13 April 2009

The shores of Tripoli, again

A US Navy operation has freed the American captain held hostage by Somali pirates (more here). Tragically, one pirate survived.

Note that talks with Somali "clan elders" had collapsed because the elders objected to arresting the pirates. The new Barbary from which these pirates operate is clearly implicated in their activities.


Anonymous NickM said...

"Tragically, one pirate survived."

Infidel, I wish I'd said that.

14 April, 2009 03:02  
Blogger Ranch Chimp said...


14 April, 2009 09:36  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

.....Satan will know his own :-)

14 April, 2009 10:30  
Blogger Ranch Chimp said...

Remember what these hijacker's said ...they said they are now out to kill American's....period. Which is good new's...since that justifies killing everyone we can get in a cross site.Hell...they asked for it...not us.They want to kill and rob us...their own word's. Let's accompany them so we all can have a lil fun.

14 April, 2009 15:29  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Looks like you're right. Time to start napalming some ports.

15 April, 2009 03:38  
Blogger breakerslion said...

First, let me say that I have absolutely no problem with the idea of using pirates for target practice, or for shooting first to defend a vessel at sea.

That said, the media slant on this situation is predictable. The following is not an excuse, it's merely stated to promote understanding. Hostage-taking is part of the cultural heritage in that part of the world dating back at least as far as the Crusades. Last time I saw a news report on this that was clearly using words and phrases designed to tell me that I should despise these people (I do, but I also despise propaganda), I saw a scene playing out in my head.

The scene was the original cast of SNL doing Weekend Update. After reporting the story, cut to Garrett Morris as one of the pirates, being interviewed for "the pirate's point of view."

Morris (loudly, in his "island" accent): "We are starving to death. We do this because we are starving to death. There are easier ways to make money, but not for us apparently."

Somalia is a corrupt shit hole. If anything good comes out of it, it's usually fleeing for it's life.

15 April, 2009 12:59  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Hostage-taking is part of the cultural heritage in that part of the world dating back at least as far as the Crusades.

So are clitorectomy and honor killings. Sorry, no "understanding" from me. It's possible for cultural traits to be evil. Although in this case it may be more to do with Islam than the local culture as such.

cut to Garrett Morris as one of the pirates, being interviewed for "the pirate's point of view."

I almost wouldn't put it past them to do this. Sometimes it almost wouldn't surprise me to see them ask Josef Fritzl for his point of view on incestuous sex slavery, just to get both sides and avoid any hint of bias.

I haven't noticed what I would consider an inappropriate slant against murderous thieves -- of course, I get my news mostly via internet and don't watch TV, so I may be missing whatever you're referring to.

15 April, 2009 13:36  
Blogger Ranch Chimp said...

Last July(2008)I was writing a post on this...called something like"war's to come and why terrorism and sabotage work's"( not exact...but close) I was posting this primarily because of 2 individual group's... one would be the IPP(islamist political party" in Indonesia and MEND (Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta).. and basically was writing to expect alot of this to come...why? because it work's. To figure these folk's out just like any opponent ...you must enter their mind and philosphy,etc. Nigeria at the time for instance was the 4th largest supplier of oil to the US. Now I realize this is Somalia...and NOT Nigeria or Indonesia...but this post was to get an idea of the game plan of these folk's basically...and how to deal with such issue's(primarily hijacking in this case). Your whole problem is not our oil companies for instance...they are payig out the ass....the peoples of these countries dont get jack from their government's(and blame oil co's,but gvmt's invite the big oil). Somalian's who do this say use the excuse of dumping or pollution or such...this is all rigged propaganda by those behind the hijacking's(top dog's) why? because you have to create a cause to get the recruitment. IPP for instance is popular with the oppressed as being something like"clean,caring,and honest" (or similar crap). Bottom line is...folk's are in need of dollar's and will do what work's to target the big buck's. They get the liberal support from the propaganda about pollution or oppression etc, which is true...but they milk it for what it is worth. America and their allies/corporation's are basically the biggest sucker's in the world, we are attacked relentlessly because they know...they can get away with it. Until we really act and show those around the globe that we mean any business...they will continue to sabotage,hijack, and terrorize.I heard a reporter the other day on CNN here say that the costs of paying a couple million here and there to these thug's...would be cheaper than hiring security full time,etc. This is the mentality of us that they bank on. It's just like prison/incarceration as a simple example...or on any urban street amongst gang's for instance.. bottom line...you keep bending over...your gonna be treated like a punk..and we stay bent over to be honest...and give free condom's with it! Now I know many will disagree with me and whine that this is not true or cruel or whatever else rubbish.Think what you want, it's a free country. But I know how to survive when push comes to shove.

Thank You.....

15 April, 2009 15:19  

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