Thursday, April 9, 2009

No Balls

I have been monitoring the development of the American ship’s abduction by the Somalian pirates. I don’t have the details, but if the ship’s crew re-took ownership of the ship from the criminals, I salute them. They have balls, as opposed to our government.

Meanwhile, our illustrious President was asked for a comment about what he will do about these criminals. His comment was, “No comment”. Read that as “I have not a clue”.

I am not the president of the most powerful country on Earth, but I can guess that in his place I would have said something different. Something like, “Watch and learn.” Here is what I mean.

I would have sent a large war ship to the coast of Somalia to make a presence. I would have sent a team of Navy seals to gather positions of the local villas and estates of the newly rich pirates. I would have then sent a helicopter over the land and drop leaflets that would provide the information in their language as follows:

Your pirates have done an act of aggression against the United States of America by attacking one of our ships. We have nothing against Somalia, but we are in the process of eliminating the criminals (pirates) that you harbor. At five hours Greenwich Mean Time from now the estates of these criminals will be destroyed. If you are near these targets, it would be advisable for you to leave.

Then five hours after, the big ship’s guns would use the GPS coordinates of these estates to pinpoint the center of destruction and proceed. After the dust settled pirates would no longer consider taking an American ship as a hostage. Of course, I am not the president of the United States of America. Also, I have balls. Our president without balls cannot afford to insult anyone in Somalia on account of their being … ah you know, “not white” and also, maybe ah you know, “not Christian” and after all, this is an “international matter” and the UN should [please] take care of it for us.

I am about to paraphrase Michelle Obama’s speech as she said,

“For the First Time in My Adult Lifetime, I'm Really Proud of My Country ...” referring to her husband’s nomination to presidency."

My statement is,

“For the First Time in My Adult Lifetime I am really ashamed of My Country considering asking permission from anyone to kill these criminals with extreme prejudice.“

What I would do is vaporize them, and thereby, set a precedent. Piracy, as we have it today, would become history. And I would not give a damn about how any country or religious sect feels about it. We don't mess with you, but if you mess with us, you die.

The problem is, we don't have a president who sees it that way. His way is to apologize for the USA being here. Well damn, we were here before he was borne. It is not his position to apologize for anything.


Nolens Volens said...

How did we deal with piracy in the days before 20th century came around? Hmm. Pirates were extinct because we made it completely unprofitable for them to plunder. Interesting how piracy is coming back after all those decades.

Susan's Pet said...

Encouraging extinction of these predators is an excellent way to deal with them. Alas, political correctness has priority. We must ask permission of the world whose opinion is now driving our foreign policy.

The only way to deal with vermin is to exterminate them when they ask for it.