posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 12:52 AM
reply to post by Legion2112
Sorry to burst your bubble Legion:
South China Sea Piracy hits five year high
The fact is that piracy is on the rise all over the world. And commercial interests are in the way of security. The ships have a tight schedule and
don't want to sail in a navy guarded convoy. They even refuse to sail a route out of reach of the small pirate vessels.
We don't need new navy vessels to counter piracy. In the cold war there was a focus on a 'blue water' fleet. We kind of made an agreement with the
Soviets to fight out in the open water. But since the end of the cold war, every navy that could spend money on new ships, chose ships with 'brown
water' capabilities. Because we all knew the future of naval warfare would be within sight of the coast.
The killing of pirates is useless as a deterrent. To those guys it is the choice between dying of hunger, of the actions of some warlord, or a foreign
navy. At least the piracy option can be profitable and has a very high success rate.
Our only option is to somehow bring stability and security to the region. Not by sending troops, but by sponsoring the least evil warlord so he can
take complete control of the area. As soon as he is firmly in the saddle we can make him accountable for getting the country back on track. The gentle
humming of an armed UAV circling his position 24/7 will remind him of the fact that he will not be fired and sent home with a bonus if he screws up.
There will be some firing involved, but the fireworks will be the only bonus.