News: Somali pirates attack French warship

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    Probably lucky there were only two boats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    Let's see two boats attacked one warship,the pirates fire on french war ship,5 pirates captured,none shot or killed and one boat evades capture.Did the french even fire back?Had it been an American warship they woulda shot the heck outta the boats,we can see in the dark
    I was going to say you guys were being a Tad unkind...Until I remembered a recent UK TV program that showed the Royal Navy out on patrol in "pirate seas" .... They encountered what they thought were pirates but had to radio back to the Admiralty in London on what they could do You cannot make this stuff up...Really
    By the time the "nod" came back, all the weapons were over the side and all they had were smiling "fisherman"

    When my old man was in the Navy back in the 50's, he told me they encountered white slavers (cannot remember what sea).. Had to watch them toss their human cargo overboard, when they got close enought, the captain used the Arabic dhow for gunnery practice!!!!

    I bet that went in the Log as " Ships Company Carried out Gunnery Practice, drifting arab dhow"

    Tint Bob (UK)

    PS don't forget the French Foreign Legion!!!! Now they kick Ass!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tint Bob View Post
    When my old man was in the Navy back in the 50's, he told me they encountered white slavers (cannot remember what sea).. Had to watch them toss their human cargo overboard, when they got close enought, the captain used the Arabic dhow for gunnery practice!
    We need a return to simpler times, yes.

    In regard to the on-scene handling of pirates, we absolutely should. And we can, on an individual basis, with each ship, each shipping company, each country vowing to take the fight to the enemy, right then. Of course, there will be those in the "international community" who will squeal, loudly no doubt, about the rights violated. But when pirates are found in the act of piracy, y'all don't simply dick around by calling back to the Home Office to determine what you're able to do. You act.

    Where's a good Exocet when you need one. Dites bonjour mon petit ami ... Indeed.

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