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Old 11-20-2008, 03:51 PM
 
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Some better preventive measures need to be taken, however the ships already taken need to be released too.

Nothing says "knock it off" like some very public casualties to the pirates...
Russia is sending some ships. This might very well happen.
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Old 11-20-2008, 05:40 PM
 
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I love hearing news about Pirates on the radio in 2008.
Yar mateys! Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
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Old 11-20-2008, 06:13 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Send Pompey, he cleaned up the pirates in the Med.
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Old 11-20-2008, 06:14 PM
 
Location: The Coldest Place
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I love hearing news about Pirates on the radio in 2008.
Yar mateys! Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
It's kind of surreal.

I mean, I knew that there were still pirates, I just never expected to see it explode like this in modern times.
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Old 11-20-2008, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Pa
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I think every ship should have armed guards lack of it is why these pirates eat them up. A couple of 50 calls will sink any pirate ship.
Its like an armored truck carrying money and the guards have water guns. No wonder they are easy prey
exactly.
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Old 11-20-2008, 08:45 PM
 
Location: part of the Matrix--for now!
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It's a very tough situation. Who's jurisdiction is it? US ships are only allowed to fire on the pirates if the pirates fire upon them or if they catch the pirates in the act.

But I think that the rest of the world is going to start taking more action.

It's past out of control. They have made ~80 million dollars in ransom this year alone, and are currently holding some 13 ships for ransom.

The more money they get, the harder they will be to deal with.

But - there is some good news - I was watching MSNBC earlier, and they said that a pirate "mother ship" fired on an Indian frigate, which returned fire, and blew up the pirate ship.

They talked to a UK naval officer and he said that it's simply impossible to cover it all, because it's something like 2.5 million square miles of water, where there pirates roam. The UK is sending some ships now, by the way.
Here's a little backround information on the Somali piracy problem. It's an interesting read. http://english.aljazeera.net/news/af...223218644.html

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Old 11-20-2008, 08:57 PM
 
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That's what I was thinking too. It's hard for me to imagine that they can't track these ships via satellite. Just scan the known shipping lanes, then scramble a few fighters. One or two aircraft carriers floating around out there and the problem will go away very quickly.
This is nonsense. Commando style tactics and militarism are not the answer to Somalia's piracy problem. The answer is simple; they need a coast guard. But in order to have one Somalia has to be a sovereign nation, but they aren't. How come? Because of the US. Don't believe me? Check it out for yourself.

What you will find is that the Somali piracy problem was created by the US selfishly following its own interests without any care whatsoever for the Somali people. Go ahead research it for yourself and you will see. I dare you--I double dare you, research the Somali piracy problem, and you'll come to a stunning conclusion.
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Old 11-20-2008, 08:58 PM
 
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The shipping companies could hire Blackwater or other security companies like them, it would be cheaper than paying ransoms with the way things are going.
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Old 11-20-2008, 10:09 PM
 
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This is nonsense. Commando style tactics and militarism are not the answer to Somalia's piracy problem. The answer is simple; they need a coast guard. But in order to have one Somalia has to be a sovereign nation, but they aren't. How come? Because of the US. Don't believe me? Check it out for yourself.

What you will find is that the Somali piracy problem was created by the US selfishly following its own interests without any care whatsoever for the Somali people. Go ahead research it for yourself and you will see. I dare you--I double dare you, research the Somali piracy problem, and you'll come to a stunning conclusion.
Yeah, Somalia was such a bucolic Jeffersonisan democracy before the bad old Rangers went in in 1992 and screwed it all up.

Military action is the answer.

Form up WW2 style convoys & have navy vessels escort them thru the hostile waters.

Better yet use a couple of decoy ships loaded with Marines to lure the pirates out then put a couple AT-4's into their bosts. When a dozen dead pirates wash up on the shore, that will solve the problem.
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Old 11-20-2008, 10:58 PM
 
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Just set up a squadron of Predators over the gulf 24/7 and fire a Hellfire into any ship that even looks like a Pirate.
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