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Originally posted by Autonomous
Nothing personal, but terrorist labels are thrown around way too much today.
Originally posted by TerribleTeam2
Putnam, that's one of the points I was getting at in my first post. That it was an American citizen, so therefore the American Navy get's involved, even though he is contracted to a Danish Company.
Now I still want to know what people would think would have happened if the Captain was anyone OTHER than American??? Would the American Government have turned around and said "Well, they're the risks you take sailing the high seas"??? Or would they have gotten involved anyways???
Edit - Oh and gimme, I don't know if you have been paying attention, but it was NOT an American vessel, Maersk Line is Danish!!!!!!!!
Sorry for the outburst, but I am extremely pedantic about things like this.
No need to apologize.I am just discussing a current event,I try and keep this stuff in perspective and really like to hear other viewpoints.
Not sure of the protocol,but I imagine the only way the American Navy would have assisted a foreign citizen was if their government requested it. Was the Danish company informed?the Danish government?maybe so but the ship was already recaptured by the crew.The only loose end was the Captain,an American citizen who by all accounts acted if not bravely very decisively to at least give the rest of his crew a chance.
[edit on 13-4-2009 by TerribleTeam2]
A spokesman for the World Food Program confirmed that part of the ship's cargo was being ferried on its behalf, including 4,000 metric tons of corn headed for Somalia and Uganda, and 1,000 metric tons of vegetable oil for refugees in Kenya. It was expected to dock in the Kenyan port of Mombasa on April 16.
Originally posted by Ferris.Bueller.II
reply to post by The Godfather of Conspira
I wonder if the EU is taking legal actions against the companies that dumped their toxic waste there? I'd place my bets on not, seeing as the EU seems to be more concerned with getting into other countries' business rather than taking care of their own.
[edit on 4/12/09 by Ferris.Bueller.II]
Originally posted by Autonomous
Please, lets quit labeling everything we don't like as "Terrorism". The pirates are just that: PIRATES. Thugs on a ship with an agenda for profit. They aren't doing anything to strike fear into a particular people or government. They just want to do the least amount of work possible and get rich. $100,000 cut from a $2,000,000 job is freakin' rich to a 3rd world flunky with a small boat and a gun.
Nothing personal, but terrorist labels are thrown around way too much today. Before long we'll be called terrorists just for questioning the MSM.
Originally posted by Brainiac
Elite, best describes these guys. Navy Seals still remain to be the most Amazing military class in the World...
Originally posted by Parallex
reply to post by TerribleTeam2
Thanks for that. Back in your box.
The news reports we had over here stated that the crew was unusually all American. If this is wrong, prove it, and I will concede. Just don't make like a whiny talk show host about it ok?
And if you had bothered to read past my theorising, you would've noted that I stated I was throwing a curve ball with that post. And that I was merely trying to say that the whole story stunk to high hell.
Whats your stake in this anyway? What do you have to gain by trying to shout me down about it? Don't blow it now, honestly; you've been doing so well.