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Old 22-02-2011, 16:46   #106
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Re: 'Quest' Crew Killed

Originally Posted by Inverlyon View Post
They did not do nothing about it.

They immediately boarded and took the vessel at great risk to their own lives.
Yes, and they must be aplauded for doing so. ALL members of any of the armed forces have my deepest respect.

HOWEVER and this is a big however, the people who set the guidelines that they have to adhere to do not. No doubt, the reason they wern't there sooner is because of those idiotic 'rules of engagement' guidlines that they all have to stick to.

We (the US and UK) can it seems march into Iraq or wherever with no real just cause but if they see an obvious pirate vessell in enemy waters they are powerless to do anything unless they are fired on first. I aggree with those who advocate a shoot on sight policy in these waters, I know many of you disagree but thats how I feel.

If we can't be protected then the only other option is for all cruisers to arm themselves and I know most of us certainly dont want that.

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Old 22-02-2011, 16:47   #107

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My deepest sympathy goes out to the family and friends of the slain.

That being said, to insinuate that the US Navy is any way at fault is utter BS! Next thing that will pop up is Obama is at fault. The terrorists that killed the crew are at fault no matter what anyone did or did not do, to think otherwise is insane. IMHO in the confines of a small cabin the slaying of 4 people can not be prevented if perpetrators are determined to kill them.
I can't understand why Obama let this happen.
First off i want to blame
#1 "The boat" if it was faster it would have out ran the pirates.
#2 "The weather" if it was blowing then they could have out sailed them.
#3 "The Brits"
#4 "My mother"
#5 "My cat"
#6 "all the Armed forces all over the world"
#7 "Brad Pitt"
#8 "Obama" i heard he passed on the ninja training the white house set up for US officials.
#9 "Fox News NY Times any news paper."
#10 "Black eyed pee's" They could have gave a super bowl half time show and the pirates would have committed suicide.
#11 Did I say my mom?oh ya thats #4.

Ok so you all see we need to think about all these people and put them in jail for letting the pirates do this, oh did i say "pirates" hmmmmmm i guess im a retard for not putting the "pirates" in the list. No they can't be to blame can they?So I know let's just blame people we don't like,weather we don't like, boats we don't like animals or family members.I'm such a retard sometimes sorry, i guess you can now add me to the retarded conspirator list.

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Old 22-02-2011, 16:53   #108
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Ok, I think you all need to go out and play in the fresh air. Thread closed.

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