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    Re: Off-topic: Recommendation for "Captain Phillips"
    From: Greg Rudzinski
    Date: 2014 Jan 16, 09:16 -0800

    In the case of modern piracy you would think self preservation of ship and crew would trump any international laws on the books. This is a case where world politics is doing bad:(( Plain and simple.

    Greg Rudzinski


    Re: Off-topic: Recommendation for "Captain Phillips"
    From: Gary LaPook
    Date: 2014 Jan 15, 22:32 -0800
    So, you have to be careful before you use lethal force, just like in self defense cases ashore. It may be that these guys were trigger happy and should be punished. Each event is fact specific. But there is still that old wisdom, "I'd rather be judged by twelve than carried by six."

    I'm not the only one that feels armed guards on the ships themselves is the best solution, the commander of the U.S. Naval forces agrees as do 389 congressmen, see:

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