British PM on Somali Pirates: Shoot to Kill

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that ships flying the U.K. flag sailing the seas around Somalia have His Majesty’s Government’s permission to install machine gun-toting private security forces. “The fact that a bunch of pirates in Somalia are managing to hold to ransom the rest of the world and our trading system is a complete insult and the rest of the world needs to come together with much more vigour,” Cameron said (via mirror.co.uk). “Vigour” as in shoot-to-kill. “We have to make choices,” the PM pronounced. Irony alert! “Evidence from other countries with more relaxed regulations over armed guards was that their ships did not get targeted.” What’s good for shipping at sea is not good for the populace on land. Obviously.