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    Re: American captain rescued, pirates killed, U.S. official says

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    If? Are you seriously saying that US military can do military actions without the approval of the Commander in Chief?
    You never offered praise when Bush ordered successful missions. So you're just two-faced...nothing new there.
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    Re: American captain rescued, pirates killed, U.S. official says

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Great news, but sucks for the anti-Obama crowd ...
    Why?!? We wanted the pirates to succeed?? I don't think so, Jack. If Obama's team made this happen, Kudos to them!

    Back to the joy of the occasion:

    This is fabulous news! Happy Easter!!!
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    Re: American captain rescued, pirates killed, U.S. official says

    Apparently, the pirates were shot by snipers aboard the USS Bainbridge after negotiations had broken down and the Captain's life was judged to be in jeopardy.

    OBL 11/24/02

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    Re: American captain rescued, pirates killed, U.S. official says

    CNN reports that Pres. Obama authorized the use of force if Capt. Phillips' life was in danger.

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    Re: American captain rescued, pirates killed, U.S. official says

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    CNN reports that Pres. Obama authorized the use of force if Capt. Phillips' life was in danger.
    He'd better have.

    President Barack Obama said Phillips had courage that was "a model for all Americans."
    Sure.

    Obama said he was pleased that Phillips was rescued, adding that the United States needs help from other countries to deal with the threat of piracy and to hold pirates accountable.
    Actually, the events of this week seem to contradict that. The French took care of their own and we took care of our's. Where was everybody else? Nowhere. **** em.
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    Re: American captain rescued, pirates killed, U.S. official says

    Good Job Seals/Navy. Commander who ordered the actions.




    Obama..whatever.

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    Re: American captain rescued, pirates killed, U.S. official says

    Quote Originally Posted by BulletWounD View Post
    Actually, the events of this week seem to contradict that. The French took care of their own and we took care of our's. Where was everybody else? Nowhere. **** em.
    I think Obama was talking about working together with other nations to help try to prevent piracy and how to deal with it if/when further acts occur.

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    Re: American captain rescued, pirates killed, U.S. official says

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    I think Obama was talking about working together with other nations to help try to prevent piracy and how to deal with it if/when further acts occur.
    This proves that the US does not need their help although they might need our's. Frankly, I'm tired of the US playing the role of World Police. These nations need to get off their butts and get their own damn navies.

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    Re: American captain rescued, pirates killed, U.S. official says

    Quote Originally Posted by BulletWounD View Post
    This proves that the US does not need their help although they might need our's. Frankly, I'm tired of the US playing the role of World Police. These nations need to get off their butts and get their own damn navies.
    The waters cruised by pirates is huge. We can't patrol the entire area ourselves. Several other nations already have assets in the hunt.

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    Re: American captain rescued, pirates killed, U.S. official says

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    The waters cruised by pirates is huge. We can't patrol the entire area ourselves. Several other nations already have assets in the hunt.
    I don't think a naval presence can ever end piracy, however it does give us the ability to respond when our ships are taken. Most nations don't even have a blue water navy and those that do can't contribute equally to the effort. Like I said, they need to build their own navies instead of living off the fat of the lamb. If they want protection from the US Navy, they ought to pay us.
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