A fine job they did indeed. It's wonderful to have gotten the crew, the captain and all out alive and safe. And it does my heart good, he admits guiltily, to know the criminals got their just deserts.
My view of pirates is as negative as negative can be, and so I favor truly effective new programs to quash this problem. This is a problem that is fairly easy to solve, just requiring a little will and management. And cooperation of all countries with a stake in this, in unity against not only criminals but also any country that should harbor them.
As for your remark about "the war on terror," I can only recoil. The "war on terror" is an abominable phrase, coined by abominable people, used cynically to pursue abominable purposes.
I support no "war on terror." I support effective attacks on, and defenses against, criminals
who ought never
to be dignified by phrases that suggest they possess any importance akin to that of national military forces.
Such criminals include pirates, airplane stealers, bombers, etc. They should be fought, arrested, prosecuted and put away so they will cause no further harm. And if they are so unwise as to threaten force of arms, they deserve instant death by the same means, in our defense.
But I will never again enable phony "wars" by Bushes, Cheneys and their ilk.
PS. Does anybody share my suspicion that what really happened to result in the death of 3 pirates on board the lifeboat, is not what was reported, so far, in the press?