Maersk Line Hijacking: Update

There are new facts emerging in the Maersk Alabama hijacking. Apparently an 18-man guard detail is aboard, as reported here and here.

Interested observers may also find this item relevant. And as always, InfoDiss is following the story attentively, here, here, and, with informative background analysis, here.

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8 Comments

  1. Doug says

    Are Pirates classified as terrorists? If so why are we negotiating with them?

    Posted April 10, 2009 at 2:45 am | Permalink
  2. WILLSLAPASOMALIA says

    WHEN IS THE USA GOING TO PULL UP ITS PANTIES AND GROW A SET. SEND IN THE NAVY SEALS, WITH ORDERS TO GET THIS GUY BACK AND WE DON\’T CARE WHAT YOU DO WITH THE PIRATES. WHERE IS OUR PRESIDENT? THIS GUY SHOULD BE IMPEACHED. GET THE JOINT CHIEFS, TELL THEM I WANT THIS GUY BACK TODAY, PERIOD, NOW GET IT DONE, WHATEVER IT TAKES. THEN START SHELLING THE PIRATES ON THE BEACH AND TEACH THEM A LESSON. AMERICA WASN\’T MADE FREE, IT EARNED ITS FREEDOM, IT DIDN\’T BUY IT. THROW OUT THE TRASH, ELECT SOMEONE WHO WILL STAND UP FOR WHAT IS RIGHT, NOT TELL US TO TOLERATE WHAT IS WRONG AND ACCEPT EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING.

    Posted April 10, 2009 at 5:45 am | Permalink
  3. Malcolm says

    Will,

    There should be a key on the left side of your keyboard marked “Caps Lock”. It has an effect that you and others might appreciate.

    Posted April 10, 2009 at 10:24 am | Permalink
  4. sam says

    Invade them! kill their people! bomb them! oh, and GOD forbid they fight back. America needs to get its head out of its ass and see the people of the world as human who will fight back with any mean necessary if they are pushed to the breaking point.

    Posted April 10, 2009 at 12:32 pm | Permalink
  5. Malcolm says

    Doug,

    As I understand it our policy toward the pirates is that talking to them is permitted, but that there will be absolutely no ransom or concessions.

    Posted April 10, 2009 at 1:11 pm | Permalink
  6. marc says

    Now look at that: the world’s strongest military power is not able to release a citizen captured by some Somali pirates in a small lifeboat, in spite of a military presence that is beyond imagination. What happened when the captain tried to escape ? Why not seize the opportunity and kill the pirates. No snipers available ? The US are making a fool of themselves. In the NYT one reads endless boring comments on the captain’s character, the fact that he plays saxophone and handles a lawnmover so well… pathetic ! You will see that this situation will be resolved by paying a large ransom. I have lost all my confidence in US power and decisiveness. This is a token of US decadent weakness. Kill all these pirates, please, immediately !!

    Posted April 11, 2009 at 3:30 am | Permalink
  7. JK says

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/africa/04/12/somalia.pirates/index.html

    Uh, Marc? Don’t submit your resume’ to any government agencies anytime soon.

    Posted April 12, 2009 at 2:55 pm | Permalink
  8. Ships says

    The problem with Somali pirates are getting larger and larger. I see that now hijacking of ships is just work for them and almost daily some cargo vessels are getting into their hands. May be some solution should be finded.

    Posted August 19, 2009 at 1:26 am | Permalink