13 April 2008: President Barack Obama promised Monday to work with other nations "to halt the rise of piracy," while Somali pirates vowed revenge for the deaths of three colleagues shot by snipers during the daring high-seas rescue of an American sea captain.
The pirates' threat raised fears for the safety of some 230 foreign sailors still held hostage in more than a dozen ships anchored off lawless Somalia. At a Washington news conference, Obama said: "We have to continue to be prepared to confront them when they arise, and we have to ensure that those who commit acts of piracy are held accountable for their crimes," the president said. Somali pirates said they were undaunted. "From now on, if we capture foreign ships and their respective countries try to attack us, we will kill them (the hostages)," Jamac Habeb, a 30-year-old pirate, told The Associated Press from one of Somalia's piracy hubs, Eyl. "(U.S. forces have) become our No. 1 enemy."
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said the Somali pirates who were killed were 17 to 19 years old. "Untrained teenagers with heavy weapons," Gates said at the Marine Corps War College in Quantico, Va.
So now it comes out the *terrifying* pirates our great hero SEALS blew away were just three raggedy Somali teens who probably didn’t even know how to use the weapons they were holding. . .
What was *heroic* about these ridiculously named *SEALS?* From the information that is now coming out, it appears the raggedy Somali teen pirates were ready to surrender. . .a bit more patience in the negotiating, and nobody would have to have been killed. But the SEALS probably didn’t want their chance to win some cheap headlines spoiled by a peaceful ending, and Obama wanted to appear *decisive,* so the quintessential American thumbs-up to violence was given, and the teen pirates were shot dead.
And now we have our new Leader declaring war on pirates! Absurd. But typical. A typical American over-reaction. A typical VIOLENT American over-reaction.
Look, let’s put this thing in perspective:
Phil Spector has killed more people than these Somali pirates.
But now we have Obama and his brain trust plotting a full-blown military campaign:
AP, 14 April 2009: The United States is considering new strategies in the aftermath of the Indian Ocean hostage drama, including adding Navy gunships along the Somalian coastline and launching a campaign to disable pirate "mother ships."
The pirates are a nuisance. Nothing more than a cost of doing business.
[And that *business* Westerners are doing may be corrupt. I guess I shouldn't be surprised, but it appears there may be more to the *pirate* story than meets the eye.]
Well, they WERE just a nuisance. But now with the *sage* Obama making a tsunami out of a Somali splash, he has the pirates contemplating more violent tactics.
There is no *change* with Obama. He is just as committed to the Military Media Complex as Bush and Clinton and Bush and Reagan and all the others. . .
All these *liberals* with their God damned Obama signs and their embarrassing fawning over an empty mulatto, please explain to me how you can tell Bush is no longer in office? What difference is there?
What a crazy mixed-up world. You got the Great Charlatan Obama, who is just one white woman away from being one of those raggedy-ass pirates himself, sitting in the Oval Office, acting like it is the most rational, civilized, enlightened thing to be considering increasing the violence on the Indian Ocean. . .(along with increasing the violence in *AfPak,* as well).
And while myopic Americans celebrate the cherry-picker killing of three raggedy black boys, the families of the other 200+ pirate-held hostages are now sweating even more, knowing the pirates’ trigger fingers just got a little more itchy. . .
The pirate *rescue* was a typical American action. . .with no consideration of the possible consequence for the other hostages. Obama couldn’t bear the *distraction* of one fucking measly American hostage. . .no patience. . .no leadership.
Obama is a mulatto slave to public opinion. Here was a chance for Mr. Change You Can Believe In to actually make a change in American policy. He had a chance to make a decision by placing the situation in its proper perspective. But like a mongrel dog returning to the vomit of BushCo, he cynically authorized a violent *quick fix* that will only end up creating a much larger and more difficult problem.
Ha ha ha. . .all the adoring *liberals,* who thought Obama would bring their secular rapture and fly them all to the New USA. . .ha ha ha. . .you’ve been Left Behind!
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