Why do we let them do this?

Pirates transit from MV Faina to the coast of Somalia Oct. 8, 2008, while under observation by a U.S. Navy ship. Faina is a Belize-flagged cargo ship owned and operated by Kaalbye Shipping Ukraine with a cargo of Ukrainian T-72 tanks and related equipment that was attacked Sept. 25, 2008, and forced to proceed to anchor off the coast of Somalia. (DoD photo by Mass communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky, U.S. Navy/Released)

Pirates transit from MV Faina to the coast of Somalia Oct. 8, 2008, while under observation by a U.S. Navy ship. Faina is a Belize-flagged cargo ship owned and operated by Kaalbye Shipping Ukraine with a cargo of Ukrainian T-72 tanks and related equipment that was attacked Sept. 25, 2008, and forced to proceed to anchor off the coast of Somalia. (DoD photo by Mass communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky, U.S. Navy/Released)

I didn’t realize we were letting them “transit to the coast of Somalia.”

Will someone please ‘shop a gunsight reticle or something on there? I don’t have time.

Comments

  1. I’m sure if a condition to the safe release of the rest of the hhostages was letting the pirate scum transit unmolested to the cosst…………..the military forces on scene considered it an acceptable tradeoff.

    Perhaps they’ll be attacked by Zombie Pimps or Vampire Cows while disembarking and die painfully? 🙂

  2. This is probably bigger than plain old pirates now.

    In the long war, it’s better to follow, watch, and listen, than to immediately kill.

  3. I say we take off and nuke the site from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure…

    But overall, I see no reason not to carpet bomb these pirate havens with a good ol’ B52. Dont even waste money of JDAM kits or the whatnot… just drop a ton or iron on their heads, sink all their boats.

    Time to stop pussyfooting the issue. Pirates are pirates and need to be dealt with.

  4. I think they would make good target practice,

    a few dummy 5″ rounds…

    Hmmmm I wonder if pirates can swim?

    or how fast they can bail?

  5. Breaking News

    And it involves an $8 million ransom deal!

    In the highest profile incident in years, Somali gunmen are holding a Ukrainian ship loaded with tanks and other weaponry.

    Yesterday, an onshore associate of the pirates said an $8 million ransom deal was in the offing that might allow that ship to be freed within days.

    The MV Faina has been held since the end of September with 20 crew on board. Its cargo includes 33 T-72 tanks which were en route to Kenya’s Mombasa port.

    But don’t worry, folks — the UN is getting involved:

    Earlier this week, the UN Security Council again called for a joint naval operation against the pirates, who have reaped millions in ransoms this year and pushed up insurance costs.

    A joint naval operation commanded by the UN…..What a Hoot!

    Why does this not fill me with confidence?

    The air over the Indian ocean is echoing with pirate laughter.

    Would that be: Ho, ho, ho and a bottle of rum

  6. Ah…back to posting here.

    Back to the days when Piracy was a national security issue and the Navies of the world pursued them with vigilance. What is all this talk about being kind to them and negotiation.

    Why can’t we just starve them to death. Or sick specops teams at them at night?

  7. Oh, and just to be clear, I agree with the approach of carpet bombing their villages.

    We’ve still got tons of old dumb bombs that we have to get rid of someway. Might as well fly them over there and dump ‘em out.

    But we should make sure we’re hitting the right villages. Or pretty close.

  8. I wonder if the pirates realize just how many different nations special operators are in the area patiently sharpening their talons?

  9. Oh but if we killed them all the whiny liberal types would say how it was a “horrible” act for us to “murder” these poor people who have been forced into piracy by our selfish nation. Boo hoo!

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