November 13, 2009


Posted from my phone, hence no spell check, however this story was rather more interesting than the rest that are circulating as Labour gasps its last autharitarian breaths. It was this rather depressing story about piracy on the high seas.

The crew of a UK military ship watched as a British couple were taken hostage by Somali pirates but were ordered not to open fire, it has emerged.

While an RFA it still had armed men on board (making it more powerful than the 'mighty' HMS Endevour that lefties often claim could scare off the entire Agentine military) and could at least scared them off.

Perhaps it could be something to do with this story from last year about how the Navy has been ordered not engage pirates because of the worries to do with the Human Eights Act.

What really is the point of having a blue water navy if it cannot protect our shipping? The reason that the USA formed it's navy was to protect American merchant ships from pirates, the operating base being Algeria rather than Somalia back then.


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