Apr 12 2009


Category: Uncategorizedharmonicminer @ 8:12 pm

US sea capt. freed from pirates in swift firefight

An American ship captain was freed unharmed Sunday in a swift firefight that killed three of the four Somali pirates who had been holding him for days in a lifeboat off the coast of Africa, U.S. officials said.

So begins the the AP story about the rescue of the kidnapped ship captain, a story that never says who actually carried out the rescue. The entire story is written in passive voice, “The captain was rescued,” and so on.

Very, very odd. It is not even clear if it was US forces that actually did the rescue, or some private agency, or some other nation’s forces, or for that matter some Somali “friends” of the pirates who were persuaded by someone that it would be in their best interest to get the captain released, unharmed.

Speculations, anyone?

UPDATE: Here’s the real story.

4 Responses to “WHO RESCUED THE CAPTAIN?!?!?”

  1. Bill Colton says:

    It is quite interesting the conundrums we end up in with relative vs. objective moralism. Isn’t is more politically correct to have equal opportunity murder – I mean abortions? After all, political correctness – not absolute truth is what we need as a society – is it not?

  2. harmonicminer says:

    Bill, I think maybe you meant this comment to go on the abortion post before this one. And yes, along that line, the “intrinsic good” of a “woman’s right to choose” seems to trump all other considerations, including an unborn woman’s right not to be killed for her gender.

  3. Lt. Tom Hunt, USN(ret) says:

    Well I’ll be tellin’ ya who rescued the Captain, twas the UNITED STATES NAVY who done it laddie. Pirates on the high seas, sounds like a good Navy day!!! Arrrrrr!

  4. harmonicminer says:

    We should have a national “keel haul the pirates” day!

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