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Kerry suggests hot pursuit of pirates (Mega Hurl)
Boston.com ^ | December 30, 2008

Posted on 12/30/2008 5:08:27 AM PST by PasorBob

As a young Navy swift boat commander in Vietnam, Senator John F. Kerry was no stranger to the perils of hot pursuit in combat. He was awarded a Silver Star for beaching his boat after a rocket attack and racing ashore to chase down and kill a Viet Cong fighter armed with a rocket launcher. Nearly 40 years later, as incoming chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Kerry favors using hot pursuit against pirates in the waters off Somalia, but urges a cautious approach before US officials consider sending American forces to chase them ashore. Kerry plans committee hearings next year looking at the problems posed by piracy. The Massachusetts Democrat said a hot pursuit policy on Somalia's coastline is "long overdue." But he warns against any "haphazard, sloppy" military missions.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: 110th; jizyah; kerry; maritime; somalipirates; swiftboat; wuss
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John Effing Kerry.
1 posted on 12/30/2008 5:08:27 AM PST by PasorBob
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To: PasorBob

“cutting off ears.....”


2 posted on 12/30/2008 5:09:00 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: PasorBob

He can lead the charge on his wind surfing board.


3 posted on 12/30/2008 5:09:55 AM PST by tommyboy
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To: PasorBob
"There are all kinds of atrocities and I would have to say that, yes, yes, I committed the same kind of atrocities as thousands of other soldiers have committed in that I took part in shootings in free-fire zones. I conducted harassment and interdiction fire. I used 50-caliber machine guns, which we were granted and ordered to use, which were our only weapon against people. I took part in search-and-destroy missions, in the burning of villages. All of this is contrary to the laws of warfare. All of this is contrary to the Geneva Conventions...."
John Kerry (Senator, confessed war criminal)
4 posted on 12/30/2008 5:11:04 AM PST by laotzu
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To: PasorBob
As a young Navy swift boat commander in Vietnam, Senator John F. Kerry was no stranger to the perils of hot pursuit in combat.
Liar, liar, pants on fire, your nose is longer than a telephone wire.
5 posted on 12/30/2008 5:11:40 AM PST by samtheman
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To: PasorBob

The Washington Pirates in Congress?


6 posted on 12/30/2008 5:12:02 AM PST by screaminsunshine (.)
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To: Puppage

Vividly seared into his memory...


7 posted on 12/30/2008 5:12:02 AM PST by bitterohiogunclinger (America held hostage - day 56)
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To: tommyboy

Yeah, he’ll take care of killing all the unarmed 12 year old pirates.


8 posted on 12/30/2008 5:12:14 AM PST by AndrewB
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To: PasorBob

Well, he does know what ‘haphazard, sloppy’ is.


9 posted on 12/30/2008 5:12:55 AM PST by whatshotandwhatsnot
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To: samtheman
Kerry and the Pirates?

...please, no.


10 posted on 12/30/2008 5:13:37 AM PST by billorites
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To: bitterohiogunclinger

Avast, Mateys!

11 posted on 12/30/2008 5:16:08 AM PST by billorites
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To: PasorBob

This guy should be on the military hall of shame. What a phony!


12 posted on 12/30/2008 5:16:21 AM PST by JamesA (He who hesitates is lost.)
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To: PasorBob

Hot pursuit like Genghis (pron Jin jhis) Kahn?


13 posted on 12/30/2008 5:16:42 AM PST by doodad
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To: PasorBob

John Effing Kerry Who Served In Vietnam. HA!


14 posted on 12/30/2008 5:17:32 AM PST by jenk
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To: PasorBob

Is that the “rocket attack” where he hit himself with shrapnel from his own grenade launcher (and summarily applied for a purple heart)?


15 posted on 12/30/2008 5:17:34 AM PST by cartervt2k
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To: laotzu

Kerry’s Cambodia Whopper (Washington Post!)

“I remember Christmas of 1968 sitting on a gunboat in Cambodia. I remember what it was like to be shot at by Vietnamese and Khmer Rouge and Cambodians, and have the president of the United States telling the American people that I was not there; the troops were not in Cambodia. I have that memory which is seared — seared — in me.”

Two weeks ago Kerry’s spokesmen began to backtrack. First, one campaign aide explained that Kerry had patrolled the Mekong Delta somewhere “between” Cambodia and Vietnam. But there is no between; there is a border. Then another spokesman told reporters that Kerry had been “near Cambodia.” But the point of Kerry’s 1986 speech was that he personally had taken part in a secret and illegal war in a neutral country. That was only true if he was “in Cambodia,” as he had often said he was. If he was merely “near,” then his deliberate misstatement falsified the entire speech.

Next, the campaign leaked a new version through the medium of historian Douglas Brinkley, author of “Tour of Duty,” a laudatory book on Kerry’s military service. Last week Brinkley told the London Telegraph that while Kerry had been 50 miles from the border on Christmas, he “went into Cambodian waters three or four times in January and February 1969 on clandestine missions.” Oddly, though, while Brinkley devotes nearly 100 pages of his book to Kerry’s activities that January and February, pinpointing the locations of various battles and often placing Kerry near Cambodia, he nowhere mentions Kerry’s crossing into Cambodia, an inconceivable omission if it were true.

