In an act of heroism that should have been done day one, U.S. Navy SEALs snipers shot and killed three of the four pirates that had been holding an American hostage for the last five days. The remaining pirate soiled himself and surrendered.
Apparently, Barack Obama gave the order to “take action” if the life of another American hero, the hostage, Capt. Richard Phillips was in imminent danger. Let’s see, stuck in a lifeboat with four pirates aiming AK-47’s at you. That sounds like imminent danger to me. No doubt the SEALs were just sitting there, itching to the job they were trained to do. And do it they did.
Maybe these bastards will think twice about going after any ship with the U.S. Navy in the area. Then again, with Barack Obama giving the orders, this may just turn out to be a training video for the pirates of what not to do in a hostage standoff.
It’s good to know that we have such an elite, awesome resource on our side though. Captain Phillips, those SEALs…that’s the America I remember.