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(BBC)   Somali pirates hijack ship carrying tanks. Negative waves, man   (news.bbc.co.uk) divider line 171
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2008-09-26 07:59:52 AM
If only they had something to fire back with...
 
2008-09-26 08:23:39 AM
Oddball approves...

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2008-09-26 08:32:27 AM
The Somalis seem to be pretty busy today.
 
2008-09-26 08:49:31 AM
At least this probably indicates a decline in global warming trends.
 
2008-09-26 09:06:18 AM
NikolaiFarkoff: At least this probably indicates a decline in global warming trends.

img.photobucket.com
 
2008-09-26 09:20:31 AM
Oddball rocks!

Woof woof woof!
 
2008-09-26 10:40:18 AM
Don't Russians have warships in Iran now?
 
2008-09-26 10:44:12 AM
Make a deal with them.

Whadya mean a deal?

A DEAL deal. Maybe they're Republicans.

\one of the best movies evar.
 
2008-09-26 10:48:57 AM
LosinMySenses: Don't Russians have warships in Iran now?

I know they wanted to after WWII ended but I dont know about now.
 
2008-09-26 11:03:01 AM
i14.photobucket.com
 
2008-09-26 11:38:40 AM
Pirates with tanks, Is that kind of like the Bear cavalry and penguin army?
 
2008-09-26 11:39:47 AM
You'd think Somali pirates would be going after frigates carrying donuts or bread or something.
 
2008-09-26 11:40:52 AM
Did anybody make an FSM joke yet?
 
2008-09-26 11:41:26 AM
Ethan Hawke unavailable for comment?
 
2008-09-26 11:42:25 AM
Meanwhile, British Royal Navy won't fight pirates 'in case they claim asylum' (new window).

Jack Sparrow would be happy with that..
 
2008-09-26 11:42:39 AM
Ninjas are on high alert.
 
2008-09-26 11:42:57 AM
Ah, beautiful Somalia, where the religion of peace meets the good government so typical of the African nations.
 
2008-09-26 11:43:15 AM
FTA:
Senior UN officials estimate the ransoms they earn from hijacking ships exceed $100m (£54m) a year.

Looks like the pirates biz is lucrative.
 
2008-09-26 11:43:59 AM
Time to invade international waters... ALL the international waters.
 
2008-09-26 11:44:30 AM
Butt pirates.

/There, I said it.
 
2008-09-26 11:44:38 AM
Those Somalis keep burning bridges, lost forever more.

/now you have that song in your head, same as me.
 
2008-09-26 11:44:45 AM
Fourth Pirates movie shoot location inadvertently leaked to public.

Johnny Depp unavailable for comment.
 
2008-09-26 11:45:16 AM
Place an international navy sharpshooter on each ship until it reaches safe passage. I think if a skilled marksman were shooting back and killing them then the pirates may consider an occupation change.

/problem solved
 
2008-09-26 11:45:19 AM
This made me laugh:

'I can see dinosaurs from my back porch'
Palin-tology and the threat to science teaching
 
2008-09-26 11:45:55 AM
Why the funk didn't that funking ship have armed men aboard?
Just yesterday a US armed forces tanker saw off a similar attack by simply having their soldiers/marines/whatever shoot at the attacking farkwits.
I'm not a military man or anything but I'd hazard a guess that's how it's supposed to be done.
 
2008-09-26 11:45:58 AM
I dunno... if I were them, I might get a little scared. Stealing a ship full of rice and car parts is one thing... tanks are another. For one thing the people who trade rice and car parts do not tend to send guys to massacre those who steal from them.

But these pirates are not sophisticated people, they probably think they are going to be rich.
 
2008-09-26 11:46:10 AM
OlafTheBent: Oddball approves...


Farking awesome movie.
 
2008-09-26 11:46:45 AM
cyber_slacker: Ah, beautiful Somalia, where the religion of peace meets the good government so typical of the African nations.

Buy 1 troll. Get 1 free!
 
2008-09-26 11:48:07 AM
If only there was a machine that could fire projectiles at pirates in sufficient quantities to deter said pirates from pirating... if only...
 
