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Thursday, June 30, 2005

MUSLIM PIRATES STRIKE AGAIN

BBC:

A ship carrying United Nations' food aid to Somali victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami has been hijacked. The freighter, the MV Semlow, was sailing from the Kenyan port of Mombasa to Bossaso in north-eastern Somalia when it was attacked by armed pirates. Waters off the Somali coast are among the most dangerous in the world, the International Maritime Boards says. Some 28,000 people who lost their homes and livelihoods when the tsunami struck on 26 December are being fed by the UN. Somalia is awash with some 60,000 militia men and has been without a functioning national government since 1991, which hampered relief efforts to tsunami victims. ...

"The hijackers are asking for $500,000 but we've told them we're just a small boat with relief cargo to feed your Somali people," Inayet Kudrati, director of the Kenya-based Mokatu Shipping Agency which leased the ship to the UN, told Reuters news agency.

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has appealed for the immediate release of the vessel carrying food aid donated by Japan and Germany. "We're urging local leaders and elders to allow the boat to go on with its journey," WFP spokeswoman Rene McGuffin said. Earlier this month, the International Maritime Board warned of a surge in piracy in the region and advised vessels to stay at least 85km away from the lawless coast if possible.

Piracy is small potatoes for Muslim fanatics who behead infidels, suicide-bomb mosques and stone sinners to death.

Remember the Barbary Pirates? They were the ones we sing about when we sing the Marine Hymn, you know the part: "to the shores of Tripoli." Well, the Barbary Pirates were Muslims, too. And President Jefferson dispatched the US NAVY to north Africa to kick their butts. It worked. That's why we sing about it!

Well, these modern day "Barbary Pirates" (operating offf a different coast of Africa) will not respond to any appeal from the UN - no matter what stationary they use!

So, what's the answer? SIMPLE: I think Bush ought to do the same with these Muslim pirates as Jefferson did with his. WHACK them into submission.

5 comments:

Gindy said...

Funny. I have been thinking about writing a post on the Barbary Pirates. They are a forgetten piece of history for many and may shed some light on todays events. As well, it shows that America has been dealing with this problem for a long time.

Gandalin said...

Yes, the United States Navy was born as a major fighting force that could project power around the world when the USS CONSTITUTION and the USS CONSTELLATION were built in order to defend American shipping (and rescue American hostages) from jihadi terror. Plus ca change . . . .

Kyle said...

the big lesson from the Barbary Pirates and other run ins with muslims is that they respect strength and have contempt for weakness.
I think Bush unerstands this, I just wish more americans did too.

night said...

Barbary Pirates are comming soon.

night said...

Barbary pirates are comming soon.