I guess it is not too bright to go mano a mano with knives against a US Navy Seal? That is apparently what one of the 19 Somali pirates that hijacked the pleasure yacht "QUEST" tried to do today. As the Seals were clearing the ship, a confrontation with one of the pirates led to what is being described in the press as being a "knife fight".
I wonder what sort of a knife US Navy Seals carry? Anyone have an idea?
I am sort of surprised that a knife would even be used in this sort of circumstance. What possible tactical reason would there be to use a knife, as opposed to a handgun in a close quarters confrontation? Are knives really that effective a weapon?
Here is a photo of one of the two American Christian humanitarian couples that were sadly murdered by the pirates today:
One can only wonder when we and other nations are going to finally get serious about cracking down on these thugs. This is a terrible tragedy.
Here is a link to a detailed report by Time Magazine: