My money’s on the big one

The U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) follows a suspected pirate vessel in the Indian Ocean Jan. 21. After receiving a report of an attempted act of piracy from the International Maritime Bureau in Kuala Lumpur on the morning of Jan. 20, the guided missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) and other U.S. naval forces in the area located this vessel controlled by suspected pirates and reported its position. After some aggressive action by Churchill, US Sailors later established communications and boarded the vessel. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Information Specialist Kenneth Anderson (RELEASED)

Pic from Navy News Stand, which has more and bigger. MO noted this earlier.


  1. God I love it … I do so love it. Imagine driving that Pirate ship, thinkin you are one very bad motha, then lookin in the rear view mirror and ……….ohhhhhhhhhhhh crap. Me? You mean me officer? Aaaaarrrghhhh Dayum even the parrot flew the coup.

  2. Perhaps we should have these DD’s patroling the Rio Grande on wheels? Texas Officers Involved in Standoff at Border Tuesday, January 24, 2006 SIERRA BLANCA, Texas -Men dressed as Mexican Army soldiers, apparent drug suspects and Texas law enforcement officers faced off on the U.S. side of the Rio Grande, an FBI spokeswoman said Tuesday. Andrea Simmons, an agency spokeswoman in El Paso, told The Associated Press that Texas Department of Public Safety troopers chased three SUVs, believing they were carrying drugs, to the banks of the Rio Grande during Monday’s incident. Men dressed in Mexican military uniforms or camouflage were on the U.S. side of the border in Texas, she said. The incident follows a story in the Bulletin on Jan. 15 that said the Mexican military had crossed into the United States more than 200 times since 1996.,2933,182650,00.html

  3. Interesting. After aggressive action the article doesn’t mention if the little boat was found doing anything wrong. Me, I’m waiting for random checks in shopping center parking lots, and travel papers for visiting out of town relatives. We need a good national ID. Preferrably one that is implanted and attached to some vital organ.