Three cheers for the Navy SEALS who whacked these criminals! Kidnapped US captain freed; snipers kill 3 pirates
Unfortunately, these thieves have become a serious economic problem. Shippers face higher insurance as pirates run amok
Fortunately, it is a problem with a simple and cost-free solution. Just kill them.
This isn't like Pirates of the Caribbean, where they have a top-secret hideout in some hidden cove that nobody can find. They are operating from villages in plain view of the dozens of navel vessels we have sent to the area.
Jeez! Give me command of just one destroyer for a single day and I will put an abrupt end to the entire piracy problem. There are too many Somalis anyway. Nobody will miss the ones who live along the coast. The inland Somalis can make an honest living at farming - I'll even offer to pay top dollar for any agricultural products they have to sell. But the ones on the coast have to die.
In my experience, people are motivated by only two things: fear and greed. The Somalis have tasted greed. Now let us teach them fear.