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USA bombs Great Barrier Reef

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by Anonymousreply 4107/30/2013

They couldn't have dropped 'em a LITTLE more out to sea? Really?

by Anonymousreply 107/23/2013

Ugh

by Anonymousreply 207/23/2013

Does this mean we're going to war with Australia?

by Anonymousreply 307/23/2013

Being an American feels like being part of an embarrassing, obnoxious, self-centered, inconsiderate, moronic family. You love them because you were born into it and feel obligated to defend them, but hate them at the same time because you hate being associated with all of their stupidity *hangs head in shame*

by Anonymousreply 407/23/2013

R3, we are, and always have been, at war with Australia.

by Anonymousreply 507/23/2013

It would be nice if folks would read the article first. The US did not "bomb" the reef. It jettisoned the equivalent of four large rocks in the ocean due to emergency fuel conditions, with every intent of returning to remove them -- and one of them wasn't even a bomb. The unarmed bombs were jettisoned out to sea, not on the reef itself. Even the park authority admitted that there is low risk of any complications from the incident.

I hate the US military as much as any left-wing liberal, but dear god, we need to be able to critically assess a situation before we sensationalize it.

by Anonymousreply 607/23/2013

The REEF!!!!!

one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world with so eons old ocean life—

Jesus Christ.

Are we going to start plowing down the Rewoods next???

by Anonymousreply 707/23/2013

"The pilots conducted the emergency jettison because they were low on fuel and could not land with their bomb load, the Navy said."

BULLSHIT.

THEY WERE LOW ON FUEL??? I suppose the google maps said there was a QT nearby to gas up and they got lost???

BULLSHIT.

BULLSHIT.

BULLSHIT.

by Anonymousreply 807/23/2013

If they weren't low on fuel, then what purpose was served by dumping the bombs in the ocean? How does this advance any military interests?

by Anonymousreply 907/23/2013

Well, that's the real question isn't it?

Were they actually bombs?

by Anonymousreply 1007/23/2013

[quote] It jettisoned the equivalent of four large rocks in the ocean due to emergency fuel conditions, with every intent of returning to remove them -- and one of them wasn't even a bomb. The unarmed bombs were jettisoned out to sea, not on the reef itself. Even the park authority admitted that there is low risk of any complications from the incident.

If another country did the same near the US there would be hell to pay.

by Anonymousreply 1107/23/2013

[quote]Being an American feels like being part of an embarrassing, obnoxious, self-centered, inconsiderate, moronic family. You love them because you were born into it and feel obligated to defend them, but hate them at the same time because you hate being associated with all of their stupidity *hangs head in shame*

This is why, when traveling abroad, I tell people I'm from Canada.

by Anonymousreply 1207/23/2013

The incident happened during joint military exercises with the Australian defense forces. The bombs were dropped 14 miles away from the reef. I doubt anyone in Australia is all that worked up.

by Anonymousreply 1307/23/2013

R6 is sensible. Thank you.

by Anonymousreply 1407/23/2013

Australia is America's staunchest ally, even more so than the Brits. Australia stood by the US militarily in every war of the 20th and 21st centuries, including Vietnam and Iraq.

by Anonymousreply 1507/23/2013

This is how the right wing operates except no one reads the article. They just pass along the news that the US has bombed the Great Barrier Reef.

Let's not act like like freepers.

by Anonymousreply 1607/23/2013

We'll be dropping bombs on Canada next!

by Anonymousreply 1707/23/2013

[all posts by right wing shit-stain # a removed.]

by Anonymousreply 1807/23/2013

R16 if the bombs exploded it would be a much bigger story.

by Anonymousreply 1907/23/2013

"Uh honey,hi, it's me, I'm runnin' outta' gas, so wait up for me, OK? I'll be home as soon as I drop my "payload". wink, wink.....

by Anonymousreply 2007/23/2013

[quote][R16] if the bombs exploded it would be a much bigger story.

Especially considering they were unarmed.

You know what would be a really big story? If they were nuclear weapons and they were leaking radioactive material into the Great Barrier Reef. Or if we dropped them on an Australian military base and they exploded, killing hundreds. What if they caused an earthquake?

by Anonymousreply 2107/23/2013

What if they had killed a little blonde girl who was getting married to a Gulf War vet next month??

by Anonymousreply 2207/23/2013

A bunch of morons read datalounge.

by Anonymousreply 2307/23/2013

R13 is right, we aren't to worked up about it. There is more pressing news around here.

But in saying that,I was wondering if is okay if we leave some unarmed bombs in Yellowstone Park?

by Anonymousreply 2407/23/2013

We are at war with coral

by Anonymousreply 2507/23/2013

no r13 we are not to worked up about it, we have other things to worry about.

But in saying that, can we just drop some in yellow stone park, we will come pick them up.

(jk, I know it was a joint exercise)

by Anonymousreply 2607/23/2013

This is just more embarrassing ineptness from our Clown -n- chief.

by Anonymousreply 2707/23/2013

Don't worry. George Zimmerman will be there tomorrow to retrieve the bombs and save the environment.

by Anonymousreply 2807/23/2013

So what are they gonna do, send kangaroos an koala bears to attack us in retaliation? Ooh, I'm scared, Australia, I'm really scared. Throw another shrimp on the bahbee.

by Anonymousreply 2907/23/2013

shrimp really? and kangaroos and koalas? watch some youtube videos of a koala mating, and a kangaroo boxing, then you'll be scared.

And on that note a kangaroo's give themselves blowjobs, pretty cool.

by Anonymousreply 3007/24/2013

LMAO R38

by Anonymousreply 3107/24/2013

This is why I despise the military-industrial complex.

Always at risk of blowing everyone up.

Lunatics.

by Anonymousreply 3207/24/2013

[quote] LMAO [R38]

I can't wait to read R38 once it's posted. Apparently it's going to be very funny!

by Anonymousreply 3307/25/2013

In retaliation, the Aussies have threatened to fly cargo planes over the Grand Canyon and drop massive quantities of Vegemite until the big hole is filled.

by Anonymousreply 3407/25/2013

All is forgiven.

by Anonymousreply 3507/26/2013

Large rocks=live nuclear weapons. You know they'd never admit it.

by Anonymousreply 3607/28/2013

Incidents of dumped nukes have been reported by the military before.

by Anonymousreply 3707/30/2013

R27 is the kind of moron who blames Obama when his mail is late.

Yes, it's Obama's fault that the idiots didn't have enough fuel. Brilliant.

by Anonymousreply 3807/30/2013

We'd would have done a LOT BETTER than bombing no stinking reef!

by Anonymousreply 3907/30/2013

I demand a refund r31.

by Anonymousreply 4007/30/2013

Looks like the capitalist pigs want to destroy it, too

'Death By a Thousand Cuts': Coal Boom Could Destroy Great Barrier Reef

by Anonymousreply 4107/30/2013
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