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They simply enderestimated the resources required to do the job, and were not able to fight effectivel without abandoning other efforts. You have to remember that while the British definitely wanted ownership of North America, it came down to what could be managed in the end. It's also worth remembering the size of the British isles compared to what they were defending.


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Most cruise ships have stabilizers... so a few guys with Barrett .50 cal. rifles up high could have done a fair bit of cleaning.
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It was reported a couple of days ago , in the Australian media , that a cruise ship with several hundred Australians on it was surrounded by up to 40 boats , with up to 6 pirates in each boat.
The crew used water cannon to repel at least 2 of the attempts to board the ship , and the captain simply went to full speed , outrunning them.
That would have been the perfect opportunity to round up a hell of a lot of them , half a dozen helicopter gunships , with a Somali speaker on a loudspeaker telling them to shut down their engines , or be sunk , and it would be "all over , red rover ".
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Nix the shot shell pistol idea too.

Here's some info on the idea. Too much recoil, you'd have to load your own with almost no powder.

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Shooting with a flare, even at close range, is not deadly. Google flare gun and you find a video of a guy shooting himself in the head with one, and basically just saying ouch.

Time for plan C......

I plan to stay away as much as possible but when you want to go everywhere it does create a problem.

Anybody know what plan C is...... I'm still thinking Jon
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Shoot yourself in the head and then go drat.....
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Accurate to at least 10 feet if you practice with it.I would not want burning WP hitting me......
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