Monday, April 13, 2009

Heroic Rescue, Demented Kidnappers

With the rescue of Captain Phillips, when Navy SEAL snipers did their job on the armed pirates holding him hostage, Somali pirates have one less ransom to demand for their criminal behavior, and three less pirates. These kidnappers of the sea have the effrontery to be pissed off for having their payday ruined:

"Every country will be treated the way it treats us. In the future, America will be the one mourning and crying. "We will retaliate (for) the killings of our men."

What planet does that moron live on? By his reasoning. every country of a ship that has been pirated should illegally seize assets belonging to Somali companies and citiziens, hold them at gunpoint for ransom, and he'd be okay with that? I don't think so.

Yet the pirates expect the countries of the world to continue forking over major cash to them for their robberies at sea:

Jamac Habeb, a 30-year-old self-proclaimed pirate, told the AP from one of Somalia's piracy hubs, Eyl, that: "From now on, if we capture foreign ships and their respective countries try to attack us, we will kill them (the hostages)."

"Now they became our number one enemy," Habeb said of U.S. forces.

Well good. I like our chances against Somali pirates in rubber boats.

1 comment:

Stray Yellar Dawg? said...

If what this nitwit says is true... what exactly is the point? A dead hostage is worth exactly nothing in ransom.

Now, why are they sending their 16 year olds out to hijack our ships? For the fun of it??