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Old 04-05-2008, 01:06 PM
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If I Had to run through there I would make damn sure I had a fully armed crew

http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/africa....ap/index.html


When in the SEAL teams we did, and we were.
Been in that area and the Red Sea a number of times.




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P.J. O Roarke, once wrote about Somalia, after interviewing one of the marines there ,who said "give them better arms,then seal the borders"
This quote could apply to alot of countries, a couple of middle eastern ones come to mind to start the list.
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True. But one can easily stay hundreds of miles off the coast and skirt Yemen to the north on the entrance to the Red sea. Not difficult to do and MUCH safer.


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The Danish ship Danica White was 240 nautical miles from the coast when it was hijacked. Seems that the pirates can attack far away from the shore.
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Piracy was rampant in the 1800's. The U.S. Navy went on a rampage exterminating every pirate they could find all around the world. Piracy was almost non-existent for the next 100 years. I've got to think that it's about time for another purge.

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keel haul the scum. Then kill em
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Piracy was rampant in the 1800's. The U.S. Navy went on a rampage exterminating every pirate they could find all around the world. Piracy was almost non-existent for the next 100 years. I've got to think that it's about time for another purge.

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I agree! Or boys are quite capable of dealing with the problem, always have been. There's only one problem, our politicians actually had balls back then. Today they carry cotex in their handbags. Boy have we digressed.



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True. But one can easily stay hundreds of miles off the coast and skirt Yemen to the north on the entrance to the Red sea. Not difficult to do and MUCH safer.


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That's whay I normally do!!
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That's whay I normally do!!
With your luck, you could get hijacked off Maine.
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Heard this has been resolved with hostages rescued, ransom money secured and the bad guys caught running across the desert.
 
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