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    Re: American captain rescued, pirates killed, U.S. official says

    I'd say the president just passed his first military crisis with flying colors, and I expect to see further action to guarantee these pirates are put out of business soon.

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    Re: American captain rescued, pirates killed, U.S. official says

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    Obama approved force to rescue pirate hostage

    The Associated Press: Obama approved force to rescue pirate hostage
    I am glad that he made the right choice. Negotiating with Iran is at least debatable, but negotiating with Pirates whom have shown themselves through means of violence is insanity. Glad to see Obama knows when to put a few bullets in a few jerk-offs.

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    That's good enough for me.

    Good job, Mr. President. That was the right call.
    I'm almost more pleased that Celticlord decided to title Obama as "Mr. President" and not "Dear Leader". Almost an achievement upon itself
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    Re: American captain rescued, pirates killed, U.S. official says

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    I think Obama was talking about working together with other nations to help try to prevent piracy and how to deal with it if/when further acts occur.
    Where do I sign up? I may not have any gun-totting experience, nor do I know how to command or navigate a vessel.

    But I logged quite a good deal of hours on Sid Meier's Pirates! Though this conniving water-dragons may not be caliber enough to go motto v. motto with cutlasses and rapiers, I'm sure there will be a great deal of satisfaction in implementing the tools of a navy that made the United Kingdom's look like a water-chestnut floating in the Pacific.
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    Re: American captain rescued, pirates killed, U.S. official says

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    Obama approved force to rescue pirate hostage

    The Associated Press: Obama approved force to rescue pirate hostage
    Gz.
    Job well done, excellent results from the US Army i see.


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    Re: American captain rescued, pirates killed, U.S. official says

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Gz.
    Job well done, excellent results from the US Army i see.
    It was the US Navy.
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    Re: American captain rescued, pirates killed, U.S. official says

    I just saw it reported on CNN that the Navy SEAL snipers had performed a high altitude parachute jump into the AO. Then when the time was right they used 3 bullets and fired a single shot into the head of each pirate. The forth pirate was captured, actually I think he surrendered.
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    Re: American captain rescued, pirates killed, U.S. official says

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    I just saw it reported on CNN that the Navy SEAL snipers had performed a high altitude parachute jump into the AO. Then when the time was right they used 3 bullets and fired a single shot into the head of each pirate. The forth pirate was captured, actually I think he surrendered.
    I thought the lifeboat was fully covered. How did they manage to discriminate and engage the targets?

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    Re: American captain rescued, pirates killed, U.S. official says

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    The waters cruised by pirates is huge. We can't patrol the entire area ourselves. Several other nations already have assets in the hunt.
    We don't need to patrol. We need to punish, which will deter them from American flags. Of course, when every ship in the area starts rasing American flags over their ships through this region, we will have to get more drastic.

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    Re: American captain rescued, pirates killed, U.S. official says

    Obama gave an order a few days ago that the naval commander was free to act if he felt the hostage life was threatened.
    Thats what occured. So the commander acted.

    The Commander acted..not Obama.
    Obama did not order the action be taken he left it to others. I also highly doubt he had any clue anything like this was going to occur and probably preferred it had not.


    Left to Obama the hostage would have joined the others hostages somewhere in Somalia.


    Good Job Seals/Navy/Commander on scene.
    Obama?...whatever.

    (I especially like how the new media push is Obama gave authorization twice!..and he ordered it....

    IN the morning it was the Naval Commander had acted at the moment with the Authorization given him by Obama.

    Two different things..BUT one of them doesn't make Obama the hero. SO a snip there an addition here and a slight change of wordage over there and the narcissist has his day.)
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    Re: American captain rescued, pirates killed, U.S. official says

    Quote Originally Posted by BulletWounD View Post
    I thought the lifeboat was fully covered. How did they manage to discriminate and engage the targets?
    The military has been medically experimenting with X-Ray Vision for some time now. It was scrapped for a while because troops were caught hanging out by the showers abusing their amplified abilities. But for special missions of this sort, the shelves get emptied.

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