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    Spirit Of Newgrange Spirit Of Newgrange is offline
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    a ship full of civil servants dealing with boatloads of men. What has the world come to ?
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    Hopefully they will return home safe and sound, unslighted by the bigots and racists that, unfortunately, they have to acknowledge as fellow irishmen.
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    Full astern! It was amusing to hear RTE report the complete about turn as if it was a continuation of last year's policy. Now the Naval Service is tasked with stopping and sinking refugee boats (presumably after retrurning the refugees to the shore of departure) whereas last year they were helping them get to Europe.

    RTE is now using the new terminology. These are now people-smuggling operations and not refugees fleeing war-torn Pakistan or Nigeria.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cozzy121 View Post
    Hopefully they will return home safe and sound, unslighted by the bigots and racists that, unfortunately, they have to acknowledge as fellow irishmen.
    Navies are not there to be nice but to defend their country as best they can.

    The "Armada" in the term Spanish Armada meant "Armed" == trained prepared to use deadly force if necessary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lúidín View Post
    Full astern! It was amusing to hear RTE report the complete about turn as if it was a continuation of last year's policy. Now the Naval Service is tasked with stopping and sinking refugee boats (presumably after retrurning the refugees to the shore of departure) whereas last year they were helping them get to Europe.

    RTE is now using the new terminology. These are now people-smuggling operations and not refugees fleeing war-torn Pakistan or Nigeria.
    Sounds like the scene in Full Metal Jacket where Lockhart is advising Joker and the other army reporters of the new terminology and importance of spinning the story to the target audience.

    (apols to those not familiar)
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    Who is John Galt? Who is John Galt? is offline

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    The success of their mission should be judged on the number of people smugglers they capture and deliver to The Hague's UNICJ.
    Or preferably, throw overboard in their undies with a heavy weight tied to their big toe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cozzy121 View Post
    Hopefully they will return home safe and sound, unslighted by the bigots and racists that, unfortunately, they have to acknowledge as fellow irishmen.
    says the guy who has ZERO experience of boatloads of third worlders living on his street for free for the rest of their lives,

    When the race card players come out we all know the facts such as the

    The cost of all this ,
    The futility of all this as these Countries double their population in a generation
    The criminal gangs behind this and what they do to these poor people
    The actual Cause of all this (Obama and Hilary) taking out Gaddafi and leaving chaos in the aftermath
    The smug radical left as clueless as ever ignoring the practicalities of trying to house hundreds of thousands of
    un-educated men from the Sub-Sahara, Pakistan and beyond and the impact on society as there are no jobs and young people from the EU trying to get on the housing ladder,,

    It ain't racism you spoofer , its reality,,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lúidín View Post
    Full astern! It was amusing to hear RTE report the complete about turn as if it was a continuation of last year's policy. Now the Naval Service is tasked with stopping and sinking refugee boats (presumably after retrurning the refugees to the shore of departure) whereas last year they were helping them get to Europe.

    RTE is now using the new terminology. These are now people-smuggling operations and not refugees fleeing war-torn Pakistan or Nigeria.
    stopping and sinking refugee boats (presumably after retrurning the refugees to the shore of departure) whereas last year they were helping them get to Europe.
    Yeah. Poor italy is bursting at the seams.
    Have you not noticed though that the smugglers us blow up dinghies... with an outboard motor... so they are pretty cheap and replaceable once the Europeans seize them. The outboard motor may be the most expensive part. It's not like seizing a wooden ship or that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lumpy Talbot View Post
    I heard we're going to surprise everyone and invade Gibraltar.
    Make a change from Palma Nova...
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    Quote Originally Posted by cozzy121 View Post
    Hopefully they will return home safe and sound, unslighted by the bigots and racists that, unfortunately, they have to acknowledge as fellow irishmen.
    Jaysus what a halo-wearing idiot.
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