Sunday, April 19, 2009

The TRUTH about the Rescue of Capt. Phillips

Thank you Joseph Farah, and World Net Daily.
How Obama actually delayed pirate rescue
SEAL team deployment stalled 36 hours, hampered by limited rules of engagement
Posted: April 18, 2009
11:45 pm Eastern

© 2009 WorldNetDaily

Editor's note: The following is adapted from an exclusive report in Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin, the premium, online intelligence newsletter edited by the founder of WND. You can access the full report by subscribing to G2 Bulletin for $99 a year or $9.95 per month for credit card users.

WASHINGTON – While Barack Obama is basking in praise for his "decisive" handling of the Somali pirate attack on a merchant ship in the India Ocean, reliable military sources close to the scene are painting a much different picture of the incident – accusing the president of employing restrictive rules of engagement that actually hampered the rescue of Capt. Richard Phillips and extended the drama at sea for days

Multiple opportunities to free the captain of the Maersk Alabama from three young pirates were missed, these sources say – all because a Navy SEAL team was not immediately ordered to the scene and then forced to operate under strict, non-lethal rules of engagement.(To read the rest of the story, click on the title of this article.)

Seems Mr. Obama deserves more credit for dragging out Capt. Phillips' ordeal, than for ending it. Too bad Mr. President. You had a chance and you blew it.

Current Mood: Not surprised
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