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Old 04-13-2009, 04:15 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Totenkopf View Post
1)How do you feel/what do you think about the way this crisis was handled?
I think it was the right response. I was surprised that the US Navy hadn't gone in earlier, but I think it was about the only way it could have ended.

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

I don't know about arming ships, but I wouldn't be surprised if we see crews carrying weaponry at all times in high-risk areas such as the Gulf of Aden. My father mentioned a return to travelling in convoys, but I don't see the situation being that severe.

I can definately see an increase in naval deployment - in addition to the multi-national taskforce already there. An increase in regular patrols, close to the coast of Somalia would make sense too.
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