18 April 2009

"Heaven forfend..."

"...we simply shoot 'em..."
Modern pirates are creating a market for modern pirate repellents.

The owners of ships that ply the dangerous waters near Somalia are looking at options including slippery foam, lasers, electric fences, water cannons and high-intensity sound.
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RELATED: More "catch & release"...
The Canadian ship sent a boarding party to search the skiff and found a rocket-propelled grenade, said HMCS Winnipeg spokesman Michael McWhinnie.

Crew members interrogated, disarmed and released the pirates, he said.
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FROM THE COMMENTS:
"That's all the bullets we had, or we would have shot him more," Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd told reporters.
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5 comments:

Philanthropist said...

A thousand teenage pirates could be criminally charged and brought to New York City for trial and it wouldn't change a thing. There is no other option than sinking their vessels and/or killing them, but we'll put sailors in danger and waste millions before the usual apologists for violence accept that.

Michael Harkov said...

And in other news, a cop killer gets shot - 68 times? Why only 68 times? "Because that is all the bullets we had....."

http://crime.about.com/b/2006/10/02/florida-cop-killer-shot-68-times.htm

robins111 said...

I'm thinking we should load Taliban Jack on a boat, send him over there to negotiate.

We haven't the money to pay his ransom if he gets way-laid, but after all these are misunderstood, volunteer coast guards anyway.

How bad would it be for him?

Neo Conservative said...

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nato's "catch & release" program vs. the navy seals "retirement initiative"... hmmm.

actually, i'm a little surprised the usual anonymous suspects haven't been over here arguing for "pirate's rights"... did charles manson have a parole hearing today?

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BDFT said...

The only justice the pirates will understand is a rail mounted 50 cal.
If some of those freighters smoked a few pirates the incidents of piracy would go down dramatically.
Or, as an old war horse and ex-cop once told me, as he slammed his fist down on the bar, "the only thing those bastards understand is the hammer!"