Piracy is funny: Willie Clitman's wife thinks its hilarious!

* Beyond scandalous. Hitlery Clinton and the Obamessiah don’t belong in government, they should be tarred and feathered and run out of town:

Video thanks to Jawa Report

Somali water-jihadis demand 2 million for U.S. captain

Latest American victim of the Somali jihad

Add that to the 2.5 million dollars Somalis are demanding for the Canadian woman they raped – and impregnated — and you can see that Somalia’s jihad-al-mal, or “money-jihad,” is going rather well. An update on this story. “Pirates Demand Ransom After U.S. Ship Captain Tries to Escape,” from Fox News, April 10: thanks to JW:

A Somali negotiator said Friday pirates holding American ship captain Richard Phillips hostage want a $2 million ransom and are ready to kill Phillips if attacked.

The Navy is moving a huge amphibious ship closer to the scene of the standoff. Defense officials say the USS Boxer, the flag ship for a multination anti-piracy task force, will be nearby soon.

The ransom announcement by the unidentified Somali, who helped negotiate a ransom paid last year to pirates who seized a Ukrainian ship carrying tanks, comes the same day Phillips was recaptured after he made an escape attempt from the life boat where he is being held hostage.[…]

Maybe if no ranson was paid for the Ukrainian ship, Somali pirate-jihadis would not have been further emboldened to attack a U.S. ship.

Sometime overnight, captain Phillips got away for a short period, and jumped off the lifeboat in an attempt to swim away, probably managing to escape through the lifeboat’s backdoor. The drama was witnessed at some distance by the U.S. Navy, but it reportedly happened so quickly they could not provide assistance. 

Defense officials said that one of the pirates fired an automatic weapon when Phillips tried to swim to safet[y], but it was not clear whether the pirate fired at the fleeing hostage, or into the air.

Because, you know, that really matters…


Flashback: April 13, 2008

Pirates can claim UK asylum

THE Royal Navy, once the scourge of brigands on the high seas, has been told by the Foreign Office not to detain pirates because doing so may breach their human rights.

Warships patrolling pirate-infested waters, such as those off Somalia, have been warned that there is also a risk that captured pirates could claim asylum in Britain.

The Foreign Office has advised that pirates sent back to Somalia could have their human rights breached because, under Islamic law, they face beheading for murder or having a hand chopped off for theft.

In 2005 there were almost 40 attacks by pirates and 16 vessels were hijacked and held for ransom. Employing high-tech weaponry, they kill, steal and hold ships’ crews to ransom. This year alone pirates killed three people near the Philippines.

Last week French commandos seized a Somali pirate gang that had held a luxury yacht with 22 French citizens on board. The hijackers were paid off by the boat’s owner and then a French helicopter carrier dispatched 50 commandos to seize the hijackers and the ransom money on dry land.

Britain is part of a coalition force that patrols piracy stricken areas and the guidance has troubled navy officers who believe they should have more freedom to intervene.

The guidance was sharply criticised by Julian Brazier MP, the Conservative shipping spokesman, who said: “These people commit horrendous offences. The solution is not to turn a blind eye but to turn them over to the local authorities. The convention on human rights quite rightly doesn’t cover the high seas. It’s a pathetic indictment of what our legal system has come to.”

A Foreign Office spokesman said: “There are issues about human rights and what might happen in these circumstances. The main thing is to ensure any incident is resolved peacefully.”

The guidance is the latest blow to the robust image of the navy. Last year 15 of its sailors were taken prisoner by the Iranians and publicly humiliated.

In the 19th century, British warships largely eradicated piracy when they policed the oceans. The death penalty for piracy on the high seas remained on the statute books until 1998. Modern piracy ranges from maritime mugging to stealing from merchant ships with the crew held at gunpoint.

3 thoughts on “Piracy is funny: Willie Clitman's wife thinks its hilarious!”

  1. Sir,
    In all the reports of pirating little attention is paid to the fact that
    ships with flags of ISRAEL and RUSSIA are not attacked.
    I believe the pirates KNOW that these merchant ships have
    WELL ARMED crews aboard.

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