Deal with this Mr. President!
Pirates hijack 4 Americans; US mulls responses
By JASON STRAZIUSO and ABDI GULED, Associated Press – Sat Feb 19, 2:42 pm ET
MOGADISHU, Somalia – An American couple that has sailed the world with a yacht full of Bibles was hijacked by Somali pirates, and the U.S. said Saturday it is assessing possible options.
Pirates say the yacht will make landfall in Somalia on Sunday, which would reduce the chances of a fast rescue dramatically. A British sailing couple hijacked by pirates was held hostage in a stiflingly hot Somali region for more than a year.
Piracy has always been handled with extreme prejudice. It is an intolerable act that civilized nations have NEVER put up with.
There is a good reason for dealing with it as such. On the high seas, sailors and passengers are alone and vulnerable. Any crazy mother fucker in an armed ship can pretty much take their pick of targets to overtake. Therefore, to keep ships at sea safe, piracy has never been something looked upon with any forgiveness and I certainly agree with that approach.
We are fucking around in Iraq and Afghanistan where we truly do not belong, but these piece of shit mother fuckers operating out of Somalia are taking over every kind of ship that might try to navigate the coastal waters from the tip of Africa to the East.
Mr. President, if the Somalies won't control their people on the high seas, it's time for us to protect the people of the world and control them ourselves. Invade the fucking place or at least set up a blockade of their coast line. For fuck sake we blockaded the Russians from Cuba, can't we keep a few mother fucking ass wipe pirates in speed boats out of the shipping lanes around Africa?!
This is something that needs to be delt with right now and with extreme prejudice. No one with any sense on the world is going to fault us for protecting the people of the world in their travels on the high seas.
This can not continue.