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"The pirates appear to have been dispatched from a mother ship"

That from this Washington Post piece raises a question.

Why in hell is that mother ship still afloat? 


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Ill bet engagement had to b... (Below threshold)
Pretzel Logic:

Ill bet engagement had to be approved by the white house..and welll...they were busy.

"Why in hell is that mother... (Below threshold)
Upset Old Guy:

"Why in hell is that mother ship still afloat?"

Probably for the exact same reason we our Navy now negotiates with pirates.

I thought this was another ... (Below threshold)
epador:

I thought this was another post about the WI demonstrations.

"Why in hell is that mother... (Below threshold)
jim m:

"Why in hell is that mother ship still afloat?"

They're probably union members.

"Why in hell is that mot... (Below threshold)
Justrand:

"Why in hell is that mother ship still afloat?"

Three words:
Barack
Hussein
Obama

Maybe they were going to re... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

Maybe they were going to repatriate the captured pirates to the mothership first and then blow them all up?

Seriously, just start killing the bastards on sight.

I'll bet if we started a di... (Below threshold)
jim m:

I'll bet if we started a disinformation campaign promoting the idea that the pirates were pro-American obama would have that mother ship at the bottom of the Indian Ocean within 24 hours.

There is potentially one le... (Below threshold)
Brian The Adequate:

There is potentially one legit reason why the mothership is still afloat. The motherships are often hijacked fishing vessel - with the former crews aboard as innocent hostages.

What I don't understand is why there were any of the pirates captured after the initial fight.

"I thought this was another... (Below threshold)
Les Nessman:

"I thought this was another post about the WI demonstrations."

Heh.

"Um, er, First Mate Trumka!"
'yessir, cap'n Brocko, what youse guys want?'
"Deploy the Inflatable Rat flotilla!"
'ayeaye, cap'n Brocko. youse wanna us to dispatch the Fraudulent Doctor Excuse weapons?'
"Er, em, of course! Don't act stupidly!"

You could solve ... (Below threshold)
irongrampa:

You could solve this dilemma by means of a simple training exercise.

It ain't rocket science, gang.

You could solve t... (Below threshold)
You could solve this dilemma by means of a simple training exercise.

It ain't rocket science, gang.

Actually, it may be "rocket science" if there are no hostages aboard the "mother ship"

Fire on. Fire two

Target sunk sir, no survivors

"Why in hell is that mother... (Below threshold)
914:

"Why in hell is that mother ship still afloat?"

Ummm ummm ummm!

"Why in hell is that mother... (Below threshold)
ODA315:

"Why in hell is that mother ship still afloat?"

Three words:
Barack
Hussein
Obama

To which Joe Biden replied

"That's two words"

Okay, after the sa... (Below threshold)
irongrampa:


Okay, after the sarcasm, the MOST effective way to deal with this problem takes iron resolve and unwavering dedication. You react with total brutality in the response.As in gone, dead, eradicated, PERIOD. No quarter, no prisoners. Too bad for the hostages. The same applies to the Home base, and I mean thorough.

Until it's made crystal clear that these actions result in dead perpetrators on ALL levels. Call it removing the incentive.

There are certain criterias... (Below threshold)
Howie:

There are certain criterias that need to be meet before you can kill someone. At least two forms of Positive ID through intelligence sources must confirm they are bad guys. There may even be a Hostile attempt factored in there. The bottom line, you just don't go killing people, as the news and other organizations will turn this around unless you have very good intelligence and can counter.

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914:

"The pirates appear to have been dispatched from a mother ship"


Anytime I here 'Mother Ship', I think of James Carville.

The White House says the re... (Below threshold)
Jim Addison:

The White House says the reason Obama hasn't said anything about Libya is "a scheduling conflict." Heh.

He was able to clear his busy schedule of parties and golf trips to condemn a long-standing US ally in Egypt, but is too busy to comment on the massacre of civilians by a long-standing US enemy and terror sponsor in Libya?

And nothing serious done about piracy in Somalia either? Perhaps the targets being white Christian Americans has something to do with it? As with the unrest in North Africa, Obama tends to side against American interests.

We not only know where the pirate "mother" ship is, we know where their main bases and port lives, too. It would be target practice for our guys.

But it takes a will, it takes a spine, and it takes a desire to defend American interests. Obama lacks the latter two, and only has will to obey his union overlords and radical mentors.

"The pirates appear to h... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

"The pirates appear to have been dispatched from a mother ship"

Speaking of dispatching pirates...

Simple solution: tell Husse... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

Simple solution: tell Hussein that the pirates are Tea Partiers.

I'm guessing the pirates ar... (Below threshold)
John S:

I'm guessing the pirates are relatives of our Kenyan-born, Muslim president.

They know they have hostage... (Below threshold)
dunce:

They know they have hostages on board that will be killed if they are forcibly boarded but i believe we could fashion some cables with floats that would look like garbage on the sea that would wrap around thier propellers stranding them far from shore.If they radioed for help from their partners in crime they could also be snagged. Deployed hunter pirates could be prevented from returning to the mother ship for food and fuel.

Good question Rick. Why wo... (Below threshold)
KenD:

Good question Rick. Why would the mother ship not be boarded and re-taken? Why would it not be disabled and left dead in the water? Why? Why? Why? I have a feeling there is some decisive hand wringing going on in Washington.




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