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    Re: What to do with a captured pirate

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    But the legal problems still exist, international law and piracy makes it hard for countries to prosecute. Very few options are left.
    That's why you eat them in international waters.

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    Re: What to do with a captured pirate

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    That's why you eat them in international waters.
    Lol, i don't think countries have the guts to do that

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    Re: What to do with a captured pirate

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Lol, i don't think countries have the guts to do that
    what if we gave tehm some peppercorn sauce?

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    Re: What to do with a captured pirate

    Quote Originally Posted by mikhail View Post
    Some of these "pirates" arent as guilty as you may think.Its the usual suspect who is the bad guy in this situation.Thats right FRANCE.Some of the bad things these pirates do include trying to stop european countries dumping nuclear waste in their sea.
    So the 'pirates' I've been hearing about recently aren't so much pirates as, say, particularly aggressive Greenpeace activists?


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    Re: What to do with a captured pirate

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Scurvy's not contagious, silly. I'd also eat an orange. Duh.
    That be the cure, ya limey bastard.
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    Re: What to do with a captured pirate

    Make 'em walk the plank

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    Re: What to do with a captured pirate

    Quote Originally Posted by Grateful Heart View Post
    So the 'pirates' I've been hearing about recently aren't so much pirates as, say, particularly aggressive Greenpeace activists?

    Here's an interesting read on what the poster was referring to....

    Johann Hari: You Are Being Lied to About Pirates

    Yes: nuclear waste. As soon as the government was gone, mysterious European ships started appearing off the coast of Somalia, dumping vast barrels into the ocean. The coastal population began to sicken. At first they suffered strange rashes, nausea and malformed babies. Then, after the 2005 tsunami, hundreds of the dumped and leaking barrels washed up on shore. People began to suffer from radiation sickness, and more than 300 died. Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, the UN envoy to Somalia, tells me: "Somebody is dumping nuclear material here. There is also lead, and heavy metals such as cadmium and mercury - you name it." Much of it can be traced back to European hospitals and factories, who seem to be passing it on to the Italian mafia to "dispose" of cheaply. When I asked Ould-Abdallah what European governments were doing about it, he said with a sigh: "Nothing. There has been no clean-up, no compensation, and no prevention."

    At the same time, other European ships have been looting Somalia's seas of their greatest resource: seafood. We have destroyed our own fish-stocks by over-exploitation - and now we have moved on to theirs. More than $300m worth of tuna, shrimp, lobster and other sea-life is being stolen every year by vast trawlers illegally sailing into Somalia's unprotected seas. The local fishermen have suddenly lost their livelihoods, and they are starving. Mohammed Hussein, a fisherman in the town of Marka 100km south of Mogadishu, told Reuters: "If nothing is done, there soon won't be much fish left in our coastal waters."

    This is the context in which the men we are calling "pirates" have emerged
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    Re: What to do with a captured pirate

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
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    Make them walk the plank?

    For sure this would be a real deterrent.
    You must clearly plunder their booty!
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    Re: What to do with a captured pirate

    Quote Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
    Here's an interesting read on what the poster was referring to....

    Johann Hari: You Are Being Lied to About Pirates
    I've seen that, thanks. I have no reason to believe toxic wastes were not dumped off the coast of Somalia in the early 1990s.

    That said, if these 'pirates' are truly holding foreign ships ransom because certain western corporations dumped waste and illegally fished Somali waters, then it follows that these 'pirates,' who are acting out of moral outrage, not greed, are using the ransoms obtained to feed and clothe and provide medical support for the oppressed Somali people. No?


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    Re: What to do with a captured pirate

    Quote Originally Posted by Grateful Heart View Post
    I've seen that, thanks. I have no reason to believe toxic wastes were not dumped off the coast of Somalia in the early 1990s.

    That said, if these 'pirates' are truly holding foreign ships ransom because certain western corporations dumped waste and illegally fished Somali waters, then it follows that these 'pirates,' who are acting out of moral outrage, not greed, are using the ransoms obtained to feed and clothe and provide medical support for the oppressed Somali people. No?


    The Pirates income through pirating has helped to directly restimulate the Somali economy.
    Their use of money has benefitted the towns
    Last edited by Laila; 03-14-09 at 04:18 PM.

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