Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight
to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"Everything is easy if somebody else is the one doing it." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Best Way to Deal With Pirates

Kill them.
NEW DELHI: Days after pirates seized a Saudi-owned supertanker carrying more than $100 million worth of crude oil, the Indian Navy said on Wednesday that one of its warships fought a four-to-five-hour battle at sea with would-be hijackers in the Gulf of Aden, sinking one suspect vessel in flames and forcing the pirates to abandon a second as they fled at high speed.
International law used to hold that when battling pirates, the captains of naval vessels were permitted to sink their ships and summarily hang the survivors.

Sounds like a plan to me. It avoids the whole question of where do you try pirates that you captured on the high seas.


Anonymoustache said...

I'll agree if you call for the same punishments for white collar pirates too.

Comrade Misfit said...

Sure, if we capture them on the high seas. Otherwise, the local laws sort of have to rule the day.