British Tanker Seized By Somali Pirates

#2
Right! Thats it then! The gloves are off! Time for action! Lets send the Navy. Dont have a task force any more? Ships not armed? Oh. Ok lets bomb the b'stards. What? Foggy? Oh. Now for the army then! Right form up lads. Lads? Where are you all?. Bugger this is getting monotonous, how about the TA? Disbanded you say? Underfunded? Not enough guys as all supporting the regulars wherever they are? Hmm things ARE a bit dire. What about the ACF? Excellent choice - they only have blank ammo and so cant cause international outrage by killing anyone.
 
#3
Well it's a very difficult choice now. Do we send the sole remaining gunboat after the Somali pirates or do we instruct the captain to drive up the Yangtze and shell Shanghai and a few other towns on the way?
 
#4
eodmatt said:
Right! Thats it then! The gloves are off! Time for action! Lets send the Navy. Dont have a task force any more? Ships not armed? Oh. Ok lets bomb the b'stards. What? Foggy? Oh. Now for the army then! Right form up lads. Lads? Where are you all?. Bugger this is getting monotonous, how about the TA? Disbanded you say? Underfunded? Not enough guys as all supporting the regulars wherever they are? Hmm things ARE a bit dire. What about the ACF? Excellent choice - they only have blank ammo and so cant cause international outrage by killing anyone.
But ask for volunteers as the ACF are no longer paid their 21 days a year LOL!
 
#5
I think they're beginning to take the michael now! Holding two British Citizens hostage & now taking a ship sailing under out flag!

I opt for we deal with these *******, a quick victory; it'll be over by Christmas & then on to sort those Chinese out! We'll be having Hong Kong back as a starter for ten, thhhannnnkk quaw!
 
#6
Excuse my sarcasm but with GB in the seat I won't hold my breath on how he deals with this,

UK policy: we don't negotiate with terrorists (oopss Pirates) but I suspect this won't be a quick fix before NYE, .
 
#7
We really should have a policy of recovering our citizens when taken hostage. A simple rule of us asking nicely the first time, and if not satisfied with the result we will make our displeasure felt.

As for the boat, however.... I'm not so bothered.
 
#8
barneyrnsm said:
eodmatt said:
Right! Thats it then! The gloves are off! Time for action! Lets send the Navy. Dont have a task force any more? Ships not armed? Oh. Ok lets bomb the b'stards. What? Foggy? Oh. Now for the army then! Right form up lads. Lads? Where are you all?. Bugger this is getting monotonous, how about the TA? Disbanded you say? Underfunded? Not enough guys as all supporting the regulars wherever they are? Hmm things ARE a bit dire. What about the ACF? Excellent choice - they only have blank ammo and so cant cause international outrage by killing anyone.
But ask for volunteers as the ACF are no longer paid their 21 days a year LOL!
Bugger! That only leaves the Scouts and the Guides. Hang on, maybe we could bribe the Provos......
 
#10
rockhoppercrab said:
Biggest surprise is that we actually have any british flagged merchant vessels.
GB & PM still have 5 months left to get these auctioned off so don't count our blessings we'll have much of these left either :evil:

I agree a hostage recovery policy would be a positive move by the HoP, however we must not forget the forthcoming election is a bigger priority for our MP's at the moment :x
 
#11
Magdovus said:
We really should have a policy of recovering our citizens when taken hostage. A simple rule of us asking nicely the first time, and if not satisfied with the result we will make our displeasure felt.
I heard there were no British crew on board. In that respect, who cares.
 
#12
Fallschirmjager said:
Magdovus said:
We really should have a policy of recovering our citizens when taken hostage. A simple rule of us asking nicely the first time, and if not satisfied with the result we will make our displeasure felt.
I heard there were no British crew on board. In that respect, who cares.
thats correct however :wink: ,
Its 26 crew hail from Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Romania, Poland, Georgia, India, Turkey and the Philippines.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/8433438.stm

However its only a matter of time before the UK is faced with a situation similar to this & what "proper" resources have we to deal :? everyone's too busy in the ME.
 
#15
Can't we just say fukc the P.C brigade and all the bleeding hearts and send in the SBS/Marines? Are we so frightened of public opinion we can't stand up for ourselves?
 
#16
jimmys_best_mate said:
beemer007 said:
Its 26 crew hail from Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Romania, Poland, Georgia, India, Turkey and the Philippines.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/8433438.stm
Let Russia deal with it then. Their way with terrorists/pirates/anyone else they don't like is far more entertaining than ours anyway and when they've finished no-one else will have to worry about pirates for a long time.
Beat me to it; let Ivan deal with the Skinnies, get some Vodka and Cavier in and enjoy the show! :twisted:
 
#17
I can just imagine the phone call exchange between Ivan & Milliband:

Ivan: do you require assistance in this matter young chap
M/band: well this is challenging times Foreign Minister, but as were clearing up your Afghan mess were rather busy
Ivan: Now now, I'll speak to the President but I can't see a problem, leave it with us
M/band: * cough * thats what I'm most concerned about!

last resort: we could always send a detachment of WI, their a scary bunch at the best of times.
 
#18
Sid_Ruff said:
Can't we just say fukc the P.C brigade and all the bleeding hearts and send in the SBS/Marines? Are we so frightened of public opinion we can't stand up for ourselves?
They're busy; please call back later.
 
#19
Sid_Ruff said:
Can't we just say fukc the P.C brigade and all the bleeding hearts and send in the SBS/Marines? Are we so frightened of public opinion we can't stand up for ourselves?
Alternatively send the PC brigade to negotiate over a nice cup of tea. Ï'd stump up some cash for the tickets
 
#20
Gremlin said:
Sid_Ruff said:
Can't we just say fukc the P.C brigade and all the bleeding hearts and send in the SBS/Marines? Are we so frightened of public opinion we can't stand up for ourselves?
They're busy; please call back later.
Bugger. Henley on Thames Sewing Circle to the rescue then!
 

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