Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Somali Pirates and their Captives

On NPR Monday morning I heard a report of a second ship taken by pirates off the Somali coast. Nothing very unusual until the end of the report when the announcer noted that "Both crews are safe."

I immediately took that to mean that the crews were not being held, but had my doubts. When I looked up some more reports, I saw that the crews were still being held captive.

Who in their right mind would say that people being held captive by pirates are "safe." They've been kidnapped by pirates! They are being held for ransom by pirates! They are not safe.

Good grief. I hope those men can rejoin their families soon. Safely.


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