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    Re: US military mulls attacking Somali pirates' land bases; pirates vow revenge

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    So when exactly did the Islamists "eliminate" piracy, besides never?
    Perhaps not eliminated but they certainley decreased it.

    Your link has issues, it says there has been problems with piracy but then goes on to mention 2007 and 2008. The years Ethiopia was in Somalia and not in 06 when Al Shabab had control


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    Re: US military mulls attacking Somali pirates' land bases; pirates vow revenge

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    If you know pirates operate there and you go there knowingly and it gets hijacked and didn't pack weapons ... They are stupid and should be out of the shipping business.
    That's very much like saying that if a woman doesn't want to be raped, she shouldn't be around men.
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    Re: US military mulls attacking Somali pirates' land bases; pirates vow revenge

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    That's very much like saying that if a woman doesn't want to be raped, she shouldn't be around men.
    That makes little sense. Explain.

    How one can compare the two is beyond me tho ...


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    Re: US military mulls attacking Somali pirates' land bases; pirates vow revenge

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Yeah so Cheney and crew can make a few bucks.
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    Re: US military mulls attacking Somali pirates' land bases; pirates vow revenge

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    LOL

    I'll defend who i please thx
    They are not terrorists. Quit bandering about that word as if it holds weight to a bunch of criminals.
    You may think they are collecting a toll at gunpoint, but I think they are nothing less than pirate/rogue/terrorist/extortionist scum.

    And that also leads me to think that you are either a <fill-in-the-blank-here-from above> apologist and/or an outright supporter of piracy in principle, if not in deed.

    You will never be able to rationalize, or justify to me, any redeeming factors these <self-edit for Tallulah> pirate's possess.

    So we might as well talk about something else. We will never come to terms.

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    Re: US military mulls attacking Somali pirates' land bases; pirates vow revenge

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    So we might as well talk about something else.
    Agreed ....

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    Re: US military mulls attacking Somali pirates' land bases; pirates vow revenge

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Perhaps not eliminated but they certainley decreased it.

    Your link has issues, it says there has been problems with piracy but then goes on to mention 2007 and 2008. The years Ethiopia was in Somalia and not in 06 when Al Shabab had control
    The link from the International Chamber of Commerce is from May of 2006.

    The link to David Shinn's presentation commented on the state of Somali piracy from 2003 through 2007.

    Both links encompass 2006.

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    Re: US military mulls attacking Somali pirates' land bases; pirates vow revenge

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    LOL

    I'll defend who i please thx
    They are not terrorists. Quit bandering about that word as if it holds weight to a bunch of criminals.
    You mean the criminals who you're defending?

    Wow ... look at your Madrasa training at work. Wouldn't your brainwashers be proud!

    You should be ashamed of yourself.

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    Re: US military mulls attacking Somali pirates' land bases; pirates vow revenge

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    So the pirates are promising revenge against the US for rescuing one of our own? They are on very thin ice. I like the fact that Obama is letting the military do what the military does best - killing, and I also like the thought of hitting the pirate bases and home turf. After all, pirates can't be pirates if they are homeless and boatless, can they? Pirates can't do much if their bodies are blown to bits either.

    I say smack the hell out of them for a couple of weeks, and see if that prods them to seek a new profession. If it doesn't, then smack 'em again, and keep smacking 'em until they either get the message (Don't screw with the US) or they are dead.

    Article is here.
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    Re: US military mulls attacking Somali pirates' land bases; pirates vow revenge

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    So the pirates are promising revenge against the US for rescuing one of our own? They are on very thin ice. I like the fact that Obama is letting the military do what the military does best - killing, and I also like the thought of hitting the pirate bases and home turf. After all, pirates can't be pirates if they are homeless and boatless, can they? Pirates can't do much if their bodies are blown to bits either.

    I say smack the hell out of them for a couple of weeks, and see if that prods them to seek a new profession. If it doesn't, then smack 'em again, and keep smacking 'em until they either get the message (Don't screw with the US) or they are dead.

    Article is here.
    They are not pirates; they are terrorist thugs who operate with impunity from the Somali Government from Somali ports and shores.

    Here's the statement from one of the "terrorist" leaders proving this is more than simple acts of piracy:

    "The American liars have killed our friends after they agreed to free the hostage without ransom... this matter will lead to retaliation and we will hunt down particularly American citizens travelling our waters," Abdi Garad said by phone from the pirate lair of Eyl.

    "We will intensify our attacks even reaching very far away from Somalia waters, and next time we get American citizens... they (should) expect no mercy from us."


    Sounds like a terrorist threat to me.

    Once more it is incumbent on the US and her allies and the UN to do something about the Somali problem instead of pretending that these are just simple acts of piracy. Simply killing terrorists operating from the shores and ports will not solve the problem.

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