Biloxi, MS - Armed with AK-47's, nearly two dozen Somali pirates have stormed the town of Biloxi, Mississippi, holding residents hostage and demanding ten million dollars in ransom.
With naval forces from China, Japan, Germany, and others patrolling the coast of Somalia, the pirates have had to move further and further out of their comfort zone. Flush with millions of dollars of ransom money from past payments, the pirates are well-armed and growing bolder.
One of the pirates, who wished to remain anonymous, said, "We accidentally dropped our GPS unit in the ocean, and really had no idea where we were going. A few weeks later, we ended up here in Biloxi. It's a really nice town. If you want it back, you must pay us ten million dollars."
Already dealing with the challenges of a sagging economy and a sabre-rattling North Korea, President Obama's approach in dealing with this crisis has been widely criticized.
Rob Andrews, a resident of Jackson, was one of the critics, saying, "Can't shoot them because they're not American citizens? We can't re-take the town until they get green cards and become subject to U.S. laws? What a load of liberal crap. Still, Biloxi's kind of a dump. We should just let 'em keep it."
According to the latest Gallup poll, it seems most Mississipians agree with Andrews, with over 85 percent in favor of not paying the pirates' ransom, as the funds would have to come from a new tax proposed by Governor Haley Barbour.