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    Obama declines comment on US hostage crisis off Somalia

    Obama declines comment on US hostage crisis off Somalia

    Obama declines comment on US hostage crisis off Somalia | Markets | Markets News | Reuters

    WASHINGTON, April 9 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama declined to answer reporters' questions on Thursday on a hostage crisis off the coast of Somalia, where a U.S. ship captain is being held captive by pirates.

    Obama was asked to comment on the situation several times by reporters at a White House event on refinancing for homeowners. Obama, however, stuck closely to the script and replied that he wanted to remain focused on housing.


    Do you have a problem with this? There is a major international event unfolding and he remains silent? Personally, when every story and all the talk is about the pirates and the brave American captain who traded himself for the crew, one would think President Obama would at least address this international issue.
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    Re: Obama declines comment on US hostage crisis off Somalia

    As I said in another thread, he's busy man. Don't bug him, it's all about housing today. And while we ignoring piracy on the high seas, let's scrap production on the F-22 so we can look really weak.
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    Re: Obama declines comment on US hostage crisis off Somalia

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Do you have a problem with this? There is a major international event unfolding and he remains silent? Personally, when every story and all the talk is about the pirates and the brave American captain who traded himself for the crew, one would think President Obama would at least address this international issue.
    This is the first time in 200 years an American ship has been attacked by Pirates like this. So you'd think that would elicit a response.. but no there is another reason for nothing from him.

    There is drama on the high seas, American bravery (the captain) and the Calvary has arrived (the Navy). These are areas to espouse American values, good things, right here to discuss... but no Obama cannot comment.


    And why is that? Well duh, no one loaded the Teleprompter with answers so Obama had nothing to say.
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    Re: Obama declines comment on US hostage crisis off Somalia

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post


    And why is that? Well duh, no one loaded the Teleprompter with answers so Obama had nothing to say.
    Petty comments like this are so un American. We as a nation will persevere and defeat these muther ****ers that resort to thievery.

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    Re: Obama declines comment on US hostage crisis off Somalia

    Jesus, the "unamerican" bs was annoying when liberals were doing it to conservatives for years. Now you're going to start chucking it back the other side? Why?

    I think this is a bad move from Obama. There are things that sometimes are more important to focus on. However, you multitask to pick your NCAA bracket, you multitask to go onto Leno, and this is all during the economic crisis.......and yet you can't give a statement on a situation where American property and people were taken hostage and the American military is involved?

    Pathetic.

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    Re: Obama declines comment on US hostage crisis off Somalia

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Do you have a problem with this? There is a major international event unfolding and he remains silent? Personally, when every story and all the talk is about the pirates and the brave American captain who traded himself for the crew, one would think President Obama would at least address this international issue.
    I suspect in reality that one day we'll all wake up and all those pirates will be dead.
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    Re: Obama declines comment on US hostage crisis off Somalia

    Ah... The Obama displays -true- leadership.

    How much is he cutting from the USN budget?

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    Re: Obama declines comment on US hostage crisis off Somalia

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I suspect in reality that one day we'll all wake up and all those pirates will be dead.
    Given that everyone dies -- this is 100% guaranteed.

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    Re: Obama declines comment on US hostage crisis off Somalia

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Do you have a problem with this? There is a major international event unfolding and he remains silent? Personally, when every story and all the talk is about the pirates and the brave American captain who traded himself for the crew, one would think President Obama would at least address this international issue.
    Wow, i didnt realize the captain traded himself in. What a man. Its a shame that Obama declined to comment. I have to admit, im dissapointed.
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    Re: Obama declines comment on US hostage crisis off Somalia

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Given that everyone dies -- this is 100% guaranteed.
    Yes yes, but I meant well before their natural time, like in a week or two sort of thing. Which ok, maybe a bit longer than that, but we're not going to put up with this much longer. And we have plenty of resources to take care of these guys pretty much overnight. We allow for the existence of mosquitoes, but if they get too greedy and annoying we can wipe them out. Even Obama at some point will just send in some folk to make those pirates cease to exist.
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