The president was calm, cool and collected as he took the red phone; and was briefed on the developing story. President Barack Obama is presently working with his national security team to find the best possible solution to resolve the crisis; as their options may be limited by the presence of a hostage. Icheoku wishes the president, a King Solomon's wisdom in finding the most effective solution to the crisis as well as a safe return of the captain of the ship, Richard Phillips of Vermont, who has been taken hostage by the Somalian criminals. According to inside sources, President Barack Obama is getting regular updates on the situation and the United States will take whatever steps are needed to protect U.S. shipping interests against pirates in the Somalian waters or other waters anywhere? However the good news is that the US crew members have since recaptured their ship but the captain is still being held hostage by the attackers. The pirates with their hostage are currently adrift and floating in a life boat on the Indian ocean within the perimeters where the Maersk Alabama was assaulted.
Like 9/11, the Somalian pirates have bitten more than they can chew as their days of carefree hijacks of ships off the Somalian coast has now come to an end. This particular hijack is a finger-pointing in the face of America and as always, America stands tall and proud not to be pointed at by little Somalian rascals. There will be consequences for this thoughtless act of hijacking one ship too many. No one messes with the Americans, ask Bin Laden and his thugs! However it ends, the outcome will make these pirates think twice before trying to seize any other ship; especially when that ship is an American registered ship!
Somalian pirates usually go to sea in open skiffs with outboard engines, working in concert with larger ships that tow them out to sea. Using satellite navigational and communications equipment, and with very intimate knowledge of their local waters, the pirates, usually armed with AK47s, clamber aboard ships with ladders and grappling hooks to foment their hostage-taking and ransom trouble? Icheoku concludes that these pirates might have taken their last ship in life; as their lives may end with this or they will forever be put out of commission as a consequence! Either way, they deserve their fate, as they brought the mighty American searchlight to beam on them menacingly.