Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Today a ship with an American crew was hijacked by pirates. Seriously? Pirates? President Obama is dealing with the foreign policy challenge of pirates?
An article I found read, "Somali pirates are trained fighters who frequently dress in military fatigues and use speedboats equipped with satellite phones and GPS equipment. They are typically armed with automatic weapons, anti-tank rocket launchers and various types of grenades. Far out to sea, their speedboats operate from larger mother ships. Most hijackings end with million-dollar payouts."
I am disappointed that these pirates were not sporting eyepatches, peg legs, and striped pants. I was also hoping for huge ships with multiple masts and sails.
Robin wants to know where he can sign up.