Sad ending to hijacked yacht by Somali pirates … all four Americans dead. The news broke early this morning on Fox News.
As reported last week, the Quest was hijacked by Somali pirates south of Oman with four Americans aboard. The Navy had been following the yacht since it had been boarded by pirates. As stated at Hot Air, the Navy had been negotiating with the pirates when the Somalis launched a rocket at the American ship, and gunfire erupted leaving the hostages mortally wounded. The news broke today that the 4 American hostages, Jean and Scott Adam, Phyllis Macay and Bob Riggle were all killed.
A pirate fired a rocket-propelled grenade at a U.S. Navy destroyer shadowing a hijacked yacht with four Americans aboard Tuesday. Then gunfire erupted, the military said. U.S. special forces rushed to the yacht only to find the four Americans fatally wounded.
The experienced yacht enthusiasts from California and Washington are the first Americans killed by Somali pirates since the start of attacks off East Africa several years ago. One of the American couples on board had been sailing around the world since 2004 handing out Bibles.
The pirates claim that they killed the hostages after the US Navy fired on them. Because Somali pirates are known through out the world for their truth telling. Like that is supposed to be some kind of a justification to murder innocent civilians.
Maybe the following needs to be done the next time any of these pirates are seen any where in the water. It might just be the solution to the never ending problem.
One has to wonder what will ever put an end to this nonsense. Christan yachters handing out Bibles murdered by Somali savages. The Astute Blogger has the right idea and is correct, had this been met with force at the outset, these sea terrorists would never have ever shown their faces again.
Remember when the United States never tolerated any of their citizens to be murdered?