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Taking down pirates the hip thing to do

The Russians have joined the Dutch in the fun new game of let's not let a bunch of marginally-civilized savages screw around with international shipping.

ABOARD THE SWEDISH WARSHIP CARLSKRONA – Russian special forces rappelled onto a disabled oil tanker taken over by Somali pirates and freed 23 Russian sailors early Thursday, the commander of the EU Naval Force said. Ten pirates were arrested and one was killed.

The raid on the Liberian-flagged ship Moscow University came 24 hours after pirates had taken the ship over and the crew locked itself in a safe room. The vessel is carrying 86,000 tons of crude oil worth about $50 million.

Matty O mentioned this to me this morning and his only question was did they use the hatchet back flip technique to take them out. We can only hope so.