posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 03:33 PM
One thing everyone should understand is that operating in those area is not as easy as watching a Hollywood movie. There are ROEs waiting to be
followed, guidelines waiting to be exercised and orders waiting to be executed. There are a lot of holes that pirates are using that allows them to
do what they do. For starters; NATO or UN will not and shall not detain anyone who does not possesses the tools necessary to conduct their piracy
acts. There must be sufficient proof and physical evidence that leads to detainment and imprisonment.
With respect to the Maersk Alabama Master (or Captain), the situation got a whole lot complicated for everyone else, especially for the USA. The
NAVIES operating in this areas can't simply shoot down a fast boat simply because they look like pirates, some of them are actually normal
individuals like you and me making a living by fishing to feed their families.
The fact of the matter is that the world is so corrupted that every chance we get to talk about blowing them pirates out of the water, we will take
it. Why? Because everyone else feels the same way or because we do not understand what is presented to us? We need to think outside the box for one
minute and determine if our actions will implicate things or better our case. NAVIES aren't murderers, sailors follow orders, and governments make
the decision on what needs to be done.
As far as what NAVIES should be doing? Let them keep doing what they are doing, at the end of the day if they succeed in disallowing a piracy act
without killing anyone, then I believe the mission was a success.