Stop the Pirates
By Micah Halpern
Thursday December 18, 2008
I've Been Thinking:
On Wednesday an international force launched a raid to rescue a Chinese ship that was 50 nautical miles off the coast of Yemen.
The boat which had 30 crew members aboard was called the Zhenhau-4.
It was the 4th ship to be pirated in 24 hours.
The incident occurred only shortly after the Security Council voted to permit the chasing of pirates from the air and on land.
The time the mission, which made use of commandos and helicopters, was successful.
It is about time.
Renegade pirates are running roughshod over the seas.
The precedent has already been set.
Using the Roosevelt model pirates will first be stopped from perpetrating their deeds by means of extreme intimidation and then they will be prosecuted.
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