The Americans are considering a plan to attack pirate bases in Somalia.
Sometimes it feels more like 1709, except that the Americans plan to throw a lot of money around after they slap the pirates' wrists.
Meanwhile, the pirates -- who use 20ft boats with outboard motors, their most powerful weapons being rocket launchers -- vow revenge against America. Before 1945, world powers solved these problems with 18" guns. Now, "superpowers" use social workers.
I think it's time to go "Halls of Tripoli" on these guys.