03 October 2008

Somali Pirates To Get Theirs

It's on now. From ABC:

The European Union (EU) is planning to launch an anti-piracy operation off the coast of Somalia where a stand-off continues between several warships and pirates who have hijacked a ship. The hijacking of a freighter carrying military equipment off the coast of Somalia a week ago has highlighted the danger shipping faces in that area.Pirates are demanding a $20 million ransom for the Ukranian ship Faina, which is carrying 33 Russian tanks. Somali pirates regularly target freighters that use the shipping lanes between the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden. The European Union has resolved to take military action against the pirates. At least nine EU countries will join an air and sea operation, which aims to safeguard one the world's key trading routes.

Merchant trafficking in international waters is a fundamental right and incredibly important to keep modern society afloat, and dead pirates tell no tales. That's all there is to say about this issue. Just fucking kill these guys and dump their corpses overboard for the sharks. That's the only thing other pirates will understand.