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    Quote Originally Posted by zeus3925 View Post
    For all you John Wayne types, you might also take note that within the last few days the French went storming in when the pirates had a compliment of a French yacht hostage. The French owner ended up getting killed. In hostage situations our police almost never go storming directly in.

    I don't think the rescue of the good captain of the Alabama is the end of it. Stay tuned.
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    Do you wish you could apologize for our arrogance and bullying of the entire world? Just curious.

    French - you did say the French - ENOUGH SAID --was probably walking backward -- read your history books.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J Hoggatt View Post
    Question:
    Do you wish you could apologize for our arrogance and bullying of the entire world? Just curious.

    French - you did say the French - ENOUGH SAID --was probably walking backward -- read your history books.
    Apologize? Huh? What are you talking about, man? I'm talking about a rescue not mea culpas, here.

    As for the French look here:

    http://www.newsweek.com/id/194049
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    The only way to stop the piracy is for the risk to outweigh the reward. Somali pirates need to start paying a significant price. Just this past week, some pirates who attempted to hijack a tanker were detained and released because they could not be prosecuted under Canadian law.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8006827.stm

    "American forces joined in Sunday's pursuit of pirates who used rocket-propelled grenades in an attack on the 80,000-tonne MV Front Ardenne."

    It seems to me a they should have just blown the pirate boats of the water with rockets or cannons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YardleyLabs View Post
    I must have missed something. What exactly would you have wanted them to do differently? It seems to me the situation was handled competently with the focus on those who deserve it: the crew of the Alabama and the SEALs.
    I'll let the crew member of the Maersk Alabame make most of the statement:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7996723.stm
    "This is a crisis, wake up. This crew is lucky....we're not gonna be that lucky again"

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