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    Somali pirates seize ship; 21 Americans aboard

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    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Somali pirates on Wednesday hijacked a U.S.-flagged cargo ship with 21 crew members aboard, a diplomat and a U.S. Navy spokesman said.

    The Kenya-based diplomat identified the vessel as the 17,000-ton Maersk Alabama and said all the crew members are American. The diplomat spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

    The U.S. Navy confirmed that a U.S. flagged ship with 21 members of crew was hijacked early Wednesday off the eastern coast of Somalia.



    So now, what will the response be. I personally am concerned that Obama will not respond with a firm hand and this will open up more attacks on American ships.


    Obama is at a crossroads here with this one. If we pay the ransom, shame on us, shame on him.
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    Re: Somali pirates seize ship; 21 Americans aboard

    He needs to hit those pirates hard and fast in order to send a message to those pirates that you dont **** with our ships.
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    Re: Somali pirates seize ship; 21 Americans aboard

    Drop leaflets stating that they are going to bomb a bunch of there mansions in the next 24 hours, then do it. That will put a stop to it.
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    Another problem handed on from Bush. But, it's the present, and we do indeed need to do a good old fashioned Roman campaign of clearing the seas of pirates. But it's a damn big ocean and it'll require a ton of man power to patrol successfully. I can't imagine we have tons of resources to spare at present though.

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    Re: Somali pirates seize ship; 21 Americans aboard

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Drop leaflets stating that they are going to bomb a bunch of there mansions in the next 24 hours, then do it. That will put a stop to it.
    The pirates have mansions we know about?

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    Re: Somali pirates seize ship; 21 Americans aboard

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Another problem handed on from Bush. But, it's the present, and we do indeed need to do a good old fashioned Roman campaign of clearing the seas of pirates. But it's a damn big ocean and it'll require a ton of man power to patrol successfully. I can't imagine we have tons of resources to spare at present though.

    So uhm, how is this "bush's fault"? Please, this ought to be entertaining.



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    The pirates have mansions we know about?

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    Re: Somali pirates seize ship; 21 Americans aboard

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Another problem handed on from Bush. But, it's the present, and we do indeed need to do a good old fashioned Roman campaign of clearing the seas of pirates. But it's a damn big ocean and it'll require a ton of man power to patrol successfully. I can't imagine we have tons of resources to spare at present though.
    Oh I almost forgot, it's Bush's fault. Thanks for opening that for me. Why don't you move on as your side told us. This is Obama's problem, he is President, and it happened now. If he does not take immediate military action, he is lost.
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    Re: Somali pirates seize ship; 21 Americans aboard

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    So uhm, how is this "bush's fault"? Please, this ought to be entertaining.
    Fault? I don't recall implying that Bush invented piracy. It's just one more of many things that were going on during Bush's presidency though that's been handed off to Obama. And now that an American ship has finally been attacked it's on Obama's watch and now he's got to deal with it.

    Of course, I forgot all those threads you started last year stating how you were concerned that Bush might not respond with a firm hand and it could lead to attacks on American ships.

    I mean, you did start threads like that, right?
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    Re: Somali pirates seize ship; 21 Americans aboard

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Fault? I don't recall implying that Bush invented piracy. It's just one more of many things that were going on during Bush's presidency though that's been handed off to Obama. And now that an American ship has finally been attacked it's on Obama's watch and he's got to deal with it.

    Ah so you had no point, you just wanted to bloviate and whine about bush. thanks for clarifying.

    Of course, I forgot all those threads you started last year stating how you were concerned that Bush might not respond with a firm hand and it could lead to attacks on American ships.

    I mean, you did start threads like that, right?

    Link me to the last American ship attacked. YOU FAIL


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    Re: Somali pirates seize ship; 21 Americans aboard

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Ah so you had no point, you just wanted to bloviate and whine about bush. thanks for clarifying.
    Whine and bloviate? I agreed with you that it's up to Obama to clean up this mess or we risk losing credibility. You're the one who pissed his pants because I said the word "Bush."


    Link me to the last American ship attacked. YOU FAIL
    Goddamn, you're so eager to user the word "fail" like a thirteen year old commenting on a youtube video that you can't even read the previous paragraph. Here, I'll recap for you because I know that two posts ago is just so long ago for you.

    I said,

    "And now that an American ship has finally been attacked it's on Obama's watch and he's got to deal with it."

    So, uh, yeah....fail.

    And again, since you're so quick to jump down Obama's throat for the piracy, then surely you can show me some threads you started last year when the stories first broke, declaring that if Bush doesn't do something about it then the situation could escalate to where it could affect us directly. Right? I mean, you wouldn't want to look like a partisan hack or anything.

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