Pirates seize $100m Saudi Super Tanker

Discussion in 'World Events' started by cosmictraveler, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. CheskiChips Banned Banned

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    How do they plan on using the oil?
     
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  3. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    They don't want the oil, they want the ransom money to be paid to let the tanker go as well as the crew.
     
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  5. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Of course, why defend SAM, she can do fine on her own.
     
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  7. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Hey, every girl likes a white knight!

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

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    In your case an Arabian knight.

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  9. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    And, you know this how?
     
  10. Baron Max Registered Senior Member

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    Just send in the Navy SEALs, they'll take care of the problem!

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

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    They probably supply the weapons and get a cut of the ransom.
     
  12. hypewaders Save Changes Registered Senior Member

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    North up the coast, along beaches where he wealthy play- They won't shoot the whale there.

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    But there will be "Repel boarders" setup and chores to do. Arrrh! A pirate's life fer me!

    (not)

    Wouldn't it be nice to set out cruising with such a full tank? If I were a negotiator, I'd offer a lengthy joyride, so long as everyone stays polite with each other while we discuss things.

    What have our massive, slow-maneuverers deigned to leak so far? No goos is good goos.
     
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  13. John99 Banned Banned

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    It is all about money. They even seized a ship going to Iran from China with wheat to feed the people. All this stuff and terrorism is the same ball of wax.
     
  14. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Too bad they don't give the food or weapons to anyone, including the local insurgents. All they want is the ransom. That food sure would help a lot of Somalians.
     
  15. hypewaders Save Changes Registered Senior Member

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    Follow them around with a news media dressed-up like a reality/infotainment show: If they lose, and get killed, the audience will love it, and the network can provide half of advertising proceeds into making every Somalian a well-fed, well-housed, and happy consumer. If they win, and get away, we can have them back on some future exiting episode of global Bring It On, Wacknuts!
     
  16. John99 Banned Banned

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    I just hope they dont sink that oil tanker. It would be a disaster.
     
  17. hypewaders Save Changes Registered Senior Member

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    Right: Somalian chaos has nothing to do with USAmerican revisionism, exceptionalism and (resultantly) colonialism's cheap new suit.
     
  18. John99 Banned Banned

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    All depends on how creative you are.
     
  19. madanthonywayne Morning in America Registered Senior Member

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    MOD NOTE; Off topic posts moved to new thread: Terrorism, good strategy or crime against humanity.
     
  20. MacGyver1968 Fixin' Shit that Ain't Broke Valued Senior Member

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    That's my biggest fear. Something goes wrong, and the pirates decide to scuttle the ship...and all those millions of gallons of crude get dumped in the ocean. What a mess.
     
  21. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    They won't scuttle the ship. A $100m ship is worth at least 10m to them.
     
  22. MacGyver1968 Fixin' Shit that Ain't Broke Valued Senior Member

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    What if commandos are sent in to retake the ship, and the pirates decide to go out in a blaze of glory? I could see that happening..Hope it doesn't, but it is quite feasible.
     
  23. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Watching too many movies. These are Somalians. They want money, not glory.
     

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