Look, if they’d just let me get away this kidnapping, I wouldn’t have had to kill those people….

….is basically what these Somali pirates are arguing in court right now.

Lawyers for three Somali men accused of killing four Americans aboard a yacht claim the deaths resulted from actions by the U.S. Navy and the FBI.

Defense lawyers say an unstable situation was created by what they call “aggressive actions” by the Navy and “the failure to conduct the negotiations with the Somalis in a proper fashion.”

What IS the proper fashion to conduct negotiations with those holding people hostage for ransom? And what is the proper response when said kidnappers fire a ROCKET PROPELLED GRENADE at you?


About thinklikeafox

I'm a Naval Officer living in Southern California. I hope to be attending law school in the next year or two, and I started writing this blog out of a desire to improve my writing and critical thinking skills after a couple years outside of academia.
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