Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Daily Kos: Bringing teh krazy

Here's a Daily Kos diary making the Right-wing Extremist™ rounds...
Captain Phillips of the Maersk Alabama recklessly put himself, the crew, and the Navy Seals at unnecessary risk.

The pirates' modus operandi is that they hold the crew, ship, and cargo harmlessly until a lot of money is paid to them. Phillips "heroic" actions put his crew and himself at risk. If he'd done nothing except acquiesce to the pirates' demands, there would have been no risk, just possible discomfort until the extortion money was paid. Instead he put himself and the Seals at grave risk.
To be fair, though, the comments on the post roundly denounce the diarist and support Capt. Phillips' decision. But even there you can see the "blame America first" mentality that's so pervasive on the American left:
The Somalis loathe Americans. There are good reasons for that hatred, but those reasons have zero to do with Captain Phillips.
What good reasons? That we tried to alleviate suffering there and in return our troops were attacked and we fought back? Fuck you, Kossacks.

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