Tuesday, June 19, 2007

One little, two little, three little...

Indians Pakistanis.

Four little, five little, six little Indians Pakistanis.

Seven little, eight little, nine little Indians Pakistanis

Ten little Indians Pakistani boys.

Or maybe eleven.

Or twelve.

What the hell is going on here?

10 Pakistani Navy sailors go AWOL during rare Tokyo goodwill port call
The Associated Press

At least 10 Pakistani sailors ditched their crews and apparently went absent without leave in Tokyo during a rare goodwill visit to Japan by two of the country's naval ships on a training cruise, an official said Friday.

"They went out for sightseeing and then they disappeared," a Pakistan Embassy official said on condition of anonymity, citing protocol. "We've asked (authorities) to apprehend them so they can be deported to Pakistan for violation of the law."

A Pakistani destroyer and supply ship docked Tuesday in Tokyo, marking the second-ever port call by the Pakistani Navy and the first since 1983. The naval exchange is part of the two countries' cooperation in antiterrorism activities in the Indian Ocean.

On Thursday, 11 low-ranking sailors went on shore leave in Tokyo but never returned for duty, the embassy official said. It was unclear what happened to the missing crew, but the ships left port Friday without them.

Local police official Shuji Saito put the number of sailors at 10, and said eight disappeared Wednesday and another two disappeared Thursday. It was unclear what accounted for the discrepancy.

Uh folks...where do 10, 11, 12 Pakistanis males hide...in Tokyo?

What level of intelligence is necessary to achieve the rank of captain in the Pakistani Navy? According to Japanese police, the flotilla lost 8 sailors on Wednesday and then two more on Thursday.

Cancellation of shore leave and confinement to quarters, anyone?

What kind of hellhole must those ships be that at least 10 members of their crews would jump off in a foreign capital, condemning themselves to a life on the run with the strong possibility of imprisonment followed by repatriation for court martial?

And can someone also explain to me why the United States (the "9/11! 9/11! 9/11!" country--you may have heard of it) is not going absolutely screaming bonkers over this disappearance?

I know I am.

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