As you know, dear readers, numerous cargo ships have been hijacked off Somalia recently. European and Asian crews are often taken hostage, and sit patiently while their governments or some other entity negotiates their freedom - or pays a ransom to the pirates.
Well, today it appears a US flagged ship was hijacked. And the American crew took it back.
As far as I'm concerned, there is only one way to deal with pirates - make their occupation more dangerous to them than it is to you. Give our Navy shoot-on-sight clearance. Raid their bases. Put a squad of Marines, a few .50 Brownings, plus a Barret Rifle or two, on the merchant ships as they sail through the area. Heck, bring back Q-ships!