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Monday, November 07, 2005

Well done Captain Stubing!

What sort of nancy-boy pirates can't manage to grab an undefended cruise ship and get "out maneuvered" by it? How does a cruise ship out manuever anything?

But, imagine it had worked for the "pirates". What do you suppose they'd do with 300 hostages? Achille Lauro again, or something even worse than one poor dead old man?
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Posted by Chefen | 11/07/2005 09:01:00 AM


Blogger Murray said...

Lets impose some of that international law the selected few like to keep quoting.

Pirates are exectuted on the spot. A skyhawk could do the job.

11/07/2005 10:12:00 AM  
Blogger Andy said...

Pirates are exectuted on the spot. A skyhawk could do the job

I don't know about that Murray, Pirates are kind of romantic don't you think.

The thing is the British empire was built of Piracy. What was Sir Francis Drake if not a pirate? Actually in Lord Nelsons day the British Navy were kind of Pirates, men weren't attracted by the pay and conditions but by the prize Money when they earned when the seized french ships. Some great fortunes (that last to this day) were built by British Navy officers who were successful (or lucky) with the ships they captured.

11/07/2005 12:08:00 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

Perhaps "outrun" would be a better description?

11/07/2005 12:39:00 PM  

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