Somalia / kenya

Discussion in 'OT (OFF Topic) Forums' started by E CLASS, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. E CLASS

    E CLASS Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    413
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2008
    A truly horrific situation for the family of the bereaved and the wife who has gone missing.

    However would you seriously choose a holiday resort that boasts:

    "6 armed police officers and 22 armed guards patrolling"

    If that does not send warning signals - what does???

    I think you ned to use your head and the facts available at the time of booking.
     
    1 person likes this.
  2. balge

    balge Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    827
    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2010
    Location:
    Central England
    Car:
    Mercedes-Benz W124
  3. finisterre

    finisterre Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    941
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2010
    Location:
    Buxton
    Car:
    Vito, Z4, 530i touring
    No- I went to Barmouth instead.

    Somalia needs a good seeing to. We should go there once we have finished mending Afghanistan.

    Why is there no Irony Emoticon?
     
    2 people like this.
  4. Scott_F

    Scott_F Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    3,942
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2010
    The Americans tried to sort Somalia out in 1993 and had one or two problems. Made for a great movie when Black Hawk Down came out a few years later.
     
  5. markjay

    markjay MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    23,190
    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2008
    Location:
    London
    Car:
    W204 C180 Executive SE 2013 Automatic / COMAND NTG4.7 and Morel speakers fitted by www.comand.co.uk
    So how were 28 armed men overcome by the Somalians? :confused:
     
  6. Merco

    Merco Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    382
    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2010
    Location:
    London or is it Surrey?
    Car:
    C200 Exec SE Estate
    ^ the old 'look up there, what's that?' trick as they all rushed past.
    'Darn it, not again' said the armed guards!


    Seriously though - awful situation and I just hope the poor woman's alive and unharmed and awaiting a ransom to be paid, but I fear the worst.
     
  7. OP
    OP
    E CLASS

    E CLASS Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    413
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2008
    Somalia must be one of the most lawless places on earth.

    No government and no structure.

    Just a country of armed gangs.

    That will be a tough nut to crack.

    Perhaps a drone or two as a warning might calm it down....
     
  8. MOCAŠ

    MOCAŠ MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    7,345
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2008
    Location:
    West London
    Car:
    SLK
    Last night's news said that a worker at the resort had been forced to assist the adbucters (presumably at gunpoint). His inside knowledge would no doubt have helped them avoid detection.
     
  9. nick mercedes

    nick mercedes MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    7,107
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2003
    Location:
    far far away
    Car:
    Ford Expedition
    Croyden?
     
  10. John

    John MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    11,673
    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2011
    Location:
    Daan Saaf
    Car:
    I wish.
    Applies to most of South London, not just Croydon...
     
    1 person likes this.
  11. dulayj

    dulayj Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    539
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2011
    Location:
    Near Winchester
    Car:
    A 210/Volvo XC90
    All very tragic
     
  12. Palfrem

    Palfrem Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    2,957
    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2005
    Location:
    Solihull, near Birmingham
    Car:
    W124 E36 AMG, G 300 GEL his, SLK 200 hers
    How much aid does the UK give to Somalia?
     
  13. finisterre

    finisterre Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    941
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2010
    Location:
    Buxton
    Car:
    Vito, Z4, 530i touring
    clearly not enough.
     
  14. SPX

    SPX MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    15,600
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2010
    Location:
    Ap Norf
    Car:
    That one
    Or clearly too much....
     
    3 people like this.
  15. Satch

    Satch Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    3,508
    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2003
    Location:
    Surrey
    Car:
    S211 E320Cdi Avantgarde Estate & Toyota Land Cruiser
    £26m in 2010/11 that will rise to to £80m in 2013/14.
     
    1 person likes this.
  16. SPX

    SPX MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    15,600
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2010
    Location:
    Ap Norf
    Car:
    That one
    Taken from the joke section on this very forum;

    Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in
    rich countries to rich people in poor countries.
    -Douglas Casey
     
    1 person likes this.
  17. MOCAŠ

    MOCAŠ MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    7,345
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2008
    Location:
    West London
    Car:
    SLK
    How is this relevant? Would we stop paying benefits to everyone in the East End of London because we found that some bank robbers are based in the area? I sense two different issues being conflated...
     
  18. balge

    balge Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    827
    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2010
    Location:
    Central England
    Car:
    Mercedes-Benz W124
  19. stevieb15

    stevieb15 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    868
    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2009
    Location:
    west sussex
    Car:
    98 sl 500, 90 w126 500se, 03 CLK 320 Convertible, 90 W124 CE300
    Brilliant, the problem is job creation here won't earn "call me Dave" any kudos as a statesman on the international stage.
    The similarities between Cameron and Blair are breathtaking, not a principle between them, I've always been convinced either would have joined which ever major party was most likely to provide a powerbase and electoral advantage.
     
    3 people like this.
  20. Red C220

    Red C220 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    4,197
    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2011
    Location:
    Surrey
    Car:
    2015 SL400 : 2017 S6 Avant
    I understand Beirut is nice this time of year.
     
Tags:

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.