Skip to comments.Contractors Kill Somali Pirate, Prompting Fears of Rise in Violence
Posted on 03/24/2010 5:38:53 AM PDT by docbnj
Private security guards shot and killed a Somali pirate during an attack on a merchant ship off the coast of East Africa in what is believed to be the first such killing by armed contractors, the EU Naval Force spokesman said Wednesday.
The death comes amid fears that increasingly aggressive pirates and the growing use of armed private-security contractors aboard vessels could fuel increased violence on the high seas. The handling of the case may have legal implications beyond the individuals involved in Tuesday's shooting.
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What will really cause violence is if defenders are blamed and prosecuted. Then there is no choice when attacked but to kill all the attackers, and abandon their bodies at sea, without reporting anything. It is weakness which encourages violence. Adequate strength deters violence.
Every ship that sails through those waters should have firepower to blow these thugs out of the water.
are the writers insane, or just pro-pirate?
Dead pirates means less violence.
That’s called shoot, sink, and shut up.
damned sheep ... good thing the brave souls on Flight 93 didn’t think that way.
Wow. So now defending yourself is just considered goading the pirates into more violence? Have they tried pouring gasoline on their socks....so the ants don't crawl up and get their candy ass?
Like all news reports out of the MSM, self-defense is considered a crime, and those who defend themselves should be in prison.
Liberals are evil.
You know the Leftist crAP is on the Muslim marine terrorists’ side. They’ll never write a story like that about the terrorists but only the those who defender themselves from terrorism.
If I were to bet on it, I’d say the defenders will be blamed and prosecuted.
“are the writers insane, or just pro-pirate?
Dead pirates means less violence.”
This is like the mainstream media headlines that often read “Crime down despite rise in prison population”. You can tell that the liberals whom write these stories and headlines are genuinely befuddled with the situation.
A contractor doing his job. A dead pirate. Once again, proof that the free market solution works...
Killing violent criminals results in fewer violent criminals and less violence.
I would be willing to bet that this is the last ship that pirate tries to hijack.
As a bonus, if you kill all the pirates there will be little recruitment. If the result of your career choice is sudden death, you might reconsider your choices. Even a prospective pirate can understand that.
boo hoo /s
Screw the AP and their ilk!
These contractors should be commended and their contracts should have performance bonuses written in for the number of pirates and pirate ships/boats killed or sunk. Also the lesser the quantity of ammo used to do the job the bigger the bonus too.
It’s their presupposition that is the problem. Their presupposition is that ... “all violence is bad, an increase in violence is bad”
Not all violence is bad. How it is applied can be quite good. I think the AP is run by a bunch of women with masters in education.
Now watch for some do-gooder liberal to have the victims brought up on criminal charges.
What will really cause violence is if defenders are blamed and prosecuted. Then there is no choice when attacked but to kill all the attackers, and abandon their bodies at sea, without reporting anything.
Not a bad idea!
Who prosecutes the ship’s defenders, when the incident happens on the high seas?? Maybe Obama can find a use for Gitmo, after all. He could capture them and send them there.
S3 (shoot, sink, shutup)
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