How in the world can you defend these useless people.They got what they deserved. They are stealing from people and threataning peoples lives.You do that you need to die. I am sure you would change your mind if you were on one of those ships. If more people in that part of the world world would work to try and make their country a better place instead of taking the easy money than they might not live in such a crap hole.
Man they whooped some ass.
Glad they took their time and made sure to do it right. Best Easter his family has ever had, I'm sure, and I feel very happy for them.
down for you is up
First off there is no death penalty for piracy today in the west.
Secondly even back in the hay day of piracy, immortalized by Hollywood movies, at first pirates were not "executed" always. It was only later when piracy was getting real bad, that most nations went over to the principle of execution without any real trial... that is if it was not their own pirates of course .
Despite the abhorrence of many countries to capital punishment, execution for piracy seems like a logical and efficient deterrent to the problem. These are not honorable men. They currently hold 250 hostages, and are terrorizing not only commercial shipping but cruise ships and private yachts. Imprisonment in a Western facility would seem like paradise to them. I say scare the crap out of them with a few well timed raids, showing no mercy, until they all come to the decision that continued piracy has no advantage.In English admiralty law, piracy was defined as petit treason during the medieval period, and offenders were accordingly liable to be drawn and quartered on conviction. Piracy was redefined as a felony during the reign of Henry VIII. In either case, piracy cases were cognizable in the courts of the Lord High Admiral. English admiralty vice-admiralty judges emphasized that "neither Faith nor Oath is to be kept" with pirates; i.e. contracts with pirates and oaths sworn to them were not legally binding. Pirates were legally subject to summary execution by their captors if captured in battle.