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End the Somali Pirate Problem Once and For All - Mr. Obama, Implement the "B.O.S.S. Plan" - Now

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Enough Already!

The report of an American ship captain being held hostage by Somali pirates demonstrates the current disparate and uncoordinated U.S. and other nations anti-piracy strategies are not working, at all. It chalks up to nothing but ineptitude by those tasked to protect and yet one more successful booty call for the pirates. 

Mr. Obama and Ms. Clinton, it's time to end this growing scourge on the high seas once and for all. Accordingly, it's incumbent upon you both to embrace and enact the "B.O.S.S. Plan" (see link below). 

Evidence this escalation is the AP article "Somali Pirates Hijack Ship; 20 Americans Aboard":  

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_piracy 

After a brief artificial respite the last 2-3 months, the pirate activity is again picking up, now boldly for the first time pirates attacking U.S. flagged ships, specifically the Maersk Alabama. This most recent pirate attack too being the sixth in a week.  

Quoting from the article:

Cmdr. Jane Campbell, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Navy's Bahrain-based 5th Fleet, said that “it was the first pirate attack involving U.S. nationals and a U.S.-flagged vessel in recent memory."

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The article highlights the weakness in the current strategy, in that this latest hijacked ship was hundreds of miles from a U.S. Navy warship. The Navy admits it can't cover the entire Gulf of Aden alone. Not can any other Navy on its own. This ship (and others in the future) therefore simply had no chance, as Somali pirates have identified and are now exploiting the gaping geographic holes in the anti-piracy strategies of the individual nations navies deployed to the region.

The only way to solve the Somali pirate program is a coordinated and integrated multi-national "Gulf of Aden Umbrella and Strike" strategy directed from Djibouti. This is carefully detailed in the Author's "BOSS Plan" (see article link below) and readers are invited and strongly encouraged to send (e-mail this article) the BOSS plan to their Congressional and Senate leaders and the White House.

Proposed Somali Pirate Solution: The B.O.S.S Plan (aka Operation S.O.S. – Shoot On Sight)

www.opednews.com/articles/Proposed-Somali-Pirate-Sol-by-Brock-Novak-090113-213.html

Bottom line, the only way to stop these thugs is to show them who's "B.O.S.S.". How about it Mr. Obama? 

