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    Arrrrrgghhhh, don't mess with these "pirates"

    WASHINGTON (AFP) – A US warship operating in the Indian Ocean captured five suspected pirates Thursday after an exchange of gunfire in international waters near the Seychelles, the Pentagon said.
    The frigate USS Nicholas took the piracy suspects into custody after the warship sank a skiff, and confiscated a suspected mother ship, said a statement from US Naval Forces.
    "While operating west of the Seychelles in international waters, Nicholas reported taking fire at 12:27 am local time from a suspected pirate skiff and returned fire before commencing pursuit of the vessel until the disabled skiff stopped," the statement said.


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    They fired at a US warship?

    Oh yes, children. I can imagine the Captain almost wet himself exploring the possibilities....

    CIWS? Torpedo? M2? My God man, I can't decide! Someone flip a coin!
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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean View Post
    They fired at a US warship?

    Oh yes, children. I can imagine the Captain almost wet himself exploring the possibilities....

    CIWS? Torpedo? M2? My God man, I can't decide! Someone flip a coin!
    Fuck it !! Everybody open up !!

    These pirates obviously have learning disabilities. Don't mess around with the United States Navy , ya bunch of Capt Jack Sparrow -wanna- be, cock sucking ,son of a wog, motherfuckers.
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    I think you need one more cup of coffee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisipso View Post
    I think you need one more cup of coffee.
    I'm pouring it now.
    SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM

    "It's a great life. You risk your skin catching killers and the juries turn them loose so they can come back and shoot at you again. If your honest , your poor your whole life. And , In the end , you wind up dying all alone on some dirty street. For what? For nothing. For a tin star."
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    When I read this, I kinda wondered if everyone aboard the US ship kinda started giggling with anticipation when those pirates started shooting. I mean, it's probably hard to laugh when someone's shooting at you, but when you think, "man...those idiots. We're going to completely vaporize that ricketty-ass 'boat' and wipe those pirates off the face of the earth," I don't think I'd be able to stifle my smile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Loblaw View Post
    When I read this, I kinda wondered if everyone aboard the US ship kinda started giggling with anticipation when those pirates started shooting. I mean, it's probably hard to laugh when someone's shooting at you, but when you think, "man...those idiots. We're going to completely vaporize that ricketty-ass 'boat' and wipe those pirates off the face of the earth," I don't think I'd be able to stifle my smile.
    It's *almost* enough to wish I was in the Navy.

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    Say what you will about the Navy (from a guy who was on an NROTC scholarship), but those guys have the means at their disposal to rain some SERIOUS misgivings on those who are stupid enough to engage them. While the individual men and women on warships aren't ever really thought of as a "warrior class", the ships they collectively man are sufficiently mighty to give any armed force pause. The Phalanx CIWS they have should make any serious gun enthusiast tent his pants.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 121Traffic View Post
    The Phalanx CIWS they have should make any serious gun enthusiast tent his pants.

    Phalanx is the shit. With that system online I would like to see someone in a skiff approach. Examples, they need to be made.


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    Ok, slightly OT for a sec, but I showed the Duckling the gun porn you guys posted, and she literally drooled and said in a wistful voice, "I WANT those!!"

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    I have a mental picture: Rudy-Poot, Earl, and the rest of the pirate gang are floating along, waiting on their next catch to come by. Rudy-Poot is kind of new at this and he's always been "special" but he's the local warlord's nephew.

    A big gray ship comes tooling by so Rudy-Poot throws his AK up to his shoulder and cuts loose with a burst. Earl and all the other pirates turn and stare at Rudy-Poot, open mouthed. Scene ends with Earl beating the snarf out of Rudy-Poot as ordinance from the USN frigate splashes all around the boat.
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    I do have to wonder at someone who fires a .30 caliber popgun at a big gray warship.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean View Post
    I do have to wonder at someone who fires a .30 caliber popgun at a big gray warship.
    Maybe they got their flags mixed up and thought it was the French
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna
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    I still fail to understand why they are not shot and dumped overboard.

    They are, after all, pirates.
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    I think would be the same as chucking a rock at a M-1 Abrams.
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    very optermistic target for the pirates.

    Attacking ships that carry huge numbers of machines guns and large calibre ship to ship combat artillary pieces is a little stupid.
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    Notice that in the photo of the squid manning the twin .50.....is a 30mm chain gun.

    I'm not sure which one would be more fun....


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    Quote Originally Posted by 121Traffic View Post
    Say what you will about the Navy (from a guy who was on an NROTC scholarship), but those guys have the means at their disposal to rain some SERIOUS misgivings on those who are stupid enough to engage them. While the individual men and women on warships aren't ever really thought of as a "warrior class", the ships they collectively man are sufficiently mighty to give any armed force pause. The Phalanx CIWS they have should make any serious gun enthusiast tent his pants.
    The new Block 1B CIWS has FLIR and tracking for surface objects, or "floaters."

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