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    All I can say is "great security".
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    All I can say is ENOUGH twiddling around. We've been doing it far too long and look where it gets us. Horrific as it sounds..."Little Boy" and "Fat Man". Ironic that the most horrific weapon ever created is the only thing sure to work. No more hole of the earth countries. Make it known to all ahead of time(press conference - gotta use that first amendment first) that if you are involved in such activities, your home land will be flattened unless you cease and desist immediately. Then, if they don't stop...FOLLOW THROUGH! And KEEP FOLLOWING THROUGH until it stops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by packinnova View Post
    All I can say is ENOUGH twiddling around. We've been doing it far too long and look where it gets us. Horrific as it sounds..."Little Boy" and "Fat Man". Ironic that the most horrific weapon ever created is the only thing sure to work. No more hole of the earth countries. Make it known to all ahead of time(press conference - gotta use that first amendment first) that if you are involved in such activities, your home land will be flattened unless you cease and desist immediately. Then, if they don't stop...FOLLOW THROUGH! And KEEP FOLLOWING THROUGH until it stops.
    I can understand your frustration, sir, but I passionately disagree with you.
    Nuking Somalia (or any small third world nation) for the actions of a few idiots would be like taking away all of our concealed weapons permits because of the few stupid permit holders that get media attention when they do something moronic.
    Your plan would kill many, many more innocent people than corrupt government officials and pirates. Just as taking away concealed permits would negatively impact many, many more honest, upstanding citizens than it would criminals.

    However, I do agree with you that it's time for the international community (not just us) to start taking this kind of thing much more seriously.
    The fact that they've successfully received ransoms before has made them arrogant and cocky. They need to be shown the error of their ways. I liked the "decoy" cargo ship idea. Put some 5-inch deck guns on a cargo ship and go pirate hunting.

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    During the ten year Lebanese War, 96 people from 21 countries were kidnapped. Ten died in captivity. What is interesting to note is that there were two Russians kidnapped in the conflict. Little to nothing is mentioned about them. The Urban Legend that I heard from someone in Intelligence was that two weeks after their capture, a box was sent to one of the leaders of the resistance. In it were several sets of testicles belonging to his relatives. The Russians were released quietly the next day. End of story.
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    They should sink the ship, I see no good coming from the cargo, chances are it will eventually end up in the hands of the wrong people. Give the people on board 30 minutes to abandon the ship and then torpedo it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aznav View Post
    During the ten year Lebanese War, 96 people from 21 countries were kidnapped. Ten died in captivity. What is interesting to note is that there were two Russians kidnapped in the conflict. Little to nothing is mentioned about them. The Urban Legend that I heard from someone in Intelligence was that two weeks after their capture, a box was sent to one of the leaders of the resistance. In it were several sets of testicles belonging to his relatives. The Russians were released quietly the next day. End of story.
    I could see how that'd change a BG's demeanor.
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    I like the decoy ship idea in the future,have several including an old cruise ship,instead of 5" guns which would be hard to hit small craft with use some of those 20mm vulcan cannons and quad 50's to rip them to pieces as they come into range.Okay I guess the 5" could sink the mother ship they launched from.The object here is kill them before they get hostages to hide behind
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    These guys picked the wrong boat to hijack. The Russians are coming, I'm sure....
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    Ha , let the Russians deal w/them.
    Hijacking takes place more than most people imagine, I had read Somalia and especially Indonesia are very treacherous places.
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    i say time to turn the Navy SEALs loose on them. We can disguise boats with crews that look like ordinary fishermen or pleasure boaters; unfortunately for the pirates, the crew will be heavily trained SEAL operators with air support standing by.

    I'm sure some of those SEALs would love to get some practice with the bonus of trigger time........
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    On the evening news they stated they have the ship surrounded by Helicopters N other ships, just how far to the pirates think they are going to get?
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