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post #8 of Old 03-04-2011
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Originally Posted by Boasun View Post
'Q' ships & Yachts, heavily armed and willing to take on all comers.
Remember 'Q' Ships were innocent looking ships until you got well in range of their guns. They sunk a lot of ships during WWI & WWII. Now they should be imployed in hunting the pirates.
And imploy Spy drones and Satellites to ferret out the mother ships and skiffs.

Just how do they recognize pirates as opposed to legitimate fishermen. Or may be we should adopt this approach.

Arnaud (or Arnau) Amalric (died 1225) was a Cistercian monk remembered for giving advice during the Albigensian Crusade to a soldier wondering how to distinguish the Catholic friendlies from the Cathar enemies to just "Kill them all. For the Lord knows them that are His."

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