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Your plan makes sound strategic and tactical sense... by Don Jebal on Thursday, Apr 9, 2009 at 10:58:23 AM
Thanks Don. Hopefully you have a Congressman/woman... by Brock Novak on Thursday, Apr 9, 2009 at 1:19:55 PM
Woo hoo! Yeah, let's make a name for ourselves, a... by Sister Begonia on Thursday, Apr 9, 2009 at 8:48:22 PM
Wow Sister Begonia, Went to Catholic School for... by Brock Novak on Thursday, Apr 9, 2009 at 9:22:37 PM
No, I really don't see it or what you'... by Sister Begonia on Friday, Apr 10, 2009 at 3:16:58 PM
Just wondering WTF the US has to do with this &quo... by William Whitten on Thursday, Apr 9, 2009 at 8:18:47 PM
Willy Willy Willy, Oh you so disappoint me...reall... by Brock Novak on Thursday, Apr 9, 2009 at 8:58:41 PM
You didn't address my complaint Mr. Novak (goo... by William Whitten on Thursday, Apr 9, 2009 at 9:20:01 PM
Willy, I really do like you...even though you push... by Brock Novak on Thursday, Apr 9, 2009 at 9:34:19 PM
BN: Your sarcasm knows no bounds. It tends to dilu... by Louise Nelson on Friday, Apr 10, 2009 at 9:42:15 AM
Thanks but you give me way to much credit. I merel... by Brock Novak on Friday, Apr 10, 2009 at 10:35:47 AM
Why don't we bomb the hell out of Somalia?&nbs... by Sister Begonia on Thursday, Apr 9, 2009 at 8:45:05 PM
Good thought. The BOSS Plan does just that - ta... by Brock Novak on Thursday, Apr 9, 2009 at 9:03:26 PM
"The BOSS Plan does just that - takes the bat... by William Whitten on Thursday, Apr 9, 2009 at 9:25:47 PM
Willy, Why are you so hostile? And so apparently p... by Brock Novak on Thursday, Apr 9, 2009 at 9:43:26 PM
Sorry, I am not going to fall for this. The premie... by William Whitten on Thursday, Apr 9, 2009 at 10:15:55 PM
Willy, Relax chum. With all your ranting paranoia,... by Brock Novak on Thursday, Apr 9, 2009 at 11:43:34 PM
It's because of nut jobs like yourself, Brock Nova... by Sister Begonia on Friday, Apr 10, 2009 at 3:24:05 PM
Name calling and intolerance....is this the "new n... by Brock Novak on Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 at 3:08:26 PM
So, you poke the ant hill but then get mad because... by Sister Begonia on Sunday, Apr 12, 2009 at 5:56:08 PM
Wow, and I thought my 8th grade nun (Sister Pickon... by Brock Novak on Sunday, Apr 12, 2009 at 9:50:03 PM
... the ban on allowing crews to be armed would en... by Mr M on Thursday, Apr 9, 2009 at 9:52:37 PM
The reason why the pirates are taking the ships is... by Stanimal on Thursday, Apr 9, 2009 at 10:27:53 PM
Yes, this is another instance of US propaganda dem... by William Whitten on Thursday, Apr 9, 2009 at 10:40:40 PM
Stan..., you said: "The reason why the pirate... by Brock Novak on Thursday, Apr 9, 2009 at 10:54:09 PM
This is a wheezing contest, and it doesn't mat... by William Whitten on Friday, Apr 10, 2009 at 1:23:02 AM
... appear to be - pirates. Not everything is ... by Mr M on Friday, Apr 10, 2009 at 12:12:32 AM
Mr M, At a later stage in this game we will hav... by William Whitten on Friday, Apr 10, 2009 at 1:27:51 AM
Willy, As have gone our debates of the past, your ... by Brock Novak on Friday, Apr 10, 2009 at 6:31:13 AM
"My helpful advice...Seek an anger management... by William Whitten on Friday, Apr 10, 2009 at 9:49:18 AM
My guess, you're a rabid Pittsburgh fan...even tho... by Brock Novak on Friday, Apr 10, 2009 at 10:22:06 AM
I like the Declaation of Independence, Liberty, Ju... by William Whitten on Friday, Apr 10, 2009 at 10:47:14 AM
Finally a nice thought or two I was able to claw o... by Brock Novak on Friday, Apr 10, 2009 at 11:08:23 AM
"Obviously you have no clue as to the imperialisti... by Sister Begonia on Friday, Apr 10, 2009 at 3:28:19 PM
all brawn and no brain.    And to t... by Elizabeth Molchany on Friday, Apr 10, 2009 at 2:07:48 AM
Enjoying your daily troll stroll? Regards, BN... by Brock Novak on Friday, Apr 10, 2009 at 6:41:51 AM
"Enjoying your daily troll stroll?"--Novak Call... by William Whitten on Friday, Apr 10, 2009 at 9:54:43 AM
Perfectly calm...and just stating the facts. Th... by Brock Novak on Friday, Apr 10, 2009 at 10:14:17 AM
illegal toxic dumping and fish poaching?You can be... by Stanimal on Friday, Apr 10, 2009 at 3:00:22 AM
"You can bet the USA would not let Somali shi... by Sister Begonia on Friday, Apr 10, 2009 at 3:36:28 PM
The Somalian 'pirates' or more correctly t... by syed mahdi on Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 at 10:58:15 AM
Mr. Mahdi, You Said: "...Other than for rans... by Brock Novak on Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 at 3:34:41 PM
""I have a huge heart and right now it b... by William Whitten on Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 2:26:01 PM
Willy, Here's your next anger management thera... by Brock Novak on Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 10:10:50 PM
WAR AS ENTERTAINMENT By Robert C. Koehler ... by William Whitten on Saturday, Apr 18, 2009 at 1:24:08 AM
Willy, Get out of your fantasy world and start you... by Brock Novak on Saturday, Apr 18, 2009 at 12:32:22 PM