That's a good point. Surely it's not just Somalians doing this. But since most of them are reportedly operating out of Somalia it's just easier to call them Somali.I just figure Somalia is the one country that's been without a real government for so long, and all this is happening with Somali pirates. Why not pirates from other neighboring African nations?
My thoughts exactly. When the Royal Navy handed those pirates over not too long ago my mind was blown. These guys are in a skiff with a shitload of guns, what in the hell were they up to? Fishing with RPGs? Sink them, send a message to other pirates that it will not be tolerated. According to Wired, something like 10% of the worlds cargo goes through there ... we don't need them screwing with it. No matter how 'nice' they are about it.TRIAL? PIRATES?
Remember these people are mostly just poor fishermen who have been driven into piracy by international overfishing off their coasts (a nonexistent governing body in Somalia for the last 15 years doesn't help either).
BBC News Sat 11 April 20:00z said:Somali pirates seize another boat
Somali pirates have hijacked a tugboat in the Gulf of Aden with 16 crew members on board - 10 of them Italians.
Maritime industry sources say the tug was towing two barges at the time of the attack at 0800 GMT. The crew are said to be unharmed.
Like the Q ships idea.I'd go with the Q ships idea - stuff a very attractive target with special forces. When the Pirates attack - blammo.
Better yet make it a lucky dip which special forces they get to deal with, one ship you get navy seals, another royal marines etc