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Caught On Tape: U.S. Security Contractors Open Fire On Somali Pirates

• by Tyler Durden

For years Somali pirates were able to easily board ships and hold their crew for ransom, at times even going so far as to torture or kill hostages until their demands were met.

But, as's Mac Slavo writes, it looks like the pirate business has gotten significantly more dangerous for maritime criminals who are often under-equipped and travelling in speed boats.

As the following series of videos shows, U.S. security contractors are prepared to take rapid and deadly action when being pursued or engaged on the high seas:

In the second video, shot from various angles, we see the contractors engage a second pirate vessel (skip to about 0:45 for new footage):