Hostage ship captain rescued by SEALS

Early reports from the Associated Press and CNN indicate that a senior U.S. official says the captain of the Maersk Alabama has been freed by pirates. Full Story
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Richard

Syracuse, NY

#1 Apr 12, 2009
Canadian forces would have freed him days ago with NO pirate survivors.

Since: Nov 08

Grand Rapids, Michigan

#2 Apr 12, 2009
hat a Happy Easter story. God Bless

Since: Nov 08

Grand Rapids, Michigan

#3 Apr 12, 2009
Richard wrote:
Canadian forces would have freed him days ago with NO pirate survivors.
Sure but at least he's fee and safe. What does mit matter who got him, they did. So it took a little longer and as for thst you do not know if Canada could have done any better.

“BUD/S Class 92”

Since: Sep 08

SI VIS PACEM, PARA BELLUM

#4 Apr 12, 2009
Richard wrote:
Canadian forces would have freed him days ago with NO pirate survivors.
Yeah right!

“Smells like 1994!”

Since: Jun 08

Stately Wayne Manor

#5 Apr 12, 2009
YEE HAH! Obama's got a pair after all! Way to go Navy SEALS!

“BUD/S Class 92”

Since: Sep 08

SI VIS PACEM, PARA BELLUM

#6 Apr 12, 2009
They earned their Tridents today. Very nice.

Now if they did it this way each time plus sank the "pirate" boats on sight this problem would be cleaned up rather quickly.

Since: Mar 09

Grandville, MI

#7 Apr 12, 2009
Richard wrote:
Canadian forces would have freed him days ago with NO pirate survivors.
I didnt even know Canadian forces had a boat!
I thought they just had horses :)

Good Job Navy!!!!!!

“Dude, Where's my car?”

Since: Jan 08

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#8 Apr 12, 2009
Now THAT's how we deal with pirates!!! Now let's figure out where these guys came from and who these "Tribal Elders" are and send in the SF. Maybe Obama has learned something from Bush. You don't invade countries to root out terrorists because terrorist/pirates don't follow national boundaries. You have to deal with terrorist on their own terms irregardless of where they are located.

Good Job Navy!!!
Alvin

Grand Rapids, MI

#9 Apr 12, 2009
Gville Jim wrote:
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I didnt even know Canadian forces had a boat!
I thought they just had horses :)
Good Job Navy!!!!!!
Soooo, are you giving Obama any credit here? Just a holiday pass maybe:)

“Dude, Where's my car?”

Since: Jan 08

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#10 Apr 12, 2009
Alvin wrote:
<quoted text>Soooo, are you giving Obama any credit here? Just a holiday pass maybe:)
If Obama ordered this done I'll gladly give him the credit. I didn't vote for the guy but I'm not a blindly partisan person.

“Dude, Where's my car?”

Since: Jan 08

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#11 Apr 12, 2009
Richard wrote:
Canadian forces would have freed him days ago with NO pirate survivors.
Does Canada even have a Navy, other than a coast guard?
Hammer Time

United States

#12 Apr 12, 2009
Glad the Navy Seals don't Twitter.

Since: Jan 09

Hersey, Michigan

#13 Apr 12, 2009
From: Death from above!!

To: Death from below!!

I salute You!!
Alvin

Grand Rapids, MI

#14 Apr 12, 2009
Hurley35 wrote:
Now THAT's how we deal with pirates!!! Now let's figure out where these guys came from and who these "Tribal Elders" are and send in the SF. Maybe Obama has learned something from Bush. You don't invade countries to root out terrorists because terrorist/pirates don't follow national boundaries. You have to deal with terrorist on their own terms irregardless of where they are located.
Good Job Navy!!!
The pirates are criminals not terrorists. Really when you think about it, the pirates took a civilian working for a corporation hostage, they are lucky the Navy helped. Our armed forces don't usually come to the aid of companies.

“Dude, Where's my car?”

Since: Jan 08

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#15 Apr 12, 2009
Alvin wrote:
<quoted text>The pirates are criminals not terrorists. Really when you think about it, the pirates took a civilian working for a corporation hostage, they are lucky the Navy helped. Our armed forces don't usually come to the aid of companies.
I posted this on another thread and I stand by it... What is a Pirate but a Terrorist at sea?
rick

United States

#16 Apr 12, 2009
god guns and guts made america great lets keep it that way thankyou usn
Alvin

Grand Rapids, MI

#17 Apr 12, 2009
Hurley35 wrote:
<quoted text>I posted this on another thread and I stand by it... What is a Pirate but a Terrorist at sea?
They are acting independent from a mass group, whether it be a religion or a country per say.
Southfork

North Fort Myers, FL

#18 Apr 12, 2009
Thanks Navy!! Lets do this more often.
ummmmm

Ann Arbor, MI

#19 Apr 12, 2009
Obama only authorized it because it was a success. Had it failed he would have completely denied knowing anything. But, this would be the case with any President.

“Dude, Where's my car?”

Since: Jan 08

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#20 Apr 12, 2009
Alvin wrote:
<quoted text>They are acting independent from a mass group, whether it be a religion or a country per say.
Whatever. I'm not going to split hairs over the definitions. If you want to then terrorists are motivated by extremism religion and Pirates are motivated by money.

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