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How would you deal with the Somali Pirates?

Community Veteran
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Registered: ‎11-08-2007

Re: How would you deal with the Somali Pirates?

unless the yanks figure an advantage to themselves, they don't give a stuff about anyone else's grief.  not sure exactly what is so attractive about afghanistan, but their interest in iraq is obvious.
i deduce that some warlord has decided to take over the whole of somalia and to that end is arming the fishermen as a nascent navy.  the fishermen have got a bit greedy and called attention to themselves, so, if unification of the country is the intent, they may have shot themselves in the foot.
it will be interesting to see what transpires from the talks between the lawyers from each side.
itsme
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Registered: ‎07-04-2007

Re: How would you deal with the Somali Pirates?

The USA in the past have offered support to combat the pirates in the Malacca Straits which have been going on for years but have been turned down by the local governments, see this report from 2005. The USA help is refused for the following reason
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"Presence of American troops in the Strait of Malacca could lead to some kind of reaction from terrorists," says Chan. And if there is violence in territorial waters, he says it could lead to diplomatic squabbles and standoffs. "Once people start shooting in territorial waters, then the question of sovereignty is sharpened."

If you have a spare 25 minutes then watch this vidcast on modern pirates in Malaysia/Malacca Straits is probably an eye opener to Europeans
Kaj Larsen
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Registered: ‎11-08-2007

Re: How would you deal with the Somali Pirates?

what a terribly polite way to say 'mind your own beeswax' and how incredibly sensible.  what has happened so far to all those countries that 'invited' help from stateside are now so much worse off than hitherto.
techguy
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Registered: ‎12-09-2008

Re: How would you deal with the Somali Pirates?

Surely we could send over a couple of subs and sink their ships?
The UK would have to do it though as the yanks would insist on making a song and dance.
Community Veteran
Posts: 1,850
Registered: ‎11-08-2007

Re: How would you deal with the Somali Pirates?

the latest news that i have is that a bunch of local mutts have moved in on the pirates with a view to either taking over, or bagging a share.  guess it all depends upon which of them intends to govern all somalia.
db100547
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Registered: ‎25-08-2007

Re: How would you deal with the Somali Pirates?

as the navy's of the world are supposed to be active in the area , why not TORPEDO THE BASTARDS  out of the water, but when the pirates are in the water , don't pick them up, i e let the bastards drown !
James
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Registered: ‎04-04-2007

Re: How would you deal with the Somali Pirates?

Offer them an all expenses paid holiday to Mumbai?