US Cmdr: Pirates threatened hostage c...

US Cmdr: Pirates threatened hostage captain

There are 5 comments on the Newsday story from Apr 14, 2009, titled US Cmdr: Pirates threatened hostage captain. In it, Newsday reports that:

The skipper of the USS Bainbridge said Tuesday that pirates repeatedly threatened to kill the American sea captain they held captive off the coast of Somalia before his rescue this week.

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New York, NY

#1 Apr 14, 2009
Our president met and discussed the feasability of the action proposed with his military staff.

He gave the green light.

The best sharpshooters in the world received the command and pulled off a shot that maybe four of five other people on the planet could do.

Afloat on the Gulf of Aden in sweltering heat, boat to boat at that range with only one chance for three people to hit those [email protected] square in the coconut.

A calm, cool headed president, a near impossible situation and the US Navy SEALS to do the job.

You know, it's not all bad.

Pearl River, NY

#3 Apr 14, 2009
Bill forgot to add that it was done in the dark under dim moonlight, with special night vision scopes,on a roiling sea.
arm the merchant marine

United States

#4 Apr 14, 2009
It's very simple, arm these guys. Have any of the special forces train them for 3-4 months out at sea. While they are training the maritime folks, they will also protect the ships from anyone attacking them. This is a short term and long term solution. The last thing we need is another land operation for our armed forces.

Cold Spring Harbor, NY

#7 Apr 14, 2009
Why are our tax dollars being used to deliver food to these savages? Think about what is going on white working fool. You toil all day so the government can steal a good part of your earnings via the IRS. The politicians then give it to these nighrs so they can breed some more of them. Why tolerate this state of affairs? Are you a free man or a slave? Revolution is the solution.
Long Island Taxpayer

Jersey City, NJ

#8 Apr 15, 2009
Obozo did nothing! It was the three Navy SEAL snipers and Captain of the USS Bainbridge that should get all of the credit.

It takes a lot of maney to train these men and Obozo wants to cut military spending. This is an example of money well spent. Maybe if Obozo cut back on all of his entertaining in the Whitehouse there'd be more money. One of his latest waste of tax dollars was to fly in some pizza chefs from St. Louis to make 20 piazza for a luncheon. I quess you can't get good pizza in Washington DC

God Bless those Navy SEAL snipers and the Captain of the Bainbridge

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