Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The New Face of Piracy

The moron with the s**t-eating grin here is none other than this century's answer to Blackbeard, and probably the reason why he's smiling is that he hasn't heard about Florence, Colorado and what awaits him there.
It is not a question of if, but when.

Abdiwali Abdiqadir Muse boarded the Maersk Alabama at gunpoint and discharged his weapon, and compelled the crew to open the ship's safe whereupon the $30,000 inside was stolen. Muse also boarded a Navy vessel in an attempt to extort further concessions for him and his mates.

Of course, his comrades got a dose of lead administered by Doctor Colt, which has proved salubrious to others so situated, and we can but hope that this remedy becomes more popular. It is a sovereign remedy for all sorts of misbehavior and a stern admonition to backsliders.

There was a brief effort to have this fellow tried as a juvenile, but the court ordered him tried as an adult, which is as it should be. People grow up fast in that part of the world, and if they're ready to take up the pursuits and passions of a full grown man, they're also ready to assume the risks that come along with it.


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