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    Quote Originally Posted by Julie R. View Post
    Ahhh but Lee, those little cannibals, errrr, diplomats represent the best and brightest of the banana republics and tin pot dictatorships and well, the U.N. just could never attract any qualified folks if they were forced to live in the ever-multiplying masses and squalor south of the Equator that they all are fleeing. Plus, what good would "diplomatic immunity" do in a cesspool like Somalia, where there are no attractive women to rape, no fancy stores to steal from and no laws to break?
    Too funny that we get "taken to task" but yet they don't feel "safe enough" to be headquartered in those places.

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    Remember when the pirates captured the Captain of the Maersk freighter and the Navy sharpshooters blew the heads of the pirates to rescue the Captain? This didn't happen until Obongolo gave the order to shoot. They had to wait for his OK. What's with that? I hope the U.S. Navy is still not under those rules of engagement. I guess Obongolo could always apologize to the pirates as he's done to the rest of the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gman0046 View Post
    Remember when the pirates captured the Captain of the Maersk freighter and the Navy sharpshooters blew the heads of the pirates to rescue the Captain? This didn't happen until Obongolo gave the order to shoot. They had to wait for his OK. What's with that? I hope the U.S. Navy is still not under those rules of engagement. I guess Obongolo could always apologize to the pirates as he's done to the rest of the world.

    Not exactly correct, but they were instructed not to act until the POTUS got "his" team in place over there. The SEALs were deployed in minutes and arrived within the day; the POTUS hand-picked "team" was still packing, dithering and hand-wringing while the Navy snipers were glassing the pirates. Fortunately they didn't "wait" for the official order because there's that pesky little imminent danger provision. They shot when it appeared the Maersk Captain's life was in danger. BAM BAM BAM! Then the POTUS claimed credit.

    Wonder how the 4th pirate is doing on his U.S.-supplied 3 hots & a cot? Obama will probably pardon him....
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    Quote Originally Posted by WRL View Post
    You are right. This could of been avoided.

    The US could have gone in and wiped Somalia from the map. Paved the whole damn country and then set up the UN there. Is there ANTYHING redeeming about that country?


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    Actually, I was referring to staying in a group, and avoiding known hot spots......but yes, your scenario would also work.

    Googled "somalia redeeming" and got ZERO hits in 0.0001 seconds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Julie R. View Post


    Wonder how the 4th pirate is doing on his U.S.-supplied 3 hots & a cot? Obama will probably pardon him....
    And soon to be on unemployment living in a tax payer funded Section 8.

    Getting captured by the USA is thier ticket to the good life, as they know it.

    He'll be paying union dues before you know it!
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