U.S. uses patience in pirate standoff

U.S. uses patience in pirate standoff

There are 43 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Apr 10, 2009, titled U.S. uses patience in pirate standoff. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

As U.S. Navy warships surrounded the lifeboat where four pirates held an American sea captain hostage Friday, defense officials and analysts said the most likely military option for ending the standoff would not involve significant use of naval firepower.

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Smith 686

Chaska, MN

#46 Apr 11, 2009
ForReal wrote:
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Another rethug with a short memory. This situation off Somalia has been going on for some time - you guessed it - it started under "W's" watch. He ignored it because there is no oil there. President Obama is dealing with it, just not in the cowboy manner you are so fond of.
"W" did nothing because no American flagged ships were attacked.Now "o" is handeling it in a very "uncowboy" like way,by throwing a pizza party.

Since: Dec 07

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#47 Apr 12, 2009
Mohamed wrote:
We should not hurt the pirates. These are poor people. And, most of them are Muslim. President Obama has told us that he supports Muslim people. We need to pay the ransom from the US government. They just need to print more money off.
Are you just trying to bait people or are you always this stupid?

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Since: Jun 08

Woodbury

#48 Apr 12, 2009
Bob the Bilderberg wrote:
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I may have a short memory but you are absent the facts.
This is the first time in 200 years that an American-flagged vessel with an American crew has been taken by pirates.
"W" ignored it because it didn't involve a U.S. ship. The President of the United States, now Obama, has taken an oath to protect American lives. He's violated that oath. But what else is new.
Actually, no, Obama did not take an oath to protect American lives - no President takes such an oath. The Presidential Oath of Office involves defending the CONSTITUTION.
Anyway, the captain is not free, so, Obama's strategy worked.

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