The Somali pirates have issued a statement saying that they will hunt down Americans. So the pirates want a fight with Americans, eh? I say let then have it. If the USG does not want to commit assets to provide full time escort and protective duties around the Somali coast then we should dust off those Letters of Marque and let the privateers handle the protection for the US shipping interests.
I know a lot of people don't care for Blackwater but, they have bought a ship and have it rigged for maritime protection duties. While the 183 foot ship, The McArthur, is not armed the crew certainly is. The ship does carry a number of ridgid inflatable boats and a helicopter. With the high tech electronics on board and Blackwaters well known trigger fingers they should be able to make quite a dent in the Somali pirates. If we could then couple that with a US/Allied forces ground based attack on the pirate camps and towns we should be able to knock this pirate situation down. If the US wants protection for it's American flagged shipping vessels, issue a Letter of Marque and sign a specific mission contract with the would be privateer. If other countries want the service let them be signatories to the contract.
Blinders. He must be wearing blinders. Oh, and ear plugs. With over 500 tea parties yesterday and dozens preceeding that magnificent day, Obamas handlers claim he didn't know about the tea parties.
Do we need more evidence that 1. The Arrogent One doesn't give a crap about the American people. 2. His aids and staff keep anything that shows disapproval of him and his policies off his plate. 3. The liberal media outlets try to ingore or denigrate any conservative activities. 4. That he has his head so far up his ass that he can't see what the policies of him and his socialistic quislings are doing to this country. Well, more to the point, he and his quislings KNOW what they're doing and are glad to be on "The Long March" down that hell hole of socialism, fascism and communism. Just think, only 3 1/2 more years 'til we get the opportunity to see the change we're looking for. Or only 1 1/2 more 'til we get the opportunity to install a boat load of conservatives in congress to oppose all the idiocy.