Comments:Negotiations for hijacked Saudi oil tanker begin
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These Somali Pirates are like cartoons, lets give them their own reality TV show.
Re: Somali Pirates
Why can't a US carrier group (or a British or French carrier) supply airstrikes against any pirate vessel? Our satellites can track these pirates to their base ports in Somalia, or anywhere else. This is exactly the kind of conventional warfare we pay 41% of our taxes for every year. Yet our Navy says it "would have to station a ship every eight miles" and begs off? While we are entering a recession and need to protect trade?
Oil for protection
Since we usually have a carrier in the middle east, we could station an AWAC in the Somolia area to alert the carrier air wing in the area. A squadron of fighter jets could be dispatched to make short work of pirate vessals. If OPEC would pay the expenses involved and also assure lower and stable oil prices as ancentive, it wuld be a win win situation. An end to piracy on the high seas, and good PR for the usa in the middle east and around the world.22.214.171.124 19:53, 5 December 2008 (UTC)