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    Re: U.S. Navy Arrives at Scene of Hijacked American Ship

    Quote Originally Posted by rapier7 View Post
    The USN needs to increase patrols along the Horn of Africa. It's a major shipping lane and we have the largest of the handful of blue water navies still operational.
    Oh yeah, we need the enormous power of the US Navy to squash the little third world pirates. I think the best solution is simply to give small arms to the shps' crew members.

    We need to deal these pirates a blow, and make sure that no ships, regardless of the flag they fly, get attacked by these cowardly assholes.
    What kind of "blow" do you want to deal to them? Your world view would probably be a little different if you lived in a third world ****hole with no viable source of income.

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    Re: U.S. Navy Arrives at Scene of Hijacked American Ship

    Quote Originally Posted by rapier7 View Post
    The USN needs to increase patrols along the Horn of Africa. It's a major shipping lane and we have the largest of the handful of blue water navies still operational.

    We need to deal these pirates a blow, and make sure that no ships, regardless of the flag they fly, get attacked by these cowardly assholes.



    Why would they need to patrol. Just keep bombing the big houses in mogudishu.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Why would they need to patrol. Just keep bombing the big houses in mogudishu.
    The influx of wealth into Somalia might actually have a positive effect in lifting Somalia out of anarchy. I'm not saying it's right to do what they do, but it does have it's advantages in the larger scheme of things.

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    Re: U.S. Navy Arrives at Scene of Hijacked American Ship

    Quote Originally Posted by BulletWounD View Post
    The influx of wealth into Somalia might actually have a positive effect in lifting Somalia out of anarchy. I'm not saying it's right to do what they do, but it does have it's advantages in the larger scheme of things.


    Maybe, but the source is piracy, and now it is piracy of American ships. No quarter.
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    Here's my concern: Why hasn't President Obama issued some kind of statement expressing outrage about an American ship being attacked by pirates and an American captain being held hostage? He could have at least expressed sympathy for the family of the hostage.

    What a sickening lack of leadership. Is he afraid of offending the pirates? Does he think the most powerful country in the world might one day need the help of the failed state of Somalia? Is this part of his "we're not at war with Islam" thing? Are we sending a message that this behavior is acceptable or that the president just doesn't notice? Is this like the AIG bonuses where he just needs some time to think about it first? If anyone else is mad about this, I suggest going to the White House website and sending an email about it. I'm not a Bush fan but at least he would have said something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmtina View Post
    Here's my concern: Why hasn't President Obama issued some kind of statement expressing outrage about an American ship being attacked by pirates and an American captain being held hostage? He could have at least expressed sympathy for the family of the hostage.

    What a sickening lack of leadership. Is he afraid of offending the pirates? Does he think the most powerful country in the world might one day need the help of the failed state of Somalia? Is this part of his "we're not at war with Islam" thing? Are we sending a message that this behavior is acceptable or that the president just doesn't notice? Is this like the AIG bonuses where he just needs some time to think about it first? If anyone else is mad about this, I suggest going to the White House website and sending an email about it. I'm not a Bush fan but at least he would have said something.


    This is a great point. Obama has been on a world US apology tour, and there has been no statement regarding the piracy of an American ship other than "we are watching closely"
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    Re: U.S. Navy Arrives at Scene of Hijacked American Ship

    Quote Originally Posted by BulletWounD View Post
    Oh yeah, we need the enormous power of the US Navy to squash the little third world pirates. I think the best solution is simply to give small arms to the shps' crew members.
    Arming ship crews would increase the possibility of mutinies aboard these ships.

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    Re: U.S. Navy Arrives at Scene of Hijacked American Ship

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    This is a great point. Obama has been on a world US apology tour, and there has been no statement regarding the piracy of an American ship other than "we are watching closely"
    Hmm.
    Compare and contrast that to 1801-1805.

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    Re: U.S. Navy Arrives at Scene of Hijacked American Ship

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Hmm.
    Compare and contrast that to 1801-1805.




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    Re: U.S. Navy Arrives at Scene of Hijacked American Ship

    Oh but wait!!
    Lets convene a hearing and have a policy debate on the issue!!

    TheHill.com - Kerry calls for pirate hearings as drama continues

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