Because I believe that we are going to see just what The Obama is made of.
(Edit, 1252: It looks like Obama gets his own bailout!The members of the crew went against all that we’ve been taught about being good little sheep and took matters into their own hands, capturing one pirate and throwing the rest overboard.(Well, maybe they didn’t throw them overboard, but we can wish. I just wish the ship had a yardarm so that the traditional punishment for piracy could be administered.) The Obama doesn’t have to actually make a decision!
But here’s some sad stuff:
“All the crew members are trained in security detail in how to deal with piracy,” Maersk CEO John Reinhart told reporters. “As merchant vessels we do not carry arms. We have ways to push back, but we do not carry arms.”
Now juxtapose that with this statement later on attributed toJohn Harris, CEO of HollowPoint Security Services.
“Naval vessels … can’t be everywhere at one time, just like law enforcement,” he said, noting that the U.S. Navy has been protecting the most vulnerable shipping lanes in the Indian Ocean.
Sort of sounds like why we have concealed carry here on land, now doesn’t it?)