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Old 04-13-2009, 12:54 PM   #1
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Modern day high seea piracy

Ok, how's that for a serious topic. In light of the recent events re the Maersk Alabama, piracy has (at least temporarily) regained the spotlight. So the purpose of this is twofold.

1)How do you feel/what do you think about the way this crisis was handled?
(and what the hell does Hilary mean exactly by "21st century solution"?)

2)What do you think should be the future response to this problem? Arm merchant ships? Etc...?

Since this isn't necessarily a politics/religion question (though proposed solutions may end up falling along partisan lines), I didn't think it necessary to put in hot topics section.

Ok, people, have at it....

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