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Old 11-02-2011, 11:24   #136
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The Hindu : News / National : Navy, Coast Guard bust another pirate band

Here's a nice picture of Pirates lying on the deck
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American policy was once upon a time stated as "speak softly; but carry a big stick!" Seems that now it"s more like "issue a condemnation and hope that everyone will love us."
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Thanks Bras (Southernstar), I guess Indian waters will be safe.
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What happened to the good old days of letting them rot in cages at the entrance to the Thames?

(Joking...I know it's impractical to transport them to the mouth of the Thames, but Bab-el-Mandeb isn't out of the question.)
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Dont worry s/v Alchemy, Indian Prisons would be just fine. Even a short stint would make them sober gentleman.
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Read a great article in Nat Geo not too long ago. Something about the pirate King. it was very interesting. I will see if I can find it.
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Am I missing something here? Surely cruising is about meeting people and sharing in different cultures. If we shoot at anyone who comes over the horizon its sure going to be a lonely trip.
As for the pirates (criminals run by organised gangs) I think its disgusting that this situation has been allowed to continue for as long as it has. It is about time the world nations got a lot tougher on them, tracked them down and hauled them off to the world courts and justice instead of sitting back and using politics as an excuse to ignore a difficult situation. If the Somali Government refuses to police its seas than its about time the world did it for them and opened the high seas back up. ERven if this means inposing a complete blockade on Somali shipping.
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There is no government in Somalia, that's one of the problems.

However, why don't our governments go after the cash? were does the majority of it go to? certainly not the boys in the fishing boats with the AK47s.


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was delivering two 60 footers to Seychelles on a cargoship, who has been hijacked 500 miles of destination. Ship now in Somalia waiting for demand of ransom.
Two crew members got killed, wwhile navy was escorting a cargo food aid to somalia a thousand miles away.!!..
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The suggestion is Al Qaeda gets it.


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The British, the Americans, The french, and other nations are there. But they can't control the situation?
Sounds like someone is afraid to pull the trigger. You got battleships,aircraft carriers, and god knows what else and you cannot get 5 guys in a row boat chasing a sailboat going an average of 5 knots an hour?

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As first the Russians... then the NATO nerds found out in Afghanistan.... everythings simple.... from an armchair...
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As first the Russians... then the NATO nerds found out in Afghanistan.... everythings simple.... from an armchair...

Yeh your right! I gotta move my arm chair to a 50 cal on the deck of a navy cruiser.
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The Hindu : News / National : Navy, Coast Guard bust another pirate band

Here's a nice picture of Pirates lying on the deck

What a wonderful photo, these scumbags are just thugs, they need to be dealt with HARD! Enough PC in this crazy world! Those of you have sailed more than most ever will, have seen other people around the globe who are not well off, but dont resort to what these drug addicts do!
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