Another U.S. Ship Attacked

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  1. Burp
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    The Liberty Sun, a U.S.-flagged cargo ship bound for Mombasa, Kenya, was attacked Tuesday by Somali pirates, according to a NATO source with direct knowledge of the matter.
    Pirates attacked The Liberty Sun, a U.S.-flagged cargo ship, but were unable to board.

    The pirates never made it onto the ship. The vessel is now being escorted by a coalition ship, still bound for Mombasa.

    The source could provide no details on where the vessel was attacked but said it is suspected the pirates were based on a mother ship somewhere in the area.

    Pirates attack U.S. cargo ship but fail to get aboard - CNN.com

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    But yet:

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    Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he doesn't see any immediate need to bulk up the military response to piracy on the high seas. Gates adds, however, that those decisions are being made moment by moment.

    Gates: No Immediate Need to Beef Up Military Attacks on Pirates - Presidential Politics | Political News - FOXNews.com

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    When will the Obama administration get a clue?
     
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    Better question: When will the majority of America get a clue?
     
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    The US military has plenty of beef to take out these pipsqueaks. We need to address the wasps nest, not just the wasps.
     
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    wasn't Gates Bush's guy?

    :cuckoo:
     
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    I believe he is the Defense Secretary in the Obama administration.
     
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    Hey - knock it off. We know what you are implying because of the dark color of wasps.

    Shame on you...

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    Um ... it's more racist to see it where there is none. The wasp nest analogy fits very well, have you ever messed with one before or had to deal with one, bees are easy compare to those stingers.
     
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    What, in your opinion, is the Obama administration supposed to do? This isn't a new problem, you know.
     
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    Yes--and since Obama chose to keep him nothing has changed. Shocker I tell ya . :lol:
     
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    he was appointed by bush and held over by obama.
    he's one of the few appointments obama made who paid his taxes.
    personally, i think he's head and shoulders above that asshat rumsfeld.
     

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