A Special Message to the Saudis Regarding the Latest Hijacking

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Lazarus Realty

News just out about ANOTHER hijacking by pirates on the high seas.

And the artilcle concludes with this comment:

“I think they will demand good money because it’s a brand new ship,” said Andrew Mwangura, of the East Africa Seafarers’ Assistance Programme. “I think they have hit the jackpot.”

The Saudis have plenty of money and I think the stupidist thing they can do is just pay a ransom.  They should hire the best mercenaries in the world  and go in there and take back what is theirs and raise the stakes on piracy.  Then, after they reclaim what is theirs ,there should be a pro-active UN force established to go in a send the pirates to kingdom come.

 

Maybe they should consider modifying the tankers that pass through those waters.   Make them half tanker - half battleship.  The money they spend on modifying them will be saved on what they are charging for insurance on passage through those waters.

 

Ok -- I went a little off topic.

 

Comments (4)

Kristal Kraft
Novella Real Estate - Denver, CO
Selling Metro Denver Real Estate - 303-589-2022

Africa pirates...the tables are turned.  Ironic yes, but totally sad.  Why can't they learn to earn a decent living instead of being a plot in a 007 movie?

Nov 17, 2008 10:55 AM
Steven Wright
Home Real Estate - Aurora, CO
CRS - Home Real Estate - 720-989-5283

That is an interesting suggestion and it may be worth the saudi's money. Not sure the US Navy will go for it though.

Nov 17, 2008 11:03 AM
Shane OnullGorman
Eau Claire Realty, Inc. - Eau Claire, WI
Eau Claire Wisconsin, Real Estate Agent & Realtor- Buy or Sell

Maybe we could stop imperialism and stop ripping off countries like Somalia. Quit bankrupting their countries. Support them economically and not strip them of their resources. Then they would be self supporting and not have to steal.

 

Nov 17, 2008 11:12 AM
Randy "Lazarus" McAtee
Lazarus Realty - Fresno, CA
Owner/Broker, Lazarus Realty, Fresno California

Eau... America is NOT perfect.

 

we have the worst goverment in the world - except for all the others.

 

give Chavez a kiss for me.

Nov 18, 2008 04:50 AM

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