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Should the US Navy send fake merchant and passenger ships filled with SEALs through the waters off the Somalian Coast?

Asked by gorillapaws (16204 points ) February 22nd, 2011

Would creating decoy ships as bait for pirates be an effective tactic in combating piracy?

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TexasDude's avatar

Sure. Fuck pirates.

Joker94's avatar

Are you suggesting we troll pirates? ‘Cause that’s a fuggin’ great idea!

everephebe's avatar

Or we should stop over-fishing their waters and stop polluting the Somali coast.

Maybe?

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ragingloli's avatar

Being a pirate is hard work. They deserve their booty. They have earned it.

lillycoyote's avatar

As long as they are someplace where they have the authority and jurisdiction to go after Somali pirates and are acting in accordance with international law I don’t care if the SEALS are dressed up as ninjas, smurfs or seals. Let them have at it.

woodcutter's avatar

I think Navy Seals are overkill but I like the idea.

mammal's avatar

No, because there will be reprisals against merchant crew and passengers, it’s a stupid idea, give Somalia a leg up and stop treating it like a toilet.

jlelandg's avatar

Looks like a Europe problem to me. If they’re going to kill American’s for something someone else did we need to go kick a little pirate ass.

kitkat25's avatar

Sounds like a great idea to me. They can also put Army Rangers on the boats.

tedd's avatar

The idea would work, but would be an INCREDIBLE waste of resources for very little gain.

stratman37's avatar

Great idea, and you might not have to do it for very long before the word gets out and curtails traffic.

john65pennington's avatar

Like the police and their bait cars? This sounds okay on the surface.

stratman37's avatar

the ACLU would probably cry “entrapment!”

stratman37's avatar

or the PCLU, in this case…

rowan_lee's avatar

This is a good idea. Like what joker94 we could troll them because they suck.

woodcutter's avatar

@mammal Really? or are you putting that out there just to be different again. Give Somalia a leg -up? You ever heard of “Blackhawk Down”? That was THE attempt to do a leg-up there. Reprisals, yeah. The place IS a toilet, barely qualifies as a sovereign country. Prove it to us it is not or maybe move there and be their friend or maybe join a pirate crew and get powned by the US Navy, or the French.

josie's avatar

Absolutely. I would love to be there. In fact, maybe I will sign up. I totally hate those fucking pirate assholes.

josie's avatar

@woodcutter I’ve been there (maybe you too). It is worse than a toilet. At least you can clean a toilet.

woodcutter's avatar

@josie Nope never been there but somehow I don’t think it is on anyone’s bucket list. Calling it a toilet is an insult to toilets everywhere. Somalia is a shit hole. At least a toilet, even though dirty ,can bee cleaned with a little work. A shithole is just a hole, with well….shit in it.You clean those up by burying it, better if you set it on fire first.

tedd's avatar

@woodcutter I just wanted to point out that Somalia hasn’t been a “sovereign” nation really in almost 20 years.

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