs, are doing nothing but encouraging more of this crap.:evil:
     
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    It seems to me that if there were 19 pirates involved in the hijacking, we should have heard the report of 19 dead hijackers.
     
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    The surviving pirates need to be court-maritaled and executed for murder on the high seas.
     
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    My thoughts exactly.
     
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    they had it coming for being so stupid. anyone want to go on a hikking vacation to trippoli or damascus ?? they didn't need to be pushing christianity in africa. if you step into the ring expect to get hit
     
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    It's time for the Navy to go to war on these pirates. Enough is enough.
     
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