Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A new take on an old law

Russia tries a new law of the sea for pirates

The problem is that it's a fairly old law of the sea for pirates. At one time, pirates were captured, taken back to the nearest friendly port, and either strung up or rescued.

Tantamount to walking the plank, quite frankly, this is the way it should be dealt with.

I know some people will say that these people are incredibly poor and this is the way that they have figured out to improve their lot in life, so they should be allowed to live, but I'm not buying that argument.

These Somalis, like the pirates of ye olde times, are choosing to do this in order to improve their lot in life. Of course, there are other ways that they can improve their lot in life. For that reason, they should be an example for future pirates to consider before they get into piracy. I'm okay with the new "law", and I hope that it starts working soon.

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