Wednesday, April 07, 2010

How To Stop Piracy

I cannot believe some of the things I have been reading in the news about the Somali Pirates lately. I've read that there are people who question the legitimacy of hiring private security to deal with these thugs. I've read about how legitimate naval ships of the line are reluctant to simply dispose of these vermin because of a potential media backlash. It's freaking insane.

Piracy is nothing more than a specialty or subset of the larger epidemic of terrorism. I firmly believe that the best way to deal with a pirate is to summarily execute them and dump the body.

To those who want to know how to tell a pirate from say.... an honest wandering Sailor..... let me help you out.

If he came aboard your ship, armed, and tried to take it over...... He might be a pirate.

If he was a part of your crew, apparently mutinied, and his friends boarded your ship once he set you up...... He might be a pirate.

Do you see where I am going here? Simple rules for pirates: Kill them. Film the killing. Broadcast the tape worldwide so wannabe pirates can make an informed decision on the risk/reward ratio of their potential profession. Repeat until all pirates are dead and wannabe pirates get the message. Do not apologize for killing them and broadcasting the killing. Repeat as required until... oh we said that.

Simple really.

A site detailing the execution dock in London. We need this in every port city in the world.

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