This spectacle is turning into a farce. Four terrorists in a lifeboat, holding one hostage, have been keeping a U.S. Destroyer and the entire U.S. government at bay for two days now. For God’s sake Obama, do something!
The Somali pirate situation in which the pirates took and then lost an American cargo ship and then took her captain as a hostage is being described as an “annoying distraction” for President Barack Obama.
One wonders how Captain Richard Phillips, now being held at gunpoint in a life boat by Somali pirates in the middle of the Gulf of Aden, would characterize the situation. To be sure, the guided missile destroyer USS Bainbridge in on the scene and a P3 Orion aircraft is monitoring the situation. An FBI hostage negotiation team is providing advice to the US Navy on ways to obtain the release of Captain Phillips without resorting to armed force.
So, Obama’s annoyed, distracted and doing nothing. What about Hillary, what does she think about the first act of piracy against a U.S. flagged vessel in over 200 years?
“We are deeply concerned and we are following it very closely,” Clinton told reporters.
She thinks it’s funny.
The pirates are shaking in their boots. Now go away or Hillary shall taunt you a second time. Let our hostage go or John Kerry will hold hearings!
The U.S. military, well, they’re ready for action, awaiting orders that aren’t forthcoming.
THE US military on Thursday said it was sending in more ships to the scene of a stand-off with Somalia pirates holding an American hostage on a lifeboat in the Indian Ocean.
A day after pirates hijacked the Maersk Alabama aid ship before being overpowered by the unarmed American crew, the high-seas drama remained unresolved with both the pirates and the US Navy promising to move in reinforcements.
The four pirates were ousted from the 17,500-tonne Danish-operated container ship, but were still holding the captain hostage on a lifeboat.
More naval ships were to join the destroyer USS Bainbridge that arrived overnight to help secure the release of the American, US defence officials said.
I’m not exactly sure what more ships are going to accomplish. I’m pretty sure the Bainbridge can already more than handle four terrorists in a lifeboat. How about if we make the Somali pirates regret the day they were born?
Retired U.S. Ambassador Robert Oakley, who was special envoy to Somalia in the 1990s, said U.S. special operations forces have drawn up detailed plans to attack piracy groups where they live on land, but are awaiting orders from the Obama national security team.
“Our special operations people have been itching to clean them up. So far, no one has let them,” Oakley told the Daily News.
Scratch military action I guess, that would be mean, and besides, no one’s going to pry Obama’s finger off the chicken[expletive deleted] switch.
What about the pirate terrorists, are they going take the cornering of their comrades lying down and be intimidated by a big bad U.S. destroyer? Hell no!
Somali pirates are sending help to members of their band who hijacked a U.S.-flagged ship this week in the Indian Ocean and are holding the captain hostage, said a member of the group who spoke from shore.
The man, who called himself Da’ud and identified himself as one of the pirates, spoke by phone yesterday from the area of Eyl, Somalia. He said he had been in contact with the four pirates who boarded the Maersk Alabama and who then took the captain hostage on a lifeboat that has stalled off the coast.
How long is Obama going to let this continue? Four pirates in a lifeboat are making a mockery of the entire U.S. government. If our response wasn’t so pathetic, this whole episode could inspire a Broadway musical.
Talks Continue to Release U.S. Cargo Captain Held by Somali Pirates
US warship watches Somali pirates with US hostage
FBI joins effort in hostage standoff with pirates
MV Maersk Alabama
USS Bainbridge (DDG 96)
USS BAINBRIDGE (DDG-96)
DDG 96 Bainbridge
P-3C Orion long range ASW aircraft
Ye gods Obama, pull your head out of your ass and put an end to this sordid debacle. You’re embarrassing yourself and this country. But hey, what’s new about that? Seriously, how hard can this be?
/Navy divers, under cover of darkness, stun grenades, on three, tangos down, hostage situation over
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