Are the Pirates taking advantage because they know Obama is inexperienced to handle a crisis situation?
Somali pirates hijack 4 ships, take 60 hostages
Published - Apr 14 2009 11:51AM EST
Somali pirates captured four more ships and took more than 60 crew members hostage in a brazen hijacking spree, while the American captain who escaped their grip planned to reunite with his crew and fly home Wednesday to the United States.
Capt. Richard Phillips of the Maersk Alabama has been hailed as a hero for offering himself up as a hostage to save his crew. In a dramatic rescue, U.S. Navy SEALs shot three pirates dead Sunday night to free Phillips after a five-day standoff.
Phillips and his 19-man crew will reunite in the Kenyan port of Mombasa on Wednesday and fly from there to Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on a chartered flight, according to the shipping company Maersk. They will be reunited with loved ones at Andrews in a private reception area.
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
They thought that Obama would meet with them, bow, and then give them what they wanted.
Thank God for the teleprompter who said NO WAY...shoot them.
- JenLv 46 years ago
We have to remember that, no matter WHO our president is, no matter how much experience he does/doesn't have, he does have very professional consultants who will advise him through crises. While we always assume it's just the president up there making decisions, the fact is, there's a whole lot of people involved; he's simply the Face we see (and the voice we hear).
- goneLv 71 decade ago
It has more to do with the mentality of these people. I fail to see where their actions have anything to do with your perceived notion of Obama's inexperience.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Pirates don't own TV's, radios, or newspapers.