Thursday, April 1, 2010

Somali Pirates Attack U.S. Warship With Predictable Results

Maybe this is an April Fool's joke, but I doubt it. The only fools here are the Somali Pirates. Being more foolish than usual, they attacked the frigate USS Nicholas shortly after midnight on April 1st. Its not the first time they have attacked a warship, in fact last month pirates approached the Dutch frigate HNLMS Tromp only to flee when they realized it was a warship. Both of these incidents resulted in captured pirates and captured or sunk pirate vessels. Are vision problems rampant in the Somali pirate population?

Source: CNN, wikipedia