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Obama pledges to fight piracy; pirates vow revenge
Associated Press ^ | April 13, 2009 | TODD PITMAN and PAULINE JELINEK

Posted on 04/13/2009 10:33:39 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - President Barack Obama promised Monday to work with other nations "to halt the rise of piracy," while Somali pirates vowed revenge for the deaths of three colleagues shot by snipers during the daring high-seas rescue of an American sea captain.

The pirates' threat raised fears for the safety of some 230 foreign sailors still held hostage in more than a dozen ships anchored off lawless Somalia.

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1 posted on 04/13/2009 10:33:39 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY; freekitty; oswegodeee

Needs a barf and gag alert! Everything with Zero’s name on it needs a barf and gag alert.


2 posted on 04/13/2009 10:35:40 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Serious question - what is the argument AGAINST arming the crews on these ships, or at least employing a security detail on board?


3 posted on 04/13/2009 10:39:40 AM PDT by uscabjd ( a)
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To: ExTexasRedhead
Does anyone else find it ironic that telepr0mpter's entire family (on his fathers side) is from Kenya?

Could that be why he hesistated like a little girl from taking action?

4 posted on 04/13/2009 10:40:59 AM PDT by adm5 (YOU CANNOT FIX CAPITALISM WITH SOCIALISM! -Glenn Beck)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

President Barack Obama promised Monday to work with other nations “to halt the rise of piracy,”

To hell with other nations! Can’t he say: “America will never accept a threat on any American anywhere in the world because a threat against one is a threat against all?”...


5 posted on 04/13/2009 10:41:57 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Headline is WRONG. Obama pledged to fight PRIVACY.

Obama: Fighting 'rise of privacy' (piracy) (Yet another Obama gaffe) (Chicago Tribune April 13, 2009 12:15 PM by Mark Silva)

"And I want to be very clear that we are resolved to halt the rise of privacy in that region...."

6 posted on 04/13/2009 10:45:49 AM PDT by a fool in paradise ( “Saving the New York Times now ranks with saving Darfur as a high-minded cause.”NYTimes Bill Kell)
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To: ExTexasRedhead; Free ThinkerNY
Headline
Obama pledges to fight piracy
Body of story, first sentence
President Barack Obama promised Monday to work with other nations "to halt the rise of piracy"
Thems two different animals thar news slanter extraordinaire AP.

Obama "promised" to talk about halting "the rise of piracy", not to fight it and bring the incidences down.

Big difference between what Obama said (yap yap yap, like his new dog) and fighting piracy.

Nice words to appease your useless idiots "Present" Obama.

7 posted on 04/13/2009 10:46:24 AM PDT by Syncro (Qui non intelligit, aut taceat, aut discat)
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To: uscabjd

Argument against arming them is:

1.) Increased insurance premiums for owner of ship
2.) International Waters conundrum - who has jurisdiction over the incident
3.) Many times the local law enforcement/power structure of a particular region is the “pirate” shaking down the owner of the vessel.
4.) misguided liberal belief that if a crew is armed, they will initiate conflict and it will be more costly than just paying off the thugs.


8 posted on 04/13/2009 10:48:01 AM PDT by adm5 (YOU CANNOT FIX CAPITALISM WITH SOCIALISM! -Glenn Beck)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Work with other nations” = I’m not sticking my neck out but voting ‘present.” “Halt the rise of piracy” = Bush’s fault.


9 posted on 04/13/2009 10:48:57 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If the crew fought off the pirates for 3 hours with firehoses, wouldn’t it have been far more effective to dip the hose intake in the fuel tanks and hose the bad guys down with fuel?


10 posted on 04/13/2009 10:49:41 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (To stand up for Capitalism is to hope Teleprompter Boy fails.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The Somali ACORN cell is promising them nationalized health care and low income housing if they will lay down their arms and become welfare dependent.
11 posted on 04/13/2009 10:56:10 AM PDT by Ben Mugged ("You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom".)
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To: uscabjd

Lawyers.

It’s a liability issue.

