Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Why haven’t we blasted the Somali pirates off the map?

By John Sykes

imageWould someone please tell me why our Commander-in-Chief, (I gag when I write that title), has not wiped out the Somali pirate strongholds?

How cowardly can we be after someone fires on a USN vessel and kills 4 Americans?

Why are we negotiating with trash when we have a no ransom policy?

Military Times: Pirates add ammo, men to ships after 4 deaths…:

NAIROBI, Kenya — Pirates in Somalia said Wednesday they are ferrying ammunition and men to the 30 hijacked vessels still under their control, and they threatened to kill more captives after the violent end to a hostage standoff that left four Americans dead.

The U.S. military said that 15 pirates detained after the Americans were slain Tuesday could face trial in the United States.

imageThe military, FBI and Justice Department are working on the next steps for those pirates, said Bob Prucha, a spokesman for U.S. Central Command in Florida. The Somalis are currently being held on the aircraft carrier Enterprise, which is in the waters off East Africa. Read the rest …