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Pirates? Are you shitting me?

I really don't understand what the deal is with those Somali pirates. If you haven't heard, apparently the coast of Africa off of Somalia has become pirate central. There are roving bands of these assholes who constantly hijack ships and then hold the crew and cargo hostage until they're paid off. The most recent target was an American cargo ship and while the crew escaped, the pirates have managed to keep a hold of the captain in a defeuled life raft. Even though the US navy is in the area, they haven't made any move to rescue the guy and the pirates have called for reinforcements. Other pirate boats in the area are moving in and trying to reach the lifeboat so they can evacuate their comrades and the hostage onto land where the navy can't follow them.

All clear?

Now, what I cannot fucking understand is why this situation is even going on. Why the fuck isn't the navy sending a cruise missile up the asses of the pirates? Our rules of engagement say that we cannot fire unless fired upon and unless there is no chance of hurting civilians. The pirates know this which means they basically operate with impunity knowing that no matter how out-gunned they are, we won't actually fire. Does this sound absolutely ridiculous to anyone but me? No wonder these pirates are everywhere. We encourage them with our inaction and it's the future hostages who suffer. If we simply blew the mother-loving fuck out of each pirate ship we ran across, there wouldn't be many pirates after a while.

Really, I guess there's just no hope for it. Not with Obama in the White House. I really can't see him growing a pair and taking some definitive action. Instead, he'll dither and waffle and it'll be the next american ship hijacked that will suffer for his inaction. It's the same reason why you can't negotiate with terrorists. If you give them what they want, you only encourage them. Like a cancer, the only way to get rid of people like this is to burn them out.

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henwy
Apr. 12th, 2009 12:44 pm (UTC)
I'm going to give Obama a little more time, but I'm really hoping that he doesn't continue being a pussy about this.
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henwy
Apr. 12th, 2009 06:01 pm (UTC)
As long as they don't attack americans, I don't care what the fuck they do. Other mongaloids from other pisswater countries aren't worth as much as americans and can fuck off. THat's what the iraq war taught me.
henwy
Apr. 12th, 2009 11:23 pm (UTC)
Looks like the navy seals finally took out three of the four assholes and freed the guy. I would have been happier with a little more collateral pirate damage, but I guess I can't complain at the outcome. I just hope that the Navy is more proactive in the future and it doesn't come to this sort of thing. They should just blow up the pirate ships from the beginning.

Oh, and despite the action, you still have some pansies fretting.

'Gortney also warned that the use of the Navy to free Phillips could "escalate violence in this part of the world."'

Pffft.
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henwy
Apr. 13th, 2009 12:08 am (UTC)
He's a pussy. Someone with a pair of balls would be advocating the sinking of all the pirate ships. Hell, we owe those fuckers one just from blackhawk down.
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henwy
Apr. 13th, 2009 02:23 am (UTC)
If he didn't act while the ships targeted american ships, fuck yeah. If we simply blow the fuck out of any pirate even approaching an american ship maybe they'll go bother the french.
henwy
Apr. 13th, 2009 02:26 am (UTC)
Looks like they're bigger pussies than I thought they were. Latest news reports is that they only had permission to act if they thought the pirates were going to harm the hostage. If one of those skinny assholes hadn't pointed his gun at the guy, we'd still be sitting through this hostage crap.
socarefully
Apr. 12th, 2009 08:46 am (UTC)
'Why the fuck isn't the navy sending a cruise missile up the asses of the pirates?'

But then after that the newspapers would have to find something else to write about.
henwy
Apr. 12th, 2009 12:43 pm (UTC)
Ya, but they could so easily go back to covering Britney Spears's vagina or something similar.
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