Insurance companies know that they’ll be on the hook when some ACLU lawyer judge shops and gets a judgement against the company that authorized arming the crew in a situation where a pirate gets shot.


12 posted on 04/13/2009 10:57:44 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, Bowman later)
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To: BuffaloJack
If the crew fought off the pirates for 3 hours with firehoses, wouldn’t it have been far more effective to dip the hose intake in the fuel tanks and hose the bad guys down with fuel?

They were probably fire hoses, which wouldn't be connected to the fuel lines anyway.

13 posted on 04/13/2009 10:58:19 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Syncro
Actually, he said something about not allowing the rise of PRIVACY
14 posted on 04/13/2009 10:58:43 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, Bowman later)
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To: uscabjd
Do you want armed foreign nationals arriving in US ports every day
15 posted on 04/13/2009 10:59:19 AM PDT by MilspecRob (Most people don't act stupid, they really are.)
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To: uscabjd
Cuz guns are bad, mmmmkay?


16 posted on 04/13/2009 10:59:36 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.......)
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To: BuffaloJack
Amen to that! If they can't carry firearms they can certainly use improvised weapons like Molotov Cocktails. Even a bucket of sewage would be a great deterrent.
17 posted on 04/13/2009 11:19:39 AM PDT by WMarshal (Where is the next Sam Adams?)
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To: MilspecRob
In the 19th century, many merchant ships had weapons under lock and key that were only available during emergencies. You don't have to have people running around armed 24x7.
18 posted on 04/13/2009 11:21:19 AM PDT by WMarshal (Where is the next Sam Adams?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"President Barack Obama promised Monday to work with other nations "to halt the rise of piracy," while Somali pirates vowed revenge"

Bah-HAHAHAHA!

Obama has already showed the "pirates" just how good he is at getting other nations to co-operate with him. This is a "coded" message from Obama to the pirates saying "the open sea is your oyster, pluck it". The pirates will just avoid American ships, which will make Obama powerless to do anything.

19 posted on 04/13/2009 11:24:29 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: adm5
"International Waters conundrum - who has jurisdiction over the incident"

That's right. You can't even find co-operation between countries to fight crime on cruise ships, never mind piracy on the open sea's. Nobody wants jurisdiction, and the expense that goes along with it to prosecute criminals in their lands.

20 posted on 04/13/2009 11:33:07 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: MrB
Oh gosh, the teleprompter is a gonna be his whipping boy!

LOL

What a great gaffe. He's certainly got his head full of removing our privacy hasn't he?

21 posted on 04/13/2009 11:37:19 AM PDT by Syncro (Qui non intelligit, aut taceat, aut discat)
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To: Syncro

How about the pirates sitting in the US Congress headed by rogue pirates Pelosi and Reid???


22 posted on 04/13/2009 12:22:52 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Free ThinkerNY
while Somali pirates vowed revenge for the deaths of three colleagues shot by snipers during the daring high-seas rescue of an American sea captain.

This is the only real news in the article.
Assuming the pirates who "vowed revenge" can be identified, the results of intiminadion should be brought home to them ASAP.

If it's war they want...

23 posted on 04/13/2009 1:05:51 PM PDT by Publius6961 (Change is not a plan; Hope is not a strategy.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
President Barack Obama promised Monday to work with other nations “to halt the rise of piracy,”
To hell with other nations!

Hello?
Where have these "reporters" been? The "rise of Piracy began over 30 years ago in the China Sea, and off the coast of Africa about 10 years ago.

They just now noticed?

The only acceptable level of piracy is zero...

24 posted on 04/13/2009 1:08:13 PM PDT by Publius6961 (Change is not a plan; Hope is not a strategy.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Better have Hillary pack her pants suits and go a negotiating in Somalia.


25 posted on 04/13/2009 1:33:26 PM PDT by The Great RJ (chain.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Pirates and traitors.

You betcha!

But(t) pirates you said, makes me think let’s not leave out Barney Frank.


26 posted on 04/13/2009 1:43:04 PM PDT by Syncro (Qui non intelligit, aut taceat, aut discat)
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