Now a new official statement from the campaign undercuts Brinkley. It offers a minimal (thus harder to impeach) claim: that Kerry “on one occasion crossed into Cambodia,” on an unspecified date. But at least two of the shipmates who are supporting Kerry’s campaign (and one who is not) deny their boat ever crossed the border, and their testimony on this score is corroborated by Kerry’s own journal, kept while on duty. One passage reproduced in Brinkley’s book says: “The banks of the [Rach Giang Thanh River] whistled by as we churned out mile after mile at full speed. On my left were occasional open fields that allowed us a clear view into Cambodia. At some points, the border was only fifty yards away and it then would meander out to several hundred or even as much as a thousand yards away, always making one wonder what lay on the other side.” His curiosity was never satisfied, because this entry was from Kerry’s final mission.


16 posted on 12/30/2008 5:17:47 AM PST by PasorBob
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To: PasorBob
I'll git dem waskly piwates!


17 posted on 12/30/2008 5:19:16 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: PasorBob
John effin wrote the reports for which he was awarded medals...

And, we all know what a lying, maggot, flip flopper he turned out to be... except of course for the Moonbats of Massachusetts who just voted him in again...

18 posted on 12/30/2008 5:20:02 AM PST by xtinct ("There's a sucker born every minute." P.T. Barnum)
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To: PasorBob

Tell that coward to go himself and to take Pelosi, Boxer, Feinstein, Reid, and the rest of the DC human waste with him. Good riddance.


19 posted on 12/30/2008 5:20:28 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: cartervt2k
Is that the “rocket attack” where he hit himself with shrapnel from his own grenade launcher (and summarily applied for a purple heart)?

No, this is the episode where he should have been court marshalled for grounding his boat and killing a half naked boy while filming himself.

20 posted on 12/30/2008 5:20:32 AM PST by PasorBob
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To: PasorBob

Its about time we put a military genius on this pirate fiasco, now we all can sleep easier!!!


21 posted on 12/30/2008 5:21:46 AM PST by PORD (People...Of Right Do)
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To: PasorBob

Once we chase them ashore, Kerry can then advise how to shoot the pirates in the ass with grains of rice.


22 posted on 12/30/2008 5:22:04 AM PST by submarinerswife ("If I win I can't 't be stopped! If I lose I shall be dead." - George S. Patton)
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To: PasorBob

The only thing Kerry was ever in hot pursuit of is rich wives.


23 posted on 12/30/2008 5:24:36 AM PST by Daveinyork
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To: PasorBob

Kerry favors using hot pursuit against pirates in the waters off Somalia

??? Why shuld any type of pusuit be necessary? They are freakin pieRATS. Fire a few missles and wipe their boats out of the water and move on.


24 posted on 12/30/2008 5:25:41 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Coming to You From the Front Lines of Occupied America)
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To: PasorBob
As a young Navy swift boat commander in Vietnam, Senator John F. Kerry was no stranger to the perils of hot pursuit in combat.

Patent Bull$hit...plain and simple.

25 posted on 12/30/2008 5:25:59 AM PST by GoldenPup
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To: TexasCajun
I'll git dem waskly piwates!

He looks like one of the sperm from "Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3869283584/tt0068555

26 posted on 12/30/2008 5:26:10 AM PST by PasorBob
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To: PasorBob

Liberals and the Media apply ZERO common sense ever.

Hey John how did you get film footage of your Vietnam escapades?

and more importantly WHY do you have it?

and even more importantly WHY do you NEED it?


27 posted on 12/30/2008 5:26:45 AM PST by tomnbeverly ("In the hour of darkness and peril and need, the people will waken to listen and hear.....)
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To: Daveinyork
The only thing Kerry was ever in hot pursuit of is rich wives.

No, he was also in hot pursuit of an early release from the Navy so he could run for congress

28 posted on 12/30/2008 5:28:11 AM PST by PasorBob
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To: PasorBob
As a young Navy swift boat commander in Vietnam, Senator John F. Kerry

I didn't know that

29 posted on 12/30/2008 5:28:29 AM PST by Oztrich Boy ("Never apologize, Mister. It's a sign of weakness" - Nathan Brittles)
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To: PasorBob
A little Somalia pirate music....

A Somali Pirate's Life For Me

30 posted on 12/30/2008 5:28:39 AM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: tomnbeverly

John Effing on video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vYU-tW37Dc


31 posted on 12/30/2008 5:30:14 AM PST by PasorBob
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John Kerry was in Vietnam! (In my best Johnny Carson) I did not know that.


32 posted on 12/30/2008 5:31:30 AM PST by timydnuc (I'll die on my feet before I'll live on my knees.)
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To: PasorBob
But he warns against any "haphazard, sloppy" military missions.

