Thursday, May 13, 2010
Russia's Pirate Solution
Naturally Russia figures out what to do with the pirate situation - amazing what happens when you don’t give a crap what the rest of the world thinks about you. When their ship gets taken they don’t negotiate, they don’t call the UN for directions, they don’t plead with the pirates, they take their ship back. Then Russia tells the rest of the world they put the pirates on an inflatable boat with a compass… uh huh, I bet they did. A little time passes and Russia announces the pirates ‘died’.
It’s time to stop playing ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’. Only one thing will convince these ‘Captain Jack’ wannabes to stop hijacking ships – death. Approach a ship and you get blown out of the water. Board a ship and you are executed when the ship is taken back. Start bombing the pirate enclaves with hellfire missiles. I do not believe with all the satellite surveillance we have where we can ID a Taliban terrorist in the mountains of Pakistan that we don’t know where these clowns are porting huge hijacked tankers. We need to follow Russia’s lead on this and take it to the next level. Let’s send in the Predator drones to pirate cove for some explosive recon. When the world balks at our heavy handed methods we tell them ‘it was justified’… or spin off from Russia’s communiqué – they ‘died’. Russia made the pirates ‘walk the plank’. Let’s go a step further and blow the damn plank off with them on it. They can have their 'talk like a pirate day' in hell.