25 June 2009

Your 4GW link of the day...sort of...

Analysis of the Iraq War has been sparse in the past week, even with the 30 June deadline rapidly approaching. Despite the number of large bombs that seem to have gone off within the past week, most milblogs and pundits have been relatively quiet on any sort of predictions of exactly what will happen when US troops have moved combat forces out of the cities. For good reason, too, as the situation is as unpredictable as the situation next door in Iran.

In the meantime, however, I bring you this article (courtesy of the Tucker Max Message Board) regarding that other form of unconventional war: piracy. If you're looking to do some some up-close-and-personal research on Somali pirates, you need to look no further than SomaliCruises.com, where you can sign up for an $800 week-long cruise, and hunt pirates for yourself. Renting an M-16 costs $25 per day, while the Barrett .50-cal sniper rifle is $55 per day. Just look at the testimonial:
"Six attacks in 4 days was more than I expected. I bagged three pirates and my 12yr old son sank two rowboats with the minigun. PIRATES: 0 - PASSENGERS: 32! Well worth the trip. Just make sure your spotter speaks English" -- Donald, Salt Lake city Utah USA

Who needs Blackwater when you have these guys?

Okay, the site's obviously fake, but it's already been picked up by at least one pseudo-credible news source, Ananova.com. I'm wondering when The Huguenot Corsair will pick up on this...

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