Monday, April 13, 2009
SOMALIA RESCUE, A GRATEFUL CAPTAIN AND A GRATEFUL NATION!
When we wrote our op-ed last Thursday April 9, 2009 we warned that the Somalian pirates have taken a ship once too many; that they have bitten more than they can chew? We figured that they messed with the wrong country as no one messes with the United States of America and gets away with it, including the rag-tag Somalian pirates. True to our assessment, the American Navy rescued the held captain, dispatched three of the hostage-takers to meet with their creator and one surrendered, wimping and possibly peed in his underpants.
In the said op-ed, titled "Somalia Pirates, President Barack Obama's 3.00am red-phone call", Icheoku warned "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"? We were right on the money; what a read of the situation and today, the offending pirates of Somalia are no more with three dead and one a prisoner!
This is exactly what Icheoku recommended to put to an end this pirates-nuisance along and off the coastal waters of Somalia. These dead Somalians have learnt their lessons although rather too late; but Icheoku is hopeful that how this encounter concluded will wise-up other pirates of Somalia not to mess with America! They should now be afraid, really afraid of what havoc their stupid misadventure can bring upon them. Hopefully, Maersk Alabama will be the last of an American registered ship for any Somalian pirate to approach, talk-less of attempting to hijack? As always, no one messes with the Yankees and we are today, all one heck of proud Yankees! From a grateful captain held hostage for some days, to a grateful nation, Icheoku joins in congratulating the United States of American Navy for executing an assigned mission so flawlessly and clinically. They showed that they have learnt very well and that Uncle Sam's investment is money well spent. Well done US Navy, we are proud that you made us proud with this successful rescue, and we shall now continue to sail the waters of the world, including Somalian coastal waters, freely with knowledge that you will be there for us should the unexpected happen.
Icheoku says, bravo to the Commander -in-Chief of the United States of America, President Barack Obama for following through with his 3.00AM red-phone call and successfully bringing it to a deserving conclusion. A hostage, the captain of Maersk Alabama Richard Phillips was successfully rescued from his captors, three Somalian pirates who are now dead and one who has been taken a prisoner of the United States? It is a proud moment for a proud nation and we are grateful!