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  1. scout

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    Pirates shot at a U.S cruise in trying to capture it. The ship sped up and sent out a defensive noise (?) that helped turn back the pirates.
    This was a huge F'up on the pirates part. Go after all the Saudi oil tankers you wish, but f' with a U.S. ship and your skrewed. This happens again, don't be surprised if one of these pirate ships is blown away by a destroyer.

    Pirates open fire on U.S. cruise ship - Somalia- msnbc.com
     
  2. DarrylS

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    Good now maybe we can justify some SEALS going in and kicking some ass...
     
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    The pirates are not going to stop until exactly this happens. Did you know that they made $50 million this year ransom money? With hardly any retribution. That just encourages more attacks.

    Personally, I hope the pirates attack an Israeli ship. It would be there last one...
     
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    These guys are getting awefully bold lately. Wonder why that is? Probably not the smartest thing to do. I have a feeling, that it will bring some unwanted attention to them real soon, by some folks they probably don't want to meet.
     
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    I'm kinda surprised that this is coming from you Daryl. Sounds so mean hearted. Shouldn't Obama try and negotiate with them? I'm sure they are just poor, well-intentioned, mis-understood, hard working people who are driven to this by the greed of corporate America...
     
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    I'm not real suprised. This is really about rolling some international non-affiliated bandits. It's not really foriegn policy issue, for which there could be legitimate left/right policy differences.

    These guys are thugs and it doesn't take a lefty or righty to agree with the fact that they should gets what's comming to them.
     
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    Yeah, I know. I just couldn't resist taking a shot at the left here. I try to be good, but have to let a few get out every once and a while. Thug is a pretty accurate description I think.
     
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    You are too easily influenced by Harry Boy et al.. I am a huge law and order guy..
     
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    We don't need police or the State Department or the military. Just get the NRA to sponsor a cruise or two. The pirates won't know what hit 'em.

    Mount a few of those .50 cal sniper rifles on the back and the cruise line can charge the passengers $20/shot to defend the ship.
     
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    If we get into it, we won't kill them, we will take them alive, we will send them to Gitmo, then Auntie Pelosi Will Vomit, Uncle Teddy Will Have A Bowel Movement In His Pants, Blubber Face Murtha will tell the Marines not to hurt them, Jimmy Sissy Carter will cry.

    Obama will turn them loose, they will move to Lewiston Maine where they will be given a Free House, A free Drivers License, a free Car and taught "how to sue the State Of Maine for Police Brutality".

    As somebody further up the thread said, "let Israel handle them" they'll all be dead in two days.
     
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    #75 Jersey

    Maybe the Saudis should get off their fat arses do something with the hardware we give them. Pakistanis, too. What other good friends do we have over there?
     
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    The Pakistani's are using it to kill Indians...
     
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    So what are the international laws for arming ones cruise ship?
    How about a good old gatling gun? I mean at least 2 anyways.

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    Yep. The Israelis don't seem to have the desire to go about settling things through "diplomacy" like we do. They'll blow that, and any other pirate ship they come across, out of the water.
     
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    Those Native Americans never could catch a break. No matter what country they are in, they are killed and pushed out.
     
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    I think the worry in eliminating them is that it will cause the pirates to murder crews as retribution. To me, doing nothing, except for paying a ransom, only encourages more piracy. So you either blow them to kingdom come, and deal with potentially putting crews at risk, or you continue to pay. Continuing to pay means that acts will increase, which in effect increases the likelyhood of crew dying regardless. More pirates means amateur hour extrordinare.
     
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    Pirates:
    Good luck to them, now they know they can get away with it.

    We live in a strange world, imagine what J Edgar Hoover would have done to these toothless savage bastards.

    GO GET EM PIRATES WHEN THE CRIPS & BLOODS SEE WHAT YOUR GETTING AWAY WITH WE'LL START HAVING PIRATE ATTACKS ON THE SWANEE RIVER.

    GO PIRATES GO

    BRING A SOMALI PIRATE HOME TO DINNER

    GIVE SOMALI PIRATES FREE DRIVERS LICENSES

    HEADLINE:
    SOMALI PIRATES IN 3 ROWBOATS USING 22 CAL RIFLES SINK THE US ENTERPIRISE AIRCRAFT CARRIER, AUNTIE PELOSI AND PANT SUIT HILLARY ISSUE SOMALIA A STERN WARNING, BARBARA BOXER PLEADS WITH THE WORLD NOT TO OFFEND THEM SHE SAYS "THEY'RE POOR PEOPLE"

    OH JESUS
     

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