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    Re: Ron Paul: Bring back private pirate hunters

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Well I guess if a freelancer kills your family, that's ok too right?
    why would a "freelancer" be any more prone to kill his family?

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    Re: Ron Paul: Bring back private pirate hunters

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Well I guess if a freelancer kills your family, that's ok too right?
    No, but freelancers are no more likely to kill my family than the Navy is, and I would actually have recourse-- legal or otherwise-- against freelancers. If the Navy kills my family, there's not much I can do but sit there and take it.

    Personally, I'd rather arm merchant ships. Unfortunately, it seems that insurance companies and foreign governments are committed to making that impossible.

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    Re: Ron Paul: Bring back private pirate hunters

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    So you are ok with crimes happening just as long as it isn't against our own ships. Got it.
    Apparently so is President Obama, since he personally ordered the rescue of an American ship, but seems ok with not rescuing foreign ships.


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    Re: Ron Paul: Bring back private pirate hunters

    Who exactly would be commissioning these bounties?

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    Re: Ron Paul: Bring back private pirate hunters

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    In case you haven't noticed this before, I'm okay with a lot of things.

    If our leaders think that authorizing privateers is the most effective way to fight piracy, that's okay. If our privateers wander off the reservation and start attacking other vessels, which is practically an inevitability, that's okay too.
    That doesn't make any sense. If the goal is to end piracy off the coast of Somalia, encouraging American pirates to kill Somali pirates (and whoever else they want to kill) would hardly accomplish that goal. It would just mean that the new pirates were wealthier and had better weapons and boats.

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat
    And when other countries get pissed off and start sinking our privateers, I am also perfectly okay with that.

    That is a hopelessly impractical view of foreign affairs. If the British then start sinking our privateers, but it turns out it was just an American boat carrying medical supplies, then suddenly we're at war with Britain.
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    Re: Ron Paul: Bring back private pirate hunters

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post

    That is a hopelessly impractical view of foreign affairs. If the British then start sinking our privateers, but it turns out it was just an American boat carrying medical supplies, then suddenly we're at war with Britain.
    Like that Indian fishing boat that was sunk by the Chinese off the coast of Somalia...?
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    Re: Ron Paul: Bring back private pirate hunters

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    What do you guys thing? Does this seem feesable? Who you gonna call? PirateBusters!!!!

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    I was way ahead of him.....


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    I posted on this about 2 weeks ago I believe.
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    Re: Ron Paul: Bring back private pirate hunters

    This signature I'm using is more than a joke, I believe it could be the solution against pirate attacks. Imagine if every ship cruising Somalian waters carried a military trained, freelance sniper. You can't see where they are on the ship. A pirate boat comes up and starts lobbing RPG's onto the ship. Boom, the rules of engagement are activated. A pirate drops dead. Say what? The pirates look around and see nothing. Another pirate drops, neat hole in his forehead. "Let's get the f*** out of here, they yell in Somalian, and the boat spins around quickly. Ship safe, pay earned, problem solved.

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    Re: Ron Paul: Bring back private pirate hunters

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    This signature I'm using is more than a joke, I believe it could be the solution against pirate attacks. Imagine if every ship cruising Somalian waters carried a military trained, freelance sniper. You can't see where they are on the ship. A pirate boat comes up and starts lobbing RPG's onto the ship. Boom, the rules of engagement are activated. A pirate drops dead. Say what? The pirates look around and see nothing. Another pirate drops, neat hole in his forehead. "Let's get the f*** out of here, they yell in Somalian, and the boat spins around quickly. Ship safe, pay earned, problem solved.



    It's kinda funny when an anti-gun type suggests civilians with guns are a solution to a problem.


    Gotta love the hypocrisy.
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    Re: Ron Paul: Bring back private pirate hunters

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    It's kinda funny when an anti-gun type suggests civilians with guns are a solution to a problem.


    Gotta love the hypocrisy.

    demonstrating your ignorance again, when did I say I was anti-gun?

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