What a putz and a doofus

33 posted on 12/30/2008 5:31:43 AM PST by Popman (Dont worry Barney Frank has your ass-ets covered!!!)
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To: PasorBob
No, this is the episode where he should have been court marshalled for grounding his boat and killing a half naked boy while filming himself.

Now you're completlty wrong about that. The filming was done the next day when he went back to the area and reenacted his expploit for the camera.

34 posted on 12/30/2008 5:33:29 AM PST by Oztrich Boy ("Never apologize, Mister. It's a sign of weakness" - Nathan Brittles)
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To: Oztrich Boy

Bill Ayers on Kerry’s finest hour. (when they threw “them” medals).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YrDwYNEyw8


35 posted on 12/30/2008 5:34:58 AM PST by PasorBob
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To: PasorBob
Apparently Kerry wasn't getting the expected mileage from this day old story (see here) nor was he particularly enthralled with Andrew Miga's (AP author) inclusion of numerous references to the drubbing Kerry took at the hands of the Swift Boat Vets.

Leave it to the Kerry lapdog Boston Globe to "clean" this pap up just a bit.

36 posted on 12/30/2008 5:40:13 AM PST by Phil Harmonic
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To: Phil Harmonic

I hate it when different sources use the same story, but give them different titles.


37 posted on 12/30/2008 5:42:08 AM PST by PasorBob
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To: PasorBob

sKerry prefers butt pirates... the more the merrier for MA’s “junior” senator.


38 posted on 12/30/2008 5:43:30 AM PST by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: PasorBob
Hot Pursuit, eh? Better hire a professional...

Photobucket

39 posted on 12/30/2008 5:48:32 AM PST by kimmie7 (***sigh***)
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To: PasorBob
"Aye - the sea, she be a cruel mistress..."


40 posted on 12/30/2008 5:51:45 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Resist the Obamination!)
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To: PasorBob
I hate it when different sources use the same story, but give them different titles.
That seems to be a particular quirk of the "journalism" beast. While the author may own the text, the title of the piece is often fair game for the editor in which the piece is published. Why "journalists" have traditionally allowed individual publishers that right is beyond me.

More to the point, under what journalistic principle does the Globe presume to re-write or edit someone else's copyrighted work?

41 posted on 12/30/2008 5:59:58 AM PST by Phil Harmonic
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To: ExTexasRedhead
"Tell that coward to go himself and to take Pelosi, Boxer, Feinstein, Reid, and the rest of the DC human waste with him. Good riddance."

It is our country's most serious problem and that is to rid ourselves of these corrupt lying scum such as the ones you listed. We all fear that one more will join them and that is the criminal from Chicago. There may be a blessing but I doubt it and that is Americans finally "get it."

Will they "get it" before it's too late? I have my doubts but I think a real leader could expose the corruption.

Grandmother Sarah Palin could be the one to do it which is WHY the liberals attack her so often, they obviously fear the truth.

42 posted on 12/30/2008 6:04:33 AM PST by BILL_C (Jimmy Carter brought us Ronald Regan, Obama's contribution will be equally good. Is it Sarah?)
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To: reagan_fanatic

God Bless you Reagan Fanatic, and your great sense of Humor..that is funny as heck..haha.


43 posted on 12/30/2008 6:04:36 AM PST by AmericanMade1776 ( Obama Happens! Not my Fault!)
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To: PasorBob

At once!! I nominate as the Captain of the intrepid force... John Kerry! Go get ‘em, Lurch!


44 posted on 12/30/2008 6:09:38 AM PST by ScottinVA (All I needed to know about islam I learned on 9-11.)
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To: TexasCajun

Re: Waskly Piwates pic —

That was a perfect Dukakis-in-the-Tank moment!


45 posted on 12/30/2008 6:13:09 AM PST by ScottinVA (All I needed to know about islam I learned on 9-11.)
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To: PasorBob

If the pirates where flying Viet Cong flags Kerry would be calling them freedom fighters.


46 posted on 12/30/2008 6:18:39 AM PST by The Great RJ ("Mir we bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: billorites
Kerry and the Pirates? ...please, no.
Hehehehe. Good one billorites. Unfortunately I'm old enough to appreciate the brilliance ;-)
47 posted on 12/30/2008 6:50:37 AM PST by Phil Harmonic
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To: PasorBob
...Navy swift boat commander in Vietnam, Senator John F. Kerry...

What the hell!

Kerry was in Viet Nam?

Who knew!

48 posted on 12/30/2008 7:08:40 AM PST by OldSmaj (Death to islam. No to Hussein. BO stinks.)
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To: PasorBob

It’s just times like these that I thank God for President George W Bush (the other times are when I hear AlGore talk)

Thank you, God!


49 posted on 12/30/2008 7:38:41 AM PST by griswold3
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I wouldn’t let this boob Kerry lead a boy scout pack.
Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee?
Boy are we so screwed.


50 posted on 12/30/2008 7:46:33 AM PST by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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