Awesome! Pirates, you messed with the wrong country. And your exploded heads, courtesy some sharp-shootin’ Navy SEALs, is your reward. Good on President Obama for authorizing it. He correctly recognized that these are not people you can negotiate with, and acted accordingly. This is a great day for America. Now let’s hope Obama can learn [...]
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April 9th, 2009 · 3 Comments
(Updated – see below.) I don’t understand the problem with the current pirate standoff in the Gulf of Aden. The situation is relatively simple. The American merchant ship is safe, as is most of the crew. The pirates have one hostage, but are themselves stranded in a lifeboat with no gas, and limited provisions. Sitting [...]
November 19th, 2008 · 5 Comments
So it seems that one of President Obama’s first international military crises will be a repeat of one of our nation’s first menaces – piracy on the high seas. How he deals with it will tell us much about the alleged steel in the spine of our mysterious new President-Elect. There is, after all, a [...]