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2001-09-21 01:04:32 PM  
So, we destroy him in Somalia... then we kick the shiat out of Iraq. He can't hide. There is nowhere he can go, there is no rock he can hide under.
2001-09-21 01:08:03 PM  
Assuming he will fly there...bomb his plane
2001-09-21 01:08:15 PM  
Looks MUCH easier to invade:

http://www.maps.com/cgi-bin/search/hyperseek.cgi?search=CAT&Category=A​frica%3A Somalia&Qualifier=
2001-09-21 01:08:34 PM  
Does anyone get the feeling that these countries are playing a game of Hot Patato?
2001-09-21 01:08:55 PM  
"...to set up his terrorist operations in Somalia."
He's the Ronald McDonald of terrorism.
2001-09-21 01:10:08 PM  
Glenlivid HAW HAW HAW!! LOL
2001-09-21 01:11:18 PM  
er potato.
2001-09-21 01:11:40 PM  
Someone broke the sidebar.
2001-09-21 01:12:15 PM  
Hell, if I was a dirt-poor country, I'd invite him in. Then I'd turn his sorry ass in for a PILE of foreign aid.
2001-09-21 01:12:16 PM  
he can't hide from justice... we WILL find him. and yes, i get the feeling he is wearing out his welcome wherever he goes...

god bless america
2001-09-21 01:15:52 PM  
I say take out the Taliban anyway. They housed him during 3 separate terror incidents. We have to hold them responsible too
2001-09-21 01:16:16 PM  
At least there's no snow in Somalia... plus it has beaches for troops to land. Much easier to get him there than in the Khyber pass.

Smoke him out, get him running...
2001-09-21 01:16:41 PM  
everyone seems to forget what happened in 1993 when they were kicking the dead american soldiers bodies around on the streets of somalia.

i really hope it is as easy to "whoop his ass" as everyone says. God i would love to see us whipe him out, but this isn't a video game kids. Our army is 40% weaker than we were in Desert Storm. There are countries who are iffy about helping us.

We have to do this. I just really hope it is as easy as all these peace-time fattened people online think it's gonna be.
2001-09-21 01:19:08 PM  
"There are indications that he is making arrangements for his wives and other family members, now living in Afghanistan, to join him there."

I thought having multiple wives was only a Mormon thing. Maybe he isn't Islamic after all! He's a Mormon!
2001-09-21 01:19:09 PM  
Osama: Run, Forrest, Run!

I smell a photoshop coming... someone do it! Please!!!
2001-09-21 01:19:46 PM  
What exactly do you mean by "40% weaker"? From where I'm standing, we look pretty well equipped, and able to handle this.
2001-09-21 01:21:40 PM  
Killbin laden now... i agree completley... it wont be as "easy" this time... and the Clinton's are responsible for that... grrrrrrrr, dont get me started there!

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email me at J­odibug­0­97­5­[nospam-﹫-backwards]l­i­amt­oh­*c­om and i'll see who all is interested and let you know.
2001-09-21 01:23:09 PM  
Killbin - we have fewer troops now than we did then. However, we also have more advanced weaponry now than we did then. I suspect that the advances we have made in weaponry since O:DS balance, if not exceed, the force that we have lost in troop cuts
2001-09-21 01:24:18 PM  
40% weaker, does that mean troops, guns, tanks, or just that 40% weaker like they cant bench as much as before.
2001-09-21 01:24:59 PM  
Somalia? That's OK, we owe them and now we'll have a chance to pay up.
2001-09-21 01:25:14 PM  
On the one hand, our military is smaller than it was even 6 years ago, thanks to Clinton, who reduced the militia for the sake of social programs. God what a poser he was...glad I didn't vote for him...*cough*digression!*cough*

