A U.S. Navy destroyer was shadowing a hijacked yacht with four Americans aboard when a pirate fired a rocket-propelled grenade, followed by bursts of gunfire. U.S. special forces scrambled onto the occupied vessel only to find the four Americans fatally wounded.
And for everyone who thinks the so-called pirates are actually pirates, let's keep in mind where the ransom money goes:
In August 2008, when the pirates became especially active off the Horn of Africa, Andrew Mwangura, head of the East African Seafarers’ Assistance Programme, declared that Al-Shabaab, a group of jihadists in Somalia, use piracy to fund their jihad: “According to our information, the money they make from piracy and ransoms goes to support al-Shabaab activities onshore.”
But the conventional wisdom in the shipping industry had been that Somali pirates are businessmen looking for a multimillion-dollar ransom payday, not insurgents looking to terrorize people.
The chickens really did come home to roost for Churchill and Jones -- Churchill was investigated by the University of Colorado and fired, and Jones was dismissed when the American public finally learned his views on 9/11. The Fort Hood shooter has finally been acknowledged as a deranged Islamist. And yet somehow liberal media would still rather blame everyone and everything, even themselves, rather than point the finger at the actual culprit -- a Dark Age death cult.