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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Somali Pirates - Part III - "Learn From Your Mistakes"

We have an old saying in the United States - "There's no such thing as a free lunch." What that means is there is a cost for everything one does - even earning an honest living! Working for wages to acquire the things you and your family need (or just want) requires a forfeiture of family time. Threatening innocent, unarmed people at gunpoint to get that which you desire is considered a supreme act of cowardice. But then, the Somalis are well-known for their cowardly acts!

On October 3rd, 1993, Somali cowards killed 18 American soldiers and wounded 73 - American soldiers who were there on a mission of mercy! Deployed to bring food to starving Somalis, they were greeted with hostility and small arms fire.

Piracy has become big business for Somalians, who are currently hiding 17 ships of various nations, and holding over 200 seamen from those ships as hostages. Where is the International pressure? Where is the International cooperation? Where is the Toothless Tiger of the United Nations? Why is this criminal practice of piracy allowed to continue? Why have the nations whose ships have been captured, not banded together to present a united military front, telling the Somalis, "Release our ships and our people today, or tomorrow will be your last day." Where is it written that the world must coddle thieves, thugs, terrorists and other assorted ne'er do wells?

In closing, I have only this to say... Somali cowards, learn from your mistake. If you feel like a free lunch don't look for it on board a ship flying the American flag... the cost is too dear!

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