In both ways I think shelling the villages that harbor pirates isn't a good idea because its impossible to find all the villages are pirates, and it will make more pirates than it will eliminate.
Those who would honestly shell towns in Somalia have a lesser value for human life then the people they seek to murder, and would only make the situation worse. The United States is not the German 3rd Reich, we do not need to exterminate people and resort to brainless violence and slaughter. You people sound like a bunch of 13 year old militarized kids hopped up on energy drinks who play too much Halo and CoD.
Last edited by Unrein; 04-15-09 at 02:12 AM.
The correct response for me is to steal Egyptian and European ships in retaliation no?
Just yesterday a Egyptian boat was found fishing illegally in Somali waters. What do you think the correct punishment is?
The solution will come when that changes. Somalis need to consider piracy a big deal, and they need to stop those of them that do it. The sooner the Somalis do that, the less likely it will be that boatloads of Somalis get killed.
It's not a complex equation.
If US/Egypt/West cannot control it's companies ships entering other countries waters illegally. Somalis have every right to take it from them at will for breaking our laws.
I have little sympathy or patience with this. Confiscation does nothing and deters no one.