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Officials spread lies for Obama about Captain Phillips rescue
Bluegrass Pundit ^ | April 12, 2009 | Bluegrass Pundit

Posted on 04/12/2009 5:00:39 PM PDT by Askwhy5times

The Associated press reported that President Obama gave the order to use military force to rescue the hostage. That is misleading at best. There were standing orders to take action if Captain Phillips life was in danger, but Obama did not authorize a rescue operation. This success is the result of the Navel Officer on the scene taking action within his orders. The AP should print a retraction. Here is the AP story.

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama twice authorized the military to rescue a U.S. captain held by Somali pirates and whose life appeared to be at risk.

Officials say Obama gave the OK on Friday and Saturday to rescue Capt. Richard Phillips from a lifeboat off the Somali coast. Officials say both times the Pentagon believed Phillips' life was at risk.

The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations.

Here is what the Wall Street Journal reported.
Vice Adm. William E. Gortney, commander of all naval forces in the Middle East, told a Pentagon news conference that the USS Bainbridge had been towing the lifeboat holding the pirates and Capt. Phillips into calmer waters when Navy Seal sharpshooters, positioned at the tail of the ship, saw the head and shoulders of the three remaining pirates, with one of them pointing an AK-47 machine gun at the head of Capt. Phillips.

Adm. Gortney said the Navy officer in charge of the operation ordered the pirates to be fired upon.

Before the incident, Adm. Gortney said U.S. officials had hoped to resolve the standoff peacefully.

Obama did not order an operation, but instead was still seeking a negotiated solution. Most of the Main Stream Media will print and believe anything that makes Obama look good.

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TOPICS: Government; Military/Veterans; Politics
KEYWORDS: misleading; msm; obama; pirates; rescue
The MSM has Obama's back again.
1 posted on 04/12/2009 5:00:40 PM PDT by Askwhy5times
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To: Askwhy5times

Of course. The LameStream Media worships Hussein. His name be praised.


2 posted on 04/12/2009 5:04:20 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I'm SO glad I no longer belong to the party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: Askwhy5times

I wonder if Obuma will have Vice Adm. William E. Gortney shut up?


3 posted on 04/12/2009 5:04:21 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: Recovering_Democrat

The media will always protect Obama and prop him up to look good. They were instrumental in getting him elected. Having Obama fail would make them look bad. They don’t want that to happen..EVER..so they will do whatever it takes to paint Obama in a great light, no matter what the situation is


4 posted on 04/12/2009 5:06:21 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Askwhy5times

We knew the truth from the moment the Captain was rescued and we could detect the spinning from the first moments.

No one here on FR gets that tingle when O’s name is mentioned. We still have all our mental faculties.


5 posted on 04/12/2009 5:06:34 PM PDT by Carley (President Obama Dropped a MOAB on America)
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To: Carley

I get a “special feeling” when FUBO’s name is mentioned ... but Mrs Clamper gives me Beano which keeps that “feeling” in


6 posted on 04/12/2009 5:10:22 PM PDT by clamper1797 (FUBO ... protege of the unholy union of Karl Marx and affirmative action)
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To: Askwhy5times
I'm glad the guy's OK. Obama can go kiss his reflection for all I care.

Why does the analogy of Obama as the A-Rod of politics always come back to me?

7 posted on 04/12/2009 5:11:07 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: Askwhy5times

Obama Lied, and Pirates Died.

Negotiations with the Pirates being promised Prosecution if they surrender and let the Captain go free, are not very convincing Reasons for co-operation if you are a Pirate.

Meanwhile, the Pirate problem still exists, and Hostages need some Bailout Money.


8 posted on 04/12/2009 5:13:16 PM PDT by 4Speed
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To: Askwhy5times

Just give it a matter of time and the AP will probably be reporting something like this “President Obama, who is a Hawaiian born Christian and most definitely not a Socialist stealthily snuck up on the pirates life boat and in single-handed fashion rescued Captain Phillips displaying much of the same valor and courage he used a few weeks ago when he daringly rescued the U.S. economy......”


9 posted on 04/12/2009 5:14:46 PM PDT by Infralutheran
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To: Carley
" No one here on FR gets that tingle when O’s name is mentioned. We still have all our mental faculties. "

This is more like it when his name is mentioned :



10 posted on 04/12/2009 5:14:57 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: Askwhy5times

Didn’t CNN report yesterday that White House sources told them Barry was only tangentially
involved in the situation because of “ political implications “ ?
And today he’s Errol Flynn ?
Riiiiight.
Phillips was taken hostage on Wednesday-Barry didn’t authorize a shoot to kill till Friday and apparently it expired,
because it had to be reauthorized on Saturday.
Both times “ after he was updated on the situation by the National Security Council.”

Good thing the pirates didn’t take action between Barry’s windows of authorization.


11 posted on 04/12/2009 5:27:44 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: Askwhy5times

Too late, our unthinking and deluded fellow countrymen will think Obama is the hero and a great CIC.


12 posted on 04/12/2009 6:04:16 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: 4Speed
Negotiations with the Pirates being promised Prosecution if they surrender and let the Captain go free, are not very convincing Reasons for co-operation if you are a Pirate.

Eggzakly! And that is what should be remembered from this episode about Obomba and his team of FBI shysters headed by a female negotiating with Muzzies!

13 posted on 04/12/2009 6:07:20 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Infralutheran

I expect Obama poll ratings will jump over this.


14 posted on 04/12/2009 6:07:47 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: Revolting cat!

The FBI cut the Negotiations short, because the whole team was getting Sea sick.


15 posted on 04/12/2009 6:17:09 PM PDT by 4Speed
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To: Askwhy5times
The MSM has Obama's back again.

...which is why I don't subscribe to a newspaper anymore.

16 posted on 04/12/2009 6:40:34 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Askwhy5times

“The MSM has Obama’s back again”

Yeah, osculating his posterior!

STE=Q


17 posted on 04/12/2009 7:01:32 PM PDT by STE=Q ("These are the times that try men's souls." -- Thomas Paine)
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To: Askwhy5times

This is the age of the internet cached news browsers, Tivo and other recordable devices and of course forums like FR.

The old ways of propaganda is meeting 21st century illumination of truth, a war of who can control the influence upon the public.

I have been stuck on FR for almost 5 days straight with little sleep and have seen the chain of events as far as what has happened and when, and I am sure I was not alone.

We know the truth and we know why Obama decided to hide in the closet.

And at this very moment another crisis is happening in Indochina, and Obama will again disappear. Its another Muslim country that is pulling his basic loyalty aside.


18 posted on 04/13/2009 7:51:57 AM PDT by Eye of Unk ("If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." T. Paine)
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