Babies throw food and toys on the ground sometimes. When you pick it up and give it back to them, they usually throw it again. Most humans will only fall for this once. Right?!
Such is the world we live in, where illogic reigns. Dismissal of natural law seems to be the norm. And so, the world, in it’s current state of technological wonder, somehow cannot defeat PIRATES!!! I mean, I get that the Pirates have a Navy; but do they have an Air Force? Can we not turn the heat up in Eyl, Somalia, to 25,000 degrees? Anyways, now they’ve got themselves and the ummah an oil supertanker! What will they take next and where arrrrrrrrrgh the copycat pirates?
I’m going to go out on a limb here and blame liberalism. Not just for the fun of it and because it’s so obviously true, but because more and more of these repercussions of the denial of natural law (eg. animals responding to incentives & punishments) are occurring. Liberalism often relies on a paradigm shift away from common knowledge of normal life experience, in order to stay a relevant, incubate new voters, and in general, not be conservatism. Eventually, most of their well-intended ideas blow up in our faces. I thought they’d be the first to know, nature has a way of prevailing.
Well, the pirates seem to get the game. And I doubt they think men and women are identically the same.
And see THIS fantastic piece for America’s history with Muslim Pirates…”From the halls of Montezuma, to the shores of Tripoli.”
UPDATE: If you can wade through the standard, “blame America for overthrowing the Islamic rule in Somalia and creating a vacuum of poverty and chaos which caused all this,” then you should read the rest of this article detailing another seized ship. The gist:
“The hijack, the seventh in 12 days, took place near the Yemeni coast, underscoring the new tactic of evading foreign warships by simply sailing beyond their area of operation. Operations undertaken by the coalition fleet are fraught with legal difficulties, ranging from restrictive rules of engagement to rights of habeas corpus, as the British Navy discovered…There is a knock-on effect for consumers in this,” said Clive Washbourn, head of the marine division at Beazley, the specialist Lloyd’s insurer. “If the amount of attacks and ransoms increases then insurance rates will have to rise. Ship owners will always pass on additional costs to the companies charting ships. They, in turn, will pass costs on to consumers.”
So, since they take Iranian ships and pretty much everyone else’s too, is there a way out of this that might allow for some cooperation with other nations…other than under the UN? Can we somehow orchestrate so they keep messing with Iran?
UPDATE: India sinks Somalian Pirateship!