Sunday, April 12, 2009
A Modest Proposal for Sweeping Pirates from the Seas
1) Sink their boats, as Jules Crittenden suggests.
2) Repeat as needed.
3) Oh, and how about arming the crews? A friend of mine at graduate school was a licensed captain, and told me how he fired on a small boat of pirates who attempted to come aboard his cargo ship off the coast of South America (I think all he had was a pistol). He hit one of them, and they turned and fled. How difficult is it to train a few crewmen to handle weapons properly?
And there’s this from Mark Steyn (my favorite contemporary essayist, period).
Update: And, based on a tip from commenter Catwoman at Tim Blair's: