“Many, including U.S. Admiral James Stavridis (ret), have expressed grave concern for the obvious vulnerability of cruise-ship crew and passengers, herded together in a small space, isolated far from any kind of help in some remote corner of a vast ocean,” John Farnam writes at ammoland.com.
A dozen heavily-armed ISIS terrorists can easily board and take-over most cruise ships, with scant interference from the crew and none from passengers. Escape will be all but impossible, and rescue will be grievously arduous and dangerous.
Not like it hasn’t happened before. In 1985, four terrorists from the Palestine Liberation Organization boarded the Achille Lauro cruise ship, shot wheelchair-bound Jewish passenger Leon Klinghoffer point blank and tossed him into the sea.
So no cruise ships for me and mine, thanks. A simple case of avoiding stupid people in stupid places doing stupid things? More like “avoid places where stupid people have disarmed everyone, except those that won’t be disarmed, who may want to kill you.”
Big cities, stadium events, darkened parking garages, strip cubs, Mexico, MMA fights — what do you consider a stupid place that needs avoiding?