[Marxism] US Has Won a Huge Victory!
elishastephens at hotmail.com
Thu Apr 16 07:42:49 MDT 2009
"Susan Rice, is positively rapid when it comes to beating Somalia into submission. "
And rabid too!
S. Artesian says: "Making the shots at 100 yards is nothing, even at night, given the
improvements of the old starlight scopes... but in rough seas?. Little boat
pitches differently than the big boat..."
According to what I heard on TV, the "trick" on the part of the U.S. is that the U.S. boat is a wide stable boat, and its wake is an area of calm in otherwise rough seas (calmER, anyway), making the task much easier. There may well have been more than three shots, but assuming a completely different scenario is just silly. If they really "snuck aboard and slit the throats" of the Somalis, why on earth wouldn't they say so? It would have been even more satisfying for the bloodthirsty public, and even more indicative of the "bravery" of the Americans.
There is, of course, one flaw in this "the Somalis are just protecting their own waters" story. This latest attack (and no doubt others) occured 300 miles off the coast, which is nobody's idea of Somali waters. It seems clear that "piracy" started with Somali fishermen defending their own waters and the illegal fishing (and later, dumping) that was occuring now, but it also seems clear that most of what is going on today has little or no relation to that. After all, the Somalis are not seizing empty fishing boats on their way to stealing Somali fish. They're seizing full cargo ships for ransom. Such things pale in comparison to what has been done to Somalia by the illegal fishers, the illegal dumpers, and most especially the illegal invasion of their country by U.S.-backed Ethiopian troops and the bombing and shelling of their country by U.S. planes and warships, but one can't pretend that the current actions are in any way designed to prevent such things in the future.
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