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Hostis Humani Generis

Why DON'T we hang pirates anymore?

As they say in the Clint Eastwood movie, Hang ‘em. Hang ‘em high.

I continued to be stunned by the obsession with the rights of the Somali pirates – these “enemies of the human race” (hostis humani generis). They are entitled to a a fair trial, followed by a first class hanging (bonus points if you recognize that movie line).

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