The Somali pirates are good and ticked off about the forced demise of their comrades.
That article ticks me off, especially the last paragraph, which details the pirates’ peculiar definition of the word “aggression”:
“The killing of our boys was aggression, and the U.S. will see what they get from their operation,” he said.
Oh, so climbing up onto other people’s ships hundreds of nautical miles out in international waters, taking the crews captive, threatening them with death, and extorting millions of dollars are not “aggression”?
The pirates now threaten to kill any American or French merchant sailors they happen to find on newly hijacked ships. It is my fervent hope that the U.S.Navy picks up that particular gauntlet and blows away every pirate skiff they encounter while patrolling international waters. Bullying unarmed merchant ships is one thing, but now they’re calling out the varsity team for a game of contact sport. Let’s just wait and see how that goes, shall we?