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Sea Transportation: Somali Pirates Scare The Crap Out Of Arabs
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December 1, 2008: Although the Somali pirates are Moslems, and threaten the Moslem nations in the region, none of those Moslem nations is willing to carry out the only complete solution to the problem. That is, landing troops and taking control of the coastal towns and villages the pirates use as bases.

Egypt, which receives nearly $6 billion a year in transit fees from users of the Suez Canal, sees that revenue threatened. If the pirates decide to move into the Red Sea, they would do great damage to the economies of Sudan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. But none of these countries is eager to take on the Somali pirates. Everyone is calling for "the world" (non-Moslem nations) to contribute ships and soldiers to deal with the problem.

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SAE       12/1/2008 3:42:48 PM
So, if the arabs will not deal with the problem and people do not think the Russians are going to deal with the problem. Then who is going to deal with the problem? Remember, Obama wants a war in Africa for his legacy. Is he going to use this priate problem as his excuse to invade Somalia?
 
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Grande       12/1/2008 5:32:59 PM
I'm not sure why this is such as surprise to anyone?  The Arab world has shown time and time again that they do not care for their "fellow Muslim".  Not one Muslim nation has stepped up to welcome the Palestinians.  Not one Muslim nation stepped up against Saddam murdering thousands of his own Muslims.  Not one Muslim nation stepped in to support feeding the Somalis or stopping the fighting in the Sudan or Nigeria.  The only thing that Muslim nations can agree on is "death to the infidels" and "death to Israel."  If they spent even a portion of this time to help their own people, then the Muslim world would be much better off.
 
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ker       12/1/2008 6:55:33 PM

So, if the arabs will not deal with the problem and people do not think the Russians are going to deal with the problem. Then who is going to deal with the problem? Remember, Obama wants a war in Africa for his legacy. Is he going to use this priate problem as his excuse to invade Somalia?
SAE what leads you to belive Obama wants this war.  I don't dought you. I just want just want to steal your argument.

 
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SAE       12/2/2008 1:34:17 AM

Dick Morris told the L.A. Times back in 1999 that the reason Clinton started the war in Kosovo was because he needed a war to boost his sagging poll numbers and legacy. I believe Obama will to do the same thing when his poll numbers start to drop, but for him it will be in Africa not the Balkans. In addition, Joe Biden was the one who let the cat out of bag. In the V.P. debate with Governor Palin he was asked a question about foreign policy and he allured to Obama wanting a war in Afirca.

 
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ker       12/3/2008 4:42:35 PM
Thanks SAE.  We might see Kosovo II in the Congo if Obama is ambitious.  Tomahawks in Somalia if he is not.
 
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SAE       12/4/2008 3:30:18 PM

Thanks SAE.  We might see Kosovo II in the Congo if Obama is ambitious.  Tomahawks in Somalia if he is not.

It starting to look like we may be seeing Kosovo II in Somalia. See the Somalia "I'll Be Back" article.
 
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