Sunday, April 12, 2009
Richard Phillips, the captain of the American freighter that was held up by pirates, was rescued today. Navy SEALs saw the captain in imminent danger and fired shots at the ship and killed three of the captors. While this was a risky move, the snipers had no choice once they saw the danger Phillips was in. Kudos to the highly skilled Navy SEALs for pulling off a risky rescue mission successfully getting Phillips out of danger. I am sure the Obama administration is relieved that this crisis ended on a happy note.