Oh Good God

How the hell could they do this?

The crew of a Royal Navy vessel watched as a British couple were taken hostage by Somali pirates but were ordered not to open fire, it has emerged.

The RFA Wave Knight did not act for fear of endangering the couple’s lives, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said.

Paul and Rachel Chandler, aged 59 and 55, from Kent, were ordered off their yacht by gunmen in the Indian Ocean in the early hours of 23 October.

Because, obviously ma’am, you’re much safer in the hands of goddamned Somali pirates.

Now I really need to drink.

10 Responses to “Oh Good God”

  1. ricki says:


    I know a few former Navy men (US, not Royal) who would have said, “Hell, fire on the pirates anyway, I’ll deal with the court-martial later.”

  2. Cullen says:

    Guess they can’t shoot as well as we can.

  3. nightfly says:

    Fuck the heck??

    Bings, bring the bottle over, would you? That is, if you haven’t already emptied it by the time this posts.

  4. Gunslinger says:

    Sounds like the MoD didn’t learn that the “softly, softly” approach doesn’t get the job done.

  5. Admiral Nelson will be spinning in his grave.

  6. delftsman says:

    Maybe we should lend the MoD a couple Navy SEALS to show them how to take care of business?

  7. Skyler says:

    Barbarism is winning here in the New York court rooms and in the international waterways. Civilization is collapsing. We’re doomed. Elections matter. Especially when we elect a communist muslim.

  8. Mark says:

    What the hell has happened to the Royal Navy? They botched a simple boarding operation resulting in 15 sailors getting captured by the Iranians, and now this?

    RFA Wave Knight is a tanker, so it’s not like she bristles with weapons… but still they could have done something.


  9. Greg Newsom says:

    The problem is that the Commies have emasculated everyone with political correctness.
    Come on? It is considered
    bigotry now to say it is wrong for two men to have sex with one another.Since when
    did government whimps know any
    more than the average worker at McDonalds.Even though their
    mostly illegals,at least they’re doing honest labor’ not aucking for a pension…

  10. Mr. Bingley says:

    I don’t think anyone should be allowed to have sex at McDonalds. Blech.

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