US sea captain held hostage by Somali...

US sea captain held hostage by Somali pirates freed safely in s...

There are 45 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Apr 12, 2009, titled US sea captain held hostage by Somali pirates freed safely in s.... In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

An American ship captain was freed unharmed Sunday in a swift firefight that killed three of the four Somali pirates who had been holding him for days in a lifeboat off the coast of Africa, the ship's owner said.

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For Justice

Ocean Springs, MS

#1 Apr 12, 2009
While Obama is mourning the loss of three muslim brothers I am glad the handcuffs were finally taken off of the Navy and they were allowed to rescue this brave American. Good for the Navy. Folks, this is only the beginning. The weakness the obama administration has displayed since his election will only foster more and more incidents. Hold on.
Uconn is a pit

Moodus, CT

#2 Apr 12, 2009
For Justice wrote:
While Obama is mourning the loss of three muslim brothers I am glad the handcuffs were finally taken off of the Navy and they were allowed to rescue this brave American. Good for the Navy. Folks, this is only the beginning. The weakness the obama administration has displayed since his election will only foster more and more incidents. Hold on.
Walk into your bathroom. Open up the medicine cabinet. Swallow everything in sight. Go take a nice long nap.
nathan

Willimantic, CT

#3 Apr 12, 2009
God Bless America, and God Bless the President!!!
Obama Rules

Brooklyn, NY

#5 Apr 12, 2009
To all the whining unpatriotic right wing nut conservative slobs, who wanted this mission to fail so you could wag your fingers at Obama, shame on you. You owe your president and your country an apology.
Torre

Southington, CT

#6 Apr 12, 2009
Sure took a long time to load up his teleprompter. This would have been over days ago under Bush
Uconn is a pit

Moodus, CT

#7 Apr 12, 2009
Torre wrote:
Sure took a long time to load up his teleprompter. This would have been over days ago under Bush
Yup.

Obama should have put up a "Mission Accomplished" banner, and just called it a day.

Stop sniffing your own farts.
shartflhs

Pittsburgh, PA

#8 Apr 12, 2009
This has nothing to do with Obama, and everything to do with the competence of the Navy and the Navy seals.
Bubba

United States

#9 Apr 12, 2009
Obama Rules wrote:
To all the whining unpatriotic right wing nut conservative slobs, who wanted this mission to fail so you could wag your fingers at Obama, shame on you. You owe your president and your country an apology.
You are a fool! This should have been done at the outset. Obama has no spine, and caved in to the pressure...Where were the Senators from Vermont during this whole time??? Congrats to Capt Phillips and his crew...time for action, not the waffling wishy washy political decisions coming from the white house...
Miss Prim

New Hartford, CT

#10 Apr 12, 2009
For Justice wrote:
While Obama is mourning the loss of three muslim brothers I am glad the handcuffs were finally taken off of the Navy and they were allowed to rescue this brave American. Good for the Navy. Folks, this is only the beginning. The weakness the obama administration has displayed since his election will only foster more and more incidents. Hold on.
You're a sick SOB, filled with hatred and drunk on your own self-deception.

Blaming this on Obama? WTF is wrong with you?
Snickersnee

AOL

#11 Apr 12, 2009
Another example of American arrogance. /s
Wait

Ellington, CT

#12 Apr 12, 2009
3's a good start for "pirates" We can get more, I know it!! Again, GREAT JOB U.S. Military!! I would like to buy all 3 of those snipers a round at the bar. Job well done.
Shoreliner

Derby, CT

#13 Apr 12, 2009
For Justice wrote:
While Obama is mourning the loss of three muslim brothers I am glad the handcuffs were finally taken off of the Navy and they were allowed to rescue this brave American. Good for the Navy. Folks, this is only the beginning. The weakness the obama administration has displayed since his election will only foster more and more incidents. Hold on.
Great post.

A wonderful mix of humor and some dead-on commentary.

I, too, believe that this would not have happened under GWB's watch since he was perceived, by many, as a war-mongerer whereas our enemies know that BHO is weak and a pacifist.

The real question now is whether BHO will allow the U.S. military to finish the mission and wipe out all the pirates or will he call on an 'international' coalition of nations, with the assistance of the U.N. no doubt, to resolve things?
Josh

Rocky Hill, CT

#14 Apr 12, 2009
For Justice wrote:
While Obama is mourning the loss of three muslim brothers I am glad the handcuffs were finally taken off of the Navy and they were allowed to rescue this brave American. Good for the Navy. Folks, this is only the beginning. The weakness the obama administration has displayed since his election will only foster more and more incidents. Hold on.
your clueless...This area of the world has been infested with pirates(criminals) for decades(nothing to do with Obama) stop making everything so political you right wing nut case.
Josh

Rocky Hill, CT

#15 Apr 12, 2009
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>You are a fool! This should have been done at the outset. Obama has no spine, and caved in to the pressure...Where were the Senators from Vermont during this whole time??? Congrats to Capt Phillips and his crew...time for action, not the waffling wishy washy political decisions coming from the white house...
No sir( I mean right wing nut case)..you are the fool,go back to your armed bomb shelter and fuel up on the rations of Spam you have saved up
Uconn is a pit

Moodus, CT

#16 Apr 12, 2009
Shoreliner wrote:
<quoted text>
Great post.
A wonderful mix of humor and some dead-on commentary.
I, too, believe that this would not have happened under GWB's watch since he was perceived, by many, as a war-mongerer whereas our enemies know that BHO is weak and a pacifist.
The real question now is whether BHO will allow the U.S. military to finish the mission and wipe out all the pirates or will he call on an 'international' coalition of nations, with the assistance of the U.N. no doubt, to resolve things?
Psssst.....In case you forgot:

You lost.

That makes you a loser.

Good day loser.
local

Windsor Locks, CT

#17 Apr 12, 2009
Great job USN Seals and Capt. Phillips!
This particular incident or its resolution had nothing to do with BO. But going forward, BO needs to step up to the plate and insure that every ship flying the US flag in these waters is protected.
marty

Windsor, CT

#18 Apr 12, 2009
Naturally Obambi could not utter the phrase: "Americans do not negotiate with terrorists" since that is his new foreign policy philosophy with real enemies like Iran. easy to be a tough guy with a few sand-giners ..
Tsar Nicholas

Glastonbury, CT

#19 Apr 12, 2009
Uconn is a pit wrote:
<quoted text>
Yup.
Obama should have put up a "Mission Accomplished" banner, and just called it a day.
Stop sniffing your own farts.
You really are uncouth.
Tsar Nicholas

Glastonbury, CT

#20 Apr 12, 2009
Uconn is a pit wrote:
<quoted text>
Psssst.....In case you forgot:
You lost.
That makes you a loser.
Good day loser.
So because GWB won the past two elections, you have been a loser for the past eight years? That would be consistent with what I have heard about you.
luap

Guilford, CT

#21 Apr 12, 2009
Torre wrote:
Sure took a long time to load up his teleprompter. This would have been over days ago under Bush
Right, he would have bombed some country that had nothing to do with it ,and start a war ,and lose onother four thousand troops , your a real nut job.

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