Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Somali pirate arrives in NYC, awaits court hearing

NEW YORK – A Somali teenager arrived to face what are believed to be the first piracy charges in the United States in more than a century, smiling but saying nothing as he was led into a federal building under heavy guard.

Abdiwali Abdiqadir Muse, the sole surviving Somali pirate from the hostage-taking of an American ship captain, was to appear in a courtroom Tuesday on what were expected to be piracy and hostage-taking charges.

In my opinion we did this guy a HUGE favor. We are going to try him in the US. Imprison him in the US. And feed and educate this guy for the rest of his life in our prisons. Imagine what would happen to this guy if he were turned over to Ethiopian authorities. Worked and starved to death in their 19th century prison system. And mark my words a team of lawyers will work to get this guy released because, "the big bad United States unlawfully is imprisoning this foreign national".

1 comment:

Fritz said...

YARRR!! Totally right though, that's why he's smiling, not because he's being arrogant, it's because he knows his life just went from sucky, to pretty damn good.