I was reading about the rescue of a US captain kidnapped by pirates.
1. The ship was carrying food aid bound for Rwanda, Somalia and Uganda.
2. The captain told his crew to hide while he sacrificed himself as a hostage.

As negotiations grew tense, one pirate pointed an AK-47 at the Captain's back, prompting US Navy to shoot the pirates dead. This is what other pirates had to say about the incident.

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."
Killing of your men? How about you stop attacking, kidnapping, robbing and killing the rest of us? Currently pirates hold more than a dozen ships with about 230 foreign sailors. By their principles, that gives countries of kidnapped sailors the right to rescue, defend and kill. If you don't want your men to be killed, stop pirating.

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.
Self-proclaimed pirate? Meaning he hasn't robbed a ship yet. All very good except he is trying to get a job with an established pirate here.

People are just so screwed.

Labels: | edit post
0 Responses