Actually I think it is better understood as extortion. These aren't pirates. They're community thugs, shaking down the locals for pocket change. The question is, what do you do with such thugs? Personally I don't see how you could have a more enjoyable victi. .I mean opponent. TEST has the numbers. All we need is a plan. If you don't dogfight, fly a missile-boat and provide artillery support, but by all means go kick their asses.