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    Somali Insurgents Fire at US Congressman During Visit to Mogadishu

    Ruh-Roh.


    Somali Insurgents Fire at US Congressman During Visit to Mogadishu

    Somali insurgents fired mortars toward U.S. Congressman Donald Payne's plane during a visit to the Somali capital in Mogadishu.

    The New Jersey Democrat was not injured, his spokeswoman Kerry McKenney told FOX News.

    "One mortar landed at the airport when Payne's plane was due to fly and five others after he left and no one was hurt," Abukar Hassan, a police officer at Mogadishu airport, told Reuters.

    McKenney said Payne, who chairs the House subcommittee on Africa, felt it was important to go to Mogadishu and see first-hand what was happening there.

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    FOXNews.com - Somali Insurgents Fire at U.S. Congressman During Visit to Mogadishu - International News | News of the World | Middle East News | Europe News

    I wouldn't associate this attack to pirates too soon. There is a violent Islamist movement in Somalia. To what extent the pirates and the Islamist movement are interrelated, I do not know. However, it's important not to jump the gun.

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    Re: Somali Insurgents Fire at US Congressman During Visit to Mogadishu

    Well this is just rediculous.

    I say slap some cannons/machine guns on the side of all merchant vessels, show those pirates a rude awakening to what happened to the last generation of Pirates that braved the open water.

    Send those boys down to Davy Jones Locker.
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    Re: Somali Insurgents Fire at US Congressman During Visit to Mogadishu

    Quote Originally Posted by thabigred View Post
    Well this is just rediculous.

    I say slap some cannons/machine guns on the side of all merchant vessels, show those pirates a rude awakening to what happened to the last generation of Pirates that braved the open water.

    Send those boys down to Davy Jones Locker.
    But they're just poor oppressed people trying to make a living.. cause commercial fishers ****ed up their livelihood, fishing off their shores.

    Not to mention that whole international law thing forbidding non-war class vessels to not be armed.
    George Washington didn't use his freedom of speech to win the war with Britain... He shot them.

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    Re: Somali Insurgents Fire at US Congressman During Visit to Mogadishu

    Quote Originally Posted by stevenb View Post
    But they're just poor oppressed people trying to make a living.. cause commercial fishers ****ed up their livelihood, fishing off their shores.

    Not to mention that whole international law thing forbidding non-war class vessels to not be armed.
    Sounds like the gun bans to me.

    It allows ships to not defend themselves, and criminals a safe and easy way to rob law abiding citizens(in this case vessels).

    It's a idiotic way to enforce laws, you end up never cracking down on the criminals and punishing law abiding citizens.
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    Re: Somali Insurgents Fire at US Congressman During Visit to Mogadishu

    Quote Originally Posted by stevenb View Post
    But they're just poor oppressed people trying to make a living.. cause commercial fishers ****ed up their livelihood, fishing off their shores.

    Not to mention that whole international law thing forbidding non-war class vessels to not be armed.
    double negative....but I get what you mean....not that I know the details of the laws, but I doubt that small arms are excluded...
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    Re: Somali Insurgents Fire at US Congressman During Visit to Mogadishu

    The country is in civil war.. what you expect.. moron Fox News bs.
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    Re: Somali Insurgents Fire at US Congressman During Visit to Mogadishu

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    The country is in civil war.. what you expect.. moron Fox News bs.
    says the guy throwing around the bias label.
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    Re: Somali Insurgents Fire at US Congressman During Visit to Mogadishu

    Quote Originally Posted by BulletWounD View Post
    Ruh-Roh.



    FOXNews.com - Somali Insurgents Fire at U.S. Congressman During Visit to Mogadishu - International News | News of the World | Middle East News | Europe News

    I wouldn't associate this attack to pirates too soon. There is a violent Islamist movement in Somalia. To what extent the pirates and the Islamist movement are interrelated, I do not know. However, it's important not to jump the gun.
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    Re: Somali Insurgents Fire at US Congressman During Visit to Mogadishu

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    double negative....but I get what you mean....not that I know the details of the laws, but I doubt that small arms are excluded...
    Ah, I was going for the fact that frigates, cruise liners, tankers, etc..etc cannot have weapons on their ship.
    George Washington didn't use his freedom of speech to win the war with Britain... He shot them.

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    Re: Somali Insurgents Fire at US Congressman During Visit to Mogadishu

    Quote Originally Posted by StandUpChuck View Post
    says the guy throwing around the bias label.
    So what... the country is in a civil war, where the government forces are only in power due to massive Ethiopian presence. The city is one of the most dangerous if not the most dangerous city on the planet, and it is such a shocker that a US congressman gets shot at when there? Big freaking news... /yawn, report it, move on..
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