i can not believe the injustice that has been dealt to these poor people who are just trying to feed their families and Yadda yadda yadda.
Great job by our SEALS.... i'm happy for Richard & the Phillips family that he is coming home safe.
Janie Clem (Grandmother of Petty Officer Robbins)
04/14/09 at 01:37 PM
I have to totally agree with my Grandson, when you are out there and you capture a boat and its crew and you hold them for ransom then you take your chances on what happens. Most people don't realize that these pirates have been operating for several years and the other countries that have had their ships and crews seized have been paying them millions to get their people back. As long as that continues they will keep seizing ships and holding sailors for ransom. They have been getting all the cargo on the ships, plus the money these other countries have paid them and in some cases the ships. These pirates are not out there to feed their families their intent is greed. American people need to really check out what is really going on in this world and not rely on our news media. You can check out Stars and Strips,web sites for ships or units you will learn a great deal. GO NAVY!!
Now if we could get the Seals to clean up some of the neighborhood store robbers in Atlanta and elsewhere. Since the robbers use guns and kill there should be no problem even for political correct tree huggers.
Petty Officer Robbins, USN
04/13/09 at 07:56 PM
Currently deployed to the area onboard the USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, In support of Operation Enduring Freedom. I personally want to send a BRAVO ZULU to my fellow shipmates for their outstanding bravery. GO NAVY!
Hooray for the Navy Seals! These pirates sealed their own fates when they decided to participate in this lawless enterprise. If the Somali pirates continue on this path, they can and should expect more of the same.