Friday, April 10, 2009

US Ship Re-Captured by Pirates

Somali pirates recaptured American ship captain Richard Phillips Friday after he made an escape attempt from the life boat where he is being held hostage.

Sometime overnight, captain Phillips got away for a short period, and jumped off the lifeboat in an attempt to swim away, probably managing to escape through the lifeboat's backdoor. The drama was witnessed at some distance by the U.S. Navy, but it reportedly happened so quickly they could not provide assistance.

Also on Friday officials said other pirates sought to reinforce their colleagues by sailing hijacked ships with other captives aboard to the scene of the standoff.

The U.S. also was bolstering its force by dispatching other warships to the site off the Horn of Africa, where a U.S. destroyer shadowed the drifting lifeboat carrying the hostage, Capt. Richard Phillips.

The pirates on the lifeboat apparently fear being shot or arrested if they hand over Phillips — who was taken hostage in their failed effort to hijack the cargo ship Maersk Alabama on Wednesday — and they hope to link up with their colleagues who are using Russian, German, Filipino and other hostages captured in recent days as human shields.

The situation with pirates is a very serious problem with international trade.  It is my hope that the Obama administration will act in a very forceful manner to end this problem.  Specifically, I expect them to meet with the UN Security Council and talk about reaching an agreement to create a harshly worded reprimand.  

That will put these guys in their place!


Anonymous,  April 10, 2009 at 10:09 AM  

Obama plans on sending a sternly worded letter to the pirates.So they will know how disappointed Obama and Slow Joe are.

Anonymous,  April 10, 2009 at 10:30 AM  

There is also some talk that they will be cutting back on the pirates' portion of the stimulus package.

Anonymous,  April 10, 2009 at 5:36 PM  

What is burning my butt is that, just like Clinton,Obama is treating this as a law enforcement issue. Thing is,they are not criminals,but terrorist,and should under the domain of the military.

Nonetheless, I fear that Obama,again just like Clinton,will act in a politically correct and international manner.

Chuck April 10, 2009 at 5:48 PM  

Pajama, as funny as that is, I wouldn't count on it. More likely they'll get a bailout.

Seriously though, it will be interesting to see what Obama does with the ransom demand.

Anonymous,  April 10, 2009 at 6:06 PM  

Obama is an ass. No guts, no sense and no balls. You put snipers with a bead on the bastards heads and blow their f#$king ass's to hell!

Mark April 11, 2009 at 11:16 PM  

Send every Somalian to Davy Jone's locker, and do it with extreme prejudice.

That'll teach those terrorists jerks to mess with the USA.

But of course, Obama won't do that. It makes too much sense.

Anonymous,  April 13, 2009 at 8:46 AM  

Great blog...I love it

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