Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Devil Dogs Storm Pirate-Held Ship...Pirates Taken Into Custody

MANAMA, Bahrain - U.S. Marine commandos stormed a pirate-held cargo vessel off the Somalia coast Thursday, reclaiming control of the ship and taking nine prisoners without firing a shot, the U.S. Navy said.
The Navy declined to give specific tactics used in the pre-dawn raid, but it ranks among the most dramatic high seas confrontations with pirates by an international task force created to protect shipping lanes off lawless Somalia. 

Lt. John Fage, a spokesman at the U.S. Fifth Fleet headquarters in Bahrain, said the operation took about an hour and no injuries were reported among the Marines or crew of the German-owned Magellan Star, which was commandeered by pirates on Wednesday.

"There were no shots fired," Fage said in an e-mail to The Associated Press.

Good job men. And may I on behalf of my Marine Corps state that there ain't no such an animal as a "Marine Commando".

"Marine" will do just nicely thank you very much.

What I want to know is how this snuck by Barack Obama's notice. Otherwise, he'd be bowing and apologizing even as we speak.

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