Sunday, April 12, 2009

One rescued captain; three dead pirates

Excellent outcome.

This is one area where the historical record gives clear guidance on the path to take. Piracy, unlike drug trafficking, can be curtailed by stepped up paramilitary law enforcement that makes the risk/benefit calculus to heavy for the pirates to bear.

Aggressive attacks on pirates has squashed piracy outbreaks across the Seven Seas, from Pompey Magnus in the Roman Mediterranean to Brooke in the South Seas to the Shores of Tripoli.

Good for us, good for the French. Yo-ho, yo-ho, a pirate's life... sucks.

Jim Cornelius, Editor

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