Capt. Phillips Rescued by U.S. Navy

April 13, 2009

  • April 13, 2009 at 9:09 am
    Plain Jaine says:
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    A couple of ways the U.S. should strengthen prevention.
    1. Require enough firepower and trained personnel about every US flagged ships in the region to repel such attacks.
    2. US Navy ships should systematically patrol the whole corridor and blow vessels out of the water, especially the “mother” boats. Talking should be over. It does not work.

  • April 13, 2009 at 12:50 pm
    Agree with Plain Jaine says:
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    Totally agree…

    It is time we act like a super power.

    Wipe the slime off of the ocean…

    Now there friends on shore have something else to ponder before taking there rubber duckies out to sea.

  • April 13, 2009 at 12:55 pm
    Sarah says:
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    Dear U.S. Navy — well done!

    Now going forward, what about a convoy of merchant ships that band together under the protection of the U.S. Navy and other International military as well.

    Obviously, not everyone is on the same time table, but surely a daily or 3 x daily convoy can be organized — at least until the pirates are cleaned out of the Somolian coast.

  • April 13, 2009 at 1:34 am
    Freeman says:
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    There are three pirates who will never hijack again!

  • April 13, 2009 at 1:53 am
    Allies says:
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    Acting forcefully and killing immediately any and all evident hijackers and terrorists would reduce the world’s kidnap and terrorism hazards. The remaining hijacker should have been “convinced” to reveal as much information as possible and then be court-martialed right on the Navy ship (wasn’t he acting in a military type hijacking?) and put without haste to a firing squad. Period. One band less. Being “righteous” and “human rights” conscious is what has our hands tied down in Mexico on the war on drugs, crime and violence.

  • April 13, 2009 at 2:00 am
    Anonymous says:
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    The pirates seem to have been operating almost at will up to this point with no country doing much except paying the ransom. Since this is their first imvolvement with USA Crew maybe they will figure out that they might not want to s—-with the Navy Seals again.

  • April 13, 2009 at 2:04 am
    Mario says:
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    The only thing that pirates respend to is force. The U.S Navy performed it’s duty of protecting American Merchant ships, and rescuing any American. Never give into their demands, and The world should take a united stand against pirates.

    Take Care

  • April 14, 2009 at 8:50 am
    Angry Parakeet says:
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    Kudos to our Navy! If our merchant ships were to arm themselves the pirates would be less likely to attack. US ships should not ne bound by some silly convention that says no guns allowed on board.

    If our Navy didn’t have to chase pirates in rowboats they could be elsewhere dealing with military adversaries.

  • April 14, 2009 at 12:19 pm
    bubba says:
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    Preach it! These stupid little boats should have a hole blown in them at first sight, causing them to sink to the ocean floor. You wipe out the pirates and create man made reefs. A little something for everyone.



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