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Preacher
04-15-2009, 03:52 AM
This time, they failed to get aboard.

From Mike Mount
CNN Pentagon Producer
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WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Liberty Sun, a U.S.-flagged cargo ship bound for Mombasa, Kenya, was attacked Tuesday by Somali pirates, according to a NATO source with direct knowledge of the matter.
The pirates never made it onto the ship. The vessel is now being escorted by a coalition ship, still bound for Mombasa.
The source could provide no details on where the vessel was attacked but said it is suspected the pirates were based on a mother ship somewhere in the area.
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I think it is time for our president to let our Navy do a little hunting.

steelwall
04-15-2009, 04:19 AM
I think it is time for our president to let our Navy do a little hunting.

What we need to do is covert a couple cargo ships into heavily armed vessles, of course looking like a plain run of the mill cargo ship, and let them sail around that area constantly. Then when these low lifes go to attack they are immediatly pummled. Then these guys wouldn't know which ships are which.......... The look on their faces when they start getting hammered by one of these ships= priceless.

Galax Steeler
04-15-2009, 04:49 AM
What we need to do is covert a couple cargo ships into heavily armed vessles, of course looking like a plain run of the mill cargo ship, and let them sail around that area constantly. Then when these low lifes go to attack they are immediatly pummled. Then these guys wouldn't know which ships are which.......... The look on their faces when they start getting hammered by one of these ships= priceless.

That would be funny as hell.:rofl:

hindes204
04-15-2009, 06:56 AM
What we need to do is covert a couple cargo ships into heavily armed vessles, of course looking like a plain run of the mill cargo ship, and let them sail around that area constantly. Then when these low lifes go to attack they are immediatly pummled. Then these guys wouldn't know which ships are which.......... The look on their faces when they start getting hammered by one of these ships= priceless.

undercover ships........thats awesome!!!!!

X-Terminator
04-15-2009, 07:04 AM
First we put a boot in their ass. Now it's time to stomp a mudhole in it and walk it dry.

revefsreleets
04-15-2009, 08:59 AM
Yeah, this is just beginning.

Bush did send some troops in looking for Al Queda, but we are going to have to make some kind of military presence felt in that Country if we want this to stop. And we can't turn tail and run if we take a few casualties.

Piracy is costing hundreds of millions. Insurance rates are going up. Humanitarian aid is not getting to where it needs to go. This is an increasing problem, and it is NOT going to stop...

Hammer67
04-15-2009, 09:30 AM
the fact that countries have been paying these guys off has fanned the flames of this issue. Now they see a payday. If the US keeps hammering them and makes some examples, then this activity will decrease.

The worst thing the US or anyone else would do is NOT DO ANYTHING.

steelreserve
04-15-2009, 01:56 PM
What we need to do is covert a couple cargo ships into heavily armed vessles, of course looking like a plain run of the mill cargo ship, and let them sail around that area constantly. Then when these low lifes go to attack they are immediatly pummled. Then these guys wouldn't know which ships are which.......... The look on their faces when they start getting hammered by one of these ships= priceless.

This is exactly what I was going to say. Just take some container ship loaded with sand, and have it take its sweet-ass time chugging around the area. Then when the pirates come on board expecting to seize the helpless crew ... Nope -- Navy SEALs!

I also would support taking an old cargo ship and filling it with explosives, then parking it within sight of one of the pirate ports and waiting for someone to come try and take it over. I think you know how the rest goes. That would get their attention.

but yeah .. the basic idea is to get inside their heads. Like, if someone left a box of expensive cigars sitting right out where you could steal one, but every third one was an exploding cigar and you couldn't tell the difference, you might think twice about it.

MACH1
04-15-2009, 02:25 PM
Should put a couple subs in the area. Out of no where they go boom, make em afraid to even get in the water.

steelreserve
04-15-2009, 02:29 PM
You know, this is exactly the kind of thing submarines were invented for. You may be on to something.

