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Cowtown
02-28-2011, 12:30 PM
What's the deal with all these pirates and why the heck can't we or anyone do anything about it.

What's the purpose of the United Nations?

Geez....line up some big boats off the coast of Somalia and pound the hell outta them. Chase them down and run them out of the Indian Ocean.

We have all this technology, communications, firepower, navies, air craft carriers, satellites, etc but we can't stop these pirates?

Enough is enough...

Gerry Clinchy
02-28-2011, 12:39 PM
Makes me wonder, too, why some countries can't just get together; use satellite surveyance and head the bad guys off as they leave port? If the bad guys should get aggressive, when peacefully asked to return home, it might result in an unfortunate incident of bloodshed ... the pirates', that is.

Hew
02-28-2011, 01:03 PM
I'm sure the Danish family deserved it. :rolleyes:;-)

BonMallari
02-28-2011, 01:36 PM
Just once I wish someone would outfit their yacht with Chuck Norris type armament and unveil them when the pirates came to raid their boat

WRL
02-28-2011, 01:48 PM
Just once I wish someone would outfit their yacht with Chuck Norris type armament and unveil them when the pirates came to raid their boat

I'm with you. I say we arm some people (mercenaries)to impersonate vacationers......

You know, here in Central WA, its coyote season.

Maybe we could pay a "bounty" for each pirate taken??

WRL

Jason Glavich
02-28-2011, 01:59 PM
Just once I wish someone would outfit their yacht with Chuck Norris type armament and unveil them when the pirates came to raid their boat

So a beard(read as beard hiding a fist) and boots(to roundhouse kick with)?

road kill
02-28-2011, 02:09 PM
What's the deal with all these pirates and why the heck can't we or anyone do anything about it.

What's the purpose of the United Nations?
To spend our money

Geez....line up some big boats (small boats) off the coast of Somalia and pound the hell outta them. Chase them down and run them out of the Indian Ocean.

We have all this technology, communications, firepower, navies, air craft carriers, satellites, etc but we can't stop these pirates?

Enough is enough...

I guaruntee you we could do something about it if we wanted to!!

GUARUN-DAM-TEE IT!!!!!!:cool:


RK

BrianW
02-28-2011, 02:22 PM
And a Greek ship as well.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110228/wl_africa_afp/somaliapiracyshippinggreecephilippines_20110228130 959

Uh oh! Looks lik a Russian is on board this one.
Does that mean more 'fish food"?
One can hope!

BrianW
03-02-2011, 02:29 PM
While I don't think they "deserved it" don't you think this (as reported) is asking for trouble?
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/piracy

The sailboat being piloted by Jan Quist Johansen, his wife and their three children, ages 12 to 16, anchored near the coastal village of Hafun late Tuesday, said Yusuf Abdullahi Sanyare, the commissioner of Hafun, which lies on Somalia's northern tip, in a region known as Puntland...
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The Johansen family was aware of the pirate threat in the waters off of East Africa but believed that warships patrolling the waters would protect them, according to entries on their travel blog.
Maritime experts said the Johansens had placed themselves in grave danger off Somalia's lawless coast despite warnings from naval forces struggling to police the area against pirates.:confused:

Ya gotta love this part though -
However, a Somali pirate who gave his name as Muse Abdi said the family was transferred to another, larger pirated ship. He said the family has not been harmed.
... Abdi said that no ransom demands have yet been made. He said the pirates aren't criminals but "coast guards." :roll:

Hew
03-02-2011, 03:30 PM
While I don't think they "deserved it" don't you think this (as reported) is asking for trouble?
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/piracy

The sailboat being piloted by Jan Quist Johansen, his wife and their three children, ages 12 to 16, anchored near the coastal village of Hafun late Tuesday, said Yusuf Abdullahi Sanyare, the commissioner of Hafun, which lies on Somalia's northern tip, in a region known as Puntland...
.
The Johansen family was aware of the pirate threat in the waters off of East Africa but believed that warships patrolling the waters would protect them, according to entries on their travel blog.
Maritime experts said the Johansens had placed themselves in grave danger off Somalia's lawless coast despite warnings from naval forces struggling to police the area against pirates.:confused:

Ya gotta love this part though -
However, a Somali pirate who gave his name as Muse Abdi said the family was transferred to another, larger pirated ship. He said the family has not been harmed.
... Abdi said that no ransom demands have yet been made. He said the pirates aren't criminals but "coast guards." :roll:
OK, I gotta admit that they're pretty dumb and are for sure Darwin Award front runners. Too bad their kids didn't have much of a choice.