Imagine the desperation of your life – to be working as a coastal tanker crew sailing on an aging (1991) rust bucket through dangerous waters….
Then imagine how desperate your life is – to sail out into the shipping lanes to hijack such a vessel, – with small arms and RPGs….knowing the US Navy is likely to catch you and kill you….
It’s been nearly 8 full years since Somali pirates captured the Maersk Alabama, when sharpshooting Navy SEALs took out the pirates,…and VP Joe Biden blabbed their unit identity to the world….
Unfortunately, today’s left-wing media will attempt to compromise any rescue effort from the very start,…in the hopes that Trump might ‘fail’ – where Obama succeeded…
And of course all rescue operations are not equal.
So brace yourself for days of ugly ‘reporting’ (mostly amateur speculation) while this drama plays out at sea.
UPDATE: Thurs 16 Mar 2017 Early reports indicate the pirates have released the tanker – without getting any ransom, and the ship is proceeding to port in Bosaso on Somalia’s northern coast.