Doing God's work is a noble calling, until that is, you're captured by murderous pirates. In that case, you have to hope God is available to help. For the four bible-thumpers on their yacht, HE, as often happens, was apparently busy elsewhere while they were slaughtered.
Now unlike my buddy Steve, i'm not a sailor by any stretch of the imagination. I'm also not an expert when it comes to the so-called Law of The Sea, other than what i've seen in old Errol Flynn movies. But, when it comes to knowing the consequences of allowing wild bands of animals to prey on innocent people without the slightest fear of "real " punishment, then i am an expert. The results are always the same. They don't stop, they simply get worse, especially when they see that the prey refuse to even protect themselves, and the military "protection" they have is all but useless. A few months ago, i watched a TV special on a Swedish war ship patrolling the area. They actually came across a large rowboat filled with armed pirates. They checked the rowboat, took the weapons, gave the pirates water, fuel, and cigarettes, and sent them back to Somalia! How's that for punishment.
This time, the victims were Americans, so what does that mean? Well, for one thing, it means the captured pirates are already laughing, like the one convicted last week. He was convicted in a NYC court room, the same as a guy convicted of going through a red light. The news reports said that after the four people were killed, navy SEALS went aboard and actually killed two of the pirates. Two out of 15, which tells you that the SEALS were, as usual, handcuffed. It also tells the pirates back in Somalia that they still have nothing to fear, unless that is, they run into a Russian war ship. You can bet they'll be staying far away from those. And what of the US? Now that the pirates see there's really nothing to fear from the big paper tiger of the West, they'll be out there looking for more Americans...