A Danish family captured by pirates in the Indian Ocean will suffer the same fate as four American sailors slain last week, if any rescue is attempt is made, a Somali pirate said Tuesday.
Abdullahi Mohamed told The Associated Press that he has ties with the gang holding the family — a Danish couple with three children, aged 12 to 16.
We’ve got the Navy out there running around playing police officer. That’s police officer as in “if something bad happens, try to get to the best resolution possible” and police officer as in “when seconds count, the cops are just minutes away.” It’s a no-win scenario, but it works well enough most of the time when in an environment that’s basically law-abiding.
That ain’t the waters off Somalia.
We either decide that the piracy issue is a matter of national interest and go all pro-active on those bastards and the places they live, figuring that the damage done is worth it, or we decide that the piracy issue isn’t a matter of national interest and get uninvolved right now.