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OK, Lets give the President a chance now

Warships move slowly. 30 knots (MPH?) is fast. The US Navy is moving the pieces onto the chessboard.

This is President Obama's first real challenge. So lets see what happens.

G-d be with him!

Update - 11:58 - Hotair.com

Second time’s the charm. Phillips jumped overboard again, and this time, the Navy was ready to take out the pirates. Great work, Navy!

UPDATE - 11:47 4/12/2009

Drudge Headline - Captain freed, 3 pirates dead, 1 pirate in captivity


MOMBASA, Kenya - 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.'


Three dirtbags dead. One dirtbag in custody. The Captain and Crew safe.