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2010-04-22 -Lurid Crime Tales-
Navy Looks for New Ways to Fight Pirates
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Posted by Sherry 2010-04-22 11:52|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [336074 views ]  Top

#1 Could I suggest putting your lawyers on board the pirate vessels then blowing them out of the water and sailing away?
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2010-04-22 12:03||   2010-04-22 12:03|| Front Page Top

#2 From the U.S. Navy's point of view, there are long-term legal questions about what to do with captured pirates.

And who may I ask, do we have to thank for that wonderful conundrum?
Posted by Besoeker 2010-04-22 12:11||   2010-04-22 12:11|| Front Page Top

#3 Try Combat. It has worked before.
Posted by swksvolFF 2010-04-22 12:25||   2010-04-22 12:25|| Front Page Top

#4 There has not been a full round of drinks in the O'Club lately.... so how about....
An ARCLIGHT raid on the Pirate's home port....
That might be a new way to fight???
Posted by 3dc 2010-04-22 12:48||   2010-04-22 12:48|| Front Page Top

#5 There has not been a full round of drinks in the O'Club lately..

You may have stumbled upon part of the problem.
Posted by Procopius2k 2010-04-22 13:46||   2010-04-22 13:46|| Front Page Top

#6 P2k, you're right. So .....

All drinks in the Club are 1 virtual Fred Buck today, balance on my tab. And the first 5 people who belly up to the bar drink a round for free. If you ask AutoBartender really nicely he might bring out the good stuff from the back ...
Posted by lotp 2010-04-22 16:11||   2010-04-22 16:11|| Front Page Top

#7 I'm for a club soda with lime on lotp's tab. See the rest of you at the O Club! (For those who haven't been, the link is in the yellow box in the right hand margin. One needn't be an officer to drink there -- even little suburban housewives and engineers of all sorts are welcome, not to mention lawyers and Indian chiefs from both continents.)
Posted by trailing wife 2010-04-22 17:06||   2010-04-22 17:06|| Front Page Top

#8 Back to the topic at hand: I'd vote for sinking mother ships and hanging the crew after a drumhead court martial, but that seems to be out of the question these days. Next best option seems to be paying Kenya to try and jail the miscreants for a decade apiece. On a separate tack, those shipping lines that refuse to carry armed guards should be required to pay their share of the cost of patrolling the region. Not that it seems likely to ever happen.
Posted by trailing wife 2010-04-22 17:14||   2010-04-22 17:14|| Front Page Top

#9 Patrol with a preditor, sink the boats on sight and relay the SOS to the Somalie coast guard. Ya I know, coast guard has no boats. FMS grant them a 22' bayrunner and a radio. problem solved.
Posted by 49 Pan 2010-04-22 17:52||   2010-04-22 17:52|| Front Page Top

#10 Stop subsidizing foreign shipping companies. How many hundreds of millions of dollars is the American taxpayer shelling out to protect foreign shipping? STOP IT. Encourage American shipping (what tiny bit there is shipping free food to those same prates) to go heavily armed and let skyrocketing insurance rates encourage the shipping nations to find an optimum solution.
Posted by ed 2010-04-22 18:46||   2010-04-22 18:46|| Front Page Top

#11 The solution in the past to organized piracy has always been to destroy the land base. Stephen Decatur was an example. Study Mahan.
Posted by No I am the other Beldar 2010-04-22 18:48||   2010-04-22 18:48|| Front Page Top

#12 Large barrels of hungry scorpions broken open on the decks of the piarate scows...
Posted by M. Murcek 2010-04-22 19:47||   2010-04-22 19:47|| Front Page Top

#13 Two words,

Flame throwers.

Posted by bigjim-CA 2010-04-22 20:03||   2010-04-22 20:03|| Front Page Top

#14 Bigjim, NOT a good idea on oil carriers.
Trust me on this one.
Posted by Rambler in Virginia  2010-04-22 20:59||   2010-04-22 20:59|| Front Page Top

#15 I was actually thinking of the navy boats, you're a little more adventurous than me, I guess.
Posted by bigjim-CA 2010-04-22 23:39||   2010-04-22 23:39|| Front Page Top

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23:03 Steve White
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22:58  abu do you love
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