“The aim of this attack was totally different. We were not after a ransom.” From raiding to jihad.
“Rocket attack on US ship was revenge: pirates,” from AFP, April 15 (thanks to JE):
Somali pirates have attacked an American freighter with rockets to “destroy” the ship in revenge for an operation that freed a US captain last weekend, one of their commanders says.
The freighter escaped the attack late on Tuesday (local time), but more vessels have fallen into the hands of marauding Somali bandits.
“This attack was the first against our prime target,” pirate commander Abdi Garad said of the attack on the Liberty Sun late on Tuesday.
“We intended to destroy this American-flagged ship and the crew on board but unfortunately they narrowly escaped us.
“The aim of this attack was totally different. We were not after a ransom. We also assigned a team with special equipment to chase and destroy any ship flying the American flag in retaliation for the brutal killing of our friends.”…