I just had to share with all of you this rather silly story. Heck, these days all of us can use a good irony here and there. The world is sometimes just interesting and full of strange tales.
So here is the short story. Let me know what you think.
Recently Somalian pirates commandeered a Russian oil tanker.
The Russians immediately dispatched a warship to the scene.
As is the case these days the Russian tanker crew locked themselves in the rudder compartment. This then allowed the Russian soldiers the ability to board the tanker and if necessary shot without hurting their own people.
So, this is exactly what happened. Now the problem is what to do with the captured pirates? In days of old they were simply hung from the tallest mast.
Of course today it is a whole different thing with courts and lengthy public trails. So instead the Russians decided to put the captured pirates back on their skiff and pushed them out 300 miles from shore without navigational equipment. It is believed that since the pirates were not great sailors they might have drown out at sea.
The ironic part of the story is that a pirate Commander, made the threat, “We will hold Russia responsible if any harm comes to them.”
Now that is some good irony