The AP reports on how Somali pirates are vowing to “hunt down and kill” Americans after the rescue of Captain Phillips this past weekend left three of the four pirates holding him hostage dead from sniper shots:
MOMBASA, Kenya — Somali pirates vowed to hunt down American ships and kill their sailors and French forces detained 11 other brigands in a high-seas raid as tensions ratcheted up Wednesday off Africa’s volatile eastern coast.
Pirates fired grenades and automatic weapons at an American freighter loaded with food aid but the ship escaped and was heading to Kenya under U.S. Navy guard.
The Liberty Sun’s American crew successfully blockaded themselves inside the engine room — the same tactic that the Maersk Alabama crew used to thwart last week’s attack on their ship. They were not injured in the attack Tuesday night but the vessel sustained some damage, owner Liberty Maritime Corp. said.
One of the pirates whose gang attacked the Liberty Sun said Wednesday his group was specifically targeting American ships and sailors.
“We will seek out the Americans and if we capture them we will slaughter them,” said a 25-year-old pirate based in the Somali port of Harardhere who gave only his first name, Ismail.
“We will target their ships because we know their flags. Last night, an American-flagged ship escaped us by a whisker. We have showered them with rocket-propelled grenades,” boasted Ismail, who did not take part in the attack.
Even though most of the credit goes to the Navy SEALS for taking out those three pirates, the successful rescue is being largely hailed by the mainstream media and the left as a “military victory” for Obama who, as ST reader GWR pointed out in the comments section of another post, is being portrayed by both as the next Gen. Patton.
So, with that in mind, can we “blame” Obama now for emboldening the pirates? After all, when President Bush responded to 9-11 by declaring a war on terror, and going into Afghanistan and Iraq, the prolonged wars caused many of the liberals who despised him to call him a clueless dolt whose responses to 9-11 emboldened terrorists and in effect were recruitment tools.
Barack Obama has endangered American lives with his reaffirmation of the military’s authority to act in the event a US civilian’s life is threatened! He’s emboldened the pirates by allowing three of them to be shot and killed by the Navy SEALS! I demand an investigation and furthermore an overhaul of the training manual on how the military is to respond when a US civilian is under threat of grave harm. President Obama has taken this whole “protecting” thing wayyy too far!
/ liberal “logic”