Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Mother ship 

The Indian navy has opened up a can o' whup-ass on a Somali pirate "mother ship." Not only is this good news substantively -- we really cannot send these bastards down to Davy Jones locker fast enough -- but it marginally strengthens India's case for a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council. There is no more fundamental collective security problem than protecting the freedom of the seas, and -- at this moment in history -- no more important ocean to do it in.


By Blogger Who Struck John, at Wed Nov 19, 11:12:00 PM:

And it is a sad, sad thing that the world's paramount navy couldn't beat India to the punch, because of political correctness and lawfare at home.

We know how to suppress the piracy, but nobody wants the public relations black eye from what it would take (which is to clear out the ports the pirates operate from).  

By Blogger Purple Avenger, at Thu Nov 20, 12:32:00 AM:

Contract out the dirty work on the ground to the Ethiopians. For a big enough bribe, they'd be glad to do it.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Thu Nov 20, 12:37:00 AM:

To the shores of Tripoli seems to ring a bell.

But that was before the days of PC activity.


By Blogger Andrew X, at Thu Nov 20, 12:44:00 AM:

Gotta be honest about one thing: The Indian Navy can do this because they are not "white". Thus they will not suffer the pathetic caterwauling of much of their own people, not to mention that of the rest of the world.

The world goes to those with the will, and the West has sacrificed that will to the groveling PC fools who make up no small part of it's elites, particularily the ones in the realm of culture, communications, and so-called "learning".

That is why the once global-dominant British Navy cowers before these pirates for fear of violating their "human rights" or some such nonsense. And 50% of all earth's seismic activity can be traced to Lord Nelson and Francis Drake rolling in their graves.

India is not dominated by such pinheaded fools as the modern day West is, nor are they white, so they can slaughter these animals wholesale (as has always been done with pirates), and no one will bat an eye.

One more reason to thank Mr. Bush, for buddying up to an India that has the balls to do what the West will not, soon to be 'can not'.  

By Blogger smitty1e, at Thu Nov 20, 07:00:00 AM:

I mean, really:
The price of oil craters, and suddenly pirates are boosting supertankers.
Are we not supposed to connect these dots? Really?  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Thu Nov 20, 07:24:00 AM:

Are we going to hear complaints from Obama that we are outsourcing our defense?

Bravo to India, I just wish it had been the Sixth Fleet to flatten the mother ship and its village of vipers to boot.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Thu Nov 20, 10:05:00 AM:

You do realize that had we, the US, attacked and sank that ship, the ACLU would have been all over it.
We would have had to read them their Miranda rights, etc, etc, etc.  

By Blogger Georg Felis, at Thu Nov 20, 10:14:00 AM:

Glad to see the Indian navy is providing pirates their three essential rights: .50 cal, 20mm, and 5 in shells.  

By Blogger Viking Kaj, at Thu Nov 20, 12:16:00 PM:

Chalk one up for the Sepoys.

Lot's of American traffic is carried on foreign flagged carriers these days. American overregulation has led to a race to the bottom for the world's merchant marine, Panama and Liberia are more common that American flagged vessels. This is a sad commentary on a nation which was built by merchant shipping.

If world navies are not willing to interdict I don't think there would be any bars to private security forces here. Perhaps this could be a growth market for Blackwater, isn't Prince a former navy seal?  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Thu Nov 20, 02:56:00 PM:

I wish we could give up our permanent security council seat to India. We could then sit up in the peanut gallery with the Lilliputians. Perhaps that would help more Americans see the UN as it really is and pave the way for our exit.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Thu Nov 20, 04:40:00 PM:

Thank you, come again!  

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