Originally Posted by sdowney717
oh the pirates life has vastly improved now that they are in a US jail....
Yet we are so humane with out prisons. Imagine if those pirates, all terrorists, enemy combatants, etc... all were locked up in US jails, our prison system would totally devastate our economy. In fact every pirate that is taken out of the way likely has 10 more waiting to step in. The whole country can turn pirate and in past years entire peoples have gone to war and destroyed entire civilizations, wiping all of them out.
these pirates should just be taken out where they are when they are caught and not even brought into the system. That is what happens in war.
I doubt anyone would regard their life as " better" in gaol, no matter where it is.
"That is what happens in war" Were not at war, simply because a few rich ( and frankly very stupid) white folk get killed does not make us "at war". Also not that even in war the Geneva convention applies and summary justice cannot be carried out against soldiers. Of course we could reclassify them as enemy combatants.....!
As democratic nations with a sense of social responsibility, we try these people according to our laws and that's right, no one is suggesting that they get away scot free. But this " eye for an eye" stuff is nonsense, should you be able to march down the street and shoot someone who was " alleged" to have shot one of yours, of course not, the posse and lynching mob
have passed into history
. its funny
how we ensure there is legal
process for our home grown murders, but them " funny
foreigners" well of course they dont deserve such treatment ( see untermenschen)
The pirate problem in Somalia
is a result of social, economic and political failure that has brought a country to its knees and made it ungovernable. Into that gap are people that exploit such desperate conditions and make use of local " fodder" to do their dirty work. Very few people actually want to do bad, most people would prefer an honest days pay for an honest days work, as would most Somalis.
Its worth noting that most hi-jacks, have been carried out in general without loss of life and the pirates have shown that they are not out to kill people. Most of the deaths have been the result of ham-fisted military intervention.
We have to work on the big picture solution, because until we do the actual problem will never be resolved.