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Old 04-09-2009, 03:55 PM   #24
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The problem is you can't just start arming merchant ships and then expect a country to allow them into their trading ports-of-call...

"Don't mind that big 50mm cannon on the's just for protection. Honest."

Would we (the US) want some ship from the Mid-East (or anywhere else, for that matter) coming into one of our ports and docking there when it has big guns on it?
The peaceful merchant trade ship becomes a ship of battle when it gets armed
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