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    Re: Should the U.S. Navy shell Somali villages that harbor pirates?

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    Friend, I can't stand in anybody shoes but my own. Nor can anyone else, for that matter. That fortune-cookie philosophy doesn't do a damn thing in the real world.
    Actually you got it backwards and it is all that truly matters.
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    Re: Should the U.S. Navy shell Somali villages that harbor pirates?

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtpoorchris View Post
    Actually you got it backwards and it is all that truly matters.
    Didn't quite understand that. Could you clarify please?

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    Re: Should the U.S. Navy shell Somali villages that harbor pirates?

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    Are those "really bad" neighborhoods conspiring to aid and abet pirates?

    No? Didn't think so.....NEXT!
    Have you ever heard of 'No Snitching'? Just saying. Your comment somehow implies that they have an alternative to not helping the pirates in a country as lawless as Somalia. It's kind of like retarded cops who think that if people in ghettos help the cops by snitching that these people will somehow be immune to the fact that still live in a ****ing ghetto with the criminals they're snitching on. It's an argument grounded in naivety at best and complete ignorance at worst.
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    Re: Should the U.S. Navy shell Somali villages that harbor pirates?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Didn't quite understand that. Could you clarify please?
    Philosophy and putting yourself (or honestly trying to) in someone's shoes and trying to understand the world is important and needs to be done maybe would have been better to say.
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    Re: Should the U.S. Navy shell Somali villages that harbor pirates?

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtpoorchris View Post
    Philosophy and putting yourself (or honestly trying to) in someone's shoes and trying to understand the world is important and needs to be done maybe would have been better to say.
    Philosophy begins with the realization that one can never put oneself in another's shoes, and it is morally dishonest to pretend to so do.

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    Re: Should the U.S. Navy shell Somali villages that harbor pirates?

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    Philosophy begins with the realization that one can never put oneself in another's shoes, and it is morally dishonest to pretend to so do.
    Ok then. Maybe life would be better if you always lived with the Berlin Wall inside your head.

    Look at the cute wittle bitty pirates!

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    Re: Should the U.S. Navy shell Somali villages that harbor pirates?

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtpoorchris View Post
    Ok then. Maybe life would be better if you always lived with the Berlin Wall inside your head.
    A nonsensical statement. My life is quite fine.

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtpoorchris View Post
    Look at the cute wittle bitty pirates!
    You see cute pirates.....I see targets for Apache gunships.

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    Re: Should the U.S. Navy shell Somali villages that harbor pirates?

    Anyone care to answer the question I posed in post #140? , please. Damn its getting pretty damn lonely around here. So lonely Im having conversations with my ****ing self.
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    Re: Should the U.S. Navy shell Somali villages that harbor pirates?

    Why couldn't NATO forces simply enact a blockade of those ports which are known to be pirate strongholds? Keeping the pirates from leaving port might help to stop many of the attacks on ships.

    During WWII, merchant ships had large caliber machine guns and such mounted on the decks to thwart attacks from German U-Boats and other enemy vessels. Something like this may have to be done again.

    Another idea...take some of our old, mothballed ships out of dry-dock, refurbish them with enough basic, modern weapons to thwart pirate attacks, place small crews of naval soldiers (or even mercenaries) on board these ships, and allow these ships to patrol up and down the Somali coast, close to shore....
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    Re: Should the U.S. Navy shell Somali villages that harbor pirates?

    Quote Originally Posted by quatrotritikali View Post
    Another idea...take some of our old, mothballed ships out of dry-dock, refurbish them with enough basic, modern weapons to thwart pirate attacks, place small crews of naval soldiers (or even mercenaries) on board these ships, and allow these ships to patrol up and down the Somali coast, close to shore....
    And they would second as really good bait to draw out those who truly hate America who think they have an almost even match in odds. But with backup they are sure to die.
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