Feb 22 2011
[UPDATED] As Somali MUSLIM pirates get close to land with four American hostages….Obama dithers. AGAIN!
SHEEEEESH! How many more times is Barack Obama going to make our Navy look like idiots? His not wanting to have his fellow Muslims killed makes him reluctant to order the Navy to do whatever they have to do to rescue the hostages.
Russia, S. Korea, and even France had no problem taking out the Muslim pirates who attacked their ships, but not Obama. Once the pirates get the hostages on land in Somalia, their ransom demands go up and/or the hostages are dead.
Washington Times — MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A warship is shadowing a yacht with four Americans on board that was hijacked by Somali pirates, a pirate said Sunday, as the vessel was reported to be moving closer to the Somali coast.
One pirate, who gave his name only as Hassan, said a warship with a helicopter on its deck is near the Quest.
The pirate’s claim could not be independently verified, and U.S. officials on Sunday did not release any information about the yacht. A U.S. Embassy spokesman on Saturday said officials were assessing options and “possible responses.”
Hassan told the AP he is speaking directly with the pirates aboard the hijacked yacht. A second pirate, who gave his name as Bile Hussein, and a Somali official in Puntland who asked not to be named both said the Quest is between Yemen and Somalia and heading closer to Puntland, a haven for pirates on Somalia‘s northern tip.
If the Quest reaches Somalia‘s shores, the four American hostages would likely be taken inland, where a fast resolution is much less likely. A British sailing couple who were released in November spent 388 days in pirate captivity.
The Adams have been sailing the world with a yacht full of Bibles since 2004. The hijacking of their yacht came two days after a Somali pirate was sentenced to 33 years in prison by a New York court for the 2009 hijacking of the Maersk Alabama. That case ended when Navy sharpshooters killed two pirates holding the ship’s captain. (But that took 4 days because Obama stalled, not wanting to see his fellow Muslims killed, refused to give the order for the Navy to do what they had to do to rescue the captain. The order NEVER did come down from Obama and the Navy acted on their own because the captain’s life was in danger)
Somali MUSLIM Pirates currently hold 30 ships and more than 700 hostages, not counting the attack against the Quest.
THIS JUST IN: ALL FOUR AMERICAN HOSTAGES HAVE BEEN MURDERED BY THE MUSLIMS.
Apparently all our Navy was allowed to do is kill and capture a few pirates AFTER the fact. Thanks, Barry, you disgrace the title of Commander-in-Chief and shame the American people. READ MORE
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