April 12, 2009

FLASH: Obama and the US Military Take Care of Business

Jimmy Carter who?

Nice to see the US take care of business. This is how it's done.

And now Obama, if you really want to impress us, get Mozilo.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Navy has rescued the American sea captain held by Somali pirates.

A senior U.S. intelligence official said hostage Richard Phillips was not hurt in what appeared to be a swift firefight off the Somali coast on Sunday. Phillips was safely transported to a Navy warship nearby.

The official said three pirates were killed and one was injured.

53 comments:

Anonymous said...

Better late than never.

But too late, the US is officially weak willed and every tin pot dictator, terrorist, and pirate will be treating US targets as such.

keith said...

Hopefully that fourth pirate is dead by now. And can't wait to see the video...

Message sent.

Good news for any American who likes to travel. Take a hostage, we don't pay ransom, we kill you.

Bravo.

Anonymous said...

I take a guess, Navy seals climbed aboard and with those " dangerous assault " weapons. shoot the shit out of those coast lice. I knew it was going to happen, night vision goggles, UAV and superior training, sorry all you GOP hand jobbers , Obama haters, how are you going to spin this one?

Anonymous said...

Being a pretty harsh critic of "The Retarded Negro", I'll have to give him some points here. Took a little time, no hostages got killed, so it turned out OK.

Now where's the HD video?

Anonymous said...

Terrible news; nutjobs brokenhearted.

Now they have to go back to "everything was fine January 19."

consultant said...

"The Retarded Negro"??? ???

It shows you racism IS a mental/emotional illness.

And that is said with major apologies to all those souls who are afflicted with mental retardation.

Ahh, forget it. Anonymous is just your standard issue a$$hole. And he knows it.

Ross said...

It does seem that Obama learned from Carter's mistakes. No apologies either. This is a proud day for America.

Anonymous said...

Unless ransom was paid and the news were fixed as usual, right? Has anyone seen the dead kidnappers? I rest my case.

debt junkie said...

From Market ticker
> There is a rumor about Goldman Sachs flying around on the street - allegedly they are about to report their second-best quarter in history, +$12 billion or so.


Does this mean go long the market this week for an easy pickup when the sheep all say Hurray!!! Hurray!!! Crisis over, Real Estate recovery taking root! Everything is back to normal finally. Let's go to McDonalds Who's on Idol Who's dancing with the fucking stars tonight???

Anonymous said...

Jimmy too gave the command to rescue hostages only his mission failed because the helicpoters flew into each other while still in the desert in Iran.

Giving a commond is easy it's like saying, "That during this mission some of you soldiers may die however that is a risk I am willing to take."

Anonymous said...

"...Goldman Sachs...about to report their second-best quarter in history, +$12 billion or so..."

Pure. Comedy. Gold.

Paul E. Math said...

These pirates are so small-time, chump-change that they don't even compare to other threats.

They don't oppose our way of life. In fact, they want to emulate the way of life of many of our cultural icons (ie: gangsta rappers and the 'get rich or die tryin' crowd).

The pirates are not unified by a religion or culture. They serve no purpose higher than the acquisition of money.

The pirates pose a threat so minimal as to be laughable.

Like you said, Keith: show me Angelo Mozilo dead or behind bars and then I'll be impressed. It is Angelo Mozilo, Ben Bernanke, Larry Summers and 'pour me another tequila' Sheila Bair who threaten me the most.

JAWS said...

Now, that's takin care of business.
The right target, the right war, the right attack, kablooie. I love it.

JaneZ said...

debt junkie said...
Does this mean go long the market this week for an easy pickup when the sheep all say Hurray!!! Hurray!!! Crisis over, Real Estate recovery taking root! Everything is back to normal finally. Let's go to McDonalds Who's on Idol Who's dancing with the fucking stars tonight???
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Ding Dong the Wicked Mark to Market is dead. This time next year the market for the junk derivatives will be movin full speed ahead. No problem that there is NO market now, just have to wait for Mr. Market to turn around again.

Hell, since they can call their junk paper's value anything they want, I don't know why they didn't go for $20 or $30 billion. Best in history. Maybe Goldman thought that would be a little overkill.

Oh well, it's only the little people that are being screwed and they don't seem to mind so much.

We just won't open the 401k statement this quarter. No news is good news.

DreadlocCowgirl said...

Wall Street Bankers + Realtors = Pirates

Anonymous said...

The real pirates are still out there . whats 2 million ?
Plus tell the world from now on any one attempting to attack an American flagged ship will be given one warning thereafter they will be fired upon with the extra heavy artillery they will be caring from now on . No waiting around for retaliation bullshit.
Oh and well done Obama for letting the military do their job .
If only you would let the free market do it's job . See how it works mister president

Anonymous said...

