Let me completely agree with Orrin Judd for once that France did the correct and courageous thing by storming a yacht capture by pirates even though it put the hostages lives at risk, killing one of them.
I am also quite happy that our Navy SEALS terminated the pirates holding the American merchant captain.
I did like this quote
“From now on, if we capture foreign ships and their respective countries try to attack us, we will kill them (the hostages),” Jamac Habeb, a 30-year-old pirate, told the Associated Press
which demonstrates the wisdom of these counter-attacks, that the alternative is once pirates successfully grab hostages, they can then steal with impunity.