The Mysterious Socotra Island (Must See!)

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posted on May, 28 2012 @ 03:30 PM
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This was posted earlier this year, hope it hasn't gone any further.
Massive US Military Buildup on Two Strategic Islands: Socotra and Masirah

This island is beautiful!!! I love the trees, they remind me of some trees I saw when I was in Naples, Italy. I know they weren't the same trees but they reminded me of them.

I sure hope this place isn't destroyed and damaged by war.




posted on May, 28 2012 @ 04:22 PM
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Looks like good firewood. Or maybe we can make some paper out of it.

I KID!!!!



posted on May, 28 2012 @ 04:39 PM
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wait a minute! I just bought that island,and have big plans for an exclusive golf club,casino,resort-spa and an amusement park!!!
McDonalds and Coca-Cola already cut me an endorsement cheque!!!! the contractors are on their way to start `breaking`ground. I don`t need to hear all this `save the planet`,anti-progress talk!!!

no seriously,excellent photos of a truly remarkable place!

good find!



posted on May, 28 2012 @ 04:59 PM
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The good army of Pirates are defending the island against the invasion of turists. Socotra is to the east of the Horn of Africa, this is... right in the pirate "heaven".
Nothing to worry about tourists then, only pirates asking ransom for a hostage island, or "gringos" setting a military base to "protect the tankers" or defend the pirates against "rogue states".

Cheers



posted on May, 28 2012 @ 05:00 PM
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Oh good. The US Military can always use a fresh bombing range. Complete with strafing targets that look like people.



posted on May, 28 2012 @ 05:02 PM
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I take it everybody whinging about tourism never goes on holiday and stays within an 10 mile radius of their homes...........



posted on May, 28 2012 @ 05:12 PM
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I guess the OP must of been checking this place out whilst trying to bust the pile up for 7O6T



posted on May, 28 2012 @ 09:02 PM
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So only idiots who consider themselves above 90% of all people are allowed to admire this? Idiots like you?

NEWSFLASH: We own this planet, we can do what we want and certainly, this would be a nice place for a vacation. It looks interesting, every human should have the right and chance to be there, to see it.



posted on May, 28 2012 @ 09:18 PM
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This place is out of this world. Definitely on my must-go places to visit during my lifetime.



posted on May, 28 2012 @ 10:01 PM
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Those little tree's look like lil people I want to be a tree hugger now.

Makes me want to leave my house.



posted on May, 28 2012 @ 10:26 PM
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I would think I'm on Pandora II after waking up!



posted on May, 28 2012 @ 10:38 PM
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Those are some pretty fat trees. If the wrong people see this they are going to put them on a diet.
I'm not used to seeing trees like that. They are kinda cute. I wonder how old they are. I suppose I shouldn't ask or someone is going to cut them down to answer my question. I hope nobody ruins the place by planting things that don't belong there.



posted on May, 28 2012 @ 10:41 PM
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I wonder if the Island still looks like the pictures or if they leveled it playing war games and paved it over.



posted on May, 28 2012 @ 10:43 PM
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First off, thank you Orion' for an amazing post... it was humbling, moving, illuminating and magical!

Second, it's a shame reflexive replies by Western/American hating elitist "knee-jerks" diminish beautiful posts like this. Decrying tourism, oh I'm sorry, specifically Western or American tourism, is like decrying the automobile... it's improved the quality of life of millions of people... and yes, there are some environmental concerns that need to be remedied. If however, the haters wish to do more than just listen to themselves pontificate, try taking on the real causes of the destruction of Earth's beauty... the destruction of habitats for agriculture, irresponsible acquisition of natural resources, and unchecked urban sprawl for starters.



posted on May, 28 2012 @ 10:48 PM
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From what I have found, tourism isn't really an issue. Its a UN protected area and only engages in eco-tourism, nothing like resorts and skyscrapers found elsewhere. You can't take anything off or on the island that may damage their ecosystem and there are very strict rules on where you must stay and do any activities. More worrying would be the traffic around the area seeing as it has just as much protected marine area as on the land.



posted on May, 28 2012 @ 11:08 PM
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OP that is GORGEOUS......and I always thought the Seychelles were the most beautiful islands near Africa, thank you. I have love of all things maps....I'm surprised I never stumbled on this island before.



posted on May, 28 2012 @ 11:10 PM
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Thanks for posting, enjoyed those pics!



posted on May, 28 2012 @ 11:29 PM
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You kidding? They know the beauty of the swamps, and although there is commercialism down here, we've still got plenty of isolated swamp. Mosquitoes keep them out.



posted on May, 28 2012 @ 11:34 PM
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Very beautiful! Looks like something out of a Dr. Seuss book or Alice In Wonderland.

If humans appreciated this place, they'd stay far away from it.



posted on May, 28 2012 @ 11:38 PM
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Originally posted by ShadowAngel85
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So only idiots who consider themselves above 90% of all people are allowed to admire this? Idiots like you?

NEWSFLASH: We own this planet, we can do what we want and certainly, this would be a nice place for a vacation. It looks interesting, every human should have the right and chance to be there, to see it.
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Actually we do not own this planet. We are guests here.

Yes.



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