Link to Pirates caution against US rescue
This is getting out of control, if it already isn't. If the money source dried up then the pirates would not have any incentive to hijack. no negotiation is what needs to happen here, now if this were one of my family members I would be distraught to no end, but unfortunately a line needs to be drawn in the sand.
I would say fire a missile into one of the motherships, the biggest one you can find with the most pirates on it sink it and say, this is what happens when you attack a US flagged vessel, we do not negoitate, we will destroy you. No incentitve to highjack, no hijack, it is as simple as that. Before anyone says violence, creates more violence, and I certainly agree, but if this had been nipped in the bud (desroy and / or remove the incentive) this situation would not be as bad as it is today, and we may not have had to resort to violence.
Unfortunately not everyone has the same respect for life as we do and having grown up in Africa, I like to think that I understand the mentality, and, sadly the only thing these guys will undertand is live by the sword and die by the sword. Words mean nothing, actions do.
What ever happened to the "UN security Council" I guess someone took out their false teeth. Useless as far as I am concerned. (I am full of opinions today) and is this even something that is under the UN Security Council's domain.
I think the French are doing the right thing ...