Why register with the Steelers Fever Forums?
 • Intelligent and friendly discussions.
 • It's free and it's quick. Always.
 • Enter events in the forums calendar.
 • Very user friendly software.
 • Exclusive contests and giveaways.

 Donate to Steelers Fever, Click here
 Our 2013 Goal: $400.00 - To Date: $00.00 (00.00%)
 Home | Forums | Editorials | Shop | Tickets | Downloads | Contact Pittsburgh Steelers Forum Feed Not Just Fans. Hardcore Fans.

Go Back   Steelers Fever Forums > Miscellaneous > Locker Room


Steelers Fever Fan Shop

Doc's Sports Get FREE NFL Picks and College Football picks as well as Football Lines like live NFL Lines and updated NFL Power Rankings all at Doc's Sports Service.

Steelers Steelers - Bills Bills
August 16th, 2014, 7:30pmET

CBS
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-15-2009, 01:30 PM   #11
SCSTILLER
Assistant Coach
 
SCSTILLER's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Charleston, SC via New Brighton, PA
Posts: 1,093
Gender: Male
Member Number: 4202
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Second Time! Pirates attack U.S. cargo ship

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.
__________________
"Good men drink good beer!" Hunter S. Thompson
SCSTILLER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2009, 01:38 PM   #12
OneForTheToe
Living Legend
 
OneForTheToe's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Steeler Nation
Posts: 3,360
Gender: Male
Member Number: 2408
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Second Time! Pirates attack U.S. cargo ship

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.
OneForTheToe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2009, 02:06 PM   #13
steelreserve
Goatse + Tubgirl = $$$
 
steelreserve's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: www.meatspin.com
Posts: 4,599
Member Number: 1976
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Second Time! Pirates attack U.S. cargo ship

Quote:
Originally Posted by SCSTILLER View Post
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.
__________________
"An empty victory is a victory nonetheless."
steelreserve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2009, 02:46 PM   #14
MasterOfPuppets
Living Legend
Supporter
 
MasterOfPuppets's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 14,088
Gender: Male
Member Number: 1990
Thanks: 860
Thanked 3,524 Times in 1,531 Posts
Default Re: Second Time! Pirates attack U.S. cargo ship

Quote:
Originally Posted by steelwall View Post
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 .... .....can you imagine 20 or 30 guys lined up on a deck all firing RPG's at ya..... or maybe some T.O.W. missles ?
__________________
“If tyranny and oppression come to this land it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.” ― James Madison

"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty." - Thomas Jefferson

"The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first." -Thomas Jefferson

"The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers." - Thomas Jefferson

MasterOfPuppets is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2009, 03:02 PM   #15
Hines0wnz
Living Legend
 
Hines0wnz's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 3,074
Gender: Male
Member Number: 3085
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Second Time! Pirates attack U.S. cargo ship

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.
__________________
Hines0wnz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2009, 04:49 PM   #16
MasterOfPuppets
Living Legend
Supporter
 
MasterOfPuppets's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 14,088
Gender: Male
Member Number: 1990
Thanks: 860
Thanked 3,524 Times in 1,531 Posts
Default Re: Second Time! Pirates attack U.S. cargo ship

Quote:
Originally Posted by OneForTheToe View Post
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......
__________________
“If tyranny and oppression come to this land it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.” ― James Madison

"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty." - Thomas Jefferson

"The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first." -Thomas Jefferson

"The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers." - Thomas Jefferson

MasterOfPuppets is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2009, 07:06 AM   #17
SCSTILLER
Assistant Coach
 
SCSTILLER's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Charleston, SC via New Brighton, PA
Posts: 1,093
Gender: Male
Member Number: 4202
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Second Time! Pirates attack U.S. cargo ship

Quote:
Originally Posted by steelreserve View Post
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!
__________________
"Good men drink good beer!" Hunter S. Thompson
SCSTILLER is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Shoutbox provided by vBShout v6.2.1 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.0.8 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Navbar with Avatar by Motorradforum
no new posts