Captain Phillips: “The real heroes are the Navy, the Seals….”

Many will say the White House didn’t do everything right when it came to the rescue of Capatain Phillips; but the U.S. Navy sure did a great job!

See Fox News:


As former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton pointed out on Fox News on Sunday night, “This is not a law enforcement matter.”  He was speaking out against the Obama Administration that plans to prosecute the surviving pirate in the Phillips Affair.  Bolton favors a raid into the pirate stonghold as we recommeneded here on this site…

The freedom of Captain Phillips is a great and good thing but now how does the U.S. deter and prevent further acts of piracy?  That is the issue….

Cancer of Somali Pirates Calls For Eradication


United States Navy personnel rescued the captain of an American cargo ship on Sunday by killing three Somali pirates who had been holding him hostage for four days, government officials said.


President Obama had previously authorized the use of force if the commander on the scene believed the captain’s life was in danger, so they fired, Admiral Gortney said. The lifeboat was about 100 feet from the Bainbridge when the shots were fired, shortly after 7 p.m. Somalia time (seven hours ahead of Eastern time). Asked where Captain Phillips was at the time the shots were fired, Admiral Gortney said he was not sure but that he had to be less than 18 feet away, the length of the lifeboat.


Captain Philips said, “The real heroes are the Navy, the Seals, those who have brought me home.”

File:US Navy SEALs insignia.png
U.S. Navy SEALs Insignia

Read the New York Times:


This Sunday, April 12, 2009 photo released by the U.S. Navy, ... 
This Sunday, April 12, 2009 photo released by the U.S. Navy, shows Maersk-Alabama Capt. Richard Phillips, right, standing alongside Cmdr. Frank Castellano, commanding officer of the USS Bainbridge, after being rescued by U.S. Naval Forces off the coast of Somalia. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy photo)

USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) arrives at NATO Pier Facility in Souda harbour
USS Bainbridge


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