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"All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth." Aristotle - Greek Philosopher.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

We all received a gift today - Captain Phillips is safe. Thanks to our military, the Navy Seals, the snipers. Thanks to the crew who resisted and refused to give up their ship - and to Captain Phillips himself for embodying everything that is right about American values. He sacrificed his own safety for the safety of his crew, and the military who rescued him sacrificed their safety as well. It came out right this time, the bad guys are dead or captured. The good guys are safe and heroes in my mind. God bless them and their families and God bless America.

This problem of pirates is one that will have to be dealt with harshly. Too many countries have paid millions to these criminals, pirating and kidnapping has become a lucrative operation. Too easy to make millions - and yes, they have been paid millions - to jump on a ship brandishing weapons and threaten those aboard. I am shocked that the crews of all of these large vessels are unarmed! The waters in that area have been dangerous with pirates for a long, long time.


Blogger tshsmom said...

I heard that the UN ruled that merchant ships can't be armed. If I was running a shipping line, I'd have cannons on every ship and every crew member would carry sidearms!

13 April, 2009 17:41  
Blogger Most Rev. Gregori said...

Perhaps Obama can solve the piracy problem by offering Somalia a huge stimulus bailout policy, and then next Easter he can invite the pirates to the White House for the Easter egg hunt. Yea, that's the ticket.

13 April, 2009 18:01  
Blogger Grizzly Mama said...

Tshsmom - screw the UN! Self defense is a must! I'm with you on this!

Rev - hey - I thought I saw something saying that the captured pirate may be tried in the US Courts. Don't know if it's true or not but atleast Obama DID authorize the use of military force if necessary in this situation. I don't like the guy, either, but we have to give him that.

13 April, 2009 22:35  
Blogger Mr. Grey Ghost said...

Hope you and the fam had a great Easter weekend!

14 April, 2009 03:11  
Blogger Grizzly Mama said...

We did, MrGG - thanks! I hope that you had a nice holiday weekend, too. We ate too much ham, but it was delicious!

14 April, 2009 08:54  
Blogger Most Rev. Gregori said...

You heard right. I heard that on the Fox News Channel. They will bring him here, get him a public defender at tax payer expense and maybe even pack the jury with libtards so that he will be found not guilty, then Obama can see to it that the poor misguided pirate gets a pardon and citizenship along with a college education paid for by us. Wouldn't that be just peachy-keen?

14 April, 2009 13:44  
Blogger Grizzly Mama said...

Oh, yes! And then he'll be cured and we will have loved him enough to change him forever!! /sarc

14 April, 2009 22:32  
Blogger Mike's America said...

Well, we just couldn't let those sailors carry guns now could we? They might use them! That would be WRRRONNNGGGG!!!!

This is what the libs want to do to all of us. Take away our guns and leave us at the mercy of pirates and robbers.

And let's not forget that the libs are cutting the military so there won't be any troops from Uncle Sam to answer the call if we need help.

17 April, 2009 11:19  
Blogger Grizzly Mama said...

I have heard somewhere that the UN has rules about who can pursue these pirates and forbidding coutries to do so. Was it the Law of the Sea Treaty?? I can't remember very clearly. Anyhoo - it seems that there is nothing about private citizens going after those pirates. Time for Blackwater to do their stuff??

18 April, 2009 23:01  

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