Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: The FTL, Florida
Re: Your solution to the pirate incident?
Yeah, my first thought was that many hostages died. A quick check on wikipedia notes 129 of 850 hostages died, nearly all by the actions of the Russian rescue efforts. Not a success in my opinion!
You are half-right, though, Darin. The Russians don't play games.
Actually, despite the failure at Nord-Ost, I thought the Russians could be rather helpful in the overall war on terror, given their long war against the Afgans in the 80's and their experience in Chechnya. Unfortunately, due largely to the idiot we had in charge the last 8 years, the Russians have all but reverted to adversary status again where the United States is concerned!
As far as Somalia is concerned, I think folks should start talking about putting commandos on private boats, at least until they get out of the Gulf of Aden. I think this goes against maritime treaties though. Perhaps a special exception should be made until a better solution can be developed.