09 July 2011

Russian Navy On How to Deal with Pirates...


This is how you do it:  nab the perps, tie 'em up, put them back on their own boat, then set the whole kit and kaboodle on fire and.... pooof, no more pirates.

The video below shows Russian Navy commandos on a Somali pirate ship shortly after the pirates had captured a Russian oil tanker. A number of commands directed at the prisoners are heard from from an English-speaking Russian, i.e. when the commandos find a weapons stash: "WTF is that?" and "Why do you lie to me? This is not a fishing boat!"

The soldiers immediately freed their compatriots and the Russian oil tanker. They moved the pirates back to their own skiff, searched the boat for weapons and explosives...then left and blew it up it with all remaining pirates hand-cuffed to it.

No court proceedings, lawyers etc- they simply employed the common sense anti-piracy laws of the 18th and 19th centuries, where the captain of the rescuing ship has the right to decide what to do with the pirates. In most circumstances... they were hung on the spot. This time they were vaporized,  so what's the diff... dealer's choice!

Russian ships can now enjoy a substantial deterrent effect.... one other countries like ours could too, if they just allowed the people in their military to do their jobs without asking a bunch of totally unnecessary questions about the methods. They were caught red-handed, that's all anyone really needs to know.

And what the enemy off the coast of Somalia -who would kill you for $50- needs to know is that they will die quickly, painfully, and still dirt poor if they even look at American ships the wrong way... the Kremlin obviously understands the concept:



h/t Speedunque

10 comments:

Christopher - Conservative Perspective said...

I agree James, that is how to do it!

joetote said...

Straight and to the point. Years ago on Second city TV, the had a great recurring skit called Celebrity Blowups with Joe Flaheraty and John Candy and a line from that is quite applicable here. "They blew up real good!!"

Definitely the way to do it!

conservativesonfire said...

Some days it just doesn't pay for an honest pirate to go to work. Maybe others might think about a career change.

Anonymous said...

as the dude said " some days you eat the bar, and others the bar eats you"

Matt said...

Coolest post of the day anywhere!

Trestin said...

I have to admit, this make me envy the Russian Navy.

Maggie@MaggiesNotebook said...

RR, that's real, solid and common sense justice, including the Courts. I see you don't have an comments yet saying "they're just poor kids trying to eat." I always get those when I post about pirates:-)

Reaganite Republican said...

Bleeding hearts not welcome here, lol

Seriously- those guys all know it's wrong to be a pirate... but they took up arms and did it anyway

Pay the price, then

Anonymous said...

Raise the cost of being an A-hole. When the price is high enough and has to be personally paid by the A-hole him- or her-self, the cost-benefit calculation of being an A-hole changes very quickly. Result - many more polite people.

Reaganite Republican said...

I love mkt based solutions lol

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