Sunday, April 12, 2009

US Ships Safe: Maersk Alabama Liberated


What a wonderful story, to see the US not back down to of all things, pirates. Snipers killed 3 Somali pirates and have taken the 4th into custody as they worked to free the captain of the Maersk Alabama, Richard Phillips. The story has all kinds of good tidings for those few ships flying the US flag. First of all, they will have to contend with the American crew, which didn't go to well. Then they have to contend with a defiant captain that tried to escape in the open seas. Next, they have to contend with a war seasoned military. This attempt at taking the US ship will be a deterrent to all future pirate attacks on US flagged ships. Just as the 9/11 hijackers have now trained an entire generation of US air passengers to not allow a terrorist to take over a plane, the pirates have done the same for US sailors. Go US.

4 comments:

Kansas Bob said...

Great outcome.. thought that it was a bit over-covered though.

jrchaard said...

I think the size of the story really has to do with what will happen beyond this event. How will things take shape into the future. Since I don't watch any news and only read it on the net, I guess I never saw the over coverage. Global warming, now that is over covered.

Kansas Bob said...

Sarah Palin and her family.. way over-covered!

jrchaard said...

Politicians..way over-covered!