Page 7 of 21 FirstFirst ... 5678917 ... LastLast
Results 61 to 70 of 205

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

  1. #61
    Educator BulletWounD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Last Seen
    02-17-11 @ 09:06 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    984

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

    Quote Originally Posted by GySgt View Post
    The military has been medically experimenting with X-Ray Vision for some time now. It was scrapped for a while because troops were caught hanging out by the showers abusing their amplified abilities. But for special missions of this sort, the shelves get emptied.
    Now that's cool. I have no idea how it could work but whatever... Three cheers for our spec ops supermen!

    Edit: here's what they're saying actually happened:

    They established clear head shots on all three pirates: one was visible through the front window, and the other two were revealing their heads through the top hatch, presumably to get fresh air. It would be their last breath.
    Navy Seals Kill Pirates, Rescue American Hostage - Presidential Politics | Political News - FOXNews.com
    Last edited by BulletWounD; 04-12-09 at 11:02 PM.

  2. #62
    Every day I'm hustlin'..
    Lerxst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Nationwide...
    Last Seen
    Today @ 06:14 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    15,466

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Triad View Post
    Obama gave an order a few days ago that the naval commander was free to act if he felt the hostage life was threatened.
    Thats what occured. So the commander acted.
    Which is exactly what Obama should have done.

    The Commander acted..not Obama.
    That goes without saying. If your position is to beat Obama up in some way then your comment is pointless.
    Obama did not order the action be taken he left it to others.
    Again, which is exactly what he was supposed to do.
    I also highly doubt he had any clue anything like this was going to occur and probably preferred it had not.
    So? He probably preferred that the Captain be released unharmed and the pirates surrender peacefully. Thankfully though he had enough foresight to give the commander authorization to use force should that become necessary.

    Left to Obama the hostage would have joined the others hostages somewhere in Somalia.
    The very fact that he gave the commander authorization to use force against the pirates proves you wrong.

    Good Job Seals/Navy/Commander on scene.
    Agreed.
    Obama?...whatever.
    You?...whatever.

    (I especially like how the new media push is Obama gave authorization twice!..and he ordered it....
    I especially like how you are in here belittling his actions despite the fact that he did exactly what he should have done. Obama can do nothing right in your eyes. You hyperpartisan is showing once again.

    IN the morning it was the Naval Commander had acted at the moment with the Authorization given him by Obama.
    Yes, and you will do whatever you can to undermine any credit the President may have coming because you don't like his politics.
    Two different things..BUT one of them doesn't make Obama the hero. SO a snip there an addition here and a slight change of wordage over there and the narcissist has his day.)
    Whoever said it makes Obama a hero? And now he is a narcissist? You do a lot of drugs? Whatever it takes right?
    *insert profound statement here*

  3. #63
    Jedi Master
    Captain America's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:36 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    18,672

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

    Simply put, I bet a dollar to a donut that if the mission had failed, Triad would be putting the responsibility squarely on the shoulders of the CiC (Obama.)

    How do you spell that word again? Hippo...er...hipocr.....hypoc...????

    It's GREAT to be me. --- "45% liberal/55% conservative"
    Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggy" until you can find a gun.

  4. #64
    Educator BulletWounD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Last Seen
    02-17-11 @ 09:06 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    984

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Simply put, I bet a dollar to a donut that if the mission had failed, Triad would be putting the responsibility squarely on the shoulders of the CiC (Obama.)

    How do you spell that word again? Hippo...er...hipocr.....hypoc...????
    I believe the word you're looking for is "hippopotamus," Jeeves.

  5. #65
    Sage
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Last Seen
    08-27-09 @ 08:41 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    6,344

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Simply put, I bet a dollar to a donut that if the mission had failed, Triad would be putting the responsibility squarely on the shoulders of the CiC (Obama.)

    How do you spell that word again? Hippo...er...hipocr.....hypoc...????
    The only failure would have been if the CinC denied authorization for the rescue effort. That did not happen, and the rescue was a success....so anyone who wants to deny the President the win on this is simply being a damn fool.

  6. #66
    Educator BulletWounD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Last Seen
    02-17-11 @ 09:06 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    984

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

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    The only failure would have been if the CinC denied authorization for the rescue effort. That did not happen, and the rescue was a success....so anyone who wants to deny the President the win on this is simply being a damn fool.
    Well, it was mostly a success. I'd have preferred that the pirates surrender and face justice. But, them's the breaks when you decide to brandish firearms, take hostages, and threaten people's lives.

  7. #67
    Sage
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Last Seen
    08-27-09 @ 08:41 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    6,344

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

    Quote Originally Posted by BulletWounD View Post
    Well, it was mostly a success. I'd have preferred that the pirates surrender and face justice. But, them's the breaks when you decide to brandish firearms, take hostages, and threaten people's lives.
    Frankly, I'm glad they didn't. Not every evildoer in the world is a criminal, and not every evildoer in the world merits the dignity of trial and the attached rights of an accused person.

    Pirates, terrorists, and the like....they are the epitome of the unlawful combatant, waging an undeclared war against the foundations of civilization itself. Justice is them being hunted down and killed like the subhuman scum that they are. They do not deserve trials, they do not deserve mercy, they do not deserve one second of life longer than the time it takes to get them lined up in a gun sight.

    Just a damn shame one of them is still breathing. That's the only blemish I see on this effort.

  8. #68
    Every day I'm hustlin'..
    Lerxst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Nationwide...
    Last Seen
    Today @ 06:14 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    15,466

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Simply put, I bet a dollar to a donut that if the mission had failed, Triad would be putting the responsibility squarely on the shoulders of the CiC (Obama.)

    How do you spell that word again? Hippo...er...hipocr.....hypoc...????
    You are correct sir!
    *insert profound statement here*

  9. #69
    Jedi Master
    Captain America's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:36 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    18,672

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

    Quote Originally Posted by BulletWounD View Post
    I believe the word you're looking for is "hippopotamus," Jeeves.
    Thanks. I knew it was "hippy" something.

    I guess I gotta hand this one to Obama. I wish he was around back in Carter's day when the hostage rescue attempts were botched. (Yet again, another example of a sitting prez taking the heat when things go south.)

    It's GREAT to be me. --- "45% liberal/55% conservative"
    Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggy" until you can find a gun.

  10. #70
    Jedi Master
    Captain America's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:36 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    18,672

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Lerxst View Post
    You are correct sir!
    Thanks. I have a habit of that.

    It's GREAT to be me. --- "45% liberal/55% conservative"
    Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggy" until you can find a gun.

Page 7 of 21 FirstFirst ... 5678917 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •