U.S. Negotiations With Somali Pirates Continue
There should be no negotiation until all hostages are freed, and then ask them whether they would prefer to be hung or walk the plank.washingtonpost.com reported A tense standoff continued in the Indian Ocean Friday between a U.S. Navy destroyer and Somali pirates holding an American container-ship captain hostage on a lifeboat, after the captain tried to escape but was quickly recaptured.... The ship's 20-member American crew subsequently overpowered one of the pirates, but the remaining attackers took Phillips aboard one of the Maersk Alabama's lifeboats. The Americans turned over their captive, but the pirates reneged on a deal to give back the captain in exchange.
You can't trust them.