SCSTILLER
04-15-2009, 02:30 PM
I just wrote a position paper on this for an American Government class I am taking. My position on this situation would be to use contractors like Blackwater and have them escort the ships through the area. The contractors could have a so called mother ship (I know, it is a pirate term) where they would be stationed and whenever US Flag bearing container ships would enter the area the contractors would be flown out and roped onto the decks via helicopter. The contractors would escort the ship through the hostile waters, act in defense of the ship, and then be lifted off and taken back to their mother ship. Those contractors are always looking for a reason to shoot at something, so this would give them the opportunity.

Plus, alot of host nations will not allow "armed" container ships into their country, so this would work. The crew would not be armed, just the contractors who are passengers in international waters. Once the pirates realize they are being killed everytime they go after a ship waiving the Stars and Stripes, they will back off. Then, maybe other countries will follow suit.

Didn't think about how to pay for it all, but I didn't have to worry about that in my paper.

OneForTheToe
04-15-2009, 02:38 PM
Don't have a link to the story at the moment, but I think this is the incident where a French Warship arrested the Pirates. For one day at least we can avoid the jokes and i will just say Vive la France.

steelreserve
04-15-2009, 03:06 PM
I just wrote a position paper on this for an American Government class I am taking. My position on this situation would be to use contractors like Blackwater and have them escort the ships through the area. The contractors could have a so called mother ship (I know, it is a pirate term) where they would be stationed and whenever US Flag bearing container ships would enter the area the contractors would be flown out and roped onto the decks via helicopter. The contractors would escort the ship through the hostile waters, act in defense of the ship, and then be lifted off and taken back to their mother ship. Those contractors are always looking for a reason to shoot at something, so this would give them the opportunity.

Plus, alot of host nations will not allow "armed" container ships into their country, so this would work. The crew would not be armed, just the contractors who are passengers in international waters. Once the pirates realize they are being killed everytime they go after a ship waiving the Stars and Stripes, they will back off. Then, maybe other countries will follow suit.

Didn't think about how to pay for it all, but I didn't have to worry about that in my paper.

Why use contractors instead of uniformed military? That just opens the door for all kinds of nonsense we don't need.

Also, we ought to tell any country who doesn't want to deal with armed crew to just take a look at what's going on, and if they don't pull their heads out of their asses, they can feel free to suck a fat one and we'll use armed crews anyway.

Also, this ought to be done in conjunction with the heavily-armed decoy ships that have been mentioned before. We probably have some rule against trying to trick anyone, but that's what would work.

MasterOfPuppets
04-15-2009, 03:46 PM
What we need to do is covert a couple cargo ships into heavily armed vessles, of course looking like a plain run of the mill cargo ship, and let them sail around that area constantly. Then when these low lifes go to attack they are immediatly pummled. Then these guys wouldn't know which ships are which.......... The look on their faces when they start getting hammered by one of these ships= priceless.i would think a crew armed with RPG'S would be sufficient ....:noidea: .....can you imagine 20 or 30 guys lined up on a deck all firing RPG's at ya.....:doh: or maybe some T.O.W. missles ?

Hines0wnz
04-15-2009, 04:02 PM
This sure makes that stupid article about Obama "passing his first international test" very premature. Just goes to show that the liberal media needs to stick with what they write best, US defeats. They sure as hell dont know what a victory is.

MasterOfPuppets
04-15-2009, 05:49 PM
Don't have a link to the story at the moment, but I think this is the incident where a French Warship arrested the Pirates. For one day at least we can avoid the jokes and i will just say Vive la France.are you sure ? i think the french ship would surrender to 4 pirates in a rowboat armed with slingshots......:chuckle:

SCSTILLER
04-16-2009, 08:06 AM
Why use contractors instead of uniformed military? That just opens the door for all kinds of nonsense we don't need.

I agree with the nonsense, but I was thinking that we need all of our military to support Iraq and this new surge in Afghanistan. I do agree the military would be better, but don't know about the law of civilian ships with military members defending it. Just my opinion on it. No matter who is picking the bastards off, they need to be picked off.

And Master of Puppets, that is hillarious!:rofl: