Thursday, March 3, 2011

Somali Pirates have GOT to go

Not enough boats in the US Navy? Make them. High speed patrol boats. Hundreds of them. High tech radar and assault capability with room for 20+ crew. Think PT Boat. So what if they cost a couple million a piece. What are we spending per day in Afghanistan and Iraq? Defending the high seas against piracy is WAY more important that those dirty little wars.
If we're going to use American power we need to use it wisely and with discretion. What could be more positive than wiping out the menace that these low life pricks are causing?
A Navy of patrol boats and massive effort to feed and provide care to the starving Somalis. What's the down side?

Armed guards save Dutch couple from Somali pirates

AP – This photo of Scott and Jean Adam is on
– 47 mins ago
NAIROBI, Kenya – The head of a private security company says his guards retook a yacht from Somali pirates after the Dutch couple on board locked themselves in a safe room.
Thomas Jakobsson of Naval Guards said Thursday that six of his guards were accompanying the Capricorn yacht on a separate motorboat. Six armed pirates were able to get aboard the Capricorn but the Dutch couple barricaded themselves in the boat.
Jakobsson says his men had a brief exchange of fire with the pirates before retaking the Capricorn with no casualties on either side.
The Indian Ocean attack follows the deaths of four Americans last month after their yacht was taken. Last week a Danish family and two crew aboard a yacht also were hijacked.
NAIROBI, Kenya – The head of a private security company says his guards retook a yacht from Somali pirates after the Dutch couple on board locked themselves in a safe room.
Thomas Jakobsson of Naval Guards said Thursday that six of his guards were accompanying the Capricorn yacht on a separate motorboat. Six armed pirates were able to get aboard the Capricorn but the Dutch couple barricaded themselves in the boat.
Jakobsson says his men had a brief exchange of fire with the pirates before retaking the Capricorn with no casualties on either side.
The Indian Ocean attack follows the deaths of four Americans last month after their yacht was taken. Last week a Danish family and two crew aboard a yacht also were hijacked.

2 comments:

Four Dinners said...

It appears that a worryingly large number of Somali pirates are living in England - until they need to go off pirating for a while to get a bit more money....

I intend to apply for Somalian citizenship thereby avoiding having to do any honest labour and still earn lots of money whilst claiming benefits in England.

I should have done this years ago!!!

If only I'd known!!!!

SagaciousHillbilly said...

Plus you get to ride in boats on the ocean!