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- 23-03-12, 17:27 #1
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- May 2008
Telegraph: "Inland Somali Pirate Bases To Be Targeted"
23-03-12, 18:02 #2
If the Pirates weren't so busy counting their ransom money they might register a little concern over this latest plan.Rules are the wise man's guide and the fool's Bible
23-03-12, 18:36 #3
Edmund Burke: 'Wars may be deferred .. but they cannot be wholly avoided .. to purchase present quiet, at the price of future security, is .. a cowardice of the most base and degrading nature."
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- Jan 2007
- Near Pompey
Nelson: "You should hate a Frenchman as you do the devil".
23-03-12, 18:54 #4
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- Apr 2009
But the use of ground troops or missiles strike launched from naval vessels will not be permitted after Germany and Spain expressed reservations over the expanded rules of engagement.
Don't think they'll be that bothered given the above. Personally I'd send them a signed framed colour photograph of Baroness Ashton...That threat should be enough for them to cease piracy when they see what she looks like
Last edited by trelawney126; 23-03-12 at 18:56.Illius me paenitet dux
23-03-12, 20:23 #5
If we can't use missiles I suppose we'll have to rely on our carriers if the pirates would be so good as to hang on 10 years or so.Sh1t shot, pumping slop.
26-03-12, 05:18 #6
Not being able to use ground troops or missiles strike from naval vessels is a nuisance but probably pragmatically sensible since the former would put us right into body bag territory and the latter has significant "collateral damage" implications. There are still a lot of spanners in the toolbox though, even without these options - and the decision can always be extended in light of experience going forward.
This is a very positive step and should help to shift the whole thing up a gear or two.... of course I could be wrong; I was once ... when I said I could be wrong!
26-03-12, 06:29 #7
Bootnecks have already been ashore in Somalia.
The option should be left on the table.why you kikka my dog and a call it fuck off?
26-03-12, 11:07 #8
26-03-12, 11:14 #9
Just a guess but that is how I would interpret the ROE limit... of course I could be wrong; I was once ... when I said I could be wrong!
26-03-12, 11:25 #10Smother me in chocolate and throw me to the lesbians!