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Sea Transportation: Chinese Commandos Train To Kill Pirates
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November 26, 2008: The Chinese South Sea Fleet recently conducted an anti-terrorism drill in which commandos flew to a merchant ship and then assaulted it by rappelling down from the helicopter and "cleared" the vessel of pirates and "rescued" the crew. Earlier this month, a Chinese cargo ship, the "Delight", and its 25 man crew, was taken by Somali pirates. About the same time, a Chinese fishing boat, with a crew of 24, was also taken by Somali pirates off the coast of Kenya. China has said it will contribute forces to help deal with the Somali pirates.

 

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cwDeici       11/27/2008 3:31:10 AM
Mother China will be glad to have the commando practice.
 
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sjdoc    See what being an explicit tyranny can get you?   11/28/2008 7:41:11 AM
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When you don't have to worry about domestic or international public relations (everybody knows that your government consists of murdering badasses), there are foreign policy options not available to popularly elected politicians.
 
Including "Kill 'em all, and let Chairman Mao sort 'em out."
 
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