Oh, I Don’t Know. The 18th Century Methods Worked Fine

U.S. navy, pirates negotiate over hostage captain

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the lifeboat appeared to be out of fuel and that “a number of assets” were being used to resolve the situation.

“Piracy may be a centuries-old crime, but we are working to bring an appropriate, 21st century response,” she said at a joint appearance with U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates and the Australian foreign and defense ministers.

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UNARMED Guards?

My Way News – Somali pirates hijack ship, British guards escape

The company said it was aware of the incident on the chemical tanker it identified as M/V BISCAGLIA.”We have been informed by coalition military authorities that three of our unarmed security staff were rescued from the water by a coalition helicopter and are currently on board a coalition warship in the Gulf of Aden,” the company statement said.

I don’t think they can be accused of taking the pirate threat seriously. Have they not read a newspaper or watched BBC or CNN?