"Pirates" attack a cruise ship, and the crew, (armed I might add), fire at them, and the pirates turn tail and run. Imagine that! While not taking away from the heroism of the Captain of the Maersk Alabama, or the spot on actions of our beloved Navy Seals, I submit that these are not pirates. Rather PUNKS, who have found a way to intimidate us. Realizing that the majority of these vessels have no fire power to repel their onslaught. Punks !!! with outboards instead of skateboards. Remember the bullies of our school days? They too, more often than not, would retreat in the face of rebellion, or if they realized they were out numbered. If you point a dose of 45 calibre reality at people like these Somali Punks, who have displayed here to fore, no testicular fortitude, They wake up in a hurry!
David W. Emerick