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The Pirates Challenge Obama's Pre-9/11 Mentality
Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/11/09 | MACKUBIN THOMAS OWENS

Posted on 04/11/2009 4:41:59 AM PDT by jimbo123

When Somali pirates hijacked the U.S.-flagged Maersk Alabama this week and took 20 Americans hostage, President Barack Obama refused to comment. It seems that our new president is desperate to do everything he can to distance himself from his predecessor, which is why his team has launched a campaign to rebrand the War on Terror. The results are mystifying. "Overseas contingency operations" is the new name for the war, while "man-caused disasters" is a euphemism for terrorist attacks.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obama

1 posted on 04/11/2009 4:41:59 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
The results are mystifying.

They certainly "miss defying" our country's enemies, foreign and domestic.

HF

2 posted on 04/11/2009 4:45:33 AM PDT by holden
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To: jimbo123

Operation “Focus Group” isn’t going as well as Obama would like.


3 posted on 04/11/2009 4:46:15 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: jimbo123

There is no shortage of teapots and rabbits in this administration and no shortage of fodder for psychiatrists and men with white coats.

IMHO


4 posted on 04/11/2009 4:49:11 AM PDT by ripley
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To: jimbo123

No. When will people realise Hussein is most definitely in his Islamic post 9/11 mentality and is out to destroy America.


5 posted on 04/11/2009 4:49:32 AM PDT by bgill (The evidence simply does not support the official position of the Obama administration)
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To: ripley

Someone should start a pool for when the butterfly net arrives.

6 posted on 04/11/2009 4:50:46 AM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: agere_contra
Obama is just doing the bidding of his muslim masters.


7 posted on 04/11/2009 4:51:01 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

CNN this morning was terribly frustrated that Obama has refused to make absolutely any public comment on the situation. They are in poor spirits I guess.


8 posted on 04/11/2009 4:52:17 AM PDT by Eye of Unk ("If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." T. Paine)
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To: jimbo123

This is an important article that clearly explains the distinctions involved in this broad issue. Fascinating, IMO.

For those who haven’t clicked the link to read the entire article, you should click and read.


9 posted on 04/11/2009 4:53:51 AM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: jimbo123

Peter Pan shows better sense dealing with pirates than Obama.


10 posted on 04/11/2009 4:54:57 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (To stand up for Capitalism is to hope Teleprompter Boy fails.)
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To: jimbo123

“man-caused disasters”
A racist phrase if I ever heard one.


11 posted on 04/11/2009 4:55:13 AM PDT by BilLies
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To: bgill

When will people realise Hussein is most definitely in his Islamic post 9/11 mentality and is out to destroy America.
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I was convinced before he was elected! It really is the only reasonable explanation, nobody with a brain can believe that what Obama, Pelosi, Frank and the rest are doing and saying is any kind of an effort to improve things, I refuse to believe they can be that stupid and still tie their own shoes. Therefore they must be INTENTIONALLY wrecking the country and stealing everything they can lay their hands on while they lie like crossties on a railroad and exhibit a complete indifference to the havoc they are creating.


12 posted on 04/11/2009 5:03:16 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Change has come to America and all hope is gone.)
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To: Eye of Unk
CNN this morning was terribly frustrated that Obama has refused to make absolutely any public comment on the situation. They are in poor spirits I guess.

I guess they are in need of hearing from The One. His words alone will replenish their spirit. (Of course that is all they will get, just words.)

13 posted on 04/11/2009 5:03:43 AM PDT by Lawgvr1955 (You can never have too much cowbell !!)
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To: BilLies

What if a woman suicide bomber is involved?


14 posted on 04/11/2009 5:08:16 AM PDT by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: Lawgvr1955

This is shameful.


15 posted on 04/11/2009 5:15:16 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity

“Someone should start a pool for when the butterly net arrives.”

I won’t bet, but I’ll hope, that real soon, by way of an honest and un-acorned electoral process, they’ll be sent to the corner with all the other psychotics to brood about lost power.

IMHO

(Thank you for the wonderful picture. Still ROTFLMAO.
printer whirring as we speak.)


16 posted on 04/11/2009 5:15:50 AM PDT by ripley
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To: ripley

He's certifiable, no doubt. Not in touch with reality.

17 posted on 04/11/2009 5:19:27 AM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: jimbo123

Obama’s refusal to speak out about the pirates—in the hope of not having to take any sort of action about this—is certainly a far cry from President Truman’s statement that “the buck stops here.” Obama wants to be President without having to take responsibility for his Administration’s aimless foreign policy. It is certainly ironic that he has no qualms about interfering in the operations of private businesses, about telling executives and companies how to do their jobs, but he is not willing to carry out the most important responsibility of his job, which is national security, protecting the lives of Americans at home and abroad. He hasn’t even been office three months and he is already failing to live up to his oath of office. Every day I lose respect for this man. It is obvious that he is just a power-hungry demagogue who really doesn’t care about the welfare of the U.S.


18 posted on 04/11/2009 5:28:13 AM PDT by steadfastconservative
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To: HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
Every one on this site is in agreement that the O man has been a complete and utter disaster for our country. The question that keeps coming up however is whether he is the devious tactician who is underhandedly steering the country towards socialism, or just an overwhelmed community organizer who's bat crazy. The implications for our country are terrible in either scenario but I'd like to get the take on what other Freepers think about this.
19 posted on 04/11/2009 5:32:06 AM PDT by RU88 (The false messiah can not change water into wine any more than he can get unity from diversity.)
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To: BilLies

A racist phrase if I ever heard one...

Sexist, actually.


20 posted on 04/11/2009 5:34:43 AM PDT by bill1952 (Power is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: jimbo123

As President and Emperor-for-life of the world, can’t Obama get the feared Kenyan navy involved?


21 posted on 04/11/2009 5:35:35 AM PDT by ovrtaxt (Now is zee time on Schprockets ven ve dance!)
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To: holden
Hopefully, the Captain will be safely freed (or ransomed by his company) and then the great BaHuO will be able to invite him to the White house. The fly in the ointment is that the BaHuO will continue to “speak in tongues” (glossolalia).
22 posted on 04/11/2009 5:45:45 AM PDT by BilLies
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To: agere_contra
Operation “Focus Group” isn’t going as well as Obama would like.

I thought it was being called Operation "Touchy-Feely"...

23 posted on 04/11/2009 5:47:35 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: bill1952

I stand corrected.


24 posted on 04/11/2009 5:48:16 AM PDT by BilLies
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To: jimbo123
Yesterday the MSM tried to distort Obama’s failed response by claiming Pirates and Terrorist aren't linked.
25 posted on 04/11/2009 5:53:52 AM PDT by tobyhill ("Hope and Change" is so overrated!)
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To: RU88
Open question. Either a liberal flake or a more devious leftist. It's hard to tell how much is just the lunacy of a liberal kook and how much something more disturbing. There is the Rev. Wright part, the William Ayers and Frank Marshall Davis stuff, and then the bowing to Saudi Arabia. He was in Europe dissing and apologizing for the United States. Then announcing the U.S. is not a Christian nation and now appears disengaged on a bunch of national security issues. A weakened United States will produce a more dangerous and unstable world. So is he just too stupid to understand that or so stuck in his own liberal ideology not to be able to see things clearly?

It's possible for someome to be so proud, arrogant, narcissistic, and pampered with a sense entitlement, that their ego is prevented from seeing reality. Hubris.

26 posted on 04/11/2009 6:07:26 AM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: Dixie Yooper

Operation “Focus Group” isn’t going as well because obama’s magic eight ball is in the shop it was stuck on have no answer at this juncture.


27 posted on 04/11/2009 6:08:11 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: BilLies

“man-caused disasters”

How sexist of Obama.

He should know better than to use such a word. “Human-caused disasters” or “person-caused disasters” would not disrespect those loyal Muslim women who have blown themselves up for Allah.


28 posted on 04/11/2009 6:28:46 AM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: jimbo123
While the fate of Captain Richard Phillips is important, this act of terrorism and piracy is but one in a long history of such acts which will continue unless we eliminate the pirates and their support structures.

