Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Headline: 11 Pirates Are Seized in Raid by French Navy…

posted by Bill Arnett @ 1:43 PM Permalink

… and just where the hell were all the frigates, battleships or whatever we sent to protect U.S. flagged ships?

Have the French built superior sea-going firepower than America?

From the article in the NYT:
French forces detained 11 suspected pirates during an assault on what they described as a pirate “mother ship” in the Indian Ocean off the eastern coast of Somalia Wednesday, less than 24 hours after an American cargo ship was attacked by pirates in the same region.

The 11 detainees are being held on board a French frigate, the Nivôse, part of a European Union antipiracy task force patrolling in the area, the French defense ministry said in a statement.
Man, America needing the help of the French and European Union to capture a bunch of rag-tag pirates is utterly shameful and more than a little embarrassing to my mind. All the alleged technological superiority of our Navy either doesn't exist or has been highly exaggerated.

Either scenario does not speak well for America.

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