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Mexican pirates posing greater risk in Gulf of Mexico to oil workers, tourists

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posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 01:09 PM
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little is known about the exact network of pirates who are believed to have been born out of local fisherman circles. Even corrupt government workers themselves have aided some of the piracy, experts have asserted.

Since he took office in December 2018, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador vowed to make oil theft a top national-security priority. This past January, officials shut down several Mexican Petroleum (Pemex) pipelines in an attempt to curb the smuggling and piracy, but the shortage triggered a schism among the oil-hungry cartels and a national deficit that angered people across that country.


Mexican pirates posing greater risk in Gulf of Mexico to oil workers, tourists

More problems for Mexico
if they can't stop the drug cartels I don't see them stopping pirates

oil facilities and tourists alike being targeted.

I see some 'hey USA how about some a$$istance with this stuff...'

anyone with any knowlege of their Coast Guard or equivalent?




posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 01:30 PM
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a reply to: ElGoobero

The pirates of today lack style and nice sail ships. I am not meaning they are not dangerous with their automatic weapons and rocket launchers but the "Aaarrrrrr" factor is missing here.



posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 01:33 PM
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a reply to: Oleandra88

I'll be very disappointed if their flags don't look like this.




posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 01:39 PM
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a reply to: grey580
Good one!

But seriously, I say anyone flying a pirate flag is open game. I am not for violence but we could make some international laws for a a electronic lock on their boats.

I mean, so we could disable their engines. Someone had the idea about guns so I think that should do the trick. Once the law is in place, what they are going to do about it? The pirates I mean.



posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 01:46 PM
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I mean, so we could disable their engines. Someone had the idea about guns so I think that should do the trick. Once the law is in place, what they are going to do about it? The pirates I mean.


Most pirates (at least in Somalia, but I imagine this would translate to many other places considering they typically are sourced from poverty) use fast boats with off board motors to sneak up on ships, and their low profile makes them hard to counter.

That being said, a helicopter with a .50 cal sniper can totally disable their engines. The US coast guard uses them to demobilize drug runners.

Maybe each ship in the region should have an ex-military on board with a .50 cal to stop those boogers in their tracks.



posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 02:09 PM
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a reply to: ElGoobero

The obvious answer.

A floating wall!



posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 02:12 PM
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originally posted by: andy06shake
a reply to: ElGoobero

The obvious answer.

A floating wall!


Um, first, let me address the elephant in the room. Please pull your pants up birthday brother.

floating walls are called mines where I come from.



posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 02:12 PM
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originally posted by: andy06shake
a reply to: ElGoobero
The obvious answer.
A floating wall!

We could just push some of the huge swamps of floating plastic bottles in their way.



posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 02:15 PM
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Coast guard can more than take care of it. They have guns and the training finally.

pew pew pew BOOOM!!

gurgle gurgle gurgle




posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 02:19 PM
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originally posted by: mikell
Coast guard can more than take care of it. They have guns and the training finally.

pew pew pew BOOOM!!

gurgle gurgle gurgle



I think disabling them while at sea is more practical. Better to catch them alive, and waterboard milk them for information.

The Coast Guard may not be the option though, lets keep them closer to home. These companies should have to mitigate their own risks if they are not within US territorial waters IMO. Having one well trained sniper aboard the ship should give them a decrease on insurances anyways.



posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 02:21 PM
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a reply to: Blue Shift

And like just tell said plastic bottles to sit or stay?

They're going to move around.


Just like Pirates and people i suppose.



posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 02:23 PM
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a reply to: CriticalStinker
I value your input my friend but I say space lasers! That requires good precision aim for the snipering snipers to hit these small engines on a moving target, while moving or wiggeling themselves.



posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 02:27 PM
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a reply to: Oleandra88

My grandpa was actually a civil engineer for the Star Wars program back in the day in a secret division at an Air Force base.

Might be overkill



posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 02:29 PM
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a reply to: CriticalStinker

Where i come from "floating wall" means the framing is pretty much nailed to the joist, with the bottom plate being nailed to the floor.


So ""water nails"" are what's required i imagine.


Think you can get them in the aisle right next to the Tartan paint, just up from the skyhooks and left-hander screwdrivers.

Let's not be laying mines, as i don't think they discriminate much.



posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 02:30 PM
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a reply to: CriticalStinker
Just vaporize the engine away. If they choose a bigger ship that needs a big inside motor, well, bad luck for them.

Problem is who calls the shots?



posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 02:35 PM
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I'm guessing Mexican pirates have no trouble finding a parrot to sit on their shoulder.



posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 02:39 PM
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a reply to: Homefree

If they use at least 3 parrots of the same weight, they can sit on the hat and it will be balanced. If a fourth waits inside the hat, it can jump in for if one needs to to stuff.



posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 03:00 PM
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One more good reason to steer clear of Mexico (if you needed another one).



posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 03:36 PM
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I suppose those companies could afford armed security. Mount some mini-guns and hammer in.



posted on Oct, 3 2019 @ 06:37 AM
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I'm really at the stance that we shouldn't offer assistance. It's their problem with their lack of government care and ongoing corruption. We shouldn't lift a finger.

Secure the border on their end, dispose of their cartels and then we'll talk.

If the pirates hit any of OUR rigs, then we should send the Navy and bomb them out of existence while replacing cartel strongholds with craters. Finally, overthrow their government so they can start fresh and perhaps a bit less corrupted.



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