Saturday, April 18, 2009

News Headlines

I'm such a New Yorker and Yankee fan.

Last Monday, I saw this headline in the NY Post online edition, "Cheers as Yanks beat the Pirates". I was confused, I couldn't understand why there would be such inter-league play at the beginning of the baseball season. Then I read the article and understood.

That was the catchy headline for the story about Capt. Phillips' rescue by the Navy Seals. This is truly a great story. Here, this captain was willing to be taken prisoner by the pirates so that his men and ship would be safe. He had no idea what would happen to him, yet he was willing to risk his life for his men. He is truly a hero.

Also to be commended, are the three Navy Seals' Snipers who were able to take out the pirates with a single shot each. Amazing.

I've been critical of the president recently, but I understand that he gave the orders to shoot if Captain Phillips' life was in danger. Good work, Mr. President.

1 comment:

ms/sss said...

It sure is an uplifting story. Makes you proud to be a human being and an American. I hope that when people are counting on me, I'll be there.