Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 02-03-2017, 12:21   #16
Registered User
Delancey's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Spain
Boat: Sunk by Irma
Posts: 3,565
Re: Piracy Report Philippines

Why split hairs? How about Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen? Are those good reasons? When terrorism or other crimes occur in nation states who the US doesn't think are doing enough about it the US uses it's military to conduct either open or covert warfare to change their minds. You know, dropping bombs and shooting people.

While the recently elected president of the Philippines has said he was going to kick out the US and let China in, the US has been spending hundreds of millions of dollars a year for a dozen years sending special forces and military equipment to the Philippines to help their government fight Islamic terrorists in the south.

Are they Islamic terrorists fighting for a cause? Or are they just lazy people who would rather commit crimes like kidnapping and extorting ransom rather than working as farmers to provide their own livelihood? My friend who is a Filipino member of the US special forces seems to think so. Regardless, they are definitely not pirates.

Piracy occurs on the high seas, the two thirds of the planet's surface that are not under the juristdiction of any government. This is the lawless part of the planet. Why split hairs? Because when people commit crimes within nation states you can do something about it on a governmental level and get results even if it means conducting warfare against them.

When people commit piracy what are you going to do about it? Bomb the ocean? Not much you can do about it except try to hunt them down and kill them. If you've ever crossed an ocean you would know the high seas are a pretty big place to try and find someone. People have a hard enough time finding people in distress on the high seas who want desperately to be found. Can't imagine trying to find faceless unidentified criminals who don't want to be found.

Why split hairs? Maybe you folks aren't that interested in the facts after all.

Delancey is offline   Reply With Quote

Philippines, piracy

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Piracy Report sheldon957 General Sailing Forum 0 07-10-2015 08:36
Somali Piracy - UN Report on the Business Model David_Old_Jersey Dollars & Cents 5 05-04-2010 16:18
The Full 2009 Annual Piracy Report Laidback Cruising News & Events 8 24-01-2010 11:12
IMO Piracy Pages GordMay Health, Safety & Related Gear 0 10-06-2003 19:28

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:05.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.