Pirate stand-off at an end
By Joseph Parish
This is as it should be and it should have happened sooner. As most experienced military members will willingly relate it is a significant gain when you can let the element of surprise work in your favor. By this I mean you simply donít wait pointlessly when you have a rescue operation in the works.
I am sure the U.S. Navy SEAL snipers who skillfully accomplished this feat of ending the pirates stand off were ready five days ago to do what they were trained to do best. Our hats are off to the Seal team and especially to the Captain of the Bainbridge for initiating an action that should have been previously done. You guys did a good job. If I were sitting in the seat of the American Presidency these snipers would have been instructed that when they feel comfortable they could do a combined firing in order to save the Captain.
I remember a time when I was a young kid that Americans could go anywhere in the world and they would not be disturbed as they are today. The evil element of any society knew that to molest an American citizen meant you would pay the ultimate price and many times that price paid! We were respected at that time as a nation that took care of our own.
Today the situation is totally different. Here we have some low life pirates from Somali who feed off of the labors of other people and seem to fear nothing. We need to place heavily armed guards on each and every ship which has American citizens aboard it. Fire-power seems to be the only thing that these people understand.
The pirates naturally have vowed to obtain revenge however I feel it is time for all the nations of the world to unit and pay Somalia a visit. Free the other 230 foreign sailors at this time. Let this lawless scum realize that if you can not play the game by the laws established of man and the conventional norms they will pay the price. They feel safe at their home where they fear not for their familyís lives so perhaps it is time to change this feeling of safety.
It appears that a Jamac Habeb a young Somalia pirate has recanted that they will now start killing the hostages and that our forces are to be considered their enemy. So be it - Perhaps this rogue should be the first that we locate.
We are glad that Captain Richard Phillips' has been rescue and join the rest of America is cheering both the captain and the Special Forces members who brought about this event.
I am appalled by President Obama even implying that he had anything to do with this rescue. If it was not for this manís hesitation in allowing force to be used the captain would have been freed five days earlier. It is time for this head of state to realize that he is supposed to be an American and not a protector of some small African muslin nation. Get on the ball Obama as in the future we will begin to hold you accountable for your lack of actions.
Copyright @ 2009 Joseph Parish