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    2010 was a record breaking year... for Somali Pirates

    Pirates took a record (seriously, records for hostages? someone tracks this ever year?) 1,181 hostages in 2010:

    Pirates took a record 1,181 hostages in 2010 as ship hijackings in waters off Somalia escalated, a global maritime watchdog said Tuesday.

    Attackers seized 53 vessels worldwide last year all but four off the coast of Somalia according to the International Maritime Bureau's piracy reporting center in Kuala Lumpur.

    The number of hostages and vessels taken "are the highest we have ever seen" since the center began monitoring attacks in 1991, its director, Pottengal Mukundan, said in a statement. "The continued increase in these numbers is alarming," he said.

    The Somali attacks accounted for 1,016 hostages held for ransom, the center said. Somali pirates are currently holding 31 vessels and 713 crew members of various nationalities after hijacking another four ships so far this year, it said.
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    It's cool, they can keep doing it, and we'll keep sniping them.

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    I always wanted to go hiking in somalia, learn about new cultures, meet new people and absorb all that life and culture has to offer.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
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    I always wanted to go hiking in somalia, learn about new cultures, meet new people and absorb all that life and culture has to offer.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SlicktopTTZ Click here to enlarge
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    It's cool, they can keep doing it, and we'll keep sniping them.
    u saw the special too? my question is how the hell do these guys get away with it, power in numbers? i thought the US navy was taking matters into their own hands?
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by oddjob2021 Click here to enlarge
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    u saw the special too? my question is how the hell do these guys get away with it, power in numbers? i thought the US navy was taking matters into their own hands?
    I still do not understand how the international community or at least the US navy has not handled this.

    We have the largest fleet on the planet, use it.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
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    I still do not understand how the international community or at least the US navy has not handled this.

    We have the largest fleet on the planet, use it.
    Why use are tax money? I could only see if it were american ships

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 600whp S4 Click here to enlarge
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    Why use are tax money? I could only see if it were american ships
    It has been American ships and citizens. The problem needs to be addressed for the good of people, not just Americans.
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    TURN SOMALIA INTO A GLASS DESERT
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
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    TURN SOMALIA INTO A GLASS DESERT
    i know you're not serious, but ive always wanted to see a realistic representation of that, i guess you mean nuclear? only thing i can say ive seen is lightning channeled through a metal rod into the beach producing some wild shapes.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by oddjob2021 Click here to enlarge
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    i know you're not serious, but ive always wanted to see a realistic representation of that, i guess you mean nuclear? only thing i can say ive seen is lightning channeled through a metal rod into the beach producing some wild shapes.
    With some acid!!!?
    Some people live long, meaningful lives.

    Other people eat shit and die.

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