Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Real Maersk Alabama/Somali Pirate story

I was impressed with the Seal team that took out these three Somali pirates with coorinated successful simultaneous shots considering the pirates were partially obscured within the life boat and the pitch and roll of the life boat made these shot attempts very challenging at best to an ordinary marksman. Not a problem for a Navy Seal evidently!

My only complaint was that it seemed the rules of engagement as communicated down from our Commander in Chief (Obama) made this situation play out for far longer than necessary and put the hostage's life in greater potential jeopardy accordingly.

Thank God and the US Navy that Captain Phillips was rescued successfully!

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