Thursday, November 20, 2008
American's need to show more respect toward India
A pirate ship, operating off the coast of Oman in the lawless waters of the Gulf of Aden, was crewed by heavily armed men, some carrying rocket-propelled grenade launchers. Behind it were a pair of speedboats — the sort pirates often use when they launch attacks on merchant ships in these violent seas.
A patrolling Indian navy frigate quickly identified the vessel as a "mother ship" — a mobile attack base used to take gangs of pirates and smaller speedboats into deep water — and ordered it to stop and be searched. "They responded on the offensive and said that they would blow up the Indian naval ship," Commander Nirad Sinha, a navy press officer, told reporters in New Delhi. Then the pirates opened fire.
The Indian's not being timid ass clowns like our American Navy fired back and sunk their ship. It is good to know that there are still real men on the planet who aren't afraid doing the right thing. In the past I would have joked about outsourcing the military to India but now actually would say that it is a good idea.
American's are too freakin paranoid about perception management and are allowing us to loose our security. Peace through superior firepower has always been the motto and sometimes you actually have to use force to maintain peace.
I guess though someone has figured out the best way to run a military is to ensure that every ship has a public relations officer who can instead present chock-a-block eye candy Powerpoint to maintain perception where India is still focused on reality.
Anyway, Nirad Sinha, this one American salutes your efforts to keep the planet safe...
Signed James McGovern
Former United States Coast Guard
Honorably Discharged 1985...
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