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    Re: What to do with a captured pirate

    The Good Captain sez, "It's really quite simple. Chum the water for sharks and then make them walk the plank. It's the "pirate way" matey. Arrrgggghhhh."



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    Re: What to do with a captured pirate

    Walking the plank is a complete myth with no historical accountability.

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    Re: What to do with a captured pirate

    Quote Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
    Fisherman from Somalia have unsuccessfully appealed to both the UN and the international community. Barrels of toxic waste washed up on the shores after the Tsunami. Still, no accountability or attempt to clean up parts of the coast.

    Seems now the world is coming together to unite against the troublesome pirates. Geez.
    Exactly right.
    Somalia has for the past decade asked the UN and IC to act and prevent their countries businesses illegally dumping on our shores but they turned a blind and now a few tanks of oil is taken and a few ships - They all sit up and take notice

    I am without a doubt on the side of the pirates on this. I say tough **** to the rich ass ship owners.


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    Re: What to do with a captured pirate

    Quote Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
    Walking the plank is a complete myth with no historical accountability.
    Well, I'm sure they can find a plank somewhere (and then make it a historical fact afterwards. )

    No time like the present to get started!

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    Re: What to do with a captured pirate

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Exactly right.
    Somalia has for the past decade asked the UN and IC to act and prevent their countries businesses illegally dumping on our shores but they turned a blind and now a few tanks of oil is taken and a few ships - They all sit up and take notice

    I am without a doubt on the side of the pirates on this. I say tough **** to the rich ass ship owners.
    And I say cut the pirate's nuts off and feed them to the sharks. Then find a plank and start a new fad.

    Looks like were at a stalemate here.

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    Re: What to do with a captured pirate

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Looks like were at a stalemate here.
    Indeed, no way to break it either


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    Re: What to do with a captured pirate

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    If they kill people, when they are in Somalia. They'd be hanged anyway
    By who? The non-existant government you keep mentioning?
    Are you saying that the pirates who come from a country know for its wanton tribal warfare, execution of civilians, and lawlessness are suddenly carebear and nice when it comes to piracy?



    As to the question as to how small dingys can hijack these huge boat so easily its simple really. Those huge ships have relatively small crews. And those crews are completely unarmed. Marintime law mandates cargo crews be unarmed completely and they are regularly searched in ports. Finding even a .22 pistol on board can lead to a heavy fine. Military equipment doesn't come with ammo or fuel. Tanks, howitzers, and APC's are stripped down before shipping. Then there are the oil tankers who are sitting on a few million barrels of oil while a guy in a rowboat is pointing an RPG at their non-armored hull. Tough choice there.

    The illegal dumping stopped a while back after stories about contracted disposal using these illegal methods came to light. Illegal fishing is still big around Africa although thats mostly chinese and other african nations crossing neighboring boundries. Heck there was a show about private military contractors hired to hunt down illegal fishing operations and get them into port (no weapons allowed). Not a single euro boat out there. Most from neighboring ports.
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    Re: What to do with a captured pirate

    Quote Originally Posted by Keorythe View Post
    By who? The non-existant government you keep mentioning?
    Are you saying that the pirates who come from a country know for its wanton tribal warfare, execution of civilians, and lawlessness are suddenly carebear and nice when it comes to piracy?
    Al Shabab, a Islamists group hate piracy.
    When they were in Govt. Piracy was almost eradicated and then Ethiopia invaded and it shot up =D


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