When is piracy not terrorism?

19 Dec

Yo Ho Ho

CNN – Pirates to receive millions in ransom for release of arms ship

How have pirates become so powerful that the governments of the world are giving  them ransom money? People do realize that things like this will not only legitimize these Somali pirates in the eyes of their countrymen, but will now give birth to piracy everywhere.

What happened to the saying “We don’t negotiate with terrorists?” Or was that just in the movies? Pirates are just terrorists on boats. Why not send some navy SEALS to perform a rescue mission? Or perhaps that’s the plan……?

All I can think about when I read this is Iran-Contra. Look how that turned out. How Hezbollah is a legitimate entity in the Lebonese government. If Somali pirates actually score $20 million, I wonder how quickly they are going to be running the country.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: