Going on the Account: Dancing at the End of a Rope Sooner

The latest off the coast of Somalia:  There may soon be an agreement on holding trials for captured pirates


This here if implemented will have a far greater impact than all the ships doing interdiction in the Indian Ocean.  Even with vessels from the US, NATO, Russia, China, India and Japan providing protection (which one could consider a real  ‘Coalition of the Willing’), without the means of applying justice to captured crews, there was no means to keep these buccaneers from returning to the Sweet Trade the minute they left custody.  Only through taking them off the seas long term will this matter come under control.




And if you’re asking, “Why does this guy have pirates as the heroes in his novel, yet seem to want to see real life pirates brought to justice?”  well, I’m ready to discuss the matter if asked…

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