Friday, August 14, 2009

Cold steel and firearms

Way to go, guys!

Using machetes and guns, the men fought a desperate battle to take control of two boats off the Somali coast. But this time, it wasn't pirates who launched the attack — it was Egyptian fishermen who had been held hostage for four months and who killed two brigands and took others captive as they regained control of their vessels.

Let's have a market-based solution to piracy. All ships and crews are be allowed to be armed for self-defense, and we could pay per-head bounty for pirates. Of course, you can bring in the rest of the pirate if you want, but the head is enough for payment.

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