Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Truth about, Captain Phillips.

Tom's Journal. http://tomschuckmanjournal.blogspot.com/



 For some reason I didn't hear about this being covered by the main-stream
media...or did I miss something. According to "Truth Or Fiction," this is a
valid accounting of what happened.

"Now that the movie, "Captain Phillips" about the Maersk Alabama hijacking
by Somali pirates is out, we need be informed about facts of that event that
haven't been made public before.

The following article of facts regarding the incident  was written by Dr.
John "Jack" Wheeler. Dr. Wheeler was a man of honor: a West Point graduate,
a Vietnam veteran, and the man who was the driving force behind financing
the construction of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. He fought long and hard
for the dignity and honor of the fallen Vietnam War soldiers.

He served three presidents as an aide and advisor, for whom  he was a
special assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force and a military 
consultant. Jack Wheeler was a graduate student at the Harvard Business 
School when he was recruited to be an adviser to the president regarding 
military tactics. He was a man of integrity and served on the General Staff
at the Pentagon.

Shortly after writing this article, he was mysteriously murdered sometime
between 28 and 31 Dec. in 2010, and his body was dumped in a dumpster in
Newark, Delaware.


Now here's the story as written by Jack Wheeler that was suppressed by the 

All of us need to raise our glasses the highest to the Navy SEALs who
popped those three Somali pirates. And I'm sure you want to hear the real
story of what happened especially because there is a revoltingly 
opportunistic and cowardly side to it.

Why, for example, did it take SEAL Team Six (aka DEVGRU, Navy Special
Warfare Development Group) over 36 hours to get to the scene? Because the
President refused to authorize the SEAL deployment for those 36 hours,
during which the OSC - the on scene commander, Cmdr. Frank Castellano of
the USS Bainbridge - repeatedly requested them. Cmdr. Castellano is a very,
very mature and experienced commanding officer and is rock solid in his 

Once the SEALs arrived - parachuting from a C-17 into the ocean near the
ship - Obama then imposed Rules of Engagement (ROE) specifying the SEALs
could not do anything unless the life of the hostage, Captain Richard
Phillips, was in "imminent" danger. Thus, when Capt. Phillips attempted to
escape by jumping off the lifeboat into the ocean, the SEAL snipers had all
four pirates (one later surrendered) sighted in and could have taken them
out then and there - but they could not fire due to ROE restrictions.

When the SEALs approached the lifeboat in a RIB (rigid-hull inflatable
boat) carrying supplies for Capt. Phillips and the pirates, the pirates
fired upon them. Not only was no fire returned due to ROE, but as the
pirates were shooting at the RIB, SEAL snipers on the Bainbridge had them
all dialed in. Again, no triggers were pulled due to the ROE. Two specific
rescue plans were developed by Cmdr. Castellano and the SEAL teams. Obama
personally refused to authorize them.

After the second refusal and days of dithering, Cmdr. Castellano decided he
had the Operational Area and OSC authority to "solely determine risk to 
hostage" and did not require any further approval by the president. He took
unilateral action on Sunday, April 12, 2009.

Four hours later, the White House is informed that three pirates are dead
and Capt. Phillips has been rescued unharmed. Then a White House press
release was immediately issued, giving credit to the president for his
"daring and decisive" behavior that resulted in such success. Obama
demanded decisional control over the entire hostage drama to the last
detail. All actions required his personal approval. He dithered while the
world laughed at our warships flummoxed by four illiterate teenagers with
worn-out AKs in a lifeboat.

Only when the Navy Commander decided to take action and responsibility
himself, were the incredible skills of the SEALs put into play.

That Obama could cynically and opportunistically claim that his "bold"
"calm" "tough" leadership was responsible should remind everyone that not a
single action, not a single word of this man can be trusted. He is bereft
of honesty and moral character. The HFR raises a glass full of pride and
gratitude to Navy Commander Frank Castellano, the Navy SEALs for their
incredible competence, and our military. Let's hold a Tea Party  in their

Confirmed at Truth Or Fiction:


 God has not given us the spirit of fear;  but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.   II Timothy 1:7
                                      "In GOD We Trust"

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