Monday, April 13, 2009

Mom, He Hit Me Back!

After the US returned a few pirates to room temperature, we hear this?

Abdullahi Lami, one of the pirates holding the Greek ship anchored in the Somali town of Gaan, said: "Every country will be treated the way it treats us. In the future, America will be the one mourning and crying," he told The Associated Press. "We will retaliate (for) the killings of our men."

Jamac Habeb, a 30-year-old self-proclaimed pirate, told the AP from one of Somalia's piracy hubs, Eyl, that: "From now on, if we capture foreign ships and their respective countries try to attack us, we will kill them (the hostages)."

"Now they became our number one enemy," Habeb said of U.S. forces.

They want to play the victim, but hopefully that's not gonna happen. In fact, I'd prefer a little "Eye for an Eye". From now on, every small boat off the coast of Somalia should be treated as a pirate boat and should be sunk on sight. Lose enough fishing boats and see if a little self-policing doesn't start to happen.


rstaff said...

Private shipping might be the next growth area for Xe?

Note to self: no cruises off the coast of Somalia.