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Re: Danish Sailing Vessel taken by pirates
The Chinese, the Russians, and private security companies have been quite effective in negotiating with Somali pirates.
Like all good negotiators, they start by emphasizing areas of common interest and agreement, which usually involves the recognition by all of the effectiveness of 50 mm machine gun fire from the deck of a large ship. Then they agree on the areas of disagreement, which is whether one should allow a group of criminals to board a boat with evil intentions. Finally, they resolve their differences by dispatching all those who disagree to Davy Jones' locker.
This is not an area for Political Correctness. I don't care how hungry you are, you don't have the right to hurt other people and to trespass on their property. If you are capable of using a boat to intercept other boats, how about learning how to fish?