Operation Neptune's Revenge
>Italian government wants you to "take care" of the refugee boats coming to Italian soil
>you get $500,000 funneled to you through the mafia to outfit your crew
>must purchase boat(s), weapons, and ammo, fuel, and anything else needed for this 3 month operation
>there is also rumors that Isis personnel secretly escorting these refugee boats. They're rumored to have small arms and RPGs
>this operation is strictly clandestine and off the books
>if you're spotted engaging the boats, the mafia will disappear you.
How do you go about this? What do you purchase, and what's your mission plan?
$500,000 ought to be enough to rent a submarine for a little patrol through the Mediterranean.
Why does it have to be boats?
Helicopters are much quicker and can hide far easier. Rent two or three for patrols, load with 2 to 4 guys with Barrett M82's and a few thousand AP cartridges.
Dude, we'll burn up half a mil just tracking all the goddamn boats for 3 months, there are seriously a lot of boats every day.
But start cobbling together a reconnaissance package that will fit in a powered sail plane, and combine that with an open source pattern recognizer to figure out which boats aren't going to go back south (ie which aren't fishing), then steer low profile, low signature craft to close enough for a gyro stabilized single shot 40mm grenade launcher to drop an XM1060 grenade into the wreck.
From a low profile vessel, we should be able to do this at ranges where getting hit with RPG counter fire is near impossible.
If we don't need to get them all, just cause enough carnage to discourage them, we don't bother with aerial reconnaissance.
It's almost always cheaper to use third world labor.
I farm this shit out to Libyan and Somali militias, and have a couple of my own officers around to ensure they actually do the work they get paid for.
I pay in cash and let them smuggle it across the Mediterranean.
If everything goes south, there's no paper trail, and the assailants the witnesses saw were all Arabs.
>give the mafia the 500k
>tell them they can keep whatever they can take off the boats
>experienced in making people disappear
Leave the clandestine operations to those experienced in it.
If I have to do it myself
>safehouses in the biggest known trafficking ports on the African coast
>wet suit and re-breather
>informants to give info on departure times for the ships
Mine the ship before it leaves with a 12 hour timer. Ships vanish in the middle of Mediterranean. No one will bother to look for them. Enough refugees never hear from their families and assume something happened to them at sea. They stop boarding ships to come over.
spend dosh building luxurious chariot with 6 beautiful horses and offer it to Neptune and also sacrifice a white bull.
mudslimes will be wiped out by rouge waves and mysterious storms, and I will declare myself Pontifex Maximus
>Pay the smugglers to alert me of the destination of every 10th boat
>Intercept boat, catch and release smugglers, sell refugees to ISIS
>Show the government that I can "handle" the boats and refugees
>Ask for more money
>Increase percentage of boats seized, plateau, ask for more money, rinse and repeat
I'd pick up several Bertram 35's. Decent cruising speed, good deep water capability, relatively cheap even with replacing the worn out cats with newer engines. THat'd run me about 200 grand for three providing one doesn't need the engines or has had it done recently. That leaves me a fleet of three boat with which to find and then disable and or sink the targets.
For weapons, I'd pick up a couple semi auto .50's, probably barretts since they can be found easily. Glass isn't necesarry for them, just irons because we won't be engaging from to far and will be mainly aiming for below the water line.
Put several .50 cal holes under the water line and most pumps won't be able to keep up.
That extra water in the bilge will make the target capsize pretty quickly.
buy c4, oxygen tank, under water jet propulsion system, 2-3 semi large boats each with a team of 5-8 of my homies so i dont have to pay them all armed with any semi auto rifles of any caliber with around 50 rnds per person , have divers deploy when refugees are close attach c4 to bottom of hulls blow the c4.. signal in the boats to retrieve diver and pick off the drowning refugees with the semi auto rifles.
Do you know how much it would cost to watch the waters far enough out to make intercept and disappear?
Do you know how much it would cost to purchase the vehicles and equipment, salary, and maintenance?
We're talking eight digits minimum here, mostly on surveillance. If don't extend the water watch significantly further than current then you can't "disappear" the rapeugees without detection.
You're looking at fleets of FLIR drones, operators, fast helicopters, a fixed wing and rotary wing air base, drone operators, helicopter pilots, telecommunication specialists, network engineers, government liasons, not to mention administrators and maintenance of all sorts.
You're looking at millions per month, and the more secret you want the more it will cost.
>10 maiale fuckeverything bomb-boats-submarine-whaterver
>50 Camice Nere della rivoluzione, 10 arditi and 10 Balilla because they were cute as fuck
>A Mussolini bust
>Fuckloads of Mab38 and carcano rifles
VINCERE, E VINCEREMO!
If you had omniscient intel for free you could work within that budget. With your parameters the only real concern is the possibility of their communications. Directional ECM and you can engage at range.
You run into problems with potential survivors, though. One slip and it's all over.
You can't let the bodies float up on shore, either. You'll need a thermal eye in the sky and either fish all the corpses out of the water or string them up and tow back for disposal.
Why would you bother to kill them off? These live humans constitute a good amount of internal organs that can be sold on the black market. Say spend 1/3 of the money on an operating theater or medical boat and the rest on small patrol boats to capture these refugees.
Truck em over to your operating theater room or boat and then remove organs then sell for max profit!
>rdx explosive devices
If you had a submarine you could deploy scba divers pretty easy and detect refuge boats with sonar and the scba divers could use harpoon guns to attach bombs on the hull of the ship
>hire some pirates via proxies using cash
>throw molotovs at the boats at night
>make an agreement with pirates that whoever they pick out of the water will become their property for human trafficking etc
>kebab removed by other kebab
>How do you go about this? What do you purchase, and what's your mission plan?
>Get 5 or so quick skimmer patrol boats between 30-50 feet long
>Some that can mount at least two torpedo tubes
>The rest with at least one or more deck mounted 50 cal MGs
>Spend the rest on C&C, night vision, and trained crew members who can actually operate
Range of the 50 cal and torpedos will be able to outrange the effective range of their RPGs.
Take smaller ships out with the 50s. Take the bigger ships out close range at night with Torps. Of course, use Radar / Sonar and Night vision superiority to be able to operate at night effectively.
boats painted white with a fuckhuge red cross on side... oh and they have a flamethrower. couple of AKS74s for shits & giggles.
Also find traffickers: amputate their arms, legs,cock & balls off. dump them to be found with 'no trafficking' tattoo'd on their chests.
You've obviously never tried shooting from a moving platform like this. Besides your avgas prices are gonna blow your budget.
Manufacturing proximity ied incendiary devices that float while dumping flammable liquid into the area you want to surpress. Fishing boats can do the setup of dropping the "oil" and IEDs can be placed as needed. Low cost low visibility. I hear those Greeks used fire pretty good.
Set fire to the sea then they won't come to Europe the bongs have had this idea to defeat operation sea lion so we just go on the grand scale and take advantage of the cheap oil prices.
>hire some arabs for dirt cheap
>get a fishing boat
>take a bunch of African hostages and cram them on so that you can barely move without stepping on shit
>wait until a Russian merchant vessel is in the vicinity
>board the ship, loot it, and execute the entire crew (except for one that "got away")
>leak footage to news outlets and Russian intel
>Russia moves Black Sea fleet into the Mediterranean and begins "counter-terrorist" ops specifically targeted at the smugglers