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Old 04-13-2009, 05:22 PM   #6
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there should be a blanket no negotiation strategy
While I can see this working (at least somewhat) when it commes to human hostages, ships are a bit harder. How do you persuade companies to not negotiate when their survival depends on the survival of a ship? Do you make a law forbiding negotiations, and then say tough luck to such companies? Or will the state pay for any lost ships due to the no negotiation strategy?
Just curious.

they kill a hostage, and you kill them all, when the opportunity arrives
Emphasis mine. The problem with the pirates is that they tend to be rather hard to separate from ordinary people, even while at sea they often look like fishing boats. So an opportunity is likely to be hard to come by indeed.
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