Friday, April 10, 2009

USN Destroyer Versus Somalis in a small Boat

The longer it takes the United States to dispatch Naval personnel to rescue the captain of a U.S. flagged merchant ship, particularly since it is standing off in clear view of the Somali pirates, the faster our reputation to respond to such insults to our nation will suffer.

Above is a photo of a USN destroyer. Either it has orders to do nothing but observe or it has orders to take action. Just how fast would the pirates surrender given the fire power and the other resources of a destroyer?

Doing nothing is not an option.

If a rag-tag bunch of Somali pirates are permitted to "negotiate" with us, it will be open season on every American in any nation on Earth.



I cannot believe what I see and read about the lack of resolve on the part of this current presidency, concerning this "pirate" fiasco. All I can do is continue to weep and pray for our country, that God would have mercy on us perhaps one more time, before His judgement falls. How the words of Jeremiah the prophet ring in my ears today...
"As for us, our eyes as yet failed for our vain help: in our watching
we have watched for a nation that could not save us.
They hunt our steps, that we cannot go in our streets: our end is near, our days are fulfilled; for our end is come."
The Lamentations of Jeremiah 4:17,18
Fr. Richard E Desroches+

Alan Caruba said...


Guy said...

Again, I have to ask ....who is this man we call our President? If my suspicions are correct, it certainly comes as no surprise that he would refuse to take any action against the Somalis holding a citizen of the United States for ransom. After all, they're Muslims, aren't they? The media wants to call them Pirates, which is a centuries-old term that conjures up romantic images of tough old swashbucklers, drinking rum and singing songs. However, what we have here are nothing but a bunch of terrorists. They hate the United States, and any other non-Muslin nation, and are just as committed to our destruction as any of the other groups we are fighting. Continuing to feed them millions of dollars and letting their atrocities go unchecked will eventually come back to haunt us. We must ask ourselves why our President doesn't feel the need to take action against them, and we must demand an explanation from him immediately ....