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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 06:52 AM
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11. Are you a "liberal"?
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  -What should Obama do about the Somali "pirates"? kentuck  Apr-10-09 06:36 AM   #0 
  - After they get the boat captain back, they ought to confiscate the boat.  Vinca   Apr-10-09 06:39 AM   #1 
  - so you support the death penalty for kidnapping?  bighart   Apr-10-09 09:37 AM   #48 
     - Their pirate buddies are already on their way to the scene.  Vinca   Apr-10-09 01:40 PM   #75 
  - How about send some divers under the boat..?  kentuck   Apr-10-09 06:44 AM   #2 
  - Sure, but are they willing to do that on a weekly basis for the next 10 years?  Democracyinkind   Apr-10-09 06:46 AM   #5 
  - This is really heating up and has all the makings of Obama's first real crisis  cali   Apr-10-09 06:46 AM   #3 
  - Jesus Christ. These idiots want to have a  mountainvue   Apr-10-09 09:02 AM   #41 
  - "1st real crisis for Obama"?? Really? Seems like reversing many years of BushCo  FailureToCommunicate   Apr-10-09 10:57 AM   #57 
  - Is Obama The Only One With This Problem?  KharmaTrain   Apr-10-09 06:46 AM   #4 
  - This cargo ship is flying the American flag.  mountainvue   Apr-10-09 09:13 AM   #44 
  - Interesting Radio Report...  KharmaTrain   Apr-10-09 09:32 AM   #46 
  - I hear what you are saying but in this instance, the pirates are holding hostage a U.S. citizen.  CTyankee   Apr-10-09 11:14 AM   #62 
     - This Is A Bit More Complex...  KharmaTrain   Apr-10-09 11:28 AM   #67 
  - This is NOT a "foreign policy crisis." He should stay out of it.  Brazenly Liberal   Apr-10-09 06:46 AM   #6 
  - Oh, yes it is. Or it soon will be.  cali   Apr-10-09 06:52 AM   #10 
  - Bullshit.  Brazenly Liberal   Apr-10-09 07:04 AM   #15 
     - you can delude yourself from not until whenever but that won't  cali   Apr-10-09 07:09 AM   #16 
        - Please. Talk about self-deluding!  Brazenly Liberal   Apr-10-09 07:22 AM   #21 
           - As CIC he controls the Navy,  karynnj   Apr-10-09 07:37 AM   #29 
           - more and more ridiculous,  cali   Apr-10-09 07:50 AM   #32 
  - Do "the shores of Trippoli" ring a bell  karynnj   Apr-10-09 07:34 AM   #28 
  - Exactly.  Historic NY   Apr-10-09 07:57 AM   #34 
  - My guess is this set of pirates (if they get out of this alive) are going to catch hell  Mike Daniels   Apr-10-09 07:49 AM   #31 
     - That crew  qwertyMike   Apr-10-09 09:07 AM   #43 
  - Kill em!  Uben   Apr-10-09 06:48 AM   #7 
  - Are you a "liberal"?  kentuck   Apr-10-09 06:52 AM   #11 
  - To every thing  qwertyMike   Apr-10-09 09:15 AM   #45 
  - Interesting...  ecstatic   Apr-10-09 08:48 AM   #39 
  - Yeah, god damn fuckin poor people deserve to die. nt  RedCappedBandit   Apr-10-09 10:39 AM   #55 
     - I completely disagree with the poster you're responding to  cali   Apr-10-09 11:19 AM   #64 
        - So, what makes them turn to piracy?  RedCappedBandit   Apr-10-09 11:22 AM   #65 
           - well, let's see. It's profitable. And yes, Somalia is a c omplete mess  cali   Apr-10-09 11:32 AM   #68 
              - I have to wonder if they would risk their lives to feed themselves if  RedCappedBandit   Apr-10-09 01:16 PM   #72 
                 - up til now, the risk has been very minimal  cali   Apr-10-09 01:19 PM   #73 
                    - Helping to alleviate the poverty in the area  RedCappedBandit   Apr-10-09 01:26 PM   #74 
  - Shoot Em up  sattahipdeep   Apr-10-09 06:50 AM   #8 
  - Congratulations,President Obama!  sattahipdeep   Apr-13-09 07:03 PM   #79 
  - Offer them safe passage for the captain.  tekisui   Apr-10-09 06:52 AM   #9 
  - He should load up all the loud mouth REPUGs  hlthe2b   Apr-10-09 06:55 AM   #12 
  - Excellent idea!  kentuck   Apr-10-09 06:58 AM   #14 
  - Do we know how many "pirates" operate along the coast?  kentuck   Apr-10-09 06:56 AM   #13 
  - In general, addressing the root causes of it would be a good way to go....  BlooInBloo   Apr-10-09 07:12 AM   #17 
  - Amen! Thank you for one voice of reason.  ShortnFiery   Apr-10-09 09:34 AM   #47 
  - And this ship was 350 miles outside of their waters.  Mike Daniels   Apr-10-09 10:32 AM   #52 
     - They were bringing aid in the form of food.  mountainvue   Apr-10-09 02:46 PM   #76 
  - Thank you for bringing some rationality to this discussion  RedCappedBandit   Apr-10-09 10:42 AM   #56 
  - These are not sympathetic people with a somehow just cause. They're fucking criminals  Stinky The Clown   Apr-10-09 07:16 AM   #18 
  - I do have sympathy for them  HelenWheels   Apr-10-09 08:44 AM   #38 
     - That's fine to think about the Somali people. But these pirates are .... well .... pirates.  Stinky The Clown   Apr-10-09 01:05 PM   #71 
  - What should Somalia do about it's pirates?  mikeytherat   Apr-10-09 07:17 AM   #19 
  - I don't think there is any government in Somalia?  kentuck   Apr-10-09 07:19 AM   #20 
  - There is no government in Somalia  Marrah_G   Apr-10-09 07:24 AM   #22 
  - Pirates do not, under any circumstance, constitute a "foreign policy crisis"  ThomWV   Apr-10-09 07:25 AM   #23 
  - Without being a nation, and lack of the effect of our place in the  tekisui   Apr-10-09 07:31 AM   #25 
  - Actually they DO create a foreign policy issue  karynnj   Apr-10-09 07:32 AM   #26 
  - Not exactly a "crisis", but the pirates made a big mistake  HughMoran   Apr-10-09 07:31 AM   #24 
  - never listen to a neocon  mercuryblues   Apr-10-09 07:34 AM   #27 
  - Don't you think....  kentuck   Apr-10-09 07:46 AM   #30 
  - This would be an excellent opportunity for the U.N. to get off its ass and actually do something  Raskolnik   Apr-10-09 07:54 AM   #33 
  - Well the UN has already said that there is no "territorial water" when it comes to pursuing pirates  Mike Daniels   Apr-10-09 08:05 AM   #36 
     - If only there were an existing, multi-national organiztion already set up that could coordinate  Raskolnik   Apr-10-09 08:15 AM   #37 
        - I wouldn't be surprised if the Obama admin. hasn't already got State Dept. people on this.  CTyankee   Apr-10-09 11:23 AM   #66 
  - Pirates aren't a US-only problem. The UN should do something.  Phoonzang   Apr-10-09 08:04 AM   #35 
  - Blow up the mother ship  qwertyMike   Apr-10-09 08:59 AM   #40 
  - Hire them and get in on the action  Johonny   Apr-10-09 09:03 AM   #42 
  - lol  Renew Deal   Apr-10-09 10:15 AM   #50 
  - Slightly off topic: I'm curious, how often do these pirates actually kill someone? nt  Phoonzang   Apr-10-09 09:58 AM   #49 
  - not often and they reportedly treat hostages pretty well  cali   Apr-10-09 10:17 AM   #51 
     - Which is the only reason they still operate without much international pressure  Mike Daniels   Apr-10-09 10:35 AM   #53 
  - Maybe we could stop raping the third world.  RedCappedBandit   Apr-10-09 10:37 AM   #54 
  - Maybe the brainless reactive response that the U.S. is  cali   Apr-10-09 10:58 AM   #58 
  - I never said anything about the US  RedCappedBandit   Apr-10-09 11:04 AM   #59 
  - That would be a good start. n/t  EFerrari   Apr-10-09 11:08 AM   #61 
  - Bush would know what to do. He'd invade Bhutan.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Apr-10-09 11:05 AM   #60 
  - Write a musical number and take it to broadway?  quakerboy   Apr-10-09 11:15 AM   #63 
  - I think he should find some wealthy Somali bankers and give them a few  leftofthedial   Apr-10-09 11:33 AM   #69 
  - stupid is as stupid does  cali   Apr-10-09 11:35 AM   #70 
  - This is exactly what the administration should do:  Joe Fields   Apr-10-09 03:02 PM   #77 
  - What's up doc?  sattahipdeep   Apr-13-09 11:49 AM   #78 

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