Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Why is there still a Somalia?

To quote Tuco (from The Good, The Bad and The Ugly), "if it's time to shoot, shoot. Don't talk..."

Can we agree that it's time to shoot?
Four Americans taken from their yacht in the Indian Ocean by Somali pirates have been shot dead, the US military has said.

US naval forces on the way to try to rescue the Americans heard gunshots and on arrival found the four hostages had been killed.

Two pirates were killed and 15 detained during the incident, which took place on Monday.

The remains of two other pirates, who had been dead for some time, were found. The US military did not state how those two died. In total the US said 19 pirates were involved in the hijacking of the American's yacht, the Quest.
I ask again, why is there still a Somalia? And what, exactly, are the navies of the world for if not for dealing with exactly this kind of thing?

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