Acting on Presidential authority to kill Somali pirates only if Capt. Richard Phillips were in “imminent danger”, a US commander made that very call, and snipers simultaneously nailed three of the four pirates on the lifeboat. According to a FOX news report I just heard, one sniper had a clear head shot of one pirate thru the lifeboat window, and the other two were catching some air thru the opening.
Somali Pirates Swear They'll Seek Revenge on French, America
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