After this single incident is resolved, I would suggest we place about four guided missile destroyers about 50 miles off the coast of Somalia, then spend a week informing the people living along the coast that they have two options, move 20 miles inland by day 8 or die. The four guided missile destroyers would then cruise in an orbit taking out the infrastructure that supports the pirates and not limiting the strikes to their camps but also including the port infrastructure rendering the ports unusable for anything bigger than a fishing boat.

Since the pirates are using fast boats to attack and to seize cargo and other vessels and their crews and passengers, we would also keep ships in the region. Any fast ship that refused to stop and be boarded should be sunk immediately.

Raw force is all that these Mohametans understand.

29 posted on 04/11/2009 7:06:44 AM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: Eye of Unk
“CNN this morning was terribly frustrated that Obama has refused to make absolutely any public comment on the situation.”

I would be a huge stretch to say that CNN has shifted slightly more conservative in their reporting, But it is pretty obvious they are not in Obama’s list of friends. I think it has more to do with their love affair with the Clintons than anything else.

30 posted on 04/11/2009 7:13:33 AM PDT by NavyCanDo (Party like its 1773)
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To: RU88

[devious tactician who is underhandedly steering the country towards socialism, or just an overwhelmed community organizer who’s bat crazy.]

He is both. You have to be bat crazy to believe the bunkum he has been fed his whole life, detached from reality. But you have to be pretty “smart” to square the circle of the incongruencies that result. In other words, to prop up the illusions, you have to be as devious as hell. Then all the cards come tumbling down.


31 posted on 04/11/2009 7:18:34 AM PDT by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: RipSawyer
...Hussein is most definitely ... out to destroy America.

...It really is the only reasonable explanation, nobody with a brain can believe that what Obama, Pelosi, Frank and the rest are doing and saying is any kind of an effort to improve things, I refuse to believe they can be that stupid and still tie their own shoes. Therefore they must be INTENTIONALLY wrecking the country and stealing everything they can lay their hands on while they lie like crossties on a railroad and exhibit a complete indifference to the havoc they are creating.

Well said, and it bears repeating. Thanks.

Will we as a country continue to do nothing substantial about this whelming flood until the havoc is at high tide? Have we so little ability to persaude our fellow American regarding things that should be common sense?

HF

32 posted on 04/11/2009 7:21:19 AM PDT by holden
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To: jimbo123
Pantywaist Coward Obamessiah is a 11/10/2001 boy-man living in an 11/12/2001 world and he can't handle it. He is a girly man hiding under his desk who is letting 4 thugs with guns on a dingy hold the entire US Navy hostage.

This cowardly DemocRAT boy-man is without a doubt the weakest president the United States of America has ever had. I hope and pray the Republicans are taking note and preparing massive TV ads to run in 2010 and 2012.

Obamessiah is a disgrace and this whole mess is his "America Held Hostage" Iran/Carter 2 crisis:

Obama Held Hostage Day #3

Democrats in power = America and Americans in danger!

33 posted on 04/11/2009 8:36:06 AM PDT by Jmouse007 (tot)
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To: steadfastconservative
Every day I lose respect for this man.

Huh? I've never had an ounce of respect for him so I have none to lose.

It is obvious that he is just a power-hungry demagogue who really doesn’t care about the welfare of the U.S.

This has been obvious for a long time. Where have you been?

34 posted on 04/11/2009 1:31:03 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: RU88
whether he is the devious tactician who is underhandedly steering the country towards socialism, or just an overwhelmed community organizer who's bat crazy.

Given his past:
born and raised a muslim
tutored by known communist
friends of known unrepentant domestic terrorists
sitting in a racist/muslim/black liberation theology church for 20 years
the few votes we know about while a state and US sInator
nearly everything he has said
everyone of his choices for cabinet positions
seizing and controlling private American companies
the Porkulus Bill
his budget
bowing in submission to a muslim king
bad mouthing America on foreign soil
inaction on the pirate quagmire...

I choose the former. Although, I don't see much in the way of underhandedness as much as in your face arrogance.

35 posted on 04/11/2009 1:44:46 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: jimbo123

thanks, bfl


36 posted on 04/11/2009 5:23:55 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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