I find the ‘Russians shooting pirates’ story dubious.

Mostly because it’s apparently single-sourced, and single-sourced from a site that also wants to tell you that the Coca-Cola recipe has booze and anti-Islamic messages in it.

Umm.  No.

(Via Ace of Spades HQ Headlines)

Moe Lane

PS: No, I’m not quite on-board with shooting pirates on the spot.  Catch ’em in the act, gather the evidence, determine if there’s evidence of a capital crime, try them on the spot, shoot the ones found guilty.  Keep records of everything, in case somebody asks later.

I think that’s reasonable.   After all, it’s piracy.


  • HeartbreakRidge says:

    I seem to recall in the 80s, when kidnapping was the rage in Lebanon, that stories went around about how *directly* (and viciously) the Russians responded to people who kidnapped their people. True or not, I am sure that those stories (and these) are meant to have an effect. (and if not true, then they may avoid the NEED to make them true)

  • Cameron says:

    There is truth behind the Russian response to kidnapping. It happened out in Lebanon. Quick summary: The Russians captured relatives of the kidnappers and began removing body parts until their citizens were released.

    Personally, I have no problem with pirates being rendered into past tense. The various world Navies can solve that problem fairly quickly. Especially since the Somali thugs have made it clear that they will kill any hostages during a rescue attempt.

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