Sunday, April 12, 2009



Terrorists? Criminals? Both!

Rush in a Hurry -- Somali Pirates are Muslim Terrorists, Not Criminals
US officials: FBI begins criminal investigation into Somali pirates amid hostage standoff (??)
FBI to question US crew in criminal piracy probeCo-religionist in the

White House:

Let us thank the Somali pirates
Obama Team Mulls Aims Of Somali Extremists: Seeing Potential Terror Threat
The Pirates Challenge Obama's Pre-9/11 Mentality
Somali Pirates Tied To Jihad
Testing Obama (The Somali Pirates just add to the List )
Obama Team Mulls Aims Of Somali Extremists
White House says Obama getting updates on pirates ("aides met at 8 a.m. and at 2 p.m.")
DFU YouTube SING-ALONG: Barack Obama Pirate Song
There is nothing called the 'moderate Taliban'
Somalia: Islamist rebel leaders hail pirate attacks

Co-partisans outside the White House:

Ron Howard Yearns for Less Powerful America Not 'Driven by Militarism'
Schumer says "traditional values" "strong foreign policy" over, Obama "talks bipartisanship, but...

"MSM won't give party affiliation:

US won't give in to pirate blackmail: senator (Tom Coburn)

The denouement:

U.S. Navy Blocks Ships Coming to Aid Pirates in Standoff
Source: Pirates repel sailors attempting to reach captain
Negotiations Break Down in Standoff With Pirates
Kill the pirates: As the Marines demonstrated long ago, there's only one way to end piracy
Official: US sea captain freed in swift firefight
Official: US sea captain faced imminent danger
Captain jumps to freedom --

Capt. Phillips, who has been described by his crew as a hero for leaving with four pirates in a lifeboat to save his ship, the Maersk Alabama, escaped by jumping overboard. Before pirates could respond, U.S. forces killed three pirates still on the lifeboat and arrested a fourth pirate.

Pirate Lifeboat Drifts Toward Somalia - "We are not afraid of the Americans" [How about now?]
Official: Captain was in 'imminent danger' (Defense depart had to ask 0bama twice)

Other pirate activity:

Pirates Take German Ship Towards Comrades Off Somalia
Pirates Bring German Ship Into US Stand-Off ( off Somali Coast)
Pirates seize U.S.-owned, Italy-flagged tugboat
Pirates Hijack Second US Vessel
Sources: U.S. tugboat hijacked by pirates
Pirates seize 10 Italians in US - owned tugboat
Canadian warship thwarts pirates again
Rescued French yacht captain Florent Lemacon may have died in friendly fire PIRACY UPDATE
Death on the high seas French commando raid brought a five-day hostage crisis to a bloody end

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