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Re: Ted Cruz's Netflix and Chill 2016 Megathread
« Reply #9540 on: January 12, 2016, 06:55:40 pm »

Just so happens to coincide with Obama purging an Admiral

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Re: Ted Cruz's Netflix and Chill 2016 Megathread
« Reply #9541 on: January 12, 2016, 08:01:38 pm »

And the GOP candidates are leaping on that like jackals on a freshly-killed rabbit. Santorum is stopping just short of demanding we bomb Tehran to get these people back. Despite the fact that it's been like...y'know, less than 24 hours.  ::)


EDIT: Also, it's somehow Obama's fault. I guess he disabled their engines or fucked up their GPS or something. Y'know, typical Obama stuff.

What? This is barely even a news story. "TODAY at ten, some American sailors got close to an Iranian military base, possibly because of mechanical issues or low fuel, and were detained by their Coast Guard. The Iranians have said they will be promptly released, having found nothing amiss."

I don't really see what there is to get worked up about.
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Re: Ted Cruz's Netflix and Chill 2016 Megathread
« Reply #9542 on: January 12, 2016, 08:10:23 pm »

You're reading the whole news story and thinking, though. That may be a bit much to expect from most of the GOP candidates...


... also, didn't that happen a few months ago, too? Or... '14. Something like that. Could have sworn some US folk got detained due to water related shenanigans a bit back, and my memory's telling me it was similar enough I had to double check the date on this latest one to make sure it was actually recent.
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Re: Ted Cruz's Netflix and Chill 2016 Megathread
« Reply #9543 on: January 12, 2016, 08:14:14 pm »

>implying most countries would dare to even touch the great AMERICAN sailors. AMERICA.
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Re: Ted Cruz's Netflix and Chill 2016 Megathread
« Reply #9544 on: January 12, 2016, 08:22:55 pm »

What? This is barely even a news story. "TODAY at ten, some American sailors got close to an Iranian military base, possibly because of mechanical issues or low fuel, and were detained by their Coast Guard. The Iranians have said they will be promptly released, having found nothing amiss."

I don't really see what there is to get worked up about.
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Re: Ted Cruz's Netflix and Chill 2016 Megathread
« Reply #9545 on: January 12, 2016, 08:24:33 pm »

You're reading the whole news story and thinking, though. That may be a bit much to expect from most of the GOP candidates...


... also, didn't that happen a few months ago, too? Or... '14. Something like that. Could have sworn some US folk got detained due to water related shenanigans a bit back, and my memory's telling me it was similar enough I had to double check the date on this latest one to make sure it was actually recent.

You might be thinking of British people who got detained in 2013? The article mentions that one. Nvm, that one was in 2007.
« Last Edit: January 12, 2016, 08:27:15 pm by smjjames »
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Re: Ted Cruz's Netflix and Chill 2016 Megathread
« Reply #9546 on: January 12, 2016, 09:06:23 pm »

What? This is barely even a news story. "TODAY at ten, some American sailors got close to an Iranian military base, possibly because of mechanical issues or low fuel, and were detained by their Coast Guard. The Iranians have said they will be promptly released, having found nothing amiss."

I don't really see what there is to get worked up about.
Other countries taking your dudes is a big deal m9
Oi u touching our boys? we'll fukkin rek u m8

Yeah, American demands of extraterritoriality (even from countries we're friendly with) are pretty much on par with European powers in the 1800s.
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Re: Ted Cruz's Netflix and Chill 2016 Megathread
« Reply #9547 on: January 12, 2016, 09:12:47 pm »

You're reading the whole news story and thinking, though. That may be a bit much to expect from most of the GOP candidates...


... also, didn't that happen a few months ago, too? Or... '14. Something like that. Could have sworn some US folk got detained due to water related shenanigans a bit back, and my memory's telling me it was similar enough I had to double check the date on this latest one to make sure it was actually recent.

You might be thinking of British people who got detained in 2013? The article mentions that one. Nvm, that one was in 2007.
In 2004, 2007 and 2009, British navy ships, a racing boat, and their crews were detained by Iran. In each of those cases both the crew and the ships were released pretty quickly and allowed to resume their journey.
« Last Edit: January 12, 2016, 09:47:15 pm by martinuzz »
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Re: Ted Cruz's Netflix and Chill 2016 Megathread
« Reply #9548 on: January 12, 2016, 09:13:48 pm »

I like the one where the Swiss accidentally invaded Liechtenstein

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Re: Ted Cruz's Netflix and Chill 2016 Megathread
« Reply #9549 on: January 12, 2016, 09:18:48 pm »

Who defines equal work?
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Re: Ted Cruz's Netflix and Chill 2016 Megathread
« Reply #9550 on: January 12, 2016, 09:29:24 pm »

State of the Union address streaming on C-Span right now
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Re: Ted Cruz's Netflix and Chill 2016 Megathread
« Reply #9551 on: January 12, 2016, 09:51:43 pm »

He mentioned parts of central america potentially becoming a safe haven for terrorists or something, what even is he talking about there?
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Re: Ted Cruz's Netflix and Chill 2016 Megathread
« Reply #9552 on: January 12, 2016, 09:56:23 pm »

He mentioned parts of central america potentially becoming a safe haven for terrorists or something, what even is he talking about there?

Obviously a lead in to building a wall between the US and Central America... and make El Chapo pay for it.
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Re: Ted Cruz's Netflix and Chill 2016 Megathread
« Reply #9553 on: January 12, 2016, 09:58:55 pm »

Islamexicans are the greatest threat to America, even more than sharknadoes.
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Re: Ted Cruz's Netflix and Chill 2016 Megathread
« Reply #9554 on: January 12, 2016, 10:02:27 pm »

I imagine ISIS and its like would get gutted in Central America by cartels.
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