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NOTSOGRN

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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 2:47:51 AM

Venezuela on Friday said it has detained a US-operated oil exploration ship sent from Guyana in disputed waters off its coast, in a fresh border spat between the two neighbors.

Venezuela's foreign ministry said in a statement that the vessel was detected and intercepted because "it was carrying out illegal activities" within an ocean border area claimed by Caracas.

Guyana earlier said that a Venezuelan navy ship had confronted the Teknik Perdana on Thursday as it explored off the coast of Essequibo.

The ship, contracted to Texas-based Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, was ordered to sail to Margarita Island in Venezuela, the statement from Guyana's foreign ministry said.

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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 2:12:20 PM

Of course, it's not a US ship. It's registered in Panama and the company that owns it is based in Singapore.

It's just being rented by a US company.
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NedW
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 6:14:25 PM

Thank you for submitting this article, NOTSOGRN.
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remay
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 2:43:34 PM

Uh oh, what's next?
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MAC48
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 12:27:27 PM

Just like in the 1980s when Col. Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi declared the Mediterranean Sea in and around the Gulf of Sidra to be Libyan territorial waters and "declared a line of death" to whom ever crossed the line without an invitation from the Libyan government, the President should give them one or two weeks to release the US contracted ship or else suffer the consequences.
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rbutterw
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:03:41 AM

wimpy obammy will do nothing
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 6:35:03 AM

trying to start a fight?
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SUNLVR
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 3:44:31 AM

If George W. Bush was still the USA president, do you think that Venezuela would have dared to detain a “US-operated” ship? Not on your life!

But just like Iran, Egypt, Libya, Syria, & Russia, other countries plainly see that our “dear leader” – Prez B.O. – is a timid, weak, unassertive, and indecisive phony, so these hostile countries do not hesitate to flex their puny muscles and push US around.
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sprocketsplines
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 3:14:13 AM

Looks like some diplomacy is needed here.
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GasaHawg
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 2:28:31 AM

REVLAW wrote >"Sick "no guts Obama" on 'em. Give him something else to "rave" about and then back down when the "scrutiny" and risk turns up the heat. And GasaHawg, what is a "wore" or "wores"? Evidence of "intellectual" (some say "poetic") license? "

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Sorry I thought you had the tea baggers dictionary wore/woar is tea bagger speak for war. Hey maybe you can get Boosh (TBS) to go get that ship like he did our ship that China took.

BTW REVLAW it is not sick, try sic, you great intellectual you.

[Edited by: GasaHawg at 10/13/2013 2:31:31 AM EST]
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mix76hawaiian
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 2:24:34 AM

a border spat??
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 2:20:49 AM

ok
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REVLAW
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 2:20:29 AM

Sick "no guts Obama" on 'em. Give him something else to "rave" about and then back down when the "scrutiny" and risk turns up the heat. And GasaHawg, what is a "wore" or "wores"? Evidence of "intellectual" (some say "poetic") license?
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mix76hawaiian
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 2:20:17 AM

when?
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abacus44
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 2:19:23 AM

Isn't that what the U.N. is for?
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dieselgus1
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 2:18:53 AM

More than a few people need to learn proper grammar and punctuation before posting things to this site.
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fajeff01
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 2:14:28 AM

Good! We need to stop trying to bully everyone in the world and respect other nations. It's no surprise so many nations hate us when we do whatever the heck we want to in other countries.
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GasaHawg
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 2:11:54 AM

Did China ever give us that ship back that they took away from Bush even after he begged them please give me the ship. Ya know Bush was a woar president, started a couple of woars and we are still paying for them. A great woar president I tell you.



[Edited by: GasaHawg at 10/13/2013 2:18:07 AM EST]
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SkyKing77
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 2:11:53 AM

No action from the un; imagine!
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Settjec
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 2:08:10 AM

I see another Clinton Bull coming at us
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SteelPenny
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 2:08:05 AM

Cut all ties with them.
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WeiberBlitz
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 2:07:15 AM

Hmm. Well, cannot blame Hugo Chávez. Unless he is able to rule from the grave.
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GasaHawg
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 2:05:36 AM

Another reason to raise gas prices
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Buddy2264
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 2:03:50 AM

Protecting there assets in oil?
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 2:00:38 AM

and no apology
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Cebo
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:59:36 AM

Don't drink the koolaide!
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CiVX
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:58:13 AM

What carcas?
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:56:46 AM

NObama
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downstream
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:55:23 AM

what? no price spike?
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Dolfankai
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:52:48 AM

And they will release the ship and crew. No foul, No harm!
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:47:21 AM

and obummer is not going to do a thing about it.....
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FrankTA2
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:45:25 AM

Lets boycott Venezuela.
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bart_reed
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:43:49 AM

Nothing like more problems.
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evpark
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:43:25 AM

There is a need for another Obama apology.
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ClassicWheeler
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:40:51 AM

Sounds like a chess match involving a third party that should not be involved but is used to involve others for a political purpose.
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bolobill
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:38:52 AM

ok
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TXryder
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:36:49 AM

Sounds like a non-essential oil company so no big deal.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:36:03 AM

freakin commies
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jethro5000
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:33:06 AM

Chavez???
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:32:50 AM

Lets see how our current regime apologizes for this.
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oldred11
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:32:23 AM

Sounds like a hostage situation to me. What country's citizens were manning the ship when it was taken?
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:30:44 AM

ok
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Z51Corvette
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:30:01 AM

Send Venezuela a message!
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9C1
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:29:57 AM

We get no respect
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:29:56 AM

Not very nice.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:29:28 AM

Even the little guys pick on us now
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:28:32 AM

Old news leftover from yesterday!
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:25:32 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:21:39 AM

k
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:20:24 AM

what ever
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:19:18 AM

Of course there are details the article doesn't mention: "The ship sails under a Panamanian flag and is owned by Singaporean marine surveying company."
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