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Pirates Foil U.S. Captain's Escape Attempt
Wall Street Journal ^ | April 10, 2009

Posted on 04/10/2009 8:29:18 AM PDT by Raster Man

Defense Department officials said the American sea captain held by Somali pirates made a desperate escape attempt but was recaptured, escalating a dramatic Indian Ocean standoff.

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TOPICS: Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: abovemypaygrade; cheeseeating; first100days; navy; nothankstoobama; obamasfault; obamawasntvetted; pirate; somali; surrendermonkey; worst100days
With the captain swimming away from the boat, why weren't the pirates blown away? The Navy is either not watching too closely or they are under orders not to use deadly force.
1 posted on 04/10/2009 8:29:18 AM PDT by Raster Man
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To: Raster Man

Well, it’s Black Hawk Down for Obama...


2 posted on 04/10/2009 8:32:34 AM PDT by Star Traveler
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The President is probably very upset with this uppity Captain at the moment for doing something so terrible.

After all, he's supposed to be a good little Dhimmi and kneel down before his Muslim thug captors and ask their forgiveness for all the arrogance of the Great Satan.

3 posted on 04/10/2009 8:35:31 AM PDT by Regulator (Welcome to Zimbabwe! Now hand over your property)
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To: Raster Man

Perhaps he was attempting to swim towards the US navy.

To me, the situation speaks loudly; he would much rather go it alone risking sharks and pirates than wait on Barry’s new Uncle Sam to intervene.


4 posted on 04/10/2009 8:36:21 AM PDT by himno hero
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What a shame! The captain was probably sure that once he made his move we would make ours.

And we let him down.

He must feel so alone.


5 posted on 04/10/2009 8:37:49 AM PDT by keats5
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To: Star Traveler

Other pirates are coming bringing hostages and stolen boats.

OH OBAMA, RAISE THY STAFF AND QUELL THESE HARSH HEARTS (snicker-snicker). BRING FORTH JUSTICE AND PEACE (snicker-snicker-snicker). HOLD HANDS AND SAY GUM-BY-YAH, REACH THE PIRATE’S SENSE OF JUSTICE, CHANGE THEIR HEARTS (chuckling).

LOL LOL LOL LOL

End results: (a) dead hostages or (b) paid ransom and (c) pirates smelling blood.

This ain’t Jack Sparrow...savvy?


6 posted on 04/10/2009 8:38:04 AM PDT by ak267
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To: Raster Man

Man, did we drop the ball. This is awful.


7 posted on 04/10/2009 8:39:56 AM PDT by Marie2 (The capacity for self-government is a moral quality. Only a moral people can be free.)
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To: ak267

Well, I would say it would be either dead hostage or paid ransom.... [of course the U.S. wouldn’t pay any ransom, as it would come from the shipping company... :-) ...]


8 posted on 04/10/2009 8:41:14 AM PDT by Star Traveler
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Exurban League: Obama Reaches Out to 'Moderate' Pirate Community

"Since the pirates are still holding the captain, I have sent FBI negotiators to facilitate his safe and speedy release. I assure his friends and family that I will not stop until this man-made disaster is resolved in a peaceful, tolerant and ecologically-sound manner.... For too long, America has been too dismissive of the proud culture and invaluable contributions of the Pirate Community. Whether it is their pioneering work with prosthetics, husbandry of tropical birds or fanciful fashion sense, America owes a deep debt to Pirates." -- The full text of Obama statement can be found at that outpost of sanity deep in our southwestern wastes ..." HERE

9 posted on 04/10/2009 8:43:37 AM PDT by Matchett-PI (The biggest threat to the US economy is the US Congress.)
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The Navy also is reported to have supplied the pirates with food and batteries. Why didn’t they put some powerful sedatives in the food? Someone isn’t thinking or is awful dumb.


10 posted on 04/10/2009 8:43:55 AM PDT by Leg Olam (TOP SECRET! Os plan 1 invade Poland 2 annex Sudetenland...)
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"With the captain swimming away from the boat, why weren't the pirates blown away? The Navy is either not watching too closely or they are under orders not to use deadly force."

My guess is that the military is under orders not to use deadly force!!

We have a bunch of appeasers in the White House controlling this hostage crisis.

11 posted on 04/10/2009 8:45:05 AM PDT by LADY J
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Hmm...President that trusts dictators, apoligizes for the US, who raises taxes, and now we have a MUZZIE HOSTAGE CRISIS....!

Who does this remind you of....?!


12 posted on 04/10/2009 8:45:49 AM PDT by gaijin
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13 posted on 04/10/2009 8:48:58 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: LADY J

“These are not the Somali fisherpeople I knew”.


14 posted on 04/10/2009 8:52:30 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: LADY J

“My guess is that the military is under orders not to use deadly force!!”

Agree.


15 posted on 04/10/2009 8:52:34 AM PDT by combat_boots (The answer to 1984 is 1776)
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To: himno hero

Uncle Sam became Uncle Shame.


16 posted on 04/10/2009 8:56:57 AM PDT by a fool in paradise ( “Saving the New York Times now ranks with saving Darfur as a high-minded cause.”NYTimes Bill Kell)
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To: Lee Heggy123

The Navy should’ve sent pork rinds and ham sandwiches.


17 posted on 04/10/2009 8:57:51 AM PDT by a fool in paradise ( “Saving the New York Times now ranks with saving Darfur as a high-minded cause.”NYTimes Bill Kell)
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To: LADY J
With the captain swimming away from the boat, why weren't the pirates blown away?

Once there was daylight between the Captain and the bad guys it should have been over. The only explanation is the Navy has been ordered not to engage. This makes me ill.

18 posted on 04/10/2009 9:11:05 AM PDT by Damifino (The true measure of a man is found in what he would do if he knew no one would ever find out.)
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Maybe we can get the Indian Navy to intervene for us,,they are pretty agressive with pirates. Like outsourcing!


19 posted on 04/10/2009 9:23:28 AM PDT by DesertRhino (Dogs earn the title of "man's best friend", Muslims hate dogs,,add that up.)
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They gave them FOOD??? WTF?? Their hunger and thirst work for us. How stupid they must think we are.


20 posted on 04/10/2009 9:24:59 AM PDT by DesertRhino (Dogs earn the title of "man's best friend", Muslims hate dogs,,add that up.)
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With the captain swimming away from the boat, why weren't the pirates blown away? The Navy is either not watching too closely or they are under orders not to use deadly force.

EXACTLY!!!

From the report, it is obvious the NAVY in the vicinity were aware of his attempt to escape, including the fact that he somehow managed to jump into the water.

THEREFORE, why did not the NAVY have plans for just such a contingency? And if there were SEALS on the scene (AND THERE DAMNED WELL SHOULD HAVE BEEN) why were they not turned loose at that very moment to "TAKE OUT THE BAD GUYS?"

One sharpshooting sniper, with night-vision capabilities, could have taken all 4 out in a matter of seconds, especially, after the scumbags had seen the head of one of their compatriots explode, which at the very least, would have "distracted" the rest.

There's something rotten in Denmark!!!

21 posted on 04/10/2009 9:43:51 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet ((One of ONLY 37 Conservatives in the People's Republic of Vermont. Socialists and Progressives All))
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