Saturday, November 05, 2005

This Is Scary

Pirates attack cruise ship.

Fox News:
MIAMI — Pirates fired a rocket-propelled grenade and machine guns Saturday in an attack on a luxury cruise liner off the east African coast, the vessel's owners said.
Two armed boats approached the Seabourn Spirit about 100 miles off the coast of Somalia and fired as the boats' occupants attempted to get onboard, said Bruce Good, a spokesman for Miami-based Seabourn Cruise Line, a subsidiary of Carnival Corp.
The ship outran them and changed its course.
"Our suspicion at this time is that the motive was theft," Good said

Wow. If these guys with relatively small numbers and using weapons apparently rather accesible on the black market, were almost successful, what does this say about what terrorists are capable of?

Just a thought.