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    Obama Team Mulls Aims Of Somali Extremists

    Senior Obama administration officials are debating how to address a potential terrorist threat to U.S. interests from a Somali extremist group, with some in the military advocating strikes against its training camps. But many officials maintain that uncertainty about the intentions of the al-Shabab organization dictates a more patient, nonmilitary approach.

    Al-Shabab, whose fighters have battled Ethiopian occupiers and the tenuous Somali government, poses a dilemma for the administration, according to several senior national security officials who outlined the debate only on the condition of anonymity.
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    Re: Obama Team Mulls Aims Of Somali Extremists

    Individual countries should be negotiated with, NOT bands of thugs and criminals. I say launch a cruse missile into the camps or if we want to be nice drop some leaflets to say we will bomb them and then launch the missile.
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    Re: Obama Team Mulls Aims Of Somali Extremists

    Well remember what happened last time the US intervened in Somali. They backed Ethiopian forces who toppled an albeit weak and far from perfect "gov't" that at least had some popular support and most importantly brought a little stability to some parts of the country, to be replaced by complete chaos again and a totally weak and nominal regime.
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    Re: Obama Team Mulls Aims Of Somali Extremists

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    Re: Obama Team Mulls Aims Of Somali Extremists

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
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    Not every problem is a nail. Force can only do so much.
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    Re: Obama Team Mulls Aims Of Somali Extremists

    Quote Originally Posted by GarzaUK View Post
    Not every problem is a nail. Force can only do so much.
    200 years ago, another US President had basically the same problem. Note, it took 200 years for this to happen again. Obviously, force didn't work eh?
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    Re: Obama Team Mulls Aims Of Somali Extremists

    Quote Originally Posted by GarzaUK View Post
    Not every problem is a nail. Force can only do so much.
    When one wishes to negotiate, one must first speak your opponent's language.

    Terrorists understand a language of violence and fear. Ergo, that is the proper language to use in "negotiating" with terrorists.

    Thus, the way to "negotiate" with al-Shahab is to napalm their training camps and incinerate every living person within. Give them not the glorious death they crave but a most undignified and inglorious death, a most useless and purposeless death, and do so in a horrific and terrifying fashion.

    That will speak to them in their own language. The message will be simple, succinct, and certainly understood: "go to hell".

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    Re: Obama Team Mulls Aims Of Somali Extremists

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
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    Told ya'll, "Negotiations" not force will be the word of the day.
    What force do you want to use? An invasion of Somalia again? That worked wonderfully last time we tried it.

    I'll tell you what...can you just provide a comprehensive list of all the countries you think we need to be invading and occupying right now?
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    Re: Obama Team Mulls Aims Of Somali Extremists

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    What force do you want to use? An invasion of Somalia again? That worked wonderfully last time we tried it.
    No, not an invasion....but what's wrong with the occasional overflight of Apache helicopter gunships to chew up the pirate bases with a good application of 20mm cannon fire?

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    Re: Obama Team Mulls Aims Of Somali Extremists

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    No, not an invasion....but what's wrong with the occasional overflight of Apache helicopter gunships to chew up the pirate bases with a good application of 20mm cannon fire?
    Nothing, sounds fine to me.
    By the way, this thread is about Somali extremists, not Somali pirates.
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