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.

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.

"That's all the bullets we had, or we would have shot him more," Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd told reporters.


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....."


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...

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?


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!"