Monday, April 9, 2012
I always wondered why this doesn't happen more often
Every time I read a story about Somali pirates taking over a ship, I start to think about simple logistical problems. Like attacking up the sheer sides of a big vessel. Then I think about how easy it would be for a couple guys with automatic weapons to repel the invaders with a couple of "warning shots to the head." I end up concluding that I obviously must be missing something or else there wouldn't be a pirate problem in the waters off the Horn of Africa. Maybe I am not missing anything. If I owned a merchant vessel that plied those waters, I think I would see if I could hire a few retired SEALs. I am thinking I wouldn't have a pirate problem.