Anyone who kidnaps another
and either sells him
or still has him when he is caught
must be put to death.
~ Exodus 21:16
News has seemed a little dull lately. Barack Obama continues to drag the country into the abyss at break-neck speed.
The big story over the weekend, though, was the kidnapping of an American ship captain. Somali pirates captured him and held him for ransom.
If I had been in charge, I probably would have just blown up the pirate ship and hoped the captain survived, with enough energy to swim and be rescued. Fortunately, I suppose, cooler heads prevailed, and they sent in some Rambo-esque Navy Seals to rescue the American. They killed three pirates and captured the leader (who is 16 years old)
Imo, Somalia is one of the biggest hellholes on the planet. We should encourage our good ol’ pals Ethiopia to invade them. Assimilate them into civilized society, for their own good.
It’s ridiculous that we have to worry about pirates 200 years after Thomas Jefferson eliminated our last pirate threat. These terrorists should be hunted down and sent to Davy Jones’ locker.