And on the other hand, we've got neato gear comin' out to play with. Body armor suits with nanotechnology that repair themselves. Swiss made plastic boats that don't sink. Hover laser tanks are in the works, as are mid-air guided missles and first wave mech suits. In ten years, our military is going to be the most advanced in the world, though probably not too terribly large in man power. Personally, I think that's good! Put the technology to work and keep the boys home.
2001-09-21 01:27:46 PM  
On the list of people to kill: That stupid Palistinian woman wearing those horrid 70's Foster Grants, and dancing in the street when we got bombed. I'm so sick of that footage I want her head on a stick.
2001-09-21 01:29:07 PM  
The reason Somalis were kicking around dead US troopers was because the troops send in overestimated themselves and underestimated the Somalis. That's Rangers for you: full of hot air. I think of the US military like the USS Enterprise (Star Trek): it's an exploratory vessel, but then why does it have enough firepower to destroy a small planet? The US military has mostly been occupied with little pissant peace-keeping crap like Haiti and Macedonia, but I think we still have enough fire power to destroy a small country. Now if we were only operating in deep space were no reporters could scream.
2001-09-21 01:30:42 PM  
Run Osama run!!
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2001-09-21 01:32:44 PM  
Blackvampyr... i sincerely hope that you are right. i haven't had much interest in the military until now... so i really don't know much about it.

i do believe however that the clinton's completley turned their backs on terrorism in hopes that nothing like this would happen during their administration.

now bush has to finish the job. i really wouldn't want to be him, but i have to say i think he is doing a GREAT job. i was really proud to be an american (and one who voted for him) last night during the state of the union address. no matter what your political beliefs are, you have to admire the way he is handling this situation. yes, he has a very strong cabinet behind him as well, but he is clearly a strong leader.

i got rather upset last night every time the camera was on hillary... she just needed to sit down and keep her mouth shut. it's not like they did anything about terrorism when bill was in the oval office!
2001-09-21 01:34:31 PM  
MJC--If he tries to fly there, we should hit the plane with a giant tower.
2001-09-21 01:36:35 PM  
I remember what happened the last time we were in Somalia. It was what they called in Vietnam a "Fugazi". A Farked Up Situation. I will never forget the scene of the American chopper pilot's body being dragged through the streets of Mogadishu. So the Somalis are, or will be, harboring bin Laden? Great, that's an excuse for us to carpet bomb that cesspool and turn it into EuroDisney parking.
2001-09-21 01:38:28 PM  
Jodi - I've been working here at the fort for a while, my father was in the army, and then became a contractor after retirement. Things I've heard are enough to comfort me, to make me confident in our Armed Forces, despite the cutbacks in man power.

The feeling among the army is that they really mean their slogan "The army of one". They are getting equipment that will let a single grunt do the work of several, who have specialized in tasks.
2001-09-21 01:40:05 PM  
Superjoe - that's great. :) Now, how many chinooks would it take to lift a giant tower? Anyone? Anyone?
2001-09-21 01:40:53 PM  
He's moving from the asshole of the world to the perineum.
2001-09-21 01:41:06 PM  
it seems many of you understand what i meant by 40% weaker. I was actually refering to the statistic that i heard last night proceeding the bush speach.

listen, i love this farking country but there are tens of thousands that would do what ever it takes to kill an american. i really hope we have the batman technology everyone thinks we do. i really hope it will be as easy to snuff bin laden out of the mountains as everyone thinks it will be.

i just have several friends and family who will be there. Pakistani's are declaring their country as "the Graveyard for Americans". We have enjoyed fighting wars over seas without any real homeland threats. They could never ever occupy us (thank god to the right to bear arms) but they can call tons of more attacks.

as for the anti-clinton sentiment, i won't defend him, but the guy wasn't sleeping either. he tried to get a lot of anti-terrorist protection laws past and people literally ignored that. yeah he was president during a wonderful time of peace, but we are all (ALL OF US) guilty of enjoying blissful ignorance. instead of blaming people, we need to figure out how we can help. why does everyone always want to point fingers instead of solutions?

anyways, heres to our military. May we come out on top with few to no wounds.
2001-09-21 01:41:31 PM  
Wasn't there just another thread about how he might have fled to China? This is going to be a big game of Where in the World is Osama Sandiego?, isn't it?
2001-09-21 01:44:16 PM  
Thanks WhiteDragon!
2001-09-21 01:46:04 PM  
i'd just like to point out the Soliders of Allah
2001-09-21 01:46:19 PM  
40% weaker military? No prob. We just need 3 rednecks, 14 cases of beer, and someone to tell them that Osama is dating their sister.

