4 American hostages killed by pirates, US says
By JASON STRAZIUSO and MALKHADIR M. MUHUMED, Associated Press – 7 mins ago
NAIROBI, Kenya – Four Americans taken hostage by Somali pirates off East Africa were shot and killed by their captors Tuesday, the U.S. military said, marking the first time U.S. citizens have been killed in a wave of pirate attacks plaguing the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean for years. . . .
A total of two pirates, including the one who was knifed, died during the ensuing confrontation — which happened around 9 a.m. East Africa time — and 13 were captured and detained, the Central Command said. The remains of two other pirates who were already dead for some time were also found. The U.S. military didn't state how those two died. It was unclear if the pirates had fought among themselves.
Don't bother bringing the captive pirates ashore. Hang them at sea from the yard arm or throw them overboard after a swift trial aboard ship. They deserve absolutely no quarter.
Once that task is done, it's time to invade Somalia. Wipe out the pirates and make sure international relief efforts are going where they need to go.
We can build nations in order to pump cash into the coffers of capitalists, so why not build nations in order to bring about relief to an abused desperate people?