The Somalian capture of the QUEST followed by the murder of its crew and passengers has been in the news but has it been properly analyzed and answered? This CBS News article has some interesting quotes.`A pirate had this to say about killing hostages: "now become part of our rules," Murder is one of their objectives, a higher priority than collecting ransom.
After the recent conviction of one pirate, they said this:
Those two obnoxious statements stand alone as light posts to guide the policy of a proud and powerful nation which the U.S.A. once was. Consider these elements:
- rescue yields corpses
- release of convicts.
At one time, we had a half assed President, who swore we would never negotiate with terrorists. Of course, he violated that oath, with horrific consequences. His successors in office failed to learn from his experience. At the time of the murders, two pirates were aboard our naval vessel to negotiate ransom payment.Rational citizens can only curse and condemn any and every attempt to negotiate with hostage takers. Rewarding evil invites more evil. Piracy can not be stopped by escalating rewards, it can only be stopped by an ocean of pirate's blood. After decades of beeding our treasury with tribute payments, President Jefferson finally wised up and sent the Marines to Tripoli so that piracy was reduced for a season. Now, because of the profligate insanity of his successors in office, piracy is resurgent. There is something you need to know about those pirates, something nobody else will tell you. I will tell you because I don't give a damn who I offend.
After the death of Caliph Abu Bakr, Caliph Umar sent the Muslim army "to the great countries to fight the pagans". When they met the Persians, they asked who they were. Their answer speaks volumes; nobody is listening. [Sahih Bukhari 4.53.386]
More than 1000 years later, T. Jefferson & J.Q. Adams asked an Ambassador from Tripoli by what right they attacked our shipping. His answer is obviously based on the same source as the Muslim general's.
Jefferson subsequently took the first step toward solving the problem, but left it there, and his successors ignored it. Now we are back in the same old trap because nobody learned from history. There is a group of people who believe that they have a divine commission to conquer the world; that they will be richly rewarded if they pursue the mission and condemned to the fire if they shirk it. Why do they believe that?
9:38. O you who believe! What is the matter with you, that when you are asked to march forth in the Cause of Allâh (i.e. Jihâd) you cling heavily to the earth? Are you pleased with the life of this world rather than the Hereafter? But little is the enjoyment of the life of this world as compared with the Hereafter.
9:39. If you march not forth, He will punish you with a painful torment and will replace you by another people, and you cannot harm Him at all, and Allâh is Able to do all things.
61:10. O You who believe! Shall I guide you to a commerce that will save you from a painful torment.
61:11. That you believe in Allâh and His Messenger (Muhammad), and that you strive hard and fight in the Cause of Allâh with your wealth and your lives, that will be better for you, if you but know!
61:12. (If you do so) He will forgive you your sins, and admit you into Gardens under which rivers flow, and pleasant dwelling in Gardens of 'Adn Eternity ['Adn (Edn) Paradise], that is indeed the great success.
Nobody in power, particularly not the Muslim occupying the White House, is willing to nuke Somalia. Mark Levin suggesting anchoring a battleship off the coast and shelling the pirate's bases of operation to smithereens. That is a great idea, but our battleships were decommissioned. So lets make a good start: drop a Daisy Cutter on each and every one of those coastal villages. Announce to the world that anyone who objects can have a taste of the same treatment. Tell them that Islam is going back to Hell, with or without their consent. When pirates are captured, slit their throats and throw them overboard to feed the sharks. They do not deserve trials; they are not entitled to the rights, privileges & immunities of U.S. citizens. While in captivity, they are bait, an inducement to take more hostages. Send them to Hell and be done with them. When ships are captured, the crews and passengers are dead already, according to the latest pronouncements. Hold their funerals, pay off on their insurance policies and sink those vessels in place. Then obliterate another Somalian village or two. The only way such common sense policies will be enacted is if we rise up as one disrespectfully demanding them with a loud voice. Copy this blog post, paste it into an email or fax and send it to your Congressmen & Senators. Tell them that their re-election depends on their signatures and votes on Congressional resolutions calling for the death of pirates, sinking of vessels and obliteration of pirate nests. If not us, who? If not now, when??
If you want to make international waters safe for recreational sailing and commercial shipping, then you must either destroy the faith of the Muslims or usher them into Hell. There are no other solutions. Which will it be? Will you show them that Allah is an impotent idol whose promises & threats are vain
or will you nuke them? Nuking them is probably the most efficient way to destroy their faith.