The Pirates of Somalia

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    As time marches on the Pirates of Somalia have increased their attacks, executing more daring and distant hijackings, enriching themselves with near impunity while the nations
    are effectively helpless to stop this aggression.

    The ransom demands are increasing and are being paid. There are at least 30 ships being held at present and over 650 hostages wilting in Somalia stink holes. (I think I saw an ad in the paper for a harbor master wanted in Somalia)

    So what can be done if eliminating the Somalian pirates isn't an option as it is becoming increasingly obvious.

    What is needed here is competition. New bands of pirates taking ships, hostages and ransom from the Somalis. This new cartel can be based at sea or other African, Mideast ports, as most of the West's oil supplies pass through this area. Squeeze out the Somalis and with a more economically savvy pirate, invest the ill-gotten gains into the futures and commodity markets.

    How will the west respond to this increased threat. Predictably like the
    US responds to drug smuggling across the US/Mexican border. More bureaucracy, more sophisticated hardware, more personnel with attendant costs and gobs of PR showing how much they do. But does it stop the drug trafficking? No.

    So it will be with the deep sea pirate cartels. Governmental actions will amount to an economic boon to certain segments of the Intervention industry.

    Just think, the worlds stock markets will zoom to new heights on companies marketing anti-pirate wares. The price tag? A few measly millions borne by the Arab Kings, Princes, Sheiks and international corporations. And with the money being recirculated in investments, what's the downside?

    I'm sorry for trolling, but I just wanted to say this.

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    Fly a chopper over downtown Somalia and drop about a dozen severed pirate heads.
    Cheap. Effective.
     
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    Stop being pussy's...and blow the fuckers out of the water!

    Problem solved

     
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    Send in the Kraken
     
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    ...are small potatoes compared to the pirates of the DC gang!



     
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    Argh, pirates!...
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    Pirates Demand Ransom for Oil Tanker Hijacked off Coast of Somalia
    Thursday 16th March, 2017 - Pirates off the coast of Somalia, who hijacked an oil tanker with eight Sri Lankan crew on board, are demanding a ransom for the release of the vessel, the EU Naval Force said.
     
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    Political Correctness won't work with the pirates of Somalia.

    one word...2 words lol

    Neutralize them.
     
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    Where is a Thomas Jefferson when we need one.
     
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