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Bette Noir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-12-09 06:38 PM
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13. I've ben wondering for a while why ships use that route with no arms or escort.
We'll just have to be more careful.

Piracy shouldn't be a risk-free route to getting rich.
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  -Somali pirates vow revenge over comrades' killings depakid  Apr-12-09 06:14 PM   #0 
  - Not a good Idea  Milspec   Apr-12-09 06:16 PM   #1 
  - Denham, Decatur, Nelson  one-eyed fat man   Apr-13-09 10:03 AM   #66 
     - I guess you have to remind them  RexDart   Apr-13-09 11:28 AM   #71 
  - "We only take ransom"  Madam Mossfern   Apr-12-09 06:17 PM   #2 
  - It is always paid - by the insurance provider.  DURHAM D   Apr-12-09 06:27 PM   #7 
     - And who really pays that?  24601   Apr-13-09 08:30 AM   #65 
  - Oh please. The pirates would have had a tantum and claim more violence, either way.  Deja Q   Apr-12-09 06:17 PM   #3 
  - What a fearsome menace. What say let's all have a big sleepover until the  saltpoint   Apr-12-09 06:17 PM   #4 
  - "may make the modern-day pirates more like their fearsome forebearers"  mbperrin   Apr-12-09 06:25 PM   #5 
  - Most of their forebearers ended up dead through naval action or on the end of the rope  Mike Daniels   Apr-12-09 07:53 PM   #34 
     - It took a war,  Igel   Apr-13-09 11:27 AM   #70 
  - It would be bad for business  inwiththenew   Apr-12-09 06:27 PM   #6 
  - I think we just forced the pirates into a new position.  DURHAM D   Apr-12-09 06:30 PM   #8 
  - If The Bush Administration had acted decisively earlier, the pirates wouldn't be so strong.  Ian David   Apr-12-09 06:33 PM   #10 
  - Agreed  MadMaddie   Apr-12-09 08:01 PM   #37 
  - Well in some respects they did  dipsydoodle   Apr-13-09 05:10 AM   #58 
  - Bush was a pirate  olddad56   Apr-13-09 10:42 AM   #67 
  - One thing to remember . . .  toopers   Apr-13-09 03:06 PM   #75 
  - Horizontal?  MUAD_DIB   Apr-12-09 06:59 PM   #20 
  - Oh BS. The pirates recaptured the guy after he escaped and they beat him  Mike Daniels   Apr-13-09 07:59 AM   #59 
  - The pirates forced themselves into this position.  Codeine   Apr-13-09 09:03 PM   #85 
  - But Jesus Christ, they had guns and they USED them...  Bicoastal   Apr-12-09 06:34 PM   #11 
  - Maybe someone needs to start  christx30   Apr-12-09 06:37 PM   #12 
     - A couple good bolt action scoped 30-06's would probably be all they'd need.  hollowdweller   Apr-12-09 08:18 PM   #39 
     - IS there presently a law that says cargo ships can't be armed? nt  imdjh   Apr-13-09 12:04 AM   #52 
        - Most countries  christx30   Apr-13-09 02:56 AM   #57 
  - Those two-year jail terms we offered them should seem like a better deal now. n/t  Ian David   Apr-12-09 06:30 PM   #9 
  - I've ben wondering for a while why ships use that route with no arms or escort.  Bette Noir   Apr-12-09 06:38 PM   #13 
  - This was inevitable  TorchTheWitch   Apr-12-09 06:49 PM   #14 
  - But aren't they all innocent people interested in saving the environment?  stray cat   Apr-12-09 06:52 PM   #15 
  - This just hastens the all-out assault that MUST come.  aquart   Apr-12-09 06:56 PM   #16 
  - Simply put, shipping companies have to ante up and arm the watch crew  ohio2007   Apr-12-09 06:57 PM   #17 
  - Not sure that's wise on certain vessels...  depakid   Apr-12-09 07:19 PM   #27 
  - How about the ones that have been captured ?  ohio2007   Apr-12-09 08:28 PM   #41 
     - Firearms and explosives around tankers are not good ideas, period  depakid   Apr-12-09 08:47 PM   #45 
        - Isn't every large vessel carrying a whole lot of diesel fuel?  imdjh   Apr-13-09 12:07 AM   #54 
        - As you already know, those large tankers have rerouted away from those waters  ohio2007   Apr-13-09 08:06 AM   #62 
        - You don't know what you're talking about  depakid   Apr-14-09 10:56 AM   #87 
        - How did the Navy  one-eyed fat man   Apr-14-09 10:41 AM   #86 
  - Arming Crews  24601   Apr-12-09 07:26 PM   #28 
     - You are right. That's the big drawback to traveling with weapons, even in private boats.  cbayer   Apr-12-09 07:44 PM   #31 
     - he is wrong. He wants the pirates to continue unabated and with confidence  ohio2007   Apr-12-09 08:39 PM   #43 
