Think the Mullahs will remember the good we do? Or (I just got through arguing with them, or I wouldn’t bring this into it) even the Ron Paul supporters who will say (nasal voice) “We shouldn’t BEEE over thereeeee in the FIRRRST place!”
Nope. But here it is anyway;
On Friday, Fazel Ur Rehman, a 28-year-old Iranian fisherman, had a warmer greeting for the carrier task force.
“It is like you were sent by God,” said Mr. Rehman, huddled under a blanket in this vessel’s stern. “Every night we prayed for God to rescue us. And now you are here.”
In a naval action that mixed diplomacy, drama and Middle Eastern politics, the aircraft carrier John C. Stennis broke up a high-seas pirate attack on a cargo ship in the Gulf of Oman, then sailors from an American destroyer boarded the pirates’ mother ship and freed 13 Iranian hostages who had been held captive there for more than a month.
The rapidly unfolding events began Thursday morning when the pirates attacked a Bahamian-flagged ship, the motor vessel Sunshine, unaware that the Stennis was steaming less than eight miles away.
Read the rest from a (I know, I know) New York Times embedded reporter. Sometime you have to take news where you can get it.
- Stennis strike group rescues fishermen from pirates (kitsapsun.com)
- U.S. Navy rescues Iranians held hostage by pirates (vancouversun.com)
- US Rescues Iranians Held By Pirates (news.sky.com)