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French Commandos seize Somali Pirates

Much as it pains me, I have to admire the French for this audacious action reported in today's DT (link). Would we do the same and does anyone know what happened to the yacht?
 

SILVER_FOX

War Hero
We must be on the same wavelength NG. When I first heard about this one I thought exactly the same thing. Once upon a time perhaps but I suspect we would be required to worry more about infringing the inherrent rights of the pirates to rape, steal and pillage rather than saving the lives of law abiding tax payers.

SF
 

Oil_Slick

War Hero
Broon would apologize to the Pirates for upsetting them with a blatant exhibition of wealth off impoverished Africa by the yacht.
 

SILVER_FOX

War Hero
Not to mention offering them an all expenses paid holiday in Costa Del Britain with free house and benefits.

SF
 

lsadirty

War Hero
Not knowing much about the French military, are these "commandos" the equivalant of our Marines, or are they "Special Forces" ?
 

Harry1

Lantern Swinger
It really is heartbreaking that our government hasn't got the balls to carry out an operation like this. I feel for the ships companies of the RN ships in the area who have had their hands tied by this. Perhaps they should just get on with it and plead self defence!!!.

H1
 
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