I'd love to sit here and bash the SEALs and their sniper capabilities, or lack thereof (had to get one in there), but, in all reality, conducting a 3-way coordinated shot, from a bobbing ship, onto a life raft that is probably being tossed around like a toy, is pretty impressive, even if it was within 50 meters. My hat's off to them.
I did find the following funny-
A Defense official said that the three snipers, who had authority from President
Obama to shoot if they thought Captain Phillips’ life was in danger, fired
when they saw a pirate aiming a rifle at the captain’s back. There was no
command to fire at that given moment, the official said.
There is NO WAY, that all three snipers saw a rifle raised to the captain's back, simultaneously were provided clear shots on the same wave, and then all decided to fire. Don't get me wrong, I don't care, shoot the guys, they're pirates. But let's not pretend that these guys didn't have a standing order to shoot to kill the moment they could all sync their shots on the same wave crest. It's comical how politically correct we've become as a country, when we're worried that someone will think we'll be accused of using 'excessive force' in rescuing a US captain from PIRATES.
Again, con...gratulations...SEALsssss, good...jooooo....b.
That was harder than you think.