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post #9 of Old 03-04-2011
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You've hit the nail on the head. Keep in mind that technique worked extremely well for Germany during WW-I and WW-II, and I recently read an article about a single boat that was responsible for sinking more than 130 merchant vessels while flying the flags of various, neutral nations. The guns were all hidden behind fake cargo containers that were lowered when the other ships were within range. We use a similar technique in the U.S. to catch auto thieves--bait cars. They look like a great prize for car thieves, but once inside the car and moving down the highway, the car's doors are locked, the engine shut down and it's all done by remote control. Inside the vehicle there is a hidden camera that captures all activity and conversations taking place in the stolen vehicle. I believe a couple weeks or months of Q-ship activity along the Somalian coast would go a long way to solve this problem. Granted, someone will cry foul, mainly in the name of political correctness, but can guarantee that those yelling the loudest
will be politicians that wouldn't set foot on Somalia without a heavily armed escort.

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