Sep 26, 2008

Yarr, Somali Pirates Seize Ukrainian Ship - Hilarity Ensues

Yesterday, pirates seized a Ukrainian freighter off the coast of Somalia. Usually the pirates ransom the cargo for a tidy profit, or fence the goods if nobody pays. Now imagine their surprise when one group of enterprising pirates discovered their latest prize was transporting thirty T-72 main battle tanks.

“If there are tanks on board,” said an unnamed Western diplomat, “I don’t think there’s a chance in hell they can get them unloaded.”

We hope so.

As the NYTimes notes, “The pirates are often former fishermen who have turned to the more lucrative work of plying the seas with binoculars and rocket-propelled grenades.”

Thank God the tanks don’t float, or said pirates would now be plying the seas in forty-one tons of Soviet-armor, with 125 millimeter cannons, and a comprehensive nuclear, biological, and chemical protection system.

2 comments:

Alec said...

For how big Russians are on security, I'm surprised the Ukrainians didn't have more spunk than to let so much heavy armor be stolen by fishermen. But then again, security in Russia at least often seems bigger on the bark than the bite, if only for the fact it's so disorganized. Like the middle-aged Russians in camo drinking tea and supposedly checking ID's at academic institutions -- easiest job ever.
Alec
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USpace said...

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Being Muslims, they must be peaceful pirates at least. These Somali Buccaneer monkeys are out of control. They go out for weeks in little rickety boats with just weapons and water and eat raw fish they catch and keep hijacking bigger then bigger, then bigger boats.

These terrorist monkeys must be exterminated with extreme prejudice. Sending several drones into their camps when they're fat and happy celebrating their new money should do the trick.

Lots of great Pirate coverage over at Dinah Lord:
Somalian Gov't Charges Pirate Negotiator Andrew Mwangura
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absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
don't exterminate pirates

seizing ships for ransom
everybody gets rich

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absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
let pirates operate

you will get cut of ransom
and maybe some weapons too

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