The Dillard Doctrine

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What’s It Gonna Take…

…for the US Navy to park an aircraft carrier of the coast of Somalia and start bombing the country flat?

From the AP, last week:

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Pirates chased and shot at a U.S. cruise liner with more than 1,000 people on board but failed to hijack the vessel as it sailed along a corridor patrolled by international warships, a maritime official said Tuesday.

The liner, carrying 656 international passengers and 399 crew members, was sailing through the Gulf of Aden on Sunday when it encountered six bandits in two speedboats, said Noel Choong who heads the International Maritime Bureau’s piracy reporting center in Malaysia.

Now, I think we can all see how this is going to end. Pirates are going to actually hijack an American-flagged ship, pull it in to some port in Somalia, and…instant international standoff.

Joe Biden’s test (though I think that ship has sailed-no pun intended-considering the number of countries who have already given our good President-elect the finger), as it were.

And, of course, Obama will send the Navy (and the Marines…that “shores of Tripoli” thing was about pirates, right?) to go in and take care of business, right?

Somehow….doubt it. I expect a lot of high-minded rhetoric, but not actual action being taken.

I see some parallels here…but they’re trending more towards Iran in 1979 than NYC in Septemeber 2001. Let’s hope I’m wrong.




Written by Coby Dillard

December 9, 2008 at 10:22 am

Posted in Rants

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