Let it go Keith. Just let it go. Face the cold hard truth; America is a corrupt country just like Nigeria, Somalia, Haiti, Russia, etc... We are no better than them. Where criminals can enjoy the fruits of their ill gotten gains.

Nick said...

These pirates disgust the hell out of me. There are two types of thieves; 1. Those who will physically hurt someone just to get material objects. 2. Those who will "game the system".

I find #1 to be unacceptable. Those people need to be punished to the highest extent of the law.

Anonymous said...

Geez, let me guess, now Blackwater will be securing all American ships. Simple plan:

1. Shady characters (Mossad, rogue agents working for shadow gov, etc) infiltrate Somalis and convince them to hold ships for ransom.

2. Corrupt mainstream media and biased blogers play along to give cover.

3. New bill introduced by corrupt Congress, that requires ships to provide security.

4. Corrupt politicians give contracts to gov parasites to provide such security.

5. Meanwhile, the Messiah comes out of this as hero.

6. Keith gets all wet, while corrupt media gives cover again.

7. Higher costs on shipping are passed onto stupid American consumers.

8. Corrupt politicians and gov contractors laugh all the way to the bank.

alex3191 said...

how about this ?
http://tinyurl.com/cw3q35

patrat said...

I am very glad the Seals did this.
But this is a big problem. I read that no woman in Somalia will look at a guy unless he is a pirate, hence a guy with money. Also all the young males want to grow up to be pirates.
Kind of reminds me of some groups in the US.
Q. How does a guy get status today anyway?
A. Any way they can.
Not to mention having to eat.

Anonymous said...

Man what a proud day. The worlds largest Military Industrial Complex with hundreds of thousands of men, hundreds of ships, planes, tanks, UAV's and some of the best trained highly motivated special ops teams were able to handle a few half-starved fishermen in a lifeboat.

About freakin' time.

Guberville Smack said...

Don't believe it!!!
It is left-wing propaganda!!!
They are showing fake footage of the captain!!!
And 9-11 wasn't real!!!
Or the man on the moon!!!
Or Lee Harvey Oswald!!!
Or the UFO cover-up!!!

Head to the desert with the Manson family!!!
Helter Skelter is coming!!!

Anonymous said...

http://tinyurl.com/cbpvmx

General Odierno Is Reviewing Iraq Timetable After New Bombings



we will never leave iraq keith, obama lied....

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I take a guess, Navy seals climbed aboard and with those " dangerous assault " weapons. shoot the shit out of those coast lice. I knew it was going to happen, night vision goggles, UAV and superior training, sorry all you GOP hand jobbers , Obama haters, how are you going to spin this one?

April 12, 2009 8:14 PM<<<<

oh, so you still think there is a difference between republicans and democrats? stay tuned. you have much to learn grasshopper.

Anonymous said...

The Navy commander made it happen. They pushed the pirates to open fire on a ship earlier in the day. Bingo - that's all he needed to oder in the Seal team who then took care of business.

consultant said...

Dredloccowgirl:

"Wall Street Bankers + Realtors = Pirates"

That says it all!

Anonymous said...

Every country has the right to defend its citizens and its property including the right to free passage for maritime vessels.

All these booyahs for the great Messiah, WTF ?

Some of you guys are acting as if HE personally lead the rescue.

What if it had failed and cost some Navy seals their lives ?

Jimmy Carter was pilloried for the Iran hostages rescue that failed.

Lets not get overboard.

The US achieved a great result. But do remember, the French commandos have had to rescue their own citizens quite a number of times from the Somali pirates. The latest being one hostage was killed.
However, no detracting from the bravery of the Navy seals who risked their lives to save this man.

OT, do you guys noticed how China is begining to 'use' its reserves ?

Its making moe currency swaps with its trading partners, possibly signing a $10 billion oil/gas deal with Kazakhstan and now another $10 billion Asean investment and $15 billion credit for those asian countries.
At the rate, China is disbursing its reserves, don't expect Uncle Hu to have more sleepless nights worrying about its Treasury holdings.
Whatever they may continue to buy, may be less than what they continue to use for investments in strategic resources.
With less exports to the US, they won't have as many dollars to invest in treasurys.
So who's gonna be buying them US Treasurys if Uncle Hu takes a holiday ?

edenz

Anonymous said...

"...Jimmy too gave the command..."

And Reagan made a deal to let them stay hostages until after the inauguration.

What's a few more days, fellas?

yoski said...

We should divert more attention to the pirates on Wall Street. Maybe we can kill a few of them to rescue our financial system and our country.

