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post #9 of Old 01-06-2010
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These guys are nothing but opportunistic thugs. For the life of me I cannot understand in this day and age, with all the technology available why this problem can't be dealt with once and for all. I suspect for 1/10th of 1% of what we spend in Afganistan we could station a helocopter capable war ship or two off the coast. Why is there no will to deal with this?
Do marinerss and maritime business have that little political clout?
As far as protecting their fishing rights goes IF they had only attacked commercial fishing vessels they might have some credibility and garnered some support, but we all know that's not the case.

Last edited by dillybar; 01-06-2010 at 10:07 PM.
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