The U.S. military is considering attacks on pirate bases on land and aid for the Somali people to help stem ship hijackings off Africa’s east coast, defense officials said.
The military also is drawing up proposals to aid the fledgling Somalia government to train security forces and develop its own coast guard, said the officials, who requested anonymity. Read More
UPDATE April 14
Somali Pirates Vow to Retaliate: U.S. Our Enemy
NAIROBI, Kenya — In a daring high-seas rescue, U.S. Navy SEAL snipers killed three Somali pirates and freed the American sea captain who had offered himself as a hostage to save his crew. The operation was a victory for the world’s most powerful military but angry pirates vowed Monday to retaliate.
Those threats raised fears for the safety of some 230 foreign sailors still held hostage in more than a dozen ships anchored off the coast of lawless Somalia.
“From now on, if we capture foreign ships and their respective countries try to attack us, we will kill them (the hostages),” Jamac Habeb, a 30-year-old pirate, told the Associated Press from one of Somalia’s piracy hubs, Eyl. “(U.S. forces have) become our No. 1 enemy.”
Will we get into yet another war? Will Obama allow the Military to do its job without tieing our military men and women’s hands behind their backs? Remember these pirates could be Obama’s kin people and or family members! What should be done is the ship owners should be made to hire Black Water Security to guard against the ship being taken by the pirates, which would be cheaper than the millions they pay to get their ship back. Do you have an opinion on this?