Why should anyone pay it? Kill the pirates, and bomb the bases on the Somali coast they operate out of.On Friday, it seemed that discord among all the players — the shipping company, the shipowner, the insurance companies, government officials and relatives of the captured crew, not to mention the pirates — was slowing negotiations over how to free the arms-laden Ukrainian freighter that Somali pirates seized last week. The pirates want $20 million,
I'd like $20 million too, but I don't expect to get it, and the pirates should not expect anything but a bullet or a rope.though people close to the negotiations have said they are being bartered down and will probably settle for $5 million.
And hos is that supposed to prevent future boats from being taken?Still, it doesn’t seem as if anyone is rushing to pay up.