April 14, 2009

THE QUESTION ISN'T WHY WE KILLED THREE...:

Kill the Pirates (Fred C. Iklé, April 13, 2009, Washington Post)

[W]hy do we keep rewarding Somali pirates? How is this march of folly possible?

Start by blaming the timorous lawyers who advise the governments attempting to cope with the pirates such as those who had been engaged in a standoff with U.S. hostage negotiators in recent days. These lawyers misinterpret the Law of the Sea Treaty and the Geneva Conventions and fail to apply the powerful international laws that exist against piracy. The right of self-defense -- a principle of international law -- justifies killing pirates as they try to board a ship.


...but why we let one live.


BTW: Where did the UR put him?

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 14, 2009 7:58 PM
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