Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Negotations break down: four American hostages killed by Somali pirates

Image: The sailboat Quest

Does anyone else feel like I do about getting the international community together to solve this pirate problem once and for all?

Thus far all efforts have been useless because there was no united goal to stop the situation. Just reactions like paying ransoms which have encouraged the pirates to keep up their deadly attacks.

Why hasn’t someone captured one of these so-called “mother ships?” If we know what the bastards are doing then why has the world been so helpless thus far?

It’s hard to believe some ignorant modern day pirates are holding the world hostage. It doesn’t make sense. America might get a little more involved because of this incident – the murder of four of our own – but without a definite game plan to stop the pirates all efforts will come up short.

“Four Americans captured by Somali pirates while sailing in the Indian Ocean have been shot and killed, NBC News reported today.” Story here.

Pirates captured 1,181 sailors aboard 53 ships in 2010, according to a report from the International Chamber of Commerce's International Maritime Bureau. Eight of the captives were killed, the report says.

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