Monday, April 13, 2009

Somalia Teens Surpass American Teens In Piracy Skills

U.S. Officials are surprised the "religion of peace" would actually train children to attack ships off the coast of Somalia.

What a shocker.

Authorities had previously put the surviving Somali suspect's age at somewhere from 16 to 20. He surrendered Sunday, leaving a covered lifeboat where he and three other pirates had been holding merchant Capt. Richard Phillips hostage. Shortly after his surrender, the three others were killed by snipers. Phillips was rescued unharmed.

"Untrained teenagers with heavy weapons," Gates told a group of students and faculty at the Marine Corps War College. "Everybody in the room knows the consequences of that."



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