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Pirates: "You Only Die Once"!

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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PIRATES HAVE DOGS TOO A pirate dog The pirate standoff off the coast of Somalia is reaching new heights of drama and awesomeness. The pirates—really, the Central Region Coast Guard—seized a ship of tanks and guns and possibly the components of chemical weapons on September 25th, and have demanded $25 million dollars. Now they are surrounded by warships, many of them courtesy of the U.S. of A. And the ransom demand is now down to $5 million. (And also? There are two other ships currently being held for ransom, by the way, but they don't have TANKS on board so we never hear about that.)

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