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Pirates of Somalia
A pirates job is to rob and get rich. What they do is hijack a ship and search for gold, jewelry and money. That is the case with four pirates who attacked Captain Richard Phillips’s ship the Maersk Alabama. They told the U.S. you will get your captain back in exchange for millions. Did the U.S. do right or wrong killing three of the four pirates?
Pirates are up to no good, they are brought up that way. I think the U.S. did do the right thing in killing the pirates. We don’t need to save them if they themselves are killing people. They get what they deserve.
Some would disagree by saying the three pirates that were shot were only teenagers and were forced to capture the captain because that is all they know. Yes, they were armed with AK-47 rifles but still the U.S. should have negotiated with the pirates instead of killing them. It would have been another great idea to keep them alive and try to make them talk so the U.S. can find out where more pirates are hiding. The U.S. should have not shot those three pirates because all the U.S. is doing is provoking more violence. The other pirates are getting upset and will get their revenge. The U.S. needs to bring peace between countries instead of provoking more terrorist attacks on the U.S. “It’s the first time in modern history that the United States has in custody a pirate who carried out an attack on a U.S. citizen…figuring out what to do with the pirate is a sensitive issue” (Verjee) If the U.S. didn’t kill those three and kept them in custody it would have been worse dealing with four pirates instead of one.
Those who agree that the U.S. did no harm in killing those three pirates said they deserved what they got. Obama said the same thing he said, “[t]hose who commit acts of piracy should be held accountable for their crime” (Henninger). The U.S. felt the U.S. captain was in imminent danger so the Navy snipers did what they are trained to do—kill. The U.S. made the...