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U.S. ship captain held by pirates off Somalia, has been freed,
CNN ^

Posted on 04/12/2009 10:25:08 AM PDT by Ladycalif

U.S. ship captain held by pirates off Somalia, has been freed, senior U.S. official says. Three of four pirates killed.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 444; alabama; maritime; navyseals; owned; piracy; pirates; rescue; richardphillps; seals; somalia; somaliapirates; somalipirates; usnavy
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To: TribalPrincess2U
Wouldn't surprise me if 0 asked, "how much, guys?" He had to get this out of the news so he secretly paid off his fellow cult members.
51 posted on 04/12/2009 10:33:05 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Welcome to 0bama's America... Be afraid, be very afraid)
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To: Kansas58
This STILL took entirely too long.

Three out of four pirates dead, captain safe, ship and crew safe, no ransom paid. What difference does it make if it took one day or five? The end result is what is important, and short of four dead pirates I don't know how it could be any better.

52 posted on 04/12/2009 10:33:05 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Ladycalif

Excellent!


53 posted on 04/12/2009 10:33:15 AM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jveritas

oh please how could it not be sarcastic I like to stir the pot


54 posted on 04/12/2009 10:33:23 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Ladycalif

No let the bombing begin till the rubble bounces and none of it stands taller than one foot.


55 posted on 04/12/2009 10:33:31 AM PDT by junta (Not even respectable mainstream conservatives can save liberalism.)
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To: Ladycalif
USA!!!!
56 posted on 04/12/2009 10:33:48 AM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife ("Never give in, Never give in, Never give in" Winston Churchill)
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To: Riley

AMEN


57 posted on 04/12/2009 10:33:48 AM PDT by bmwcyle (American voters can fix this world if they would just wake up.)
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To: Ladycalif

Fox has nothing!!


58 posted on 04/12/2009 10:33:57 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: MindBender26

Yep, it smells really specop-y. :-)

To the operators who pulled it off- OUTSTANDING.


59 posted on 04/12/2009 10:34:13 AM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: freedumb2003; MeanWestTexan

Actually, the Captain alive is more than 99% good. The other less than 1% is four dead pirates. One is alive. Hope he likes “watersports”. Maybe they can bring back Dick Cheney as a senior adviser.


61 posted on 04/12/2009 10:34:32 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The death cult wants death, the Israelis want peace. I, for one, see only one solution.)
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To: holyscroller
Because, *O* promised his lawyers at least one, so his lawyers can defend him in court. Ya know, show how badly we treat pirates, possibly charge the braves rescuers with torture etc...
62 posted on 04/12/2009 10:34:39 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry
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To: Ladycalif
"Don’t Jump on A ship called the “Alabama.”

Audemus jura nostra defendere

63 posted on 04/12/2009 10:34:39 AM PDT by blam
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To: Ladycalif

And now it’s time to level their lair of Eyl, Somalia.

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=eyl%2C%20somalia&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wl

There also are apparently some YouTube vids of the newly enriched pirate town of Eyl, I haven’t see them but was informed they’re out there.


64 posted on 04/12/2009 10:35:03 AM PDT by angkor
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To: Glenn

My bets was a US Navy Seal Team swimming up to the boat and killing the pirates with supressed weapons at night.


65 posted on 04/12/2009 10:35:09 AM PDT by ChinaThreat (3)
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To: Ladycalif
Freed? WTH? He was RESCUED!!!
66 posted on 04/12/2009 10:35:15 AM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife ("Never give in, Never give in, Never give in" Winston Churchill)
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To: Ladycalif
Freed? WTH? He was RESCUED!!!
67 posted on 04/12/2009 10:35:19 AM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife ("Never give in, Never give in, Never give in" Winston Churchill)
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To: Ladycalif

Wow, so did Hussein negotiate with ‘em? LOL.


68 posted on 04/12/2009 10:35:26 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I'm SO glad I no longer belong to the party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: MindBender26

I’m probably wrong, but when we heard about the Navy vessel coming close to the ‘lifeboat’ then roaring off, the thought that came to me wsx that the SEALs were hanging on to the side and dropped off unseen near the pirate boat, then attacked a little later.

Can hardly wait for the real story to come out.


69 posted on 04/12/2009 10:35:49 AM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: holyscroller
Why were’nt the “pirates” ALL killed?

Because then there would be nobody left for Obama to pardon and set free on American Soil.
70 posted on 04/12/2009 10:35:49 AM PDT by Safrguns
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To: Ladycalif

It will be a long tine until we know what happened - that is a good thing. Keep the pirates guessing!


71 posted on 04/12/2009 10:35:55 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (We have nothing to fear but Obama himself.)
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To: saquin

Iraq was a disaster for terrorists.

We still have terrorists.

Afghanistan was a disaster for terrorists.

We still have terrorists.

(Although they have not attacked on US soil since 9-11)

This took too long.

If we now take out the ports and the pirate bases and the other pirate boats I will be impressed.


72 posted on 04/12/2009 10:36:02 AM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Ladycalif

Pizza for everybody! Huzzah!

73 posted on 04/12/2009 10:36:07 AM PDT by hattend (Sarah Palin has run a fishing business, a city, and a state. All Obama has done is run his mouth.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Hell half his advisers wanted him to surrender our coutnry to the pirates. Bill Ayers is sad.


74 posted on 04/12/2009 10:36:35 AM PDT by junta (Not even respectable mainstream conservatives can save liberalism.)
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To: Non-Sequitur
What difference does it make if it took one day or five?

