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Old 04-12-2009, 02:06 PM
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Looks like the Navy Seals have come through. The Merchant Capt. Phillips is safe. Three pirates down & one in custody.
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Old 04-12-2009, 02:28 PM
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Job well done!
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Old 04-12-2009, 03:31 PM
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This was the first and probably the last US ship they attacked.
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Old 04-12-2009, 03:41 PM
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The VERY LAST thing I would ever want to happen to me is to have a Navy Seal Team on my trail ..... those "pirates" (terrorists) had NO CLUE what they were up against, if they had, they woulda stayed in bed.......

Amen to the "Job Well Done" ....
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i hadn t heard but yes its a thing to be proud of.. we got the best boys to men to be had..
i wonfered where they were at.. i understood withe the ocean breezes the sniper approach would take a bit of luck to get all four ..hope that captain is given his due.. also hope he is given a few automatic weapons for his crew..should be watches posted to observe 360 at all times .. in those watrs. slim
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Certainly is GREAT news! I don't watch the news due to their slant so I get my important information form you guys! Thanks Iceman!
Well done SEALS!
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Old 04-13-2009, 04:50 AM
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Weapon?

Do you think they used a 50 cal?
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Old 04-13-2009, 04:57 AM
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I heard the distance was only 100 feet as the navy boat towed the life raft.
Wouldnt you know that big ole boat didnt have any rope longer
than 100 deet ?

Even in rolling seas, 100 feet with a scoped 308 at your head is a
pretty certain outcome. Funny the two guys were sticking their
heads up for fresh cool air like turtles and the other terrorist
could be seen through the window of the life boat when the
shots were fired. I wonder where the fourth hijacker was ?
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Old 04-13-2009, 05:27 AM
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Yes, the Navy has done good! The President should even get credit for allowing the on-scene commander to make decisions!
We may never know the details, what weapon was used, how far, etc but lying on the deck (as described), especially one with non-skid on it, ain't fun. Shooting from a rolling deck at a small target bobbling like a cork is a challenge. Trying to make a coordinated (3) one-shot kill and not have any collateral damage (hitting the Capt) is quite a different thing. Of course, SEAL marksmen train dilligently for this and if you asked them, they will tell you it was a job they trained for. Training! Training! It Works!

It seems that one of the pirates, a 16 yr old, jumped ship into a Navy boat that apparently was delivering supplies (and drawing intel). I think, despite his age, he may have been the smartest of the lot! There were only three targets when they activated their well thought-out plan. None the less, it was pulled off fantasticly well and my old Navy hat is off to them all.

By the way, I would like to add that I served on the old Bainbridge (CGN-25) and I would like to think the Can Do attitude of highly trained and motivated sailors has carried over to these 'go-gett'm' Bainbridge sailors. Man I would have loved to have been part of that crew!
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Old 04-16-2009, 04:52 PM
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The VERY LAST thing I would ever want to happen to me is to have a Navy Seal Team on my trail ..... those "pirates" (terrorists) had NO CLUE what they were up against, if they had, they woulda stayed in bed.......

Amen to the "Job Well Done" ....
This is a great thing. The best news I heard in while, is how this was resolved. Definitely AMEN and Job well done for sure. Restored faith in America for my neighbor. Awesome. Really AWESOME!!! Now that's Gun control!
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gun control works two ways... using both hands(pistol) and hitting what you aimed at(either or). but yes, job VERY well done, to say the least.
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