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    Default What to do with a captured pirate?

    I just read that the Russian capture 29 Somalian pirates.

    What now? Gitmo? Siberia? Walk the plank?

    What are we supposed to do with "POWs" when there really isn't a war?

    Is this any different than our situation with "terrorist" being held at Guantanamo?

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    Default Re: What to do with a captured pirate?

    How about "Shave their bellies with a rusty razor"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ground&Pound View Post
    I just read that the Russian capture 29 Somalian pirates.

    What now? Gitmo? Siberia? Walk the plank?

    What are we supposed to do with "POWs" when there really isn't a war?

    Is this any different than our situation with "terrorist" being held at Guantanamo?
    No defined war, the rules of the Geneva Convention do not apply.

    Shark bait.

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    How stable is the Somalian government? They probably have prisons for Somalians who commit crimes like piracy, unless that country has completely fallen apart.

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    How did the world deal with pirates the last time they were an issue.....hang em all

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    Maritime Law requires the death penalty for piracy .

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    Quote Originally Posted by RYou View Post

    Cuba will be like Eden compared to Sibera.
    Thats what I'm thinking too. Those dumb bastards screwed up when they let themselves get caught by the Russians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arm-spin View Post
    How stable is the Somalian government? They probably have prisons for Somalians who commit crimes like piracy, unless that country has completely fallen apart.
    I believe Somalia was the setting for 'Black Hawk Down'-at the time Somalia was run by Warlords who dragged /drug ? U.S.Special Forces corpses through the streets cheering -do not think they have come too far .

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    Quote Originally Posted by r.payton@att.net View Post
    Maritime Law requires the death penalty for piracy .

    I believe that is true.

    I think in the case of the Pirate the USA has captured the prosecutors are going to ask for life imprisonment.

    The Russians tend to be more harsh. I could see the Russians using the death penalty or a prison deep in Siberia for a long, long time.
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