quote:Originally posted by Mr_Cyberpunk:This would make a cool movie Get Jerry Bruckhimer on the phone!oh wait..
quote: Nato and other international warships have increased patrols around northern Somalia to try to deter the heavily armed Somali pirate gangs who have seriously disrupted one of the world busiest shipping lanes. The pirates are holding about a dozen vessels hostage and more than 200 foreign crew. They are believed to have already netted more than £20m in ransoms this year.
quote:Originally posted by Boogerhead:Bruckheimer couldn't write this with a bible of blotter and a dumptruck full of meth,
quote:I don't understand this. Somali pirates have taken some 36 ships this year. Why isn't there military interdiction going on?
quote: I just don't get it, especially the Russians, they let a school full of hostages get killed by Chechens when they went in to shoot them the fuck up. But pirates are given a pass?
quote:Originally posted by UberDog:quote:Originally posted by Mr_Cyberpunk:This would make a cool movie Get Jerry Bruckhimer on the phone!oh wait.. That should go in the movies that don't need to be made thread.
quote:a bible of blotter and a dumptruck full of meth
quote:Originally posted by kenmeer livermaile:quote:a bible of blotter and a dumptruck full of meth Look! Down in the alley! It's a blog title! A CIA operation! It's a Bruckheimer set!
quote:Originally posted by Bravus:Heh, either would work, in different ways, but yeah.
quote:Originally posted by lithos:quote:Originally posted by Bravus:Heh, either would work, in different ways, but yeah. I've heard tell that detonating an LNG tanker would create a blast as big as Hiroshima, but that might've been in a Clive Cussler novel.
quote:Split, you should know a bit about this, WTF is going on?
quote: "Shipping experts agree that prevention is the key. Security companies have devised a whole range of nonlethal deterrents, from high-powered hoses to electric rails around the deck. The Sirius Star had none of these – no one suspected that pirates could board such an enormous vessel."Some are looking to Asia for lessons. Piracy there has fallen more than a third since 2006, partly because of the actions of committed and resource-rich governments that are determined to defend the lucrative route through the Malacca Straits. Most incidents in that region are small-scale attacks to loot or steal vessels, unlike those off the Somali coast in which crews and vessels are held for huge ransoms."Satellite-tracking devices have led to a high rate of retrieval for stolen ships, deterring hijacks. In addition, the far greater stability of SouthEast Asian nations makes the weaponry used by the Somalis far harder to come by, and limits their chances of finding sanctuary on shore."
quote:Originally posted by Boogerhead:Edit has his own defense force?