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Obama Trades Seoul To North Korea For Return Of USS Pueblo
Duffelblog ^ | June 7, 2014

Posted on 06/07/2014 1:08:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Obama announced today that a deal had been struck with North Korea to trade the South Korean capital of Seoul to secure the safe return of the USS Pueblo, a U.S. Navy spy ship held captive since 1968.

Standing next to the ship’s christener, Mrs. Dorothy Duvall of Palm Beach, Florida, the president told reporters at the Rose Garden ceremony he decided to act when he learned of the ship’s “rapidly deteriorating condition.”

“Could we someday regret handing over the capital city of an important ally to its mortal enemy? Absolutely. Might this encourage more mischief by North Korea? Maybe. Was it worth it? You betcha,” the president said.

“Let me be clear. It has been an ironclad tradition of the Navy, going back to when the USS Chesapeake struck to HMS Leopard in spite of Commodore Barry’s order not to ‘give up the ship,’ that we make a promise to never leave a ship behind.”

The USS Indianapolis could not be reached for comment.

National Security Advisor Susan Rice promised a speedy reunion between the families and crew members, who she noted had “served with honor and distinction” during their many years in captivity.

When reporters told Rice that the crew had returned to the U.S. decades ago, Rice covered her ears and said, “I’m not listening! La la la la LA LA LA!” before loudly beginning to sing “Yankee Doodle.”

The Naval Shipyard in San Francisco is preparing to receive the Pueblo after more than 46 years in captivity. The ship is expected to undergo “reintegration” for several months, where its former sailors will allege it was a communist sympathizer as it gets a fresh coat of paint before decommissioning.

Questions to the Joint Chiefs went unanswered as they were busy gnawing on their chew toys.


TOPICS: Humor; Military/Veterans; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: bergdahl; korea; obama; satire; traitor; treason

1 posted on 06/07/2014 1:08:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

lol

The Pueblo skin is as thin as paper by now


2 posted on 06/07/2014 1:10:29 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I thought he traded his Seoul to the Debil....: )


3 posted on 06/07/2014 1:14:28 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ve always thought we should send the Pueblo to the bottom in the dignified manner of US fighting ship, without necessarily informing the Norks, or any sightseers who might happen to be aboard at the time, of our intention to do so.


4 posted on 06/07/2014 1:15:13 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: GeronL

The USS Forestall was sold for a penny and I think another Ship recently for scrap for a penny! What does this fool need a ship for a museum piece at his library? A Pebble in the Sand!


5 posted on 06/07/2014 1:16:53 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: GeronL

“The Pueblo skin is as thin as paper by now”

A couple of years ago the battleship Texas (on permanent display) developed a slow leak. A female diver went over the side and was feeling for the leak. (Mind you, this is in the armored part intended to resist incoming shells.) She inadvertently put her hand through the hull opening a fist-sized leak.

They are planning on backfilling around the hull so it will not be in the water anymore.


6 posted on 06/07/2014 1:17:27 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe we could trade Fort Ticonderoga to the British for the return of Benedict Arnold.


7 posted on 06/07/2014 1:31:13 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I say we trade Liberals to the Taliban..since libs relate to the Taliban so much and support their cause, I say trade em..but I think eventually the Taliban will get sick of them and throw them back


8 posted on 06/07/2014 1:32:23 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Update: White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has tweeted that this is in error, that the USS Pueblo was returned in exchange for President Obama’s soul. He then added, “Ha! Joke’s on them!”


9 posted on 06/07/2014 1:33:18 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This was the worst trade since Rick Middleton for Ken Hodge.


10 posted on 06/07/2014 1:43:46 PM PDT by wny
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To: Gen.Blather

That makes me sad. I didn’t know the Texas was in such bad shape.


11 posted on 06/07/2014 1:44:05 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Satire?


12 posted on 06/07/2014 1:46:02 PM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s awesome! Very funny


13 posted on 06/07/2014 1:46:59 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ...

Heh. Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.


14 posted on 06/07/2014 1:52:09 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

May he ROT in H-*-*-*, for this!


15 posted on 06/07/2014 1:55:13 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: jsanders2001

Bravo!


16 posted on 06/07/2014 2:02:10 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’d trade Obama, his cabinet, and Bergdahl for two North Korean television sets.


17 posted on 06/07/2014 2:04:11 PM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: GeronL

A former navy guy told me a story about a ship they took out of mothballs and spent millions on retrofitting. During an inspection when it was all done the inspector kicked a gun mount and the mount and half a huge bolt chipped off. He said, “We’re going to scrap it.” That was the end of the inspection and the ship.

Prior to that story I always imagined that a ship would still be structurally sound even a century after it was made. The Titanic is apparently just a pile of iron oxide.

I visited the Texas in 1964 as a ten-year-old. I was impressed. But when I went below deck I was shocked that you could see from one end to the other. A single hit would have been devastating. Also, it was 100 degrees outside and the engines were off course cool. It was a hundred degrees below decks. Can you imagine what it would be like at full steam? Damn!


18 posted on 06/07/2014 2:35:39 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Gen.Blather

India is still using an aircraft carrier built in 1945 by the British. Which sounds totally insane.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/INS_Viraat


19 posted on 06/07/2014 2:39:37 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Gen.Blather

The Texas is actually more of a late WW1 design or a mixture or something


20 posted on 06/07/2014 2:40:31 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I'm going to show Obama my Hawaiian good luck sign.
21 posted on 06/07/2014 4:46:13 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It profits a man nothing to give his Seoul for the whole world...but for an old rustbucket, Barry?


22 posted on 06/07/2014 4:50:11 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2016: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: R. Scott

‘fraid not


23 posted on 06/07/2014 5:31:05 PM PDT by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton))
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