One has to admire the business acumen of pirates

  GANDALF <|:-)> 17:49 01 Dec 2009
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click here You could not write better than this.

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  Forum Editor 18:23 01 Dec 2009

With any luck they'll soon annexe their own territory and set up a sovereign state of their own. Once that happens those countries that are patrolling the seaways, trying to stop the pirates can issue an ultimatum to the new government - stop these acts of aggression or we'll take steps to stop you. The pirate raids would continue.

Shortly afterwards we could commence some aggression of our own. A clutch of pinpoint bombing raids, followed by a land offensive, and we'll have the job done inside a month.

Wouldn't we?

  peter99co 19:56 01 Dec 2009

Frustrated shippers reach for the gun to combat Somali piracy

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  OTT_Buzzard 20:05 01 Dec 2009

Shortly afterwards we could commence some aggression of our own. A clutch of pinpoint bombing raids, followed by a land offensive, and we'll have the job done inside a month.

Wouldn't we?

Yes. The 'western allied nations' have a rich history of performing this quick concise military actions against ill equipped nations.....Iraq, Afghanistan...I'm not suprised nobody has made moves against North Korea. That relly would last forever!

  wolfie3000 20:07 01 Dec 2009

FE,

That sounds like a bad idea, drop bombs first ask questions later isn't an approach i would use,

Yes they are pirates, but even so there would be families and children there.

have a naval fleet patrol the coastline and tell there government that any acts of piracy will be dealt with harshly.

Also having non military ships rerouted and where possible have naval ships escort them through the pirates waters.

  bri-an 20:37 01 Dec 2009

I think you maybe missed FE's bulging cheek, the result of a tongue, I'll wager!

  oresome 21:14 01 Dec 2009

These things are usually undertaken when a politician is in trouble, wants to divert attention away from domestic politics and an election is looming.

It couldn't happen here.

  peter99co 23:04 01 Dec 2009

We should have Bait Ships (Full of US Navy SEALS)

  Forum Editor 00:05 02 Dec 2009

Thank you - perhaps I should have made it more obvious.

  mrwoowoo 00:25 02 Dec 2009

If ransom demands weren't complied with from the outset as they were, then none of this would be happening now. Although it seems harsh, property and lives would have been saved long term if the pirates demands were totally ignored.
To pay out millions of dollard every time has just encouraged more and more people to turn to this way of life and become instant millionaires from a life of poverty.

  wee eddie 02:16 02 Dec 2009

OK ~ a Supply Ship, stood by and watched the last yacht Hi-jacking.

Excuses, of various kinds, were offered but I wonder why those Officers and Crew joined the Navy. One has to assume that Tea & Cakes were offered!

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