Woo-hoo! Captain Phillips was rescued today by USN. Apparently a navy sniper shot and killed 3 out of the 4 pirates holding the captain hostage.
The only sour notes in this story is the concern about "escalating violence" and "retaliation." Several other pirates were apparently interviewed and of course expressed outrage by declaring such things as "America is our #1 enemy now," and other such tripe.
The fact that news organizations seek out opinions of high-seas criminal deepens my disgust towards most mainstream media (MSM).
Otherwise, today is indeed a happy Easter, especially for Captain Phillips and his family.The full story from Yahoo News:
Blackfive also has an account and a clarification as to where the President of the US fits in on all this:
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