Originally Posted by MikeinLA
I absolutely agree. Perhaps we could organize armed warship escorts a few times a month so that commercial ships as well as private vessels could travel the route in safety. We already have the ships and the men and any additional costs could be borne by the commercial shippers or their insurance companies. I'm sure it would be a net savings for them. And if we accidentally kill a hundred Somali pirates, well......oops>
Just no more wars.....pretty please?
I am not a great supporter of America's forays into international intervention but you know this is an international problem that does require international effort. Its much like Bush #1's effort to free Kuwait. It would receive broad based support and it is an issue of Freedom of the seas that is critical to each and every country and their well being. Virtually every military adventure GWB went on was dumb but some times just sometimes in the right situation its time to dust off that old line from the song that goes "the sands of Tripoli" and remember why they put that line in the song. Then act accordingly. This is a problem that will only have a military solution.
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