Showing posts with label Navy Seal Commander. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Navy Seal Commander. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Tom Hanks in Captain Phillips



Millions were glued to their television in April 2009 after four Somali pirates hijacked an American Maersk Alabama Cargo ship. Captain Richard Phillips wrote a book about his and his crew's experience of being at the mercy of such savage men.

This true story has been made into a movie and will be in theatres October 11, 2013.  Captain Phillips (Tom Hanks) was a very brave man who protected his crew at all cost. The Somalis---Muse (Barkhad Abdi), Bilal (Barkhad Addirahman), Najee (Faysal Ahmed), Elmi (Mahet M.Ali). 

This was the first time in 200 years anyone has hijacked a cargo ship. And this ship was on its way to Mombasa, Kenya. However, in April 2009 it was the 6th vessel in a 7 day time frame to be hijacked---the previous vessels had tens of millions extorted from them for the Somali pirate's pockets.
                                      

This cargo ship was carrying 17 Metric tons of cargo and had aboard 20 American crew members. I will always remember what a courageous and protective man Captain Phillips was that April 2009.

And I remember my favorite military unit the SEALS rescued Captain Phillips after killing three Somali pirates who held him captive for days.
The Somali pirates have not stopped hijacking vessels---in 2010 alone the number was 53 vessels and also 30 million dollars more in the pirate's pockets. And the only reason it has decreased any at all---is because vessels traveling through the area are--- well armed.

I cannot wait to see this movie---for two reasons---it is a true story and Tom Hanks is playing in it---he never plays in a movie that is not great.

Mark your calendar for the premiere of Captain Phillips.


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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Tears Of The Sun---Bruce Willis, Cole Hauser and Monica Bellucci


It is always a chilling event when a democratic government disintegrates
because that is when the evil military dictators take control. They seize
what is left of the country and their rebel army will murder the citizens
and any missionaries left in the country. As they massacre and in some
cases they genocide many people of their own race. It does not matter

to them if it is women and children---because they are being paid to do a job.


When this happened in Nigeria the US Government sent in their best man to retrieve an American Dr. Lena Flore Kendrick (Monica Bellucci) who is with the “Doctors Without Borders” at a Catholic mission in a remote village deep in the jungle of Nigeria.

Navy SEAL Lieutenant A.K. Waters (Bruce Willis) Special Ops Commander and his elite squadron of tactical specialists travel through the jungle to retrieve and take the doctor to safety. This was their command and duty to follow orders to the letter. But they had never dealt with a stubborn woman doctor before.

Dr. Kendrick would not leave without the 70 villagers that would be left at the mercy of the rebel army. She insisted with they all went together or she would not leave. They were then taken on a death-defying trudge through the dense jungle of Nigeria to a safe haven at the border.

Waters and his men dodged the rebels who are tracked them from the village. This harden veteran and his men have chosen to ignore their command from the US government and are following their hearts in the rescue of the innocent villagers.



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PurvisBobbi44 is the sole author of this Blog and if it is seen anywhere

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