http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/6959729.stm US navy is so law-abiding! However, in this concrete case it would be right to fight with the real terrorists, with pirates. Why it hasn't been done? Maybe the captain of American warship was affraid to fight against the pirates? Who knows? http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/6714473.stm Bobming of the village would cause innocent victims (including women and children). So unlikely it was the best possible decision.