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How would you deal with the Somali Pirates?

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How would you deal with the Somali Pirates?

That currently have the Saudi tanker in their power. But don't restrict yourselves just to this incident.
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Re: How would you deal with the Somali Pirates?

Well if I were American I'd attempt to bomb them in Somali, but probably miss and end up flattening Ethiopia or Kenya instead  Roll_eyes
As they don't hurt anyone and are nice to their hostages and give the stuff back after a randsom has been paid (according to the Metro this morning), it's just like a tax.
We get robbed every day by Her Majestys Government and no one seems to bother...
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Re: How would you deal with the Somali Pirates?

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We get robbed every day by Her Majestys Government and no one seems to bother...

True, very true!
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Re: How would you deal with the Somali Pirates?

Are you asking Me?    (aka Long John Silver..... on another forum !!)
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Re: How would you deal with the Somali Pirates?

We seem to be getting to the stage when international shipping needs armaments.
Maybe we should send in Steven Seagal Wink

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Re: How would you deal with the Somali Pirates?

Perhaps the yanks can come up with a "remote controlled seagull" !!  Roll_eyes
complete with dive bombing capabilities !!!    Shocked
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I wasn't thinking of that kind of seagull Grin Grin but anything's worth a try Grin

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Re: How would you deal with the Somali Pirates?

Or we wait until the economy gets that bad where we can't afford to send things via boat anymore and they'll have nothing to capture.
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Re: How would you deal with the Somali Pirates?

I'd arm all the merchant ships and blow the pirates out of the water.
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Straws aren't much good against guns..
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Re: How would you deal with the Somali Pirates?

As an experienced Pirate.... I would easily fool you..... I would buy myself a Fast Patrol Boat, from some cash strapped navy, give it a coat of camoflage paint, put some nice big black pennant numbers on the side,  fly an american flag, (or something that looked like an american flag through a telescope) then approach you with my guns pointing at you, saying I am going to inspect your papers. My crew would obviously have on some sort of Naval Uniform, similar to the Yanks  or Brits, so you would feel quite safe....... Until..... I get up on your bridge, courteously ask for the papers, then bring out my cutlass and demand the crew obey my commands on pain of death.  Embarrassed Undecided Embarrassed
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Straws aren't much good against guns..

Very puny !!!!  Grin Grin Grin
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Straws aren't much good against guns..

Grin  Been in the knife box this morning?  Grin
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As an experienced Pirate.... I would easily fool you..... I would buy myself a Fast Patrol Boat, .....

They may have done already, we're probably not told all.
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Grin  Been in the knife box this morning?   Grin

Nope, been forced to come into the office, which has put me in that kind of mood  Crazy
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