Wednesday, April 22, 2009

"EPIC WIN!!!" said the sledgehammer to the fly 

W.B. Jourdan:

Abdiwali Abdiqadir Muse, the accused ringleader of the pirates that held a US captain hostage, is facing life in prison...Prosecutors are claiming that he is 18 or 19 years old, while Muse’s court-appointed lawyer says that he is only 15 years old. According to his family, they have no money their only resources are a small amount of livestock. According to Associated Press, Muse’s mother sells milk at a small market, saving around $6 every month for school fees for her oldest son and around $15 a month in rent.

I can't find exact numbers, but let's estimate, conservatively, that it takes a million dollars to train a Navy SEAL. So the cost of the three Navy SEALS that killed Abdiwali's co-conspirators would be approximately $3,000,015 (that's including the three bullets. SEALS probably use fancy $5 bullets.)

That sum would keep Mr. Muse's mom in school fees and rent for the next eleven thousand years. Or would pay the lifetime housing and educational expenses of 200 Mrs. Muses.

According to teh 'pedia, there are about 1000 armed Somali pirates. So for the cost of training at most 15 Navy SEALS and giving them each a bullet with which to blow up the skull of a Somali pirate, one could house and educate all of the Somali pirates for the rest of their lives.

Keep on kickin' ass, America!


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