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Meet the Marines' New Pirate-Hunting Team

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

- 1658 days ago -
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 (306)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 10:26 pm
Gee guys, don't ya think someone should try to do something about sea piracy?

Ganaisha Calvin (7)
Friday November 8, 2013, 12:51 am
thanks for sharing

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

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.

. (0)
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 (65)
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 (63)
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 (160)
Friday November 8, 2013, 1:41 pm

Roger G (154)
Friday November 8, 2013, 2:06 pm
noted, thanks

Karen Chestney (112)
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 A (179)
Friday November 8, 2013, 6:03 pm

. (0)
Friday November 8, 2013, 10:47 pm
Ditto Henry.

Colleen L (3)
Friday November 8, 2013, 11:56 pm
Interesting. Thanks Carrie

Kerrie G (116)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 2:25 am
Noted, thanks.

Katie & Bill D (107)
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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