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Meet the Marines' New Pirate-Hunting Team


World  (tags: piracy, US Marines, violence, world, Somali pirates, crime )

Carrie
- 294 days ago - killerapps.foreignpolicy.com
Armed pirates have run rampant off Africa's west coast for years, overtaking Somali pirates as the biggest maritime marauders in the world. But they may have a new outfit to reckon with: The U.S. Marine Corps is exploring expanding its presence...



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Carrie B. (309)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 10:26 pm
Gee guys, don't ya think someone should try to do something about sea piracy?
 

Ganaisha Calvin (6)
Friday November 8, 2013, 12:51 am
thanks for sharing
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Friday November 8, 2013, 4:27 am
ty
 

Christine Huff (38)
Friday November 8, 2013, 8:31 am
Semper Fi
 

Past Member (0)
Friday November 8, 2013, 8:55 am
Not exactly a new concept here. Marines were used to combat African pirates all the way back to Thomas Jefferson's administration. You know, the old "Shores of Tripoli" thing.
 

Micheael Kirkbym (85)
Friday November 8, 2013, 10:39 am
It would have been nice if I could have gotten rid of that damned FP blurb which prevented me from reading the article. Of course there's always the giant squid.
 

Elizabeth M. (66)
Friday November 8, 2013, 12:24 pm
I couldn't read the whole article because of the FP blurb as Michael K. calls it.
Why are they not using a United Nations team to go after these Somalian pirates??
Thank You Carrie.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Friday November 8, 2013, 1:17 pm
Noted. Thanks, Carrie.
I believe it was The Daily Show that did a take on this.....small boats being attacked by a giant Navy ship. Overkill!
 

Past Member (0)
Friday November 8, 2013, 1:26 pm
Lois: Overkill is fine by me as long as they get the "kill" part right.
 

Birgit W. (144)
Friday November 8, 2013, 1:41 pm
Thanks.
 

Roger Garin-michaud (61)
Friday November 8, 2013, 2:06 pm
noted, thanks
 

Karen Chestney (106)
Friday November 8, 2013, 3:11 pm
SIMPER FI !.................Thank-you
 

Joanne Dixon (38)
Friday November 8, 2013, 4:07 pm
What Michael and Elizabeth said.
 

Winn Adams (191)
Friday November 8, 2013, 6:03 pm
Thanks
 

Donn M. (1)
Friday November 8, 2013, 10:47 pm
Ditto Henry.
 

Colleen L. (2)
Friday November 8, 2013, 11:56 pm
Interesting. Thanks Carrie
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 2:25 am
Noted, thanks.
 

BnKatieNOMESPLE D. (81)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 9:01 pm
Interesting and has been for years, something should have already been done!
They have robbed people and harmed them threatened and ll for a long time!
Thank You Carrie
 
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