Abdullahi Lami, one of the pirates holding the Greek ship anchored in the Somali town of Gaan, said: "Every country will be treated the way it treats us. In the future, America will be the one mourning and crying," he told The Associated Press. "We will retaliate (for) the killings of our men."
Jamac Habeb, a 30-year-old self-proclaimed pirate, told the AP from one of Somalia's piracy hubs, Eyl, that: "From now on, if we capture foreign ships and their respective countries try to attack us, we will kill them (the hostages)."
"Now they became our number one enemy," Habeb said of U.S. forces.
I wish you could see me right now, because I'm giving my "concerned" face over these threats. It looks a lot like this.
In a related situation, I watched about 5 minutes of a show this AM on CNN where some chump was prattling on about how the pirates were "bringing the most powerful navy in the world to its knees" and how they were "winning" because we hadn't done anything yet. I about puked. At roughly the same time this idiot was talking, apparently, bullets were flying and we were rescuing the hostage.
So much for CNN's "experts."