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Snipers killed pirates and rescued captain

Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by Poodle, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. Poodle

    Poodle

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    At least one good news.

    MANAMA, Bahrain (CNN) — Navy snipers opened fire on pirates holding an American cargo-ship captain hostage after seeing that one of the pirates “had an AK 47 leveled at the captain’s back,” a military official said Sunday.

    Three pirates were killed and the captain was rescued uninjured, Navy Vice Adm. Bill Gortney told reporters.

    Capt. Richard Phillips — who had been held hostage by four pirates since they attacked his ship, the Maersk Alabama, on Wednesday — was “resting comfortably” on the USS Boxer following his rescue Sunday night, according to the Navy.

    Phillips contacted his family and received a routine medical exam after his rescue at 7:19 p.m. (12:19 p.m. ET), the Navy Central Command said.

    “The captain is in good health. He’s showered up and in a clean set of clothes,” Gortney said in a telephone news conference from Navy Central Command in Bahrain.


    Wanted to go to sniper school but the Marine sniper told me that civilians are not allowed. Shooting from 500 meters up is no longer self defense, it seems. Still, it would be nice if I could hit man sized paper targets at 500 meters.
     
  2. hannibal357

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    I saw this on Fox news just this morning.
    The Navy seal snipers were flown in from somewhere and dropped by parachute to get to the Navy destroyer operating near Somalia.
    The 3 snipers shot and killed 3 Somali pirates simultaneously, while perched on a bobbing ship.
    Just another day at the office for these guys...
     


  3. I wonder if they're already negotiating with him for the movie rights? :)
     
  4. isuzu

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    An update here by the US military was that just parts of the kidnappers bodies were showing, and it also showed that an AK was pointed at the captain's head.

    The ground commanders gave the green light to the snipers. They took out three; captured another one.

    Obama gave the rescuers the authorization to rescue the hostage.
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2009
  5. Wp.22

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    somali pirates are like the abu's hindi nauubos
     
  6. gundog

    gundog senior gunner

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    QC
     
  7. Wp.22

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    philippines
     
  8. horge

    horge -=-=-=-=- Lifetime Member

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    almost home

  9. baka pag-initan nila yung mga iba pa nilang hostages. i heard that they still have a lot of them including 23 filipino seamen according to the news. sana we have some elite filipino commandos who can find them and rescue them as well.
     
  10. ess45

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    Kaya nga nagprapractice na sa Airsoft ang mga Band of Glockers natin.
     
  11. BrassKnuckle

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    I wonder how things would be if the Abu's kidnapped a US citizen and the Americans were given a free hand to reslove it...
     
  12. Allegra

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    Malamang wala pa rin
    I dont think it fighting them thats the problerm
    Ang hirap nila hanapin sa gubat
    Search nyo sa youtube yung pag rescue kay Burnham sa History channel
    May naka abang ng us seal teams sa perimeter just in case makatakas si Sabaya dun sa boat ng marines
     
  13. 9MX

    9MX Rei!

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    What was the rifle used by the SEALS?
     
  14. edtf

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    yeah!!! I want to know too plus what was the distance?
     
  15. they might have called in THE UNIT of jonas blane... hahaha :)
     
  16. atmarcella

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    overwatch....
    large caliber malamang.
     
  17. nelany

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    The news say that it is a gyro equip rifle kaya fix on target maski gumagalaw yung battleship.