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    Somali pirates move remaining US hostage, warn against further rescue missions

    Pirates moved an American hostage at least three times in 24 hours and threatened Thursday to kill him after US Navy SEALs rescued an American and a Dane in a bold, dark-of-night raid that raises questions about whether other Western captives are now in greater danger.

    "If they try again, we will all die together," warned Hassan Abdi, a Somali pirate connected to the gang holding the American, who was kidnapped Saturday in northern Somalia.

    "It's difficult to hold US hostages, because it's a game of chance: die or get huge money. But we shall stick with our plans and will never release him until we get a ransom," Abdi said.
    Another security official who has years of experience in the region said it was likely the men holding the American would move him onto a ship with other foreign hostages, because ships were easier to defend and planning rescue operations is more complicated when hostages from other countries are involved.

    At least one pirate agreed with his analysis.

    "I think land captivity is going to end now. Sea is much safer," pirate Mohamed Nur said by phone from the coastal town of Hobyo. "Even ships are not very safe, but you can at least hit back and resist."
    MOre here: Somali pirate captors move US hostage after SEAL raid - CSMonitor.com

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    ummmm....
    "I think land captivity is going to end now. Sea is much safer," pirate Mohamed Nur said by phone from the coastal town of Hobyo. "Even ships are not very safe, but you can at least hit back and resist."
    3 'phenomenal shots' ended pirate hostage crisis - CNN.com
    Three gunshots. All three fatal. Fired in the dark by three specially trained U.S. Navy SEALs as the pirates' boat rocked in the water off Somalia.
    "Phenomenal shots -- 75 feet away," said Navy Vice Adm. Bill Gortney, who oversees the region.
    A senior defense official said each was a shot to the head.
    Not quite three years ago. They must have short memories.
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    Go hang out where SEALs are most comfortable. I'm sure that will work great for you.
    Pleasing nobody, one person at a time.

    That which does not kill me, better start fucking running.

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    I intend to go in harm's way. -John Paul Jones

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    So, send the SEALs a challenge? Let me know how that works our for you.
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    Thats like standing on the interstate and going "Na na na nana". What do you dipsticks think is going to happen?


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    Reading Chris Kyle's book now....these dumb asses are asking for all kinds of hurt.

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