Last week I read the story of four Americans who were killed by Somali Pirates.
For the life of me I cannot fathom why this is allowed to continue. Why are millions of dollars in ransom money being paid out to these criminals?
Every ship should have heavily armed guards and the equipment needed to blow these cretins out of the water. There is no other way to deal with this problem.
These creeps are not deterred by jail, as it is ultimately better than where they came from. They do not want to work as piracy is much better paying. They do not live by the same rules of right and wrong as the rest of us. Until the powers that be wake up and smell the coffee the kidnappings will continue and the deaths will pile up. How many innocent people will have to die before somebody takes a stand?
Oh, my mistake--it seems the Russians decided not to pussyfoot around. The reports said that they put the pirates into life-boats. IMHO, they should have shackled the pirates to the ship before blowing it up. That is all.
How the Russians Deal with Pirates