HMS Nursemaid: Shame as Navy seizes 17 armed Somalis, gives them halal meat and nicotine patches… then sets them free!

From The Daily Mail:

By Tom Kelly and Paul Revoir
Last updated at 12:29 AM on 12th April 2011

When a Royal Navy warship  captured a crew of Somali pirates,  it seemed like a rare chance to  strike back at the ruthless sea gangsters.

The 17 outlaws were armed with an arsenal of AK 47s and rocket-propelled grenades, and had forced hostages on a hijacked fishing vessel to work as slaves for three months.

But instead of bringing them to justice, the British servicemen were ordered to provide the pirates halal meals, medical checks, cigarettes – and in one case even a nicotine patch – before releasing them in their own boats.

Menace: A skiff carrying Somali pirates speds across the Indian Ocean, where they are causing mayhemMenace: A skiff carrying Somali pirates speds across the Indian Ocean, where they are causing mayhem

The extraordinary treatment – revealed in a Radio 4 documentary to be broadcast tonight – came at a time when Somali piracy is causing mayhem to shipping in the Indian Ocean.

More than £60million was paid in ransoms last year and pirates currently hold 30 ships and nearly 800 hostages.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1375884/Pampered-pirates-Royal-Navy-seizes-17-armed-Somalis-gives-halal-meat-nicotine-patches–sets-free.html#ixzz1JHGMWsGz

(Later on in the article there is this absolute gem: “He also said he was unconvinced that they had enough evidence to convict the pirates – even though they were heavily armed, were carrying hostages and had confessed.”)

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7 Replies to “HMS Nursemaid: Shame as Navy seizes 17 armed Somalis, gives them halal meat and nicotine patches… then sets them free!”

  1. As Ann Barnhardt mentioned, she is a lone woman, the first to ‘storm the beach of Normandy’ trying to get the men in our society to re-grow some balls. What has happened to the West, that we are so terrified of offending the ENEMY?

    Oh yeah, I forgot, everything is relative. Pirates need love too, they’re just misunderstood, and of course, the poverty makes them into heinous murderers and thieves and it’s all our fault – can’t really blame them, that would be offensive.

  2. I wonder what Brooke would think of this action? In 1858 (I think that was the year) he left India in a leaky yacht armed with a couple of 2 pound cannon and 4 or 5 friends. One of the things they ran across was a village that had been sacked by slavers, Brooke declared war on the slavers and over the next 20 to 30 years he forced the British Navy to help him suppress the slaves and pirates in the far east. It looks like the British Navy has sunk to massive new lows.

  3. Why didn’t they just fly them to London and put them on the dole with the rest of the ‘followers of the teachings of the prophet’? What a disgrace! This is butt kissing, groveling, and Political Correctness to the max. At one time it was said”Britannia rules the waves” now it seems that “Britannia waves the rules”.

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