I will give them that, its good to be a western white person if your dumb enough to get into a situation like this.
The comedian Patrice O’neal says that non white folks sailing in the Indian Ocean should chain white babies to themselves to guarantee rescue procedures will commence under such conditions.Hard to argue with his logic.
Good idea, but unlike African babies which are free to any Hollywood starlet passing by, white babies cost far too much to make this a practical solution.
I wonder if it would save money vs the ransom to just fork out the kind of salary it would take to get a couple of white American crewmen. I mean, if any of us actually wanted jobs anymore, it wouldn’t be too hard to find a few.
Glad to see my logic is not lost on you guys.
The ONLY thing which will permanently deter piracy in that part of the world will be to salt the Somali earth with nukes.
its good to be a western white person if your dumb enough to get into a situation like this.
And make that a white person with the funds or the ppl who will raise the funds needed to free you. Don’t forget that white Brit couple held for 18months before the money was raised for their freedom. And then it was close as they were badly treated.
I’d say both Macker and Evilwrench have it right.
The good news is that the number of ships and the number of people being held captive is at a low ebb right now. Might be time to take some professional action.
I have this positively Soviet idea running around the vast empty spaces inside my head ... send in some Navy guys and a specially modified little submarine ... the sub is modified with a winch arm so it can act as a tow boat. Cut the mooring lines in the middle of the night and slowly tow the ship out to sea. Come the dawn, the pirates on board find themselves surrounded by Navy ships. Cannons. Give them a pirate’s ultimatum: surrunder now and you’ll go to prison for 5 years, where we’ll wine and dine you until you’re fat, and also teach you a trade and give you money to get a business started. Put up a fight and/or harm the hostages, and we’ll gas the ship, capture you anyway, set you on fire until you’re half burned to death, then coat you in chum and pig’s blood and feed you slowly to the sharks. Then when they surrender you give them a big celebretory meal, a hot shower, clean clothes, and a comfy bed to sleep in. Then you shoot them all in the morning and toss the bodies to the sharks anyway.