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Indeed, the blatant stupidity of using violence as a last resort is overwhelming.
Worked out for the French didn't it?
As well it should if you support BHO.
Yet the captain is rescued, the bad guys are dead or captured, and life still sucks.
And now your pinning your misconceptions on a "I heard from a friend of a friend ..." thread.
Spoken like a true Obamite. The only alternative to decisive action MUST be loss of innocent lives. I will suggest to you that Obama already is the pirate. He's hijacked States' Rights and our collective future.
I guess the only way this could have turned out better for ya'll is if the captain died and Obama was one of the pirates.
Originally posted by jdub297
reply to post by ZindoDoone
Even the Brits were reporting this immediately after the rescue.
Spoken like a true Obamite.
... why else would they have B.S. r.o.e's that prohibit the S.E.A.L's from performing an immediate rescue instead of waiting for 4 days.
Notwithstanding your proclivity to cite right wing Obama bashing blogs as "news" sources, no one here is contesting that Obama sought to exhaust all peaceful courses before resorting to a violent one.
What you fail to realize or recognize is that just two days before the French went in all guns 'a blazin' and they lost one of their guys and others were injured.
Originally posted by Blade The Hunter
Yeah, the rescue was a success, but what would have happened if the pirates killed the hostage? How would you explain to the family that your family member could have been rescued, but were too busy waiting for orders from higher up, resulting in the hostage being killed.
Originally posted by Ismail
Reinforcements on their way here Schrodinger ! Ok, guys, for starters, I'm not even american, so the "Obamite" line won't work here. Obviously, judging from some of your posts, my not being american probably makes me a "socialist"/red/terrorist/pirate scumbag (*shudders*), but hey, I'll give my two cents anyhow.
One. The hostage IS fine. No "what if's" apply here.
Two. The people behind the operation are professionals, from the CIC down to the SEALS who took the shots. You are not. Your judgements are amateurish, and the end result tends to prove this, because the tactics you condemn DID work.
Three. As strange as it may seem, I value all human life. I think it is a good thing that every other possibility was studied before taking the lives of these pirates, who are poor people, from a starving third world country, trying to make ends meet for their families. I don't expect you to understand this, or even respond by anything other than " Oh, so we should feel sorry for the pirates ? But they started it ! " or maybe even "They should have gone out and got a job" and most definately "They tangled with AMERICA OH YEAH, big mistake pirates YEEHAR !".
Four. The message this sends to the world is that America has changed it's foreign policies. Gone are the times of "the axis of evil". While remaining firm, America will favour diplomacy to force. This sends out a peacefull message, and a breath of fresh air to your allies, who were getting REALLY pissed off with the bigotted, holy warmongering, and shallow views of your former president, and those of the people he represented.
Five. "Raggies" is a racist and offensive word. You know nothing of the somalian people and nothing of the hardship they endure. While you lay back in your comfortable sofa, these "raggies" are hacking their food out of a parched desert, which thanks to people who share your condescending views, is also a polluted wasteland. Their blood is the cement of your comfort. Dwell on that for a while. And show some respect.