“US Coast Guard” pirates abduct 176, pretend it was a “rescue”

Source: CBC [Canadian state media]

“The U.S. Coast Guard pulled 176 Haitians from an overloaded, unseaworthy wooden sailing vessel as it approached the Florida Keys, officials said. The rescue [sic] effort unfolded on Monday after a flight crew with Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations spotted the 60-foot vessel some 40 kilometres northeast of Anguilla Cay, Bahamas, the Coast Guard said in a news release. … The group of Haitians will be processed for removal proceedings and transferred to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, CPB spokesperson Alan Regalado said.” [editor’s note: They were in international, not US, waters, and the story mentions no distress call or request for assistance. Piracy on the high seas is not a “rescue” of any kind – TLK] (01/12/22)