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Subject: Piracy
Hasan ibn Sabbah    4/8/2009 8:22:57 AM
2 questions 1. Since the hijacking of an American-flagged ship with 20 or 21 Americans onboard, should the US Navy(specifically the SEALS) attempt to retake the vessel? 2. What policy and or strategy should be used to combat piracy.
 
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fr    Pirates Don't Kill   6/4/2009 5:17:30 AM
The thing is absolutley NO hostages have been killed. The only peoply the pirates have killed was an Indian rescue team where six Indians were killed. If the SEALs DID attemt a rescue, and i'm sue they would suceed, they would be risking rescuer and hostage lives. Plus, An Indian destroyer destroyed a pirate vessel carrying 8 Chinese hostages. The pirates keep the hostages in good shape, to preserve their value. In all, we should just pay ransom. We're rich enough anyway.
 
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fr    Pirates Don't Kill   6/4/2009 5:22:21 AM

AND, I forgot to mention that the sailors have fought back. One time, the crew threw bottles at the pirates and they retreated. One even begged for something to cover his bare feet as he walked across the glass-strewn deck.

 
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