        - That wasn't my point at all. The regulations concerning carrying weapons on board  cbayer   Apr-12-09 09:09 PM   #46 
           - The word will be going out that the captain 's weapons locker rules will be reviewed.  ohio2007   Apr-13-09 08:28 PM   #82 
     - you missed the point. You can't pretend the pirates will stop raiding ships on the high seas  ohio2007   Apr-12-09 08:30 PM   #42 
     - I don't see how that's an issue.  imdjh   Apr-13-09 12:10 AM   #55 
  - Easy. Locate Somali pirate mother ship(s). Destroy Somali pirate mother ship(s).  MUAD_DIB   Apr-12-09 06:58 PM   #18 
  - Mea culpa.  Bicoastal   Apr-12-09 06:59 PM   #19 
  - As I understand it that is what they are calling them.  MUAD_DIB   Apr-12-09 07:03 PM   #21 
  - Yes, mother ship.  HooptieWagon   Apr-12-09 07:11 PM   #23 
  - I could be wrong, but I think you might be  imdjh   Apr-13-09 12:19 AM   #56 
     - It happened about 350 miles offshore  HooptieWagon   Apr-13-09 05:36 PM   #76 
        - You appear to be correct  imdjh   Apr-13-09 05:48 PM   #77 
           - No commercial fisherman I've ever seen operate offshore in open boats  HooptieWagon   Apr-13-09 07:42 PM   #78 
              - I was referring to those guys who go out in the trailerables  imdjh   Apr-13-09 07:57 PM   #81 
                 - Those are recreational fisherman, not commercial fisherman.  HooptieWagon   Apr-13-09 08:55 PM   #84 
  - Erm, maybe you.....  Cousin It   Apr-12-09 07:14 PM   #25 
  - No problem. No offense. It's cool.  MUAD_DIB   Apr-12-09 07:28 PM   #30 
  - The mother ships are "pirated" from evil captialit shipping companies  ohio2007   Apr-12-09 07:13 PM   #24 
     - That may be so, or not, but they still need to be eliminated as a threat.  MUAD_DIB   Apr-12-09 07:17 PM   #26 
     - That is so. Period. And yes, the threat must be eliminated contrary to what some people think about  ohio2007   Apr-12-09 08:43 PM   #44 
     - There is no honor among pirates  slackmaster   Apr-12-09 09:57 PM   #48 
        - Even the pirates of yore were all about their self interest.  Mike Daniels   Apr-13-09 08:06 AM   #61 
  - I hope they expect international law to change with their tactics.  Akoto   Apr-12-09 07:04 PM   #22 
  - Ya know  MichaelHarris   Apr-12-09 07:26 PM   #29 
  - Are they the Crips or Bloods?  nini   Apr-12-09 07:46 PM   #32 
  - The worst violence has been an occasional beating????  ShareTheWoods   Apr-12-09 07:51 PM   #33 
  - well if they do not kill people  gabby garcia   Apr-12-09 07:57 PM   #35 
  - What if they had real jobs,  trich   Apr-12-09 07:59 PM   #36 
  - "the might become wallsrteet bankers"  awoke_in_2003   Apr-12-09 08:20 PM   #40 
  - ...and I'm sure they will get it.  Hulk   Apr-12-09 08:12 PM   #38 
  - this will end up in a joint intervention  tocqueville   Apr-12-09 09:33 PM   #47 
  - Time to bring back the Q ships!  midnight armadillo   Apr-12-09 11:03 PM   #49 
  - They can keep trying and likely continue getting shot...  Endangered Specie   Apr-12-09 11:22 PM   #50 
  - Time to start firing missiles at the mother ships and threaten  cboy4   Apr-13-09 12:01 AM   #51 
  - An escorted convoy system should be setup in the region.  BrightKnight   Apr-13-09 12:05 AM   #53 
  - Bad idea. They are pirates (theives) not warriors. Don't get in a different game  underpants   Apr-13-09 08:05 AM   #60 
  - marine choppers have already buzzed their "fishing villages" over the holiday weekend.  ohio2007   Apr-13-09 08:12 AM   #63 
     - Not while there is so much money to be made  underpants   Apr-13-09 08:13 AM   #64 
        - but they did buzz the fishing villages. There was a show of force if not seen by "the villagers"  ohio2007   Apr-13-09 08:30 PM   #83 
  - Not another half-assed war I hope. Do it, or don't do it.  Tim01   Apr-13-09 10:50 AM   #68 
  - Wow what gonads.  LeftHander   Apr-13-09 10:57 AM   #69 
  - I trust our Navy and Marines can make short work of just about any  kestrel91316   Apr-13-09 01:41 PM   #72 
  - The pirates need less attention not more. I hope the pirates figure that out.  applegrove   Apr-13-09 02:07 PM   #73 
  - BRING IT ON you thugs.  Odin2005   Apr-13-09 02:41 PM   #74 
  - Uggg, that sounds Bush like. Unless you work on a merchant ship you should hold your mouth shut.  IrishBuckeye   Apr-13-09 07:49 PM   #80 
  - Good candidates for the Darwin Award  JeanGrey   Apr-13-09 07:45 PM   #79 

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