April 14, 2009
MIA Obama Finally Makes A Statement Regarding Captain Phillips
Obama: Fighting 'rise of privacy' (piracy) ( another Obama gaffe)
Obama is taking a stand against "the rise of privacy'' in the Indian Ocean
Wild Thing's comment.......
The president clearly meant the "rise of piracy,'' but his brief statement on the rescue of the American container ship captain held hostage by Somalian pirates came so quickly today that he didn't stop to correct himself. He did note, however, that those "who commit acts of piracy'' must be "held accountable'' for the crime.
Obama, calling the safety of the captain "our principal concern,'' started by saying that he is committed to fighting the "rise of privacy'' in the region.
Obama's few words on the situation, delivered in an economic-stimulus promoting event at the U.S. Department of Transportation today, marked his first public personal comments since Captain Richard Phillips was taken hostage Wednesday .
In this video the crew at 2:44 complained they did not have enough Navy protection that they were under attack for a week ....
Hello Obama are YOU listening??? You want to make cutbacks in our military you freak jerk!
Despite the Obama administration and all due to our Navy Seal this was a success, and thank God.
I am not going to go mush over Obama for being the left's hero in this. And I want to explain why.
The HEROES are the Captain and the Navy SEALS. All of them risked their lives and it is because of them this ended in victory.
The Navy SEALS go through intense training and we need to remember that Obama is cutting our defense budget. He is not a friend of our military not even a little. He made NO statement when the hostage was taken, he made no statement during the 5 days when the world was waiting and watching to see if the Captain would be rescued or killed.
And remember when I posted about the crew and their being upset about " where was Obama" the Joe the Sailor that has not been on any YouTube or in any article written about this. It was ONLY said on TV and I have only seen it show up that one time.
From my post here
Here is what I said in my comment.......
On TV, OMG I love that guy with the New York accent...he said.....”those assholes”...”They were OUR hostages”...”We were under attack for a WEEK”...”tell the president to get these guys.”
So it was edited out. I heard it with my own ears, saw them saying it, the crew. And it is gone.
American crew of the Maersk saying that they waited too long before they had help from the U.S. Navy . That is NOT reflecting on our Navy it reflects on Obama.
And there is also this..................
US crew urge Obama to end piracy
Maersk Alabama crew urge President Obama to end "Somali pirate scourge"
American crew members of a ship that was at the centre of a hostage drama have urged US President Barack Obama to end the "crisis" of Somali piracy.
In an emotional news conference in Kenya, second-in-command Shane Murphy also paid tribute to their captain.
Obama dithered for nearly three days on pirates
By J. Michael Waller
Piracy on the high seas has been a military issue for the United States since the founding of the Republic. President Thomas Jefferson waged our first foreign war to fight Islamic pirates in the Mediterranean.
So why did President Barack Obama dither full-speed ahead, with the FBI impounding the pirated Maersk Alabama as a "crime scene"?
White House spin, being headlined in the press, is that President Barack Obama "twice approved force" to rescue Maersk Alabama Captain Richard Phillips from Somali pirates.
What isn't making the headlines is that Obama flailed and dithered for nearly three days before first approving force.
The British Guardian newspaper reports that the pirates had taken the Maersk Alabama at 5:30 AM British time on Wednesday. That is 7:30 AM Mogadishu time, or 12:30 AM Wednesday in Washington, DC. Somalia is seven hours ahead of Washington DC.
The Navy moved immediately. The nearest warship, the USS Bainbridge, steamed 300 miles and reached the Maersk Alabama in about 20 hours, at 3:00 AM Mogadishu time on Thursday, April 9.
A White House chronology shows that Obama did not authorize the use of force to save the freighter captain until 8:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time on Friday. That's 3:00 AM Mogadishu time on Saturday, a full 48 hours after the Bainbridge reached the vessel.
More than 67 hours. Nearly three days. Even then, it was a limited order. Obama reconsidered, and issued broader orders at about 9:20 on Saturday morning, roughly 80 hours into the crisis.
Pretty slow decision-making in a life-or-death situation. Slow to order action to save an American citizen's life. Slow to respond to a terrorist attack on an unarmed American vessel.
Some news reports say that the Pentagon had to urge Obama twice to make a decision. Other reports say that Obama authorized the use of deadly force only if Phillips' life was in imminent danger. If true, they show that the administration doesn't understand how to send the right message to the Islamist pirates in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean.
A Maersk Alabama crewman said after news of Captain Phillips' rescue that the US shouldn't have allowed the pirates to threaten American shipping in the first place: "Tell the president to get these guys. It shouldn't come to that."
The US Navy was ready before the word "go." The sailors performed flawlessly, saving Phillips' life and Obama's credibility. Hopefully the president has learned a lesson.
Posted by Wild Thing at April 14, 2009 05:50 AM
It shouldn't have taken him this long to get the captain free. It should have been instantaneous, without delay. He does not need to sign off on something like this. Who told him he needs to? He just needs to say, "Look, I'm in charge here and we're going to get our men back. No discussions--do the work." Obviously we do not have a man in charge in Washington. We have a little confused boy.
Posted by: Lynn at April 14, 2009 08:16 AM
I'd like to take a brief moment to say.............
Barry Hussein O'Vomit is a piece of breathing excrement. He needs to be flushed.
Posted by: cuchieddie (VN66/68) at April 14, 2009 10:41 AM
The military can handle the pirate situation. What Obama needs to focus on is the movement by Texas to become independent because of Obama's failed policies. Is this the Alamo II? Watch the govenor of TX speak:
Posted by: Jude at April 14, 2009 11:39 AM
Obama is not a man of instant decisions. Like Bill Clinton Obama has to put his finger in the air to test the political winds.
Posted by: TomR at April 14, 2009 01:13 PM
The only thing worse than a liar is a son of a bitch that takes credit for the actions of others better than himself. We don't have a leader we have a Soutpiel puppet with a teleprompter.
Posted by: Jack at April 14, 2009 01:14 PM
Jack, Incredible, I had to look this new word up. By George you nail it.
(South African, vulgar, army slang) A South African with English/British heritage. So named for having one foot in South Africa, one foot in Britain and his penis dangling in the Atlantic.
Barry Soutpiel Soetoro.
Outstanding , Jack...
Posted by: Mark at April 14, 2009 04:17 PM
Lynn,yes I bet he really felt the shock of reality of
his job when this all happened. He bragged so
much about the 3 am. phone call.
Posted by: Wild Thing at April 14, 2009 06:53 PM
cuchieddie (VN66/68), LOL I agree with
your brief moment to say something.
Posted by: Wild Thing at April 14, 2009 06:57 PM
Jude thanks for the link. God bless TEXAS.
I would move there so fast if I could.
Posted by: Wild Thing at April 14, 2009 07:19 PM
Tom, your oso right, I remember how Bill
Clinton did not make a move without taking
a poll to see what to do so much of the
Posted by: Wild Thing at April 14, 2009 07:21 PM
Jack, WOW that was GREAT.
I didn't know what that word meant either.
Thank you Mark.
Jack this is so perfect. Thank you.
Posted by: Wild Thing at April 14, 2009 07:23 PM
Mark, thank you.
I think I will put this in my sidebar.
Posted by: Wild Thing at April 14, 2009 07:28 PM