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Old 03-17-2017, 06:14 PM
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Default Re: Somali pirates drown as they flee with ransom

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Originally Posted by saltwn View Post
be easier to do renewables
why waste two hundred years and several countries worth of taxes to fight these guys when you are only enriching one type of dinosaur business.
Renewables? Really? How would that stop the pirates from just raiding other ships passing by?

They have historically stopped container ships, cruise ships and kidnapped small craft world travelers, demanding ransom. Not just oil tankers.

This is what President Jefferson decided to stop over 200 years ago. The marines aboard our vessel killed 'em all. It worked.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Barbary_War

So, I must ask outside of your boiler plate political sound bite answer,,;
Why are we still dealing humanely with this "industry" now?
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