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

    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.

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

    Wait a minute, is this what Obama promised us? I thought it was the economy stupid. Rescuing is one thing, now he's escalating things.
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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.
    Whether this makes sense or not will be determined by the intelligence they will be gathering over the coming days/weeks/months.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Wait a minute, is this what Obama promised us? I thought it was the economy stupid. Rescuing is one thing, now he's escalating things.
    What about unilateralism?
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    Re: US military mulls attacking Somali pirates' land bases; pirates vow revenge

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    What about unilateralism?
    Unilaterlism is no the UN way.
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    Re: US military mulls attacking Somali pirates' land bases; pirates vow revenge

    I'd like to know if the president ever got Congressional approval for the anti-piracy task force off of Somalia. I'm opposed to any attacks on land-based pirate assets, especially without Congressional approval. Attacking the pirates would open a can of worms we do not want to open. They will become more heavily armed, more dangerous, and will demand higher ransoms due to increased risk. Not to mention any attack on pirates would result in large civilian deaths and will tarnish the US image abroad more than it already is.
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    Re: US military mulls attacking Somali pirates' land bases; pirates vow revenge

    While some Somali pirates are threatening to take revenge for two deadly international assaults which disrupted their kidnapping plots the last week, the US military is mulling taking the fight to their bases.
    Idiots.
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    Re: US military mulls attacking Somali pirates' land bases; pirates vow revenge

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Idiots.
    Who held who's citizens hostage?
    Just kids with guns... Nothing to see here....

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

    Quote Originally Posted by BulletWounD View Post
    Just kids with guns...
    Idd, also fools.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by BulletWounD View Post
    Whether this makes sense or not will be determined by the intelligence they will be gathering over the coming days/weeks/months.
    There is a long history, and the problem is growing.
    They took an American ship and tried another...
    ... for me it's "one Strike and You're Out".

    There's what, 200 hostages in the hands of pirates at the moment?

    Time is NOW to rid the waters of this scourge.

    Quote Originally Posted by BulletWounD View Post
    I'd like to know if the president ever got Congressional approval for the anti-piracy task force off of Somalia. I'm opposed to any attacks on land-based pirate assets, especially without Congressional approval. Attacking the pirates would open a can of worms we do not want to open. They will become more heavily armed, more dangerous, and will demand higher ransoms due to increased risk. Not to mention any attack on pirates would result in large civilian deaths and will tarnish the US image abroad more than it already is.
    You don't think they won't become more and more armed and aggressive left unchecked?
    My guess is it will get worse unless halted.
    Rogue nations and groups could assist their efforts, and it wouldn't take a whole lot to create huge havoc.

    Appeasement is no answer.

    I don't really care what the world thinks, and nor should Obama, but he he is like Clinton and cares too much what others across the world think.


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