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Old 11-19-2008, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Frisco, TX
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This is one hilarious open letter:

Fool Blog: An Open Letter to Somali Pirates - Motley Fool- msnbc.com (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27785116/from/ET/ - broken link)
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Old 11-19-2008, 08:56 AM
 
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Default Pirates?

Those are the worst pirate costumes I've ever seen. Not an ounce of swash in their buckles. And haven't they learned anything from Iraq? You comandeer this behemoth but what now? Are you going to peddle petroleum on the black market? You have no #$@$%^ exit strategy! Arrrrrrgh!
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Old 11-19-2008, 09:06 AM
 
Location: part of the Matrix--for now!
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This is one hilarious open letter:

Fool Blog: An Open Letter to Somali Pirates - Motley Fool- msnbc.com (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27785116/from/ET/ - broken link)
Hahahaha what an idiot!! He obviously doesn't understand what pirates do. Pirates hijack stuff, that's what they do, that's their job. Some are better at it than others. In this case, these guys are at least very good. To hijack an oil tanker the size of an aircraft carrier in the broad daylight and on the "high seas" can't be considered as nothing less than impressive. There's nothing "two-bit" about these pirates.
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Old 11-19-2008, 09:08 AM
 
Location: southern california
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yep ripped off another big guy. what happened with the russian ship full of weapons they ripped off they get away with that too?
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Old 11-19-2008, 09:17 AM
 
Location: S.Florida
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yep ripped off another big guy. what happened with the russian ship full of weapons they ripped off they get away with that too?

They have made money doing this several millions in ransom over course of few yrs.
I cant fathom how these ships dont have 50 cal machine guns on deck and few other well armed guards 24/7 patrol.
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Old 11-19-2008, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Pa
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Hahahaha what an idiot!! He obviously doesn't understand what pirates do. Pirates hijack stuff, that's what they do, that's their job. Some are better at it than others. In this case, these guys are at least very good. To hijack an oil tanker the size of an aircraft carrier in the broad daylight and on the "high seas" can't be considered as nothing less than impressive. There's nothing "two-bit" about these pirates.
Its not as difficult as you might think. 20 armed hijackers in speed boats
surround this lumbering slow moving ship. A floating bomb. The tankers rarely if ever carry a security foce. Its armed robbery on the high seas.
A carrier of course not only has 5000 plus sailors but also a highly trained well armed Marine security force on board. There really is no comparison.
The goal is less the cargo and more the ransom for the crew and ship. Now if said tankers would have a helo hanger installed and carry just 1 or 2 sea cobra's LOL these hijackers would soon learn to look else where for easy cash.
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Old 11-19-2008, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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These are the worst pirates ever! No gold, no parrots, no swords, no cannons, no swinging on ropes... not even a net to climb up on? Probably not a peg leg to be found! What do these clowns think they're doing?
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Old 11-19-2008, 09:22 AM
 
Location: OH->FL->NJ
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Thefts like these lead to tipping points.

Donzis + RPGs < AEGIS
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Old 11-19-2008, 10:37 AM
 
Location: in my imagination
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They have made money doing this several millions in ransom over course of few yrs.
I cant fathom how these ships dont have 50 cal machine guns on deck and few other well armed guards 24/7 patrol.
Well believe it or not many countries promote pacifist ideas and do not recognize that a civilian has a right to defend themself.There was a tv show on this and due to international laws and distrust of civilians with firearms the shipping industry is left vulnerable to these pirates.Makes no sense.......
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Old 11-19-2008, 10:45 AM
 
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Might have to start the ol convoy system with air cover and armed boats etc.
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