The New York Times reports on some vengeful pirates:
“Every country will be treated the way it treats us,” Abdullahi Lami, one of the pirates holding a Greek ship anchored in the pirate den of Gaan, a central Somali town, was quoted by The Associated Press as saying in a telephone interview. “In the future, America will be the one mourning and crying.”
Pirates have also vowed violent revenge against French ships and sailors after French commandos stormed a private yacht seized by pirates in the Gulf of Aden on Friday, an action in which two pirates and one hostage died while four hostages were freed and three pirates captured. “The French and the Americans will regret starting this killing,” a pirate identified only as Hussein told Reuters by satellite telephone on Monday. “We do not kill, but take only ransom. We shall do something to anyone we see as French or American from now.”
The Left better get busy. This is pirate blowback! Did the president think we could use billion-dollar equipment to shoot some raggedy ransom-seekers out of their rowboat without inviting retaliation? By flaunting our material superiority we merely whet their appetites for treasure. And by demonstrating that we value one American life more than three Somali lives we’ve turned a handful of desperate thieves into a sympathetic movement with recruitment potential.
And all for the sake of one seized ship??? To paraphrase Michael Moore, “There is no piracy threat! There is no piracy threat!”
Let’s face it: on Sunday, we only created more pirates.