They’re not like Johnny Depp or Keira Knightley ya know.
They are gits.
The freedom of the seas is a fundamental principle which must be re-imposed – it is the fundamental reason the Royal Navy exists. If that takes ultra-violence then so be it. I do not care for the Somalia is a failed state and piracy is “the only way to make a living” kinda schtick I have heard from some quarters such as the BBC.
Every civilized nation on the planet has a dog in this fight. We do. The French do, the US, India, everyone. If we all poneyed-up a coupla destroyers and a few hundred marines and did some very loud stomping we could sort this very quickly.
A collection of AK-47 armed khat chewing loons on skiffs are not gonna stand against an AEGIS class destroyer. Well not for long anyway.