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PARIS - France's Foreign Ministry says pirates have seized control of a French cruise ship off the coast of Somalia.
A ministry official says details are scarce about Friday's attack. It is not clear whether any passengers are on board or how many crew members are on the vessel. The ship is in the high seas in the Gulf of Aden.
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terrible state of affairs, you cant even go an a cruise without bad people wanting a bit of you.
What is the world coming to? Do these pirates not realise that we are only reasonably well off people on vacation in their poor area of the world, have they no respect?
Issue the crew with M4's and two mags each, that will repel them. We are far too nice about this, expecting others to think like us. We send our navy into these water armed, so why not the cruise ships?
Why and because, although some nut cases decided to kill or rob cruise ship passengers, armed and ready to kill, some of the press would see another theory and the right to be armed in reaction as inflamitory. So suddenly we went there to shoot them, and not have the right to defend ourselves.