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    Re: US Navy surrounds pirates as French commandos storm in

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Exactly. Anyone who thinks that blowing up a little boat full of pirates (including the hostage) is going to deter future pirate attacks is just kidding themselves. For one thing, I doubt every pirate boat on the Somali coast is tuned into CNN. For another thing, the rewards simply outweigh the risks.

    IMO what really needs to happen is a constant US Navy presence on the Somali coast. As long as there is no rule of law, there will be pirates there.
    What's the point of having a 'constant US Navy presence' since you've already established in your first paragraph that the use of force won't 'deter future pirate attacks?'

    You're running around in circles without addressing anything.

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    Re: US Navy surrounds pirates as French commandos storm in

    Quote Originally Posted by Grateful Heart View Post
    What's the point of having a 'constant US Navy presence' since you've already established in your first paragraph that the use of force won't 'deter future pirate attacks?'

    You're running around in circles without addressing anything.

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    Well, the idea would be to stop the pirates BEFORE they take someone hostage. Stopping and arresting/killing pirates will eliminate pirates from the sea.

    Killing a few pirates and a hostage for absolutely no reason is not going to have the slightest deterrent effect, as long as other pirates aren't tuned into CNN to hear about it, and as long as the US Navy doesn't have a permanent presence in the area.
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    Re: US Navy surrounds pirates as French commandos storm in

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Well, the idea would be to stop the pirates BEFORE they take someone hostage. Stopping and arresting/killing pirates will eliminate pirates from the sea.

    Killing a few pirates and a hostage for absolutely no reason is not going to have the slightest deterrent effect, as long as other pirates aren't tuned into CNN to hear about it, and as long as the US Navy doesn't have a permanent presence in the area.
    Isn't the more pressing problem - Is it legal for any army to enter the territorial waters of another without prior permission from the governing body of a country? [Somalia has a recognised President remember]
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    Re: US Navy surrounds pirates as French commandos storm in

    Frenchmen rescuing people while America stands back?? Is that vomit I see on gunny's shirt??
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    Re: US Navy surrounds pirates as French commandos storm in

    Quote Originally Posted by GarzaUK View Post
    Frenchmen rescuing people while America stands back?? Is that vomit I see on gunny's shirt??
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    Re: US Navy surrounds pirates as French commandos storm in

    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    You mean he has made your women slim and attractive?



    hairy. you forgot hairy.... oh and bath-aphobic.
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    Re: US Navy surrounds pirates as French commandos storm in

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    hairy. you forgot hairy.... oh and bath-aphobic.
    Seriously French women? You've never been to France have you. French women are hot!
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    Re: US Navy surrounds pirates as French commandos storm in

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    hairy. you forgot hairy.... oh and bath-aphobic.
    You Americans and your stereotypes lol. I suppose everyone in Britain have bad teeth as well?
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    Re: US Navy surrounds pirates as French commandos storm in

    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    Seriously French women? You've never been to France have you. French women are hot!
    Damn right. They sound sexy too, I'd say the noises they make in the bedroom would be musical and lyrical.
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    Re: US Navy surrounds pirates as French commandos storm in

    Quote Originally Posted by GarzaUK View Post
    You Americans and your stereotypes lol. I suppose everyone in Britain have bad teeth as well?
    The hilarious thing about that stereotype(the british one.) is it is only the American's. I'm a Pom in Aussieland, I've heard all the jokes and noone has ever mentioned my teeth or British teeth, only American's think we have band teeth. It is strange.

    And this strange french stereotype is weird as well. It is one of those that changes, sometimes it is the French, other times the Germans or Brits. From my knowledge there is no truth whatsoever in it, in fact French chicks are hot!
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