Captain freed from pirates

Captain freed from pirates

There are 7 comments on the Connecticut Post story from Apr 12, 2009, titled Captain freed from pirates. In it, Connecticut Post reports that:

U.S. Navy snipers opened fire and killed three pirates holding an American captain at gunpoint in a lifeboat, delivering the skipper unharmed and ending a five-day high-seas hostage drama on Easter Sunday.

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Katie Couric

Bronx, NY

#1 Apr 13, 2009
Why didn't they just shoot the pirates in the leg or just shoot the gun out of their hands, I saw them do it on TV. I am very worried what the world will think of us now that we acted like a bully. It is very important what everyone else thinks and that we are all loved by the world after the last 8 years of Bush.

I think those pirates just wanted to to talk to us and if we could have just given them hugs everything would have been fine. This is all because of Bush!

Where did the pirates get those evil, black assault weapons, the AK-47?....I thought they are illegal to own? We must have more gun control laws in the US to prevent this type behavior. We have to protect the children!
Lorie

United States

#2 Apr 13, 2009
About time! Took our governemnt long enough to save this man! How many memos later? Thank God he's alive!
Jack Sparrow

Dover, NJ

#3 Apr 13, 2009
These pirates got what they deserved.The fourth one should have been gutted and used as shark-bait
djl

Port Chester, NY

#4 Apr 13, 2009
Katie Couric wrote:
Why didn't they just shoot the pirates in the leg or just shoot the gun out of their hands, I saw them do it on TV. I am very worried what the world will think of us now that we acted like a bully. It is very important what everyone else thinks and that we are all loved by the world after the last 8 years of Bush.
I think those pirates just wanted to to talk to us and if we could have just given them hugs everything would have been fine. This is all because of Bush!
Where did the pirates get those evil, black assault weapons, the AK-47?....I thought they are illegal to own? We must have more gun control laws in the US to prevent this type behavior. We have to protect the children!
Bush is an idiot - that being said - what are you saying??? We have pirates threatening a life and we are supposed to politely say "excuse me"? They are animals these pirates and they will kill to get what they want. Part of the risk of the job is getting killed themselves. Gun laws have nothing to do with this - these people were criminals and obtained their guns illegally. Gun laws don't prevent behavior - people prevent behavior. Creating more laws and intrusions into law abiding citizen's lives is not the answer. Stiffer penalties, less use of probation instead of jailtime, etc. When you see a scum like Scott Peterson sitting in jail with 7 hours of "free time" to work out, hang out with friends and gets a roof over his head and meals to eat, you have to wonder where the justice is in that. We all bust our a@#es to make ends meet and this guy is just sitting by waiting on his appeal (he will probably not get executed). Would gun laws have prevented him from killing his wife and tossing her into a harbor - probably not.
progressive

Lamoni, IA

#6 Apr 13, 2009
djl - re-read the comment. It was mocking, not serious!
Go Navy

United States

#7 Apr 13, 2009
Nice shootin' boys...send those terrorist to hell!
Poopyface Tomatonose

Saint Louis, MO

#11 Apr 14, 2009
Friends of Sam,
What about the biggest pirates of all?
The red, white and blue ones.

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