22 February 2011

In other "poor Somali fisherman" news...

(CBSNews) -- Updated 9:57 a.m. ET -- The four Americans aboard a yacht hijacked by pirates off the coast of Somalia are dead.

CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports that gunshots aboard the yacht were heard, and the warship took action, dispatching forces to board the Quest.
How about we start to speak their language?
"Bartender, give me a Somali Pirate."

"How do you make that?"

"Just a couple of shots and a quick splash."

RELATED: If you pay it...

...they will come...
Piracy has plagued the shipping industry off East Africa for years, but the violence used during the attacks - and the money demanded in ransoms - have increased in recent months. Pirates now hold some 30 ships and more than 660 hostages.

The average ransom now paid to pirates is in the $5 million range, a huge leap from only three or four years ago when it was in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

One ransom paid last year was just shy of $10 million.


Anonymous said...

These pirates are Muslims and they are terrorists.

By the way the people killed are not too bright either distributing Bibles in these areas.

Neo Conservative said...

that's weird... here in canada we don't even mete out the death penalty to a clifford olson or a paul bernardo.

but... killing people for giving out bibles? how does that make sense?


Patsplace said...

I would think that the orders should be that if the hostages are killed, all involved die on the spot, shot with bullets that have been dipped in pig blood....not that I have an opinion on this.

Neo Conservative said...

in ancient rome... whenever a builder constructed a stone arch... he would have to stand underneath it as they pulled away the supporting falseworks.

in effect, you took responsibility for your deeds.

today, apparently... there's no such thing as a bad boy.



Atlanta Roofing said...

Hard to find too much sympathy for Americans sailing into Pirate-infested waters. Besides, weren't these the same idiots who decided to separate from the safety of the bigger armada? This is like when fools go hiking in and around Iraq or Afghanistan and expect not to get abducted. Unfortunate? Yes. Tragic? Hardly. Tragedy is when an innocent person is killed by a drive-by shooting or a child gets cancer. This is just plain stupidity.

Neo Conservative said...

did these folks take a chance and get cosmically swatted like bugs?


hard to feel sympathy for their tragic deaths?

not for me.