Monday, April 20, 2009

One Less Pirate...

from Investor's Business Daily
by Michael Ramirez


  1. I don't care if they are pirates. Anything that promotes violence in a time like this is uncool man. If their country was helping them out like obama is helping us, they probably wouldn't have to steal. I am against having guns at all. I am happy obama is taking them away from you crazy people!

  2. response to Anonymous post @ 7:15 PM

    One of the great things about this Country of ours is that we have freedom of speech. It allows each of us to offer different viewpoints without the threat of being arrested. We obviously view things differently, but that's ok, we can. The worst thing I've viewed in my life is when someone believes that their way is the only way, and not only are they unwilling to listen to the other viewpoint, they will take measures to ensure the other viewpoint isn't heard.

    I appreciate your view regarding violence and absolutely agree with it. The problem is, there are a lot of people in this world who could care less what we think and would not hesitate shooting either one of us in a heartbeat for no reason whatsoever. We can try to talk to those type of people, but we'll be wasting our time.

    We have a peaceful culture. We love our neighbors, friends, co-workers, etc., and wish no harm towards anyone. Our enemies don't feel the same way.

    As far as I am concerned, the pirates are the least of our worries. However, they have been glamorized in the press lately and portrayed that if the shipping lines would just pay them the ransom, they would just go on their way, and no one would get hurt.

    That couldn't be further from the truth. When these pirates are boarding these cargo ships, they are firing automatic weapons and Rocket Propelled Grenades. If sailers on the cargo ships get killed, it's not going to be an "oops", they didn't mean to do that. They have to show violent deadly force or these cargo ship crews would just laugh at them and keep going. The pirates take hostages. When the ransom isn't paid, or paid on time, they start killing hostages until it is paid. Yes, just like in the movies.

    Those three pirates that were holding the captain of the U.S. cargo ship hostage were doing so with the threat of deadly force. When the captain tried to escape the first time the pirates shot at him. They were holding an AK47 at the captain's back when they were shot by Navy Seal snipers.

    If your husband, wife, daughter or son were being held hostage, and the pirates had an AK-47 pointed at their back, I would think that you would want the best Navy Seal sniper available to be there to save your loved one's life. I know I would.

    I was in the armed forces for 12 years. Life isn't as peaceful and nice as we would like it to be. I obviously haven't met you, but I would bet that if most people were like you and me, life could be very peaceful, because that is what each of us wants. The problem is there are a lot of evil people in this world that want to dominate others and will use whatever force is necessary to achieve their goals. The world not only talked to Hitler, but negotiated a settlement that was declared to "achieve peace in our time." We saw how that ended. Hitler returned home laughing and then immediately invaded Poland. Before Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, they were already in control of Korea, a portion of China, and the majority of South East Asis. But they wanted it all. They wanted to control us too.

    When evil pushes forward, and no one pushes back, evil will assume it's got the green light to do whatever it wants.

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