Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Don't Mess With Us

Americans don't like being hijacked.

It’s another Gird Your Loins moment for the Obama administration.

Somali pirates have now hijacked a U.S.-flagged ship with 20 American crew members on board - the first in “recent memory” according to military officials. The vessel is one of the DoD’s top shipping contractors. The vessel was taking humanitarian aid to Mombasa.

What will BO do?

When we get hijacked, we express our displeasure. Consider that a lesson learned.
Two graduates of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy are among the 20 Americans on board who overpowered the group of pirates that hijacked the vessel.

Somali pirates hijacked the cargo ship Wednesday hundreds of miles from the nearest U.S. military vessel in some of the most dangerous waters in the world.Late Wednesday morning, the military confirmed that the crew had regained control of the vessel by overpowering the pirates, taking one pirate into custody and throwing three overboard.

Lucky President*. Thanks to the resiliency and independence of the American sailors, he doesn't have to take a stand.


James R. Rummel said...

I thought the same thing! That he was lucky the crew took action!


princewally said...

If they hadn't, he would have been forced to make a stand-in the real world-that couldn't be spun either way depending on public opinion.