Pirates seize $100m Saudi Super Tanker

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  1. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    There are a lot of American battleships floating around. Probably busy killing civilians or shooting their allies in friendly fire.

    Same thing they did before:

     
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  3. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Actually SAM you are wrong. There are no more commissioned American battleships making way anywhere in the world for they all have been decommissioned and that happened over 5 years ago! I guess you just have not been reading to much lately but I'm happy to point out your mistakes and correct you when you do.
     
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  5. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Isn't a destroyer a battleship?

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  7. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    If it is named "destroyer" then how can it be a battleship?

    Here is a battleship, notice the differences?

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  8. G. F. Schleebenhorst England != UK Registered Senior Member

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    No, technically a destroyer is a destroyer and a battleship is a battleship. I think what you mean is "warship".
     
  9. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    They both look like war ships to me. Except that I can see the front of the battleship and it appears to have cannons, which I cannot see on the destroyer. Is it a difference of size?
     
  10. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Wiggle your way out instead of just saying you made an error huh SAM?
     
  11. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Error? I see USS Thingamajig, I figure its a battleship. I'm not up to date on the technical names of warhsips. So you can change my statement to:

    There are a lot of US warships floating around. No problem at all. I only read about it because I heard of the prison ships floating around near Somalia.

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  12. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Go right ahead and change your error SAM, but we all know you did err.
     
  13. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Does it change my statement if there are 17 destroyers instead of battleships? I'm happy to expand my knowledge on ships, but its irrelevant surely, if the inept ships are destroyers rather than battleships?
     
  14. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    But you were wrong and that's all I wanted to point out to you. I only wanted to correct your statement and help you understand more about ships, that is all.
     
  15. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Okay. :shrug:
     
  16. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Can you think of any other reason why the sovereignty infringement that allows foreign ships chasing pirates to go into Somalian waters, is restricted only to Somalia and ignores other places where such piracy occurs? Is Somalian sovereignty different from that of other countries?
     
  17. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    If the country that the pirates are using don't want others to come into their own waters then those nations have the right to keep others that seek the pirates from entering their waters. Just like in Pakistan , they don't want America to bomb inside of its territory and are complaining about the Americans doing so. The problem with these types of thinking is that Pakistan, as an example, can't stop the terrorists/pirates from invading Afghanistan.
     
  18. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    So the sovereignty of any country is decided by others? For example, if Americans do nothing about the foreign policy of their country, then its okay for others to take a hand in it?
     
  19. madanthonywayne Morning in America Registered Senior Member

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    Yes, I'd think you could spot that fucker with a satellite.
    Your sovereignty is defined by your ability/willingness to defend it.

    Looks like they've got another one:
     
  20. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    They're mostly all Sunni Muslims in Somalia, aren't they? Doesn't appear anything to do with the US, evidently.

    "Money changers walk around with thick wads of hundred-dollar bills. Palatial new houses are rising up next to tin-roofed shanties. Men in jail reminisce, with a twinkle in their eyes, about their days living like kings.

    This is the story of Somalia’s booming, not-so-underground pirate economy. The country is in chaos, countless children are starving and people are killing one another in the streets of Mogadishu, the capital, for a handful of grain.

    But one particular line of work — piracy — seems to be benefiting quite openly from all this lawlessness and desperation. This year, Somali officials say, pirate profits are on track to reach a record $50 million, all of it tax free.

    “These guys are making a killing,” said Mohamud Muse Hirsi, the top Somali official in Boosaaso, who himself is widely suspected of working with the pirates, though he vigorously denies it. "

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/31/world/africa/31pirates.html
     
  21. Zakariya04 and it was Valued Senior Member

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    cosmic dont you think you are being just a touch pedantic you know damned well Sam meant warships as in US navy vesssels with weapons on them
     
  22. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Touchy , aren't we.

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  23. Zakariya04 and it was Valued Senior Member

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    u think so????
     

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