Sunday, April 12, 2009

Captain Phillips Free! 

Captain Richard Phillips of the MV Maersk Alabama, who has been held hostage by Somali pirates for 6 days has been freed in what has been described by US Navy sources as a "brief fire fight" according to Fox News Channel. I can't wait for the full story of how it was done.

Bravo Zulu USS Bainbridge!!

According to reports, Capt. Phillips jumped overboard from the lifeboat where he was being held, and Navy personnel were able to capitalize on the situation. Three of the four pirate captors were killed and the other was wounded. USS Bainbridge captured the surviving pirate and apparently they are holding him pending a decision about how to proceed. FNC reporters are speculating that the pirate may be brought to the US for trial in federal court.

A wonderful Easter gift to all Americans, and especially Capt. Phillips' family.

I predict that some "human rights organization" will complain within hours that the Navy's action was "disproportional" and "violated the human rights" of the pirates.

Happy Easter to all.

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