and then run . . .
2001-09-21 01:46:20 PM  
Yeah, I think there are some Army Rangers that would like to head over and take care of Somalia. I can't believe he found a place willing to accept him. Flat land next to the sea. Much easier target. Taliban is still gonna get it, too.
2001-09-21 01:48:16 PM  
The Clinton administration (in fact, it was Al Gore) proposed over 300 million dollars in anti-terrorism measures back in '96 (http://www.cnn.com/US/9609/05/airport.security/).
To be fair, no one in government could have forseen what happened September 11th. If I wanted to be an "oh, yeah?" kind of poster, I could point out that terrorism wasn't high on THIS administration's list of things to do, either (missle defense? WTF?).
2001-09-21 01:52:46 PM  
So if the IRA car bombs again, does this mean we have the right to blow up Ireland?
2001-09-21 01:56:02 PM  
For the Record Clinton wasnt the one who started the military cutbacks, it was George Sr.

American Politicians never learn. After every war, what do we do? Cut back our military.
2001-09-21 01:57:05 PM  
Somewhere right now, Rangers in a room/field/patrol base, are smiling.............
2001-09-21 01:58:24 PM  
ChestRockwell: yes.
2001-09-21 02:00:39 PM  
killbin: It was Afghanis, not PAkistanis that made the "graveyard" statement. Relating to that, alot of people are making comments about what happened to the Soviets in Afghanistan and it's not a good comparison to make. First, that was twenty years ago and Soviet technology was a good ten years behind us anyway. Second, the Soviets were trying to dominate Afghanistan and incorproate it into the USSR, one step toward their goal of obtaining a warm water port for their navy. Third, teh Afghanis have been dealing with Russians for thousands of years and will continue to do so. They know the Americans will come, then go. Finally, the Soviets didn't have a big wad of cash to wave around as a bribe, ahem, I mean foreign aid.

Also, your statement that ALL of us were guilty of ignoring terrorism is bogus. It's not true. There were many people concerned about it, but, nobody was willing to gove two shiats until something like this happens.

I do agree with your assessment of Clinton. He tried to do stuff, but like I said, the public didn't want to hear about it. We were isolationists before the Lusitania, we were isolationists before Pearl Harbor, and future historinas will say wew were isolationist until the World Trade Center.
2001-09-21 02:02:01 PM  
sorry for the typos. must learn to tpye some day.
2001-09-21 02:04:03 PM  
Henchman: (missle defense? WTF?). This was a plan back in the good old days (You know last week) when a country could launch a devistating attack using nuclear missles.

Henchman: ...[N]o one in government could have forseen what happened September 11th.
2001-09-21 02:07:11 PM  
sorry bout the misprint, i did mean afganistan. the russians in 79 are not us today, but i just hate thinking about the fact that you know we will see live coverage of some americans getting killed.

but that's another long gripe. the farking media. hey, i got a brilliant idea, lets publish the secret plans for all the world...farking media rats.

all in all, i think we see eye to eye kgf. guess it really is my ignorant isolationistic tendancies to want to finally wake up from all this.
2001-09-21 02:09:47 PM  
Can we export all the Guinness first?
2001-09-21 02:14:01 PM  
This is interesting. The Somalis killed 18 of our soldiers because Bin Laden sent in a team with some of our stingers that we supplied to the Mujahadeen. They owe Bin Laden. Nobody's in charge anyway, so who's going to stop him from coming over?
2001-09-21 02:15:28 PM  
If we need more troops we can always cancell "Americas war on drugs (i.e. Americas War on Americans) and pull from the idiots at the DEA (I have a right to call them idiots, I speak with them on a daily basis), they have 18,000 folks who aren't doing anything but persecuting fellow americans,(and installing AOL on their work PCs) besides the fact that it will put $1.5 billion back into the government for use in a real war effort.. Make sense?
2001-09-21 02:15:48 PM  
Ugh. Change the Fark headline. It's disgusting.

The last farking thing we need is another farker out there who is desperate to make some farking news.
2001-09-21 02:17:43 PM  
Oh Lord, I hope he did go there. We have a score to settle with those filthy-nasty, Khat-chew'n Somalians too.
(Before you flame me read the book, Black Hawk Down then you will agree)
Bin Laden is a hot potato. Whoever gets stuck with him will have hell to pay. The 'Sammies' deserve flattening.
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