An old woman is hanging from the balcony of a tall building, while a man is holding her by her feet. The man says the following:
My friend Ivan shot his mother in law.A later article confirmed everything that I knew to be true - the Russian put the pirates (some of them wounded) into an inflatable boat, took away the navigation equipment and "let them go". The boat was in the open sea, about thousand miles from the sea-shore. After one hour, the boat disappeared from the radar. The Russian captain dryly said that he was not obliged to feed those pirates and he just "let them go".
My friend Peter knifed his mother in law.
But I am a nice man, so I will just let go.
The reaction of the world community to this atrocity was quite predictable. Somali ambassador to Russia meekly agreed that the actions of the Russian navy were lawful. “Not one Somali or the government of our country sees Russia has being guilty in this,” Mr. Handule told ITAR-TASS news agency. Somali pirates were less enthusiastic, and promised to take revenge against the Russian navy (What are they going to do - bleed on them?). The UN, Human Rights, Amnesty International and the rest of the world were understandably silent - after all, this was an internal affair of two non-Western groups, and there was no concern that Jews or Americans could be hurting the pirates - which in the end meant that a pirate's life was worth less than Obama's promises from 2007 - if said pirate was captured by Russians. Yahoo published an article questioning if the pirates were slaughtered by the Russians, but this article quickly went down the drain.
In short summary - everything was quite predictable. The Russians slaughtered the pirates without any mercy. The world community yawned (just as it yawned when hutus exterminated 800,000 tutsis in 1994). From now on, the Somali pirates will be extra-careful with Russian ships.
Last but not least, this reminded of an old story...
In October 1985, Alfa [Russian special forces] was dispatched to Beirut, Lebanon, when four Soviet diplomats had been taken hostage by a Sunni militant group [Hezbollah]. By the time Alfa was on site, one of the hostages had already been killed. The perpetrators and their relatives were identified by supporting KGB operatives, and the relatives were taken hostage. Following the standard policy of 'no negotiation', Alfa proceeded to sever some of their hostages' body parts and sent them to the perpetrators with a warning that more would follow if the Russian hostages were not released immediately. The tactic was a success and no other Russian national was taken hostage in the Middle East for the next 20 years, until the 2006 abduction of Russian diplomats in Iraq.
According to Russian sources, the Russians openly threatened to bomb Iran and kill the Aytotalloh if the Russian diplomats were not released. And the amazing thing - Hezbollah knew the Russians could do it, and the world community would not lift a finger to help the Iranians.
After you finished reading this story - I suggest you ask yourself - are American people more or less safe when our country is led by Barack Hussein Obama?