Monday, April 13, 2009


"From now on, if we capture foreign ships and their respective countries try to attack us, we will kill them (the hostages)," Jamac Habeb, a 30-year-old pirate, told the Associated Press from one of Somalia's piracy hubs, Eyl. "(U.S. forces have) become our No. 1 enemy." "Every country will be treated the way it treats us. In the future, America will be the one mourning and crying," Abdullahi Lami, one of the pirates holding a Greek ship anchored in the Somali town of Gaan, told The AP today. "We will retaliate (for) the killings of our men."

In case you miss the irony, Somalian pirates think it's wrong for countries to shoot and kill THEIR people, aka PIRATES, but it's alright for them to kidnap people from said countries and demand ransom. Makes sense if you're Somalian, I guess.


Man of the West said...

On seeing your title, I couldn't help but think of Blackadder asking Baldrick if he knew what "irony" was.

Yeah--it's like bronze-y and gold-y.

A Humble Preacher said...

What's shocking to me is that the talking heads who run the ships business were on TV last week stating how it's chaeaper to just pay the ransom than to fight back!
Talk about gutless,spineless wimps.You better believe if I worked on one of those ships and some idiot attacked me he's going to gat way more than he bargained for!Turning the other cheek is one thing-allowing yourself to be taken hostage without a fight is the epitomy of stupidity.