Posted by: Puma1 | April 11, 2009

Did the Obama Bow Embolden Our Enemies? Another Hostage Standoff Brewing as Pirates Seize American Tugboat

Pirates captured a U.S.-owned and Italian-flagged tugboat with 16 crew including 10 Italians on Saturday in the latest hijacking in the busy Gulf of Aden.

“We can confirm that 10 Italians were kidnapped but we have no further details ” an Italian foreign ministry official said.

Andrew Mwangura of the Mombasa-based East African Seafarers Assistance Programme said the crew were believed to be unharmed on the tugboat which he added was operated from the United Arab Emirates. He said the tugboat was towing two barges at the time of capture but there were no details on their cargo.

“This incident shows the pirates are becoming more daring and violent,” Mwangura told Reuters by phone.

via Reuters AlertNet – Pirates seize 10 Italians in U.S.-owned tugboat.

When will it stop? Just what America needs right now: emboldened enemies brewing trouble.

Hope that our Navy and State Department are crafting an appropriately strong response to put the fear of God into these hooligans.



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  2. Gentlemen, it wasn’t a bow. And the reason it wasn’t a bow is, it was a KISS. Look at the clip carefully. Just prior to the alledged bow, Obama grasps the Saudi King’s hand. The view is blocked by the gentleman between the action and the camera but it is easy to see what has happened. This muslim president has just bent low and kissed the hand of this yahoo. The spin doctors would rather exercise “plausible deniability” and defend the alledged bow. But a kiss of the hand? That is another matter altogether and much more difficult to spin. Just one man’s opinion of what I know I saw.

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