Wednesday, November 19, 2008


If you've been paying attention, you know that there is a problem in the waters around Africa with pirates. They're capturing ships and holding them for ransom.

The Indian navy is fighting back. Good for them.

Some say that the only way to end piracy is through diplomacy. Nonsense. There are more traditional ways. Sure, the Barbary wars ended with diplomacy, but the Marines had to get involved so that diplomacy could work.

I think we should partner up with the Indian navy and let a few frigates use their guns. A little battleship diplomacy might be a good thing.


Anonymous said...

There have been a few stories about the Royal Navy being unleashed a bit too; earlier in the year they were essentially muzzled by their own government (as are most western militaries, sadly).

I think its time for some "Q" ships to start making the rounds out there.

Old NFO said...

USN and SNFL are and have been out there too! People don't realize how big that area is, and how limited a ship's horizon is though... Max 40nm with radar, 8nm visual.