The difference is that our more dangerous enemies have been greatly emboldened by us taking so much time to resolve this problem that could have been solved in the first few hours if not for Obama the defeatist doing nothing about it. They know that Obama is the weakest President ever and they are going to cause us a lot of harm because of this.

75 posted on 04/12/2009 10:36:38 AM PDT by jveritas (God Bless our brave troops)
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To: Mr. Mojo
That's regarding the original ship hijacking and hostage taking. Has nothing to do with the rescue of Captain Phillips on the lifeboat a few hours ago. No details forthcoming yet on how this rescue was achieved.
76 posted on 04/12/2009 10:36:57 AM PDT by lonevoice (This tagline is identical to the one you are reading)
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To: Ladycalif

Navy must have been released to do what the Navy does.


77 posted on 04/12/2009 10:37:27 AM PDT by topfile
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To: freedumb2003
Obama and Axelrod read the polls.

What happens when we need a FAST decision, before the polling can take place?

78 posted on 04/12/2009 10:37:34 AM PDT by Kansas58
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To: lonevoice

I see. Thanks.


79 posted on 04/12/2009 10:38:01 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: al baby
Al babie, you need to give a hint of political views to prevent unnecessary bombardment:-()
80 posted on 04/12/2009 10:38:08 AM PDT by geo40xyz (BE PREPARED: Geo The Engineer so smart, he doesn't need a TelePrompter to speak. Unlike the AH:-))
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To: saquin

Well said indeed.


81 posted on 04/12/2009 10:38:15 AM PDT by Husker8877
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To: Mr. Mojo

That was the container ship.

This involves the Captain of the container ship who was being held hostage on a life boat.


82 posted on 04/12/2009 10:38:23 AM PDT by fanfan (God, Bless America, please.)
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To: Queen of Excelsior

Thanks to the American military. Welcome home Capt. Phillips.
Only way to deal with terrorists-pirates.......kill them.


83 posted on 04/12/2009 10:38:26 AM PDT by kenmcg (cOMMBYAH)
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To: lonevoice

This shouldn’t be over. The Mother Ship(s) and the pirate bases must be destroyed. Let slip the dogs of war on these savages.


84 posted on 04/12/2009 10:38:40 AM PDT by mick (Central Banker Capitalism is NOT Free Enterprise)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Obama came though and you guys all doubted him he is the man


85 posted on 04/12/2009 10:38:43 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Ladycalif

Really? Woo hoo!!!!


86 posted on 04/12/2009 10:38:59 AM PDT by BykrBayb (May God have mercy on our souls. ~ Þ)
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To: lonevoice

Awesome news! Time to clean out the den!


87 posted on 04/12/2009 10:39:00 AM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Dr. Ursus

Nothing on Google news search either yet...


88 posted on 04/12/2009 10:39:08 AM PDT by djf (Live quiet. Dream loud.)
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To: jveritas

I think what we may learn in coming days is that commanders in the field may have acted against any executive level orders (if any existed), and took it upon themselves to do the right thing.


89 posted on 04/12/2009 10:39:11 AM PDT by Safrguns
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To: jveritas
The difference is that our more dangerous enemies have been greatly emboldened by us taking so much time to resolve this problem that could have been solved in the first few hours if not for Obama the defeatist doing nothing about it.

Which 'more dangerous enemies' would that be? Are there other pirates out there worse than these?

The pirates tried to take a U.S. ship and hold it for ransom. They failed completely, their hostage has been freed, and three of four are dead. It's hard to see where anyone can see how the pirates won anything out of that.

90 posted on 04/12/2009 10:39:20 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: geo40xyz

I have been here long enough my peeps know


91 posted on 04/12/2009 10:39:35 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Ladycalif

Excellent!


92 posted on 04/12/2009 10:39:40 AM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: savedbygrace

do we need to know

in case they have to do it again

maybe id dont need to know how they did it


93 posted on 04/12/2009 10:39:41 AM PDT by Flavius
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To: Dr. Ursus

Fox is the enemy. CNN is the tool of the Messanic cult. CNN gets the glory.


94 posted on 04/12/2009 10:39:41 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . John Galt hell !...... where is Francisco d’Anconia)
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To: jveritas
The difference is that our more dangerous enemies have been greatly emboldened by us taking so much time to resolve this problem that could have been solved in the first few hours if not for Obama the defeatist doing nothing about it.

Now the pirates know that we have a good plan and will be going after our own.

95 posted on 04/12/2009 10:39:43 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (We have nothing to fear but Obama himself.)
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To: lonevoice

CNN reporting that the 3 pirates were shot by Navy Seals or other military personnel.


96 posted on 04/12/2009 10:39:44 AM PDT by lonevoice (This tagline is identical to the one you are reading)
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To: Kansas58

Perhaps, but the captain is safe, America can rejoice on this Easter Sunday. However, this will give Obama a bump in the polls and that is better than having lost the captain to the pirates.


97 posted on 04/12/2009 10:39:47 AM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at I00 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: al baby

Did you drink the kool aid?


98 posted on 04/12/2009 10:39:59 AM PDT by HollyB
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To: Dr. Ursus
Fox has nothing!!

It seems that our impartial government gave CNN an exclusive.

99 posted on 04/12/2009 10:40:04 AM PDT by fella (.He that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough." Pv.28:19')
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To: al baby
Unfortunately, the unsung heroes who rescued these guys will remain anonymous. God Bless Them!

sw

100 posted on 04/12/2009 10:40:18 AM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife ("Never give in, Never give in, Never give in" Winston Churchill)
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