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Boy, those warrior stud muffins  at Al-Obambi really strike fear into the hearts of those Somali pirates, don’t they?

NAIROBI, April 11 (Reuters) – Pirates seized a U.S.-owned and Italian-flagged tugboat with 16 crew on Saturday in the latest hijacking in the busy Gulf of Aden waterway, a regional maritime group said.

Andrew Mwangura, of the Mombasa-based East African Seafarers’ Assistance Programme, said the crew were believed to be unharmed on the tugboat, which he added was operated from the United Arab Emirates.

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“This incident shows the pirates are becoming more daring and violent,” Mwangura told Reuters by phone.

Offhand, I’d say that they’ve become…emboldened…by the lack of a strong leader at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

(And I despise  using that word, because when talking foreign affairs, it seems to be the only word that Sean Hannity knows.  I mean, it seems that every other word out of Hannity’s mouth is emboldened  when it comes to foreign policy, y’know?)

Sorta reminds me of FP under…oh, say…Peanuthead:

One thing Carter did not have was foreign policy expertise. As a result, he relied on his foreign policy advisers, Secretary of State Cyrus Vance (who was a partner in a major New York law firm) and National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, a professor at Columbia University. The results were disastrous. Under Carter, the US allowed the Shah of Iran to fall and the Islamist Ayatollahs to take over. The Soviets invaded Afghanistan and Carter sent aid to the anti-Soviet Islamists. He drastically slashed support for South Korea. These policies are still causing repercussions thirty years later with Iran and North Korea both developing nuclear weapons and al-Qaeda being based in Afghanistan.

Remind you of anyone in particular?

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