Discussion in 'Current News' started by Beefalo, Dec 22, 2004.
Agree ... it's also pretty hard to make money when you are tits up ... just sayin.
"Face it, if crime did not pay, there would be very few criminals." -Laughton Lewis Burdock
Then they'll go on to something like kidnapping, or drugs, or ??? Its an ongoing problem and I am of the school that if you catch a criminal in the act of a felony, one shot to the head will cure it for that one.
PC aside, and I put it WAY ASIDE, Patting criminals on the ass and asking them not to do it again is akin to telling people not to pick up money off the street. Ain't gonna happen.
Somali pirates or anyplace else for that matter, DRT when able. Enuff of the bullshit touchy feely. Touch them with a .308 and see if that takes care of it?
Which is literally what we do.
We pick up pirate skiffs with LADDERS, RPGs, AND AKs...and we either confiscate the gear or toss it overboard, read them a spiel in Somali that they're bad and they're an embarassment to their families, make sure their skiff is going to get them back to land, and send them on their way.
I'm also pretty sure other Somali outfits are running a racket...some companies operating in that area (no shit off the coast of Somalia) are hiring "Somali security detachments" to protect them. What's to say the guy guarding the boat wasn't a pirate a year ago?
Anyone want to invest in the new pirate stock exchange?
I think we ought to give them a "Black Tuesday" to remember
This is a slap in the face. Reading that article infuriates me. We need to hang them all...if you are found in a skiff with an RPG, AKs, and 5 other skinny fuck sticks rocking rolexes, you deserve to be hanged at sea. End of discussion.
Why waste the time hanging them? Kill them on the spot and let them drift.
Rope is cheaper than bullets. Recyclable, too. Don't you know we're a green navy now?!
Or sink them and their boat with one of those fancy firefighter water cannons? No mess to clean up vs the mess with rope.
This may be worth reposting.
Manatee in Somalia?
The end of the article details how a 22 year old divorcee has made $75,000 in a little over a month after joining the exchange. Her contribution: an RPG received through alimony from her husband! Sounds like MasterBates
Looks like a perfectly good Yardarm to me. Its not like these skinny bastards weigh that much.
Not worth the time to secure emissions to go up there. Plus, they might kick an antenna out of spite. Just use the J-Bar.
Somali's fire on USS Nicholas
Haven't heard much from the pirate front lately but this one seemed interesting. Why not just drop them off in the middle of the Indian Ocean with a couple life rings? This is not rocket science.
How difficult can it be:
Black hulled ship = target
Gray hulled ship = lots of armed men
Like Birdog said, it ain't rocket science....
Here you go a ship and some smoke and rubble.
100331-N-8959T-308 INDIAN OCEAN (Mar. 31, 2010) The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) passes by the smoke from a suspected pirate skiff it had just disabled. USS Farragut is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established to conduct anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cassandra Thompson/Released)
Disabled? Yeah, I guess it isn't going anywhere but the bottom anytime soon.
I like how they use the word "Disabled." Oh, it's disabled alright.
I guess they'll never learn!
100410-N-6110S-263 GULF OF ADEN (April 10, 2010) The burned out hull of a suspected pirate skiff drifts near the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). Ashland while operating approximately 330 nautical miles off the coast of Djibouti, was fired upon and returned fire disabling a skiff manned by suspected pirates. Ashland deployed a visit, board, search and seizure team to rescue the suspects from the sea. USS Ashland is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/Released)
Once again, if the ship is gray, for crying out loud, don't shoot at it!!
I'm pretty glad they did. I wonder how the hell that little ass boat got 330 nm off the coast.
Same way a 2 outboard skiff ends up 700 mi off the coast in the middle of the pacific....mother ship full of gas not far off.
100513-N-1082Z-020 U.S. 5th FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (May 13, 2010) Electronics Technician 2nd Class Benjamin E. O'Quinn, from Lake Charles, La., a member of the visit, board, search and seizure team from the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48), takes notes while conducting maritime security operations. Ashland is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation operations. (U.S. Navy photo, by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/Released)
The awesome rest of the story is that that was done with just 2 well-placed rounds of 25mm.
One for the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit's Maritime Raid Force
The 15th MEU MRF captures pirates and retakes control of ship. Clicky
You'd think the pirates would have learned by now.
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