Tuesday, April 14, 2009

This Pirate Thing...

...is getting ridiculous. From CNN tonight:

The Liberty Sun, a U.S.-flagged cargo ship bound for Mombasa, Kenya, was attacked Tuesday by Somali pirates, according to a NATO source with direct knowledge of the matter.

The pirates never made it onto the ship. The vessel is now being escorted by a coalition ship, still bound for Mombasa.

The source could provide no details on where the vessel was attacked but said it is suspected the pirates were based on a mother ship somewhere in the area.

On top of that, yesterday pirates captured a Lebanese ship, a Greek ship and two Egyptian ones.
Most of these ships are carrying humanitarian aid.

Find the mothership, find the pirate harbors and sink the little twits. Seriously, what state is going to retaliate? Oh wait - is that a right wing extremist point of view?

So sorry.

Here's an idea: lets move the pirates through renditions to Gitmo, or maybe Afghanistan, then relocate them with a nice little settlement check into a suburban neighborhood. They just need a little love and understanding.



G. R. said...

"To the shores of Tripoli." This little phrase in the Marine Corps Hymn refers to a pirate problem that the Jefferson Administration was facing. What ever happened back in the early 1800's, since the Marines were involved, you can be assured that the president back then wasn't content with negotiating with pirates.
"Millions for defense, not one penny for tribute." Thomas Jefferson

The Vegas Art Guy said...

Funny how this never happened when Bush was in office.