"The captain never gave up his men, " said the crew.
And the United States did not give up on the captain.
For years cruise ships loaded with civilian travelers have been directed hundreds of miles off charted routes to avoid possible pirate encounters. And the cost to shipping vessels should be noted as it is passed on to all of us. Ransoms are paid by private companies and insurance costs are high.
Protection through armed guards is a modern necessity. That is why we have armed escorts on air flights. We need to arm the vessels and then piracy will decline. Just ask an NRA member if the principle works. Hopefully, the decision of cooperation is not dependant on the impotent United Nations.
Three shots. Three hits. And, the boat was rocking! You gotta respect that. And, it was also a bulls eye for Obama.