Sunday, April 26, 2009

Hey, you mean shooting back actually WORKS?

The hell you say...

ROME — An Italian cruise ship with 1,500 people on board fended off a pirate attack far off the coast of Somalia when its Israeli private security forces exchanged fire with the bandits and drove them away, the commander said Sunday.
Cmdr. Ciro Pinto told Italian state radio that six men in a small white speed boat approached the Msc Melody and opened fire Saturday night, but retreated after the Israeli security officers aboard the cruise ship returned fire.

With pistols, no less, while I'm guessing the pirates had at least semi-auto rifles. Maybe even full-auto. Who the hell's to say, the way the media tries to conflate the two. That takes balls. But then, you do the best you can with what you have to work with. Any way you look at it though, there's a lesson to be learned here. And as is their wont, said lesson will go unlearned by the international community because they'll never, ever learn that there are just some parties who will not be negotiated with or reached out to with pretty words. Come to think of it, our esteemed Dear Leader won't learn that lesson either, I fear...even if we end up being the target an act whose death toll is a hundred times that of 9/11. I do hope I am wrong, but I guess only time will tell.