Saturday, November 21, 2009
World's Biggest Idiots
The Chandlers , a right couple of misfits, must be the biggest idiots in the world at the moment. No doubt soon some other idiot(s) will challenge for the title, maybe, but they are it by a country mile at the moment.
You don't have to be a genius to know that taking your yacht around the Horn of Africa is not the best idea you've ever had. A merchant seaman recently told me that piracy in that neck of the woods has been going on for years, way before the recent big attacks and the publicity they have generated. But no, the Chandlers knew better and now men will have to risk their lives, and millions of quid will be wasted, trying to rescue them.
My bet is they will be do-gooding Guardian readers who think that those Somali chaps are just poor misunderstood peasants trying to benefit from the exploitation of their country by the wicked capitalist West. You know, "if you only you show them that you are a nice caring 'liberal' they will love you" types. Well they don't you jerks, and now you know what the rest of the thinking world knew anyway.
I'd let them rot, or maybe insist that the Guardian be shut down as a condition of their release.