WTF, Arm ships & shoot pirates...simple answer to piracy

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Do you support arming ships and shooting pirates?

  1. Yes, its a simple matter of self-defense

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  2. No, I support current merchant shipping rules

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  3. Yes, but only if the protocols were changes

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  4. No, its never acceptable to kill pirates

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  1. kyzr
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    I simply can't believe that moron ship owners are still putting their ships and crews at risk instead of hiring a few armed guards per trip. You'd think that the insurance companies would require that ships be armed in areas where pirates frequent.

    I simply don't see a down-side to self-defense.
     
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    Shoot to kill; works for me.
     
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    Capture a few pirates, fly a helicopter over Mogadishu, drop their severed heads in the town square.
    That would send a message.
     
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    mount a few 50 calibres on these ships and problem solved.
     
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    I think that pirates should be killed as they approach the ship...but I was under the impression that the pirates are armed with rocket launchers and thus are a significant threat to damaging the ships.

    How about dumping boiling oil over the sides of the ships as they try to climb up?
     
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    This. If the companies really though arming the ships was the smartest move, they'd already have done so.
     
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    or we could capture them and hook them up with KSM's lawyer?
     
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    Along with some pig entrails.
     
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    I voted yes with protocol change.

    Merchant shippers should form a coalition, purchase a remote island, adopt a constitution, establish their own country and declare war on piracy thus making the use of force and weaponry quite within the rules.

    Should pirates attempt to impede a ship or to board a ship without the Captain's nod, they should be buried at sea...unceremoniously.

    It is the cost or arming the ships that holds them from it. There are thousands of them unarmed save for the Captain's sidearm.

    I think it would give Blackwater retirees a good place to practice their skills and eat well. Most big ships have killer cooks these days.
     
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    Any shooter worth his salt has a .50-cal semi-auto that is accurate out to a mile, wayyyy further than a rocket launcher. As they come in, other weapons are very effective. its just a matter of shooting the guy on a bobbing raft before he can take aim and launch. Even if he fires, he hits an IMO, no concern for damage. Just repaint it.
     
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2009

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