My wife’s brother-in-law Jolan Besana is still being held hostage along with the other members of his Filipino crew.
The fact that pirates are killing each other over the Ukrainian weapons that they hijacked is not good because it just causes more instability and makes it tougher to contact the pirate leaders and negotiate a release.
The good news is that more MEDIA outlets in the West have picked up this story.
And yes, it’s frustrating to me that some people sympathize with terrorists and apologize for them.
I sure wish the the U.S., NATO, or the U.N. could have sent in a Special Forces type A-Team to take care of business. I think our intelligence agencies can pinpoint where Jolan’s ship is being docked. In fact, I happen to know that he is a prisoner on the ship itself. With shark infested waters and being in the Indian Ocean, there’s no way for him to swim for it.
The Somalia pirates of Aden are not high-tech. They are simply hoodlums with speed boats and rocket launchers. They are an embarrassment to the human race, and they would have no idea what I just said. They are terrorists, and need to be stopped.
Anyway, spread the word.