Tuesday, November 18, 2008

This Is Bad, Very Bad

Chart Showing the location of Sirius Star seizure

Somali Pirates Seize Supertanker

This is the largest ship to be seized during the epidemic of piracy which has been raging in the waters leading up to the Suez canal.

The top US military officer, Admiral Michael Mullen, said he was "stunned" by the reach of the Somali pirates.
Is it just me, or is anyone else absolutely tired of people from this administration being "surprised" and "stunned" by shit anyone with a brain in their heads could have seen coming.

The piracy has now reached the Saudis. This was done in broad, red-handed daylight.

The single, strongest argument for ending our involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan may well become that we cannot afford to tie up three or four carrier groups at a time in order to service our invasion and occupation forces. While we are busy keeping "watch" on the Hormuz Strait this is happening.