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Barack Obama, Rules of Engagment, Pirates, SEALS

What really happened with Capt. Philips and his rescue?


By —— Bio and Archives--April 21, 2009

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We all watched in horror and on the edge of our seats as modern day Somali Pirates attacked cargo vessel Maersk Alabama off the Horn of Africa.  In a bold, courageous and daring move, Capt.  Richard Philips offered himself to the 4 Muslim Somali Pirates to keep his crew safe.  They accepted the deal and launched away from the Maersk Alabama on a small lifeboat, while the world watched and waited. 

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I remember talking on my national radio show with Doug Hagmann of Northeast Intelligence Network as this nightmare was unfolding.  We were both stunned that the SEAL teams and snipers hadn’t taken these Muslim terrorists out and blown up the raft after Capt. Philips jumped into the water.  Why had nothing happened and why wasn’t he rescued then?  We smelled a politically correct rat.  That was the obvious time to conclude this drama!

In wonder as to why this thing drug on so long I called a former top Pentagon official and military expert as to the real story of delayed help.  He told me he had contacted SEALS himself and came up with the following.

First of all, President Obama wouldn’t authorize the DEVGRU/NSWC SEAL teams to even go to the scene for 36 hours.  This by the way was going against the scene commander’s recommendation.  Of course, Obama, with his vast military experience knew much more!

The first time Capt. Philips jumped in the water the SEALS had the pirate thugs all sited in but could not fire due to ROE restriction.

Just when your stomach starts turning green it gets worse!

When the navy Rubber boat was fired upon as it approached with supplies, they were not allowed to return fire due to the ROE restrictions.  Can we say mentally ill yet?

President Obama in his vast brilliance with Pirate and military situations denied two rescue plans developed by the Bainbridge CPN and SEAL teams.

Finally, days into this the Bainbridge CPN and SEAL team CDR finally had had enough and decided they had the authority to determine risk to hostage and fire if need be.  4 hours later it was done.  3 Muslim Somali Pirates were dead and 1 pirate,Wali-I-Musi was captured.  Miraculously and 5 days later Capt. Philips was rescued. 

What is the bottom line?

If Obama had kept his nose out of this and let the SEALS do what they wanted to and could do, this would have been handled and concluded well in a few hours not 5 days!

Notice the media barely mentions that the Somali pirates were young, fundamentalist Muslims on a Jihad mission.  They were all 16-19 years old.  I can just see the media and some in this administration getting their knickers in a twist calling out such rash, violent responses to such young impressionable people. 

The only part in this drama that should have changed, now that we know the Pirates were such young men, was that Obama should have stayed out of this and the Pirate, Islamic thugs should have been killed within the first few hour by the SEALS.

You couldn’t help but notice the huge celebratory response of success from Obama and his administration, marking it as a huge success and victory.  That would be fine if it was true.  There was a great and miraculous victory all right…….in spite of Obama and his politically correct delays.

A final thought to the politically correct morons who apparently want people to die on the high seas…..why can’t all cargo ships, cruise ships and business ships of all sizes be heavily armed if Muslim terrorists are on a roll attacking ships, stealing and killing around the Horn of Africa?

 

 


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Laurie Roth has a Ph.D. in counseling and a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, is happily married and currently resides in Washington State. She is a singer/songwriter with five CD albums to her credit.


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