When Somalia pirates hijacked the Ukrainian ship carrying tanks and a lot of weapons including rockets, and Russia and The Ukraine sent their ships there, I was expecting some drastic takeover and punishment. It did not happen. They negotiated the ransom from $20 Mil to $3 Mil, end of story. Yes I know they do not aloow to do anything there, but hey, if you do not want anything to be done, you take care of pirates yourself, and if you can't, why would the world listen to what you want and what you don't want.
Anyway, it keeps happening and Russians and not only Russians start making a business of forwarding the ships through this area. They have already sunk several pirates, but so far it is a negligent number. Business is fourishing.
Today the news came of the american ship hijacked by pirates. Not the first time, not the second, not even the hundredth time. What was different this time is that for the first time, at least as far as I know, the sailors jumped the pirates, fought back and took the control of the ship. I am enormously proud that these sailors are American sailors.
Too many people in the world love to think that Americans are all about money. Well, open your eyes and clear your ears. Americans are arrogant people who proved that they are patriots. It was not making speeches and debating. It is facing armed bandits, who did not board the ship to make apologies, be nice, and politically correct.
I am proud, and not only today, not only on special occasion, I am proud to be American, period.
I do not know how it will end. I hope it will not be handled by going to the Security Council. There is nobody in the world to stop us from doing the right thing and teach the bastards the lesson... except our own leaders. Will we see the resolve or another low bow?