Fruity Pebbles said...

My President made me proud today!

Richard said...

Anon: Retarded. . . what? Well, whatever.

I don't know why they don't hang pirates when they catch them. Soo enough the risks will be too great for the rewards.

Anonymous said...

Yay we actually won something. A battle royal with starving pirates from a 4th world country.. wow amaized. Lets just get rid off all of them now I hear they like toxic waste dumped on their beaches we have tons of that..

Angry Leprechaun said...

"Obama haters, how are you going to spin this one?"

Wow, I have been wrong about this guy and his staff. Sarcasm!!!

I am glad he grabbed his nut sack, though it was three days late. Going to take a lot more than taking out some pirates for me to support him.

Anonymous said...

Obama had nothing to do with it. The decision to attack was made by the commander of the US Navy ship that was nearby.

Anonymous said...

perhaps there is a glimmer of hope.

Anonymous said...

Ah, so the guy in the Whitehouse is back on the Hero track again.

What exactly did your man-of-the-hour do, Keith, to deserve such accolades?

I thought your thought process was deeper.

Pfffft!

Anonymous said...

I'd like to see some of them plucked out of the seas while en-route to their next victim. Then, renditioned in a Gulfstream Jet fully equipped with the latest torture devices to the nearest secret prison or some country that allows torture. Rather than die quick, I say let them roast and starve to death over several weeks in a 120 degree box with no ventilation. Nobody would know or even care. Certainly not me.

Anonymous said...

Keith you forgot to mention the reason why 200 terroist that boated out to support their friends were all allowed to sail away in the name of affirmative action.

Obama is a disgrace

JaneZ said...

Nick said...

These pirates disgust the hell out of me. There are two types of thieves; 1. Those who will physically hurt someone just to get material objects. 2. Those who will "game the system".

I find #1 to be unacceptable.

and I am #2.

Anonymous said...

"Obama haters, how are you going to spin this one?"

what was he doing for those 6 days, reading my little goat?

Anonymous said...

stupid pirates. they had a chance to get away with their lives if they had given up the hostage.

Mammoth said...

Move over, Casey Sullenberger.
America has a new hero now.

How long until the Captain is on the Today show?

Amtex said...

The posters saying it took too long are very dumb. Any military person or hostage expert will tell you the first thing you do is let some time pass once the situation is contained. These pirates had no options, no where to go, there was no rush. So you let a few days pass, they get tired and let their guard down. Then you take them out with much less risk to the hostage.

This was handled 100% perfectly by Obama and the military and the FBI.

RobertM said...

One man's "pirate" is....

Are they lying about pirates?

If they were actually pirates then good riddance but when have we EVER been told the full truth? Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, must be fact checked 10 times over when you have financial pirates running the world.

Anonymous said...

Obama (whom I voted for), if you really want to impress us,

1. declare open season on all pirates ("all attempts at piracy, all approaches to a commercial shipping vessel by a small boat will be shot on sight as they approach in their boat, no questions asked, no warnings"

2. arm all the commercial ships with .50 calibers and someone who knows how to use them.

3. blockade the coast of somalia with ships and helicopters

4. start picking off some of the current hostage-holders of non U.S. citizens.

gutless and lazy said...

Meanwhile, better luck to the shooters next time, in this particular casee, they almost 'retired' one political scum bag for us!!

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090413/ap_on_re_af/af_somalia_us_congressman

Anonymous said...

From Bloomberg: "“We will take quick revenge on American ships if we don’t receive apologies,” Yusuf Mohamed Mahdi, who identified himself as a pirate commander, said in a separate telephone interview today from Eyl."

Mike Oxlong said...

"From now on, if we capture foreign ships and their respective countries try to attack us, we will kill them (the hostages)," Jamac Habeb, a 30-year-old pirate, told the Associated Press from one of Somalia's piracy hubs, Eyl. "(U.S. forces have) become our No. 1 enemy."

Hated around the world. I thought that was all going to change once Obama came into office, that our reputation would SOAR.

How is this any different from what the Iraqis think of us?

Brandine said...

I have no genius theory to give on the incident.

I'm just glad things turned out the way they did.

Anonymous said...

Row Row Row your boat, Obama and the Democrats are Chums.

Our Navy with snipers, warships, drones and submarines took on the bums.

Pop Pop Pop three of them dropped.
One was captured. Ho Hum.

Ho Ho Ho and a bottle of rum, Obama's got the pirates on the run.

Anonymous said...

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Navy 3


Pirates 0



Priceless!


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Anonymous said...

They blame everything on the Bush administration,

how about this military op?