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Old 25-02-2011, 07:26   #241
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Re: Another Yacht Has Been Pirated

I think it might be time to write letters of mark to privateers who would be willing to escort yachts and commercial shipping through the area. Such things have been done in the past. As far as what's happening in the middle east, we are witnessing something similar to what happened in Iran when the Ayatollahs took over. We see how that turned out, we're living in "interesting" times.

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The problems with identifing pirates is they use the same skiffs as fishermen.

So you need to look for weapons and boarding equipment. Boarding equipment is rops just like fishermen use....
And fishermen carry weapons to protect themselves from pirates.

So how is a satelite going to tell the difference if a boarding party can't tell the difference?
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The problems with identifing pirates is they use the same skiffs as fishermen.

So you need to look for weapons and boarding equipment. Boarding equipment is rops just like fishermen use....
And fishermen carry weapons to protect themselves from pirates.

So how is a satelite going to tell the difference if a boarding party can't tell the difference?
Simple...
They'll beam in with a laser listening device and listen in on the conversation...
OH Shoot.... Where's the f#*^ng interpreter....
whaddya mean we aint got one....
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How about you really smart and clever guys developing a smallish corrosion-resistant short range missle launcher for boating anti-piracy self defense? We could never sell them here in the oh-so-sensitive-and-righteous U.S. [note absence of political labels] but putting plans out there would enable some of us to build them.

Granted, many would be sorely tempted to use them inappropriately against the yoty who anchors too close at dusk, loud music fans, local "authorities", and teenage boaters in general, but in dangerous waters a smallish missle at the waterline should repel pirates. As we said in simpler times: So solly Chaly.

If we weren't such soft targets this stuff would be greatly curtailed.
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How about you really smart and clever guys developing a smallish corrosion-resistant short range missle launcher for boating anti-piracy self defense?
Some South African cars are fitted with gas flamethrower jets to prevent carjackings. Could be an idea around the gunwhales?

Mind you, up against an RPG, I wouldn't rate it particularly highly...
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Some South African cars are fitted with gas flamethrower jets to prevent carjackings. Could be an idea around the gunwhales?

Mind you, up against an RPG, I wouldn't rate it particularly highly...
I like your thinking! I was looking for a weapon that could be fired from beyond rifle range to minimize personal danger. To us. Perhaps using the boom as a barrel ...ergo coining a new meaning for "boom."
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How about some of these with a 1/2oz of semtex + RC detonator... it should be easy enough to wad in the there and not affect balance...
RC range is upto 500metres... launch fly across... stuka dive and detonate...
Great Planes Ju-87 Stuka .61-.91 ARF

End up not needing it... great... remove armanants and play...
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How about some of these with a 1/2oz of semtex + RC detonator... it should be easy enough to wad in the there and not affect balance...
RC range is upto 500metres... launch fly across... stuka dive and detonate...
Great Planes Ju-87 Stuka .61-.91 ARF

End up not needing it... great... remove armanants and play...
That's what I'm talking about!
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How about some of these with a 1/2oz of semtex + RC detonator... it should be easy enough to wad in the there and not affect balance...
RC range is upto 500metres... launch fly across... stuka dive and detonate...
Great Planes Ju-87 Stuka .61-.91 ARF

End up not needing it... great... remove armanants and play...
That's what I'm talking about!
ROLF.... if it screams like the real thing used too you may not even need to crash her.... just the noise as she comes down may be enough....
One dive and low level pass for range... they don't alter course next ones for real...
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... So how is a satelite going to tell the difference if a boarding party can't tell the difference?
As noted in post #224
“... Besides tracking a person's every action and relaying the data to a computer screen on earth, amazing powers of satellites include reading a person's mind ...”
From ➥ Privacy, The Menace of Satellite Surveillance
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I didn't need to be a satellite when I saw the faces of the 3 guys in a skiff hanging onto the side of Sea Life. I could tell they were not the nicest foks on earth.

Now my orbit about the Arab World is about the same as a geo-stationary sputnik.

And its staying that way
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I didn't need to be a satellite when I saw the faces of the 3 guys in a skiff hanging onto the side of Sea Life. I could tell they were not the nicest foks on earth.

Now my orbit about the Arab World is about the same as a geo-stationary sputnik.

And its staying that way
I'm thinking this is a perfect time to explore the Maldives, and Madagascar.
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I think the silly ol bugga's RC/semtex solution could actually work. Some one please google the semtex formula. I'm afraid to. Someone, somewhere is watching. They don't even have to watch if the sat can read our minds.

When I am king, not only will it only rain at night but I'll put SEALs out on yachts to act like innocent God-fearing unarmed chickens ripe for plucking. Cluck cluck. Wouldn't take long for word to get around that it might be healthier for "pirates" to return to fishing. A little sting operation with a real sting to it. Right now the pirates aren't afraid of anything.

There's an ap for that.
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Commercial craft cant avoid the area, the long sea journies around the Cape are way to prohibitive. Dave
Well yes they can, the US doesn't have to buy oil from the Middle East, your next door neighbour to the north has plenty, its just that it will cost you $8 a gallon like Europe.

Equally we don't need Japanese cars in Europe we make far more at home than we can possibly use.


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You know, oil costs whatever it does per barrel. Half of that $8.00 you're paying is tax.

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