The Back Story: Obama Chokes During Somali Pirate Attack

Remember this from the Washington Post on Sunday, April 12th?

Obama twice approved force to rescue hostage (coming from a senior administration source – that is a huge clue right there)

Many of you were asking where the SEAL teams were on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and my response was,”It’s obvious, Bambi hasn’t given the go ahead”, and then later I stated, “When does the President of the United States and the Leader of the Free World have to issue authorization twice?”  He doesn’t, unless of course the wussie-in-charge is covering something up by “over-doing”.

From WorldNetDaily:

How Obama actually delayed pirate rescue
SEAL team deployment stalled 36 hours, hampered by limited rules of engagement

WASHINGTON – While Barack Obama is basking in praise for his “decisive” handling of the Somali pirate attack on a merchant ship in the India Ocean, reliable military sources close to the scene are painting a much different picture of the incident – accusing the president of employing restrictive rules of engagement that actually hampered the rescue of Capt. Richard Phillips and extended the drama at sea for days.

Multiple opportunities to free the captain of the Maersk Alabama from three young pirates were missed, these sources say – all because a Navy SEAL team was not immediately ordered to the scene and then forced to operate under strict, non-lethal rules of engagement.

They say the response duty office at the Pentagon was initially unwilling to grant an order to use lethal force to rescue Phillips. They also report the White House refused to authorize deployment of a Navy SEAL team to the location for 36 hours, despite the recommendation of the on-scene commander.

The White House also turned down two rescue plans offered up by the Seal commander on the scene and the captain of the USS Bainbridge.

The SEAL team operated under rules of engagement that required them to do nothing unless the hostage’s life was in “imminent’ danger.

In fact, when the USS Bainbridge dispatched a rigid-hull inflatable boat to bring supplies to the Maersk Alabama, it came under fire that could not be returned even though the SEAL team had the pirates in their sights.

Many hours before the fatal shots were fired, taking out the three young pirates, Phillips jumped into the Indian Ocean with the idea of giving the snipers a clear target. However, the SEAL team was still under orders not to shoot.

Hours later, frustrated by the missed opportunities to resolve the standoff, the commander of the Bainbridge and the captain of the Navy SEAL team determined they had operational authority to evaluate the risk to the hostage, and took out the pirates at the first opportunity – finally freeing Phillips.

Anybody else sick to death of this administration?

By Logistics Monster


  • What a huge frakkin’ surprise! He’s either a coward, protecting his fellow Muslim terrorists, or both. Take your pick – any way we lose.

  • Leaping Spark -

    Obama hates our military, he believes they are evil, just like the rest of the f$@%^g leftist idiots in this country. Obama stayed under his desk waitng for someone else to make the decision, if a rescue was successful he was poised to take the credit, if it failed he was going to deny knowledge of the event and excoriate the military, either way the crisis woudn’t be wasted. Captains Williams during his homecoming speech thanked everyone but the president, as a matter of fact, he never mentioned our radical, Marxist, Muslim president.

  • Captain Phillips was rescued despite Obama. This should have been the headlines. Captain Phillips was right. The U.S. Navy was the hero and if left up to Obama Captain Phillips would be somewhere in the mire of Somalia wondering if America cared.

    I can’t believe the Great Pretender hasn’t been unmasked before now, and kicked out on his skinny butt.

  • Obama can’t make a decision that doesn’t assure he will be loved. period. He needs adulation and something that will undermine him is too risky. That’s why he waffles so much and why his speeches change depending on his venue. He wants to be loved and to be the saviour. He isn’t and he can’t.

    No idea of self, of ideology, of identity, or morality.
    Neither African nor American, neither Christian nor Muslim, neither a protectionist nor a global participant, etc.

    What a horrifying fraud foisted on the citizens of this country.

  • After Capt. Phillips jumped in the water the first time and was not rescued I knew something was up. He must of known what would be the normal response if he had gotten himself off that raft. I can not imagine his angst that it did not happen.

    This administration has just sent a message to our military that he is not behind them ( but of course they already know that). So he has just made a very big mistake in my opinion if the military does not trust him to do right by them they can he really expect the military to have his back. All of those in the military that supported him or doubted the facts about his eligibility are hopefully taking a second look.

    I have felt for a long time it may come down to the military to expose him for the fraud he is.

    God Bless all that serve whether you voted for him or not but please be opened to what you could not bring yourself to believe. You may be the only real hope we have.

  • njresident -

    Boy, you can’t imagine how sad obuma is now for the tragic death of the 3 undocumented sailors. You bet he will have to make up for it by taking care of the one captured alive, and, sending billions to Somalia to compensate for our evil acts of saviing a lowly captain who was just delivering aids to these poor brothers of obuma.

  • Damn, I was sent this info in an email on 4/17, & asked not to distribute it, so I didn’t. Should have known that someone would.

    I wonder how many of the MSM outlets got it, but refuse to air anything about it? Can’t let the people know what a moron the dear leader is, now can we?

    God bless America!

  • Not moron Genie, TRAITOR!! The Captain was very astute. By neglecting to mention the “One” at all, he got his point across.

    The MSM will not air anything that might put his onliness in a bad light. TPTB are not ready to cut him loose just yet. When they are ready get prepared for a broadcast tsunami. The owners of the MSM aren’t ready yet, and the pipsqueaks can’t speak without their permission.

  • Everybody check out the Newsbusters story “WaPo Business Columnist tells David Gregory taxes are going up”. Steven Pearlstein say’s “One of the things everyone has to get comfortable with is it’s going up (taxes)”. We have to “allow ourselves to be taxed so that we can make these investments”.

  • Letty Bromenschenkel -

    WHO other than the parasites, deranged, dictator Obama lemmings would be surprised ?

    Rumor was that he had our military on “STAND DOWN” during at least the first 4 days!

    Obama blows hot air up the pants of the communist MSM and the he rapes the rest of us.

    IT just never ends with him:

    I SAY:

    1. AMNESTY revolt before it is too late
    2. GREEN “energy” hoax, with a DRILL NOW revolt
    3. FREEDOM march July 4th: demand restoration of every single one of our rights to self determination.
    4. KICK HIS SORRY BUTT out: 2012

    FIRE UP THE PHONES : faxes, emails DAILY
    to the bums in DC

    then organize and expand your groups NOW

    Pick a Saturday so more can participate:

    AND::::: surround them without a sound: DO NOT
    answer one question, or give one interview;

    THE fold is growing: FOLKS are mad as hell.

  • no-nonsence-nancy -

    What a scumbag! I knew when so much time had elapsed that he ws not cooperating. We HAVE to get rid of him somehow very soon! He needs to go to prison for all the treasonous acts he has committed against the American people.

  • CactusPatch -

    Obviously, this man has NO military training and shouldn’t be telling special forces what to do. He doesn’t have a clue….he should just let them do thier job that they have trained for years to do. Next, we will have Osama Bin Laden in our sights and he will not let us take him out either, just like Clinton did in the 90’s. Check it out. We had Osama in our gun sights, and Clinton told them not to take him out. They knew then that he was planning on attacking us. What a bunch of dipshits.

  • Supposedly the captins life had to be in “imminent danger”, after he was kidnapped ; when was his life NOT in imminent danger ??? what a crock

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