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NightWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-08-09 06:53 PM
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11. Hell No (in international waters), make the shipping companies hire security
a team of 4-5 security types along side the crew of 30 that could be trained to man assault weapons and a few rpgs to fend off these pirates.

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  -Should the US Navy be used to protect private shipping from pirates? RB TexLa  Apr-08-09 06:45 PM   #0 
  - Thats one of the primary reasons why the federal govt formed the US Navy.  baldguy   Apr-08-09 06:46 PM   #1 
  - You beat me to it.  eShirl   Apr-08-09 06:47 PM   #3 
  - Can I have a cookie?  baldguy   Apr-08-09 06:53 PM   #10 
     - will a donut do?  eShirl   Apr-08-09 07:07 PM   #18 
        - .  baldguy   Apr-08-09 07:12 PM   #20 
  - Doesn't make it right.  RB TexLa   Apr-08-09 06:47 PM   # 
     - True. Nevertheless, it is right.  eShirl   Apr-08-09 06:49 PM   #6 
     - No it's not  Raineyb   Apr-08-09 10:02 PM   #35 
     - Should we just pay off the pirates then? Deplete the treasury through extortion?  baldguy   Apr-08-09 06:52 PM   #8 
     - If a private shipping company feels that is the best way to handle it, there's nothing  RB TexLa   Apr-08-09 06:53 PM   #12 
        - There's everything wrong with it.  baldguy   Apr-08-09 07:05 PM   #16 
           - So I guess you would tell me I shouldn't pay a ransom for a kidnapped family member  RB TexLa   Apr-08-09 09:20 PM   #31 
     - What's wrong with it?  hack89   Apr-08-09 09:25 PM   #32 
  - Hell yes, that sounds like one of the better things to do with a Navy.  Jackpine Radical   Apr-08-09 06:46 PM   #2 
  - Stronger banking regulations?  WCGreen   Apr-08-09 06:47 PM   #4 
     - Hah!  Jackpine Radical   Apr-08-09 06:50 PM   #7 
  - Does everyone know what is on the ship that was nabbed today? Food Aid.  Pirate Smile   Apr-08-09 06:48 PM   #5 
  - And the Somalis have turned to piracy because there's no govt there.  baldguy   Apr-08-09 07:08 PM   #19 
  - It's probably better than issuing Letters of Marque  TahitiNut   Apr-08-09 06:52 PM   #9 
  - A new source of revenue for Blackwater & Dick Cheney!  baldguy   Apr-08-09 06:54 PM   #13 
  - Hell No (in international waters), make the shipping companies hire security  NightWatcher   Apr-08-09 06:53 PM   #11 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-08-09 07:35 PM   #25 
  - Shipping is a lifeblood to many nations, including ours  NutmegYankee   Apr-09-09 05:03 AM   #38 
  - Yes. n/t  bbinacan   Apr-08-09 06:56 PM   #14 
  - Yes the Navy, and fighter jets too.  Tim01   Apr-08-09 06:58 PM   #15 
  - The entire military is used to protect...  stillcool   Apr-08-09 07:07 PM   #17 
  - Yes, that is one of the few legitimate uses of the Navy.  New Dawn   Apr-08-09 07:14 PM   #21 
  - Certainly.  TheCowsCameHome   Apr-08-09 07:20 PM   #22 
  - No  wuushew   Apr-08-09 07:27 PM   #23 
  - Gee, why did we form convoys in WWII. It's private companies after all!  NutmegYankee   Apr-08-09 07:34 PM   #24 
  - The US Marines.......that is why they were created.  Historic NY   Apr-08-09 07:45 PM   #26 
  - Are we talking about the Navy protecting Walmart goods from coming in from China? n/t  OhioChick   Apr-08-09 07:52 PM   #27 
  - And when we ship wheat back.  baldguy   Apr-08-09 08:00 PM   #28 
     - Oh, I'm not necessarily saying that I disagee with the use of the Navy. n/t  OhioChick   Apr-08-09 08:10 PM   #29 
  - It's the original reason the Navy was created.  HooptieWagon   Apr-08-09 08:14 PM   #30 
  - This is a stupid question  margotb822   Apr-08-09 09:25 PM   #33 
  - At one time being a pirate was an automatic death sentance  Statistical   Apr-08-09 09:43 PM   #34 
  - Sounds like a plan...  Jack_DeLeon   Apr-08-09 10:30 PM   #36 
  - Yup!  cboy4   Apr-08-09 10:31 PM   #37 
  - I think that's what it was originally supposed to do  eridani   Apr-09-09 05:32 AM   #39 
  - Sounds like more taxpayer subsidies to multinational corporations to me. Hooray? nt  Romulox   Apr-09-09 06:53 AM   #40 
  - No, but Blackwater (Xe) has already met with shipping magnates to step in = for a fee.  ShortnFiery   Apr-09-09 06:59 AM   #41 

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