2008-09-26 11:48:56 AM
L@@K!! Slightly used soviet-era t-72 tank! NO RESERVE!
 
2008-09-26 11:49:42 AM
Rapmaster2000: cyber_slacker: Ah, beautiful Somalia, where the religion of peace meets the good government so typical of the African nations.

Buy 1 troll. Get 1 free!


I dunno. Not so sure it's a troll if it's dead on.
 
2008-09-26 11:49:52 AM
OlafTheBent: Oddball approves...

That is a great movie. This is actually a film that, in the right hands, I wouldn't mind seeing remade.

+1 subby, too.
 
2008-09-26 11:50:17 AM
We could bomb them into the Stone Age.

For them, that would be progress.
 
2008-09-26 11:50:33 AM
Nexus of the Crisis: Ninjas are on high alert.

It's ok, they have katanas.
 
2008-09-26 11:51:17 AM
Fear_and_Loathing: Oddball rocks!

Woof woof woof!


Let's hear your other dog impression.
 
2008-09-26 11:51:40 AM
garagem.files.wordpress.com

Does not approve.

Of pirates or hotlinking
 
2008-09-26 11:52:13 AM
Naarjtie: Meanwhile, British Royal Navy won't fight pirates 'in case they claim asylum' (new window).

Jack Sparrow would be happy with that..


It's hard to claim asylum when you're being torpedoed by an enemy you can't see.

/Just saying.
 
2008-09-26 11:52:22 AM
Wanted for questioning

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2008-09-26 11:54:31 AM
Geez! A single .50 cal machine gun would be enough to ward off any pirates.

Just sink their boats!
 
2008-09-26 11:56:22 AM
bugmn99: Rapmaster2000: cyber_slacker: Ah, beautiful Somalia, where the religion of peace meets the good government so typical of the African nations.

Buy 1 troll. Get 1 free!

I dunno. Not so sure it's a troll if it's dead on.


Somalia doesn't really have a government.

But you are right about all Muslims being pirating thieves.

/bargain troll day?
//3 fer 1!!1!
 
2008-09-26 11:56:24 AM
I think the reason ships aren't armed to the teeth is it is seen as bad international practice to do so. Large private yachts often are lightly armed. I've heard of rich people getting ex-navy seals to provide security, but that is about it. But I don't know what that will do if you get a few guys who can shoot rpgs.

However one would think if you are transporting military cargo you would provide an escort or something.

Also what the hell is Kenya doing buying all those tanks?
 
2008-09-26 11:56:25 AM
www.cinemaretro.com

subby, you get a cookie
 
2008-09-26 11:56:32 AM
Jazman: Geez! A single .50 cal machine gun would be enough to ward off any pirates.
Well, the pirates do have RPGs. But yeah, .50 sounds like a good start.
 
2008-09-26 11:56:51 AM
Nightenstaff: Time to invade international waters... ALL the international waters.

It's been done.

/Well, some of the international waters, anyway.
 
2008-09-26 11:57:18 AM
Meanwhile on Capitol Hill, Secretay Paulson takes aim at Congress.

judicial-inc.biz

hotlinked like stolen nazi gold
 
2008-09-26 11:57:25 AM
twfeline: Senior UN officials estimate the ransoms they earn from hijacking ships exceed $100m (£54m) a year.

That's a lot of Somolians!
 
2008-09-26 11:57:41 AM
oh yeah-

www.thefader.com
 
2008-09-26 11:59:13 AM
These guys are a week late! Talk like a Pirate day was last week! When will we get these Somalians the internet so they can see that their memes need updating?
 
2008-09-26 12:01:58 PM
ethics-gradient: Jazman: Geez! A single .50 cal machine gun would be enough to ward off any pirates.

Well, the pirates do have RPGs. But yeah, .50 sounds like a good start.


In a firefight, an RPG isn't going to much damage to a freighter before all the pirates are dead and the boat sunk. I doubt they're even going to hit the target when they're under fire!!
 
2008-09-26 12:04:45 PM
Tanks of what?

/DNRTFA
 
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