Thursday, October 9, 2008

NATO and Pirates

BBC:
The Nato military alliance says it will send warships to help combat piracy off the coast of Somalia.

Nato defence ministers meeting in Hungary agreed to despatch a joint task force by the end of the year.

The force will also escort UN ships delivering aid to Somalia, where more than 3m people - almost half of the population - are in need of food aid.


Thank goodness a military alliance of 26 nations, three of whom are nuclear powers, exists to take on pirates. Thank goodness all those military bureaucrats in Brussels have a legitimate enemy to fight. I can see it now:

BRUSSELS -- NATO commanders hailed their victory over jackasses with AK47s and RPGs in dinghies. Big Head Honcho said, "NATO's success in recent maritime peacekeeping actions demonstrates the alliance's flexibility, relevance, and invaluability in the 21st century." Questions from a crackpot blogger who calls himself FLG regarding NATO's lack of a raison d'être following the collapse of the Warsaw Pact and the Soviet Union were dismissed out of hand.

1 comment:

USpace said...

.
Being Muslims, they must be peaceful pirates at least. These Somali Buccaneer monkeys are out of control. They go out for weeks in little rickety boats with just weapons and water and eat raw fish they catch and keep hijacking bigger then bigger, then bigger boats.

These terrorist monkeys must be exterminated with extreme prejudice. Sending several drones into their camps when they're fat and happy celebrating their new money should do the trick.

Lots of great Pirate coverage over at Dinah Lord:
Somalian Gov't Charges Pirate Negotiator Andrew Mwangura
.
absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
don't exterminate pirates

seizing ships for ransom
everybody gets rich

.
absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
let pirates operate

you will get cut of ransom
and maybe some weapons too

.
All real freedom starts with freedom of speech. Without freedom of speech there can be no real freedom.
.
Philosophy of Liberty Cartoon
.
Help Halt Terrorism Today!
.
USpace

:)
.

 
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.