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US ship captain now on Bainbridge

post #1 of 16
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http://abcnews.go.com/International/...7318145&page=1

Looks like the pirates pushed their luck for about 15 minutes too long.
post #2 of 16
Sorry, just have to say, those are some of the STUPIDEST pirates I've ever heard of...sheesh!
post #3 of 16
Let's all give a big "HOO RAH" to the Navy Seals. You did good boys.
post #4 of 16
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Originally Posted by ckblv View Post
Let's all give a big "HOO RAH" to the Navy Seals. You did good boys.
And to the Commander in Chief who gave them the authorization to action in extremis.
post #5 of 16
Man, I love the SEALs. I'm very happy the Captain was safely rescued.

Something on a grand scale has to be done about the piracy in that region of ocean, much larger than the international effort that has been going on. These pirates are a threat to international commerce. A much larger presence is needed and the pirates either need to be apprehended and/or killed off.
post #6 of 16
I agree that something has to be done about the pirates. Although this action and the action of the French will make that area more dangerous for Americans and French. A somali pirate has already come out and said as much. But I don't see as there was any choice in the matter. It is one thing for a private company to pay a ransom, the US government cannot do such a thing. Really I don't see how the pirates thought there would be any other outcome from keeping the captain but thier death or capture.
post #7 of 16
What a wonderful Easter present!!! Thank you, Navy Seals
post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by peachytoday View Post
And to the Commander in Chief who gave them the authorization to action in extremis.
How about if I give him just a "hoo" instead of a "Hoo Rah"?
post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by ckblv View Post
How about if I give him just a "hoo" instead of a "Hoo Rah"?
Fair enough.
post #10 of 16
Congrats on a job well done!

I am glad to admit that I was wrong. I was terrified that we were going to just stand aside and let them take him to shore. Especially when I heard they were within 20 miles of it. I have never been so happy to have been mistaken in my life.
post #11 of 16
Yay! The captain is saved!
post #12 of 16
This absolutely made my day!! And seeing as how it's past midnight and Monday morning, this is a great start to the new day!!

Three cheers for the US pirate-busters, carrying on a long, long tradition from the shores of Tripoli to the shores of Somali!!

Hurrah!!

Hurrah!!

Hurrah!!



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post #13 of 16
Congratulations on a job well done
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How about if I give him just a "hoo" instead of a "Hoo Rah"?
I will give him the Rah
post #14 of 16
I will give him the "Hoo" and the "Rah"! An appropriate show of strength, I believe.

And a big cheer for the awesome Navy Seals!!!
post #15 of 16
Thread Starter 
Now he needs to quote Jefferson -- "Millions for defense, but not one penny for tribute." -- and take the steps to back it up and solve this problem.

And yes, it might very well involve killing every one of the pirates, since there isn't a government in Somalia to put pressure on them.
post #16 of 16
The SEALs deserve most of the credit, IMO. I imagine sniping from the deck of a ship, which isn't all that stable of a platform, isn't a simple task. I wonder how far away they were when they took the shots?
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