Sunday, April 19, 2009

Suspicion Confirmed?

The real (UNSPUN) story of the MESSIAH'S Decision Making on the hostage US skipper.

Subject: AH, now it comes out
Having spoken to some SEAL pals here in Virginia Beach yesterday and asking why this thing dragged out for 4 days, I got the following:

1. BHO wouldn't authorize the DEVGRU/NSWC SEAL teams to the scene for 36 hours going against OSC (on scene commander) recommendation.
2. Once they arrived, BHO imposed restrictions on their ROE that they couldn't do anything
unless the hostage's life was in "imminent" danger
3. The first time the hostage jumped, the SEALS had the raggies all sighted in, but could not fire due to ROE restriction
4. When the navy RIB came under fire as it approached with supplies, no fire was returned due to ROE restrictions. As the raggies were shooting at the RIB, they were exposed and the SEALS had them all dialed in.
5. BHO specifically denied two rescue plans developed by the Bainbridge CPN and SEAL teams
6. Bainbridge CPN and SEAL team CDR finally decide they have the OpArea and OSC authority to solely determine risk to hostage. 4 hours later, 3 dead raggies
7. BHO immediately claims credit for his "daring and decisive" behaviour. As usual with him, it's BS.

So per our last email thread, I'm downgrading Oohbaby's performace to D-. Only reason it's not an F is that the hostage survived.

Read the following accurate account.

Philips’ first leap into the warm, dark water of the Indian Ocean hadn’t worked out as well. With the
Bainbridge in range and a rescue by his country’s Navy possible, Philips threw himself off of his
lifeboat prison, enabling Navy shooters onboard the destroyer a clear shot at his captors — and none
was taken.

The guidance from National Command Authority — the president of the United States,
Barack Obama — had been clear: a peaceful solution was the only acceptable outcome to this standoff
unless the hostage’s life was in clear, extreme danger.

The next day, a small Navy boat approaching the floating raft was fired on by the Somali pirates — and
again no fire was returned and no pirates killed. This was again due to the cautious stance assumed by
Navy personnel thanks to the combination of a lack of clear guidance from Washington and a mandate
from the commander in chief’s staff not to act until Obama, a man with no background of dealing with
such issues and no track record of decisiveness, decided that any outcome other than a “peaceful
solution” would be acceptable.

After taking fire from the Somali kidnappers again Saturday night, the onscenecommander decided
he’d had enough.

Keeping his authority to act in the case of a clear and present danger to the hostage’s
life and having heard nothing from Washington since yet another request to mount a rescue operation
had been denied the day before, the Navy officer — unnamed in all media reports to date — decided
the AK47 one captor had leveled at Philips’ back was a threat to the hostage’s life and ordered the
NSWC team to take their shots.

Three rounds downrange later, all three brigands became enemy KIA and Philips was safe.

There is upside, downside, and spinside to the series of events over the last week that culminated in
yesterday’s dramatic rescue of an American hostage.

Almost immediately following word of the rescue, the Obama administration and its supporters claimed
victory against pirates in the Indian Ocean and [1] declared that the dramatic end to the standoff put
paid to questions of the inexperienced president’s toughness and decisiveness.

Despite the Obama administration’s (and its sycophants’) attempt to spin yesterday’s success as a result
of bold, decisive leadership by the inexperienced president, the reality is nothing of the sort.
What should have been a standoff lasting only hours — as long as it took the USS Bainbridge and its
team of NSWC operators to steam to the location — became an embarrassing four day and counting
standoff between a ragtag handful of criminals with rifles and a U.S. Navy warship.


Hat tip: John Ray


paranoidpyro said...

I gotta tell ya, reading that was just depressing. Sadly, the rest of the world now basically knows this will be our foreign policy for the next 3+ years.

Anonymous said...

One Bad Ass Misstake America.

Anonymous said...

Why is anyone surprised by this? Wasn't it fairly easy to deduce that the brakes were on?

Hillary, good thing those Serb snipers weren't seal trained.

Goober said...

So how long does it take BHO to understand that often, in fact, more often than not, when dealing with violent people, that violence in response is the best way to save lives, and find a peaceful solution in the long run?

Yes, 3 men died. But how many more were saved, now that the pirates, despite their big talk, will almost surely eschew the boarding of US flagged ships from now on?

Sometimes, the best defense is a good offense. There is no evil in killing a man that has a gun pointed at you, Mr. President. Only logic and common sense. The root causes and social “injustices” that are causing him to point the gun at you are irrelevant: you will be just as dead if he pulls that trigger with “injustices” in mind as you will be if he did so for monetary gain and nothing more.

Contrary to popular belief, violence does not beget violence. Especially when subsequent to the violence, one of the parties is dead. When some bastard points a gun at you, no matter how excused you may think that his behavior may be because of the bad things that have happened to him, survival dictates that you shoot the m-f’er before he shoots you. You can feel bad about it later. Hand-wringing and cowardice merely encourages future violence against you. Demonstrating that you can and will pull the trigger with no hesitation when threatened will encourage just the opposite, especially with so many other, easier targets available.