Venezuelan Navy fiasco

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Langenator
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Re: Venezuelan Navy fiasco

Post by Langenator » Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:27 am

Greg wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:24 pm
Langenator wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:52 am
I have to wonder if the Venezuelan captain had authorization for what he was doing, or if he was trying to get the cruise ship into a port controlled by his cronies where he could extract a bit of mordida (I think that's the term) to release the ship.

Given the corruption and general failure of the Venezuelan state,it wouldn't surprise me in the least.
It seems pretty obvious this was attempted piracy.
Given the state of Venezuela, it was probably freelance on the part of the ship's captain and his buddy, the base commander.
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Re: Venezuelan Navy fiasco

Post by Greg » Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:54 pm

Langenator wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:27 am
Greg wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:24 pm
Langenator wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:52 am
I have to wonder if the Venezuelan captain had authorization for what he was doing, or if he was trying to get the cruise ship into a port controlled by his cronies where he could extract a bit of mordida (I think that's the term) to release the ship.

Given the corruption and general failure of the Venezuelan state,it wouldn't surprise me in the least.
It seems pretty obvious this was attempted piracy.
Given the state of Venezuela, it was probably freelance on the part of the ship's captain and his buddy, the base commander.
That sounds about right.
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Re: Venezuelan Navy fiasco

Post by Wrenchbender1 » Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:50 pm

randy wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:28 am
Now with video! (H/t to Instapundit)
"Replying to
@Canocola
RCGS Resolute is designed to bounce off icebergs. You know, the sort of thing that opened Titanic up like a can opener.

Naiguatá, on the other hand, was strictly designed to handle water in its liquid phase."


This comment had me rolling. :lol:
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