Well, that was quite a swashbuckling saga with Captain Phillips giving himself up to the Somali pirates to save his crew; the crew refusing to surrender their ship and overpowering one of the pirates; the U.S. Navy coming to the rescue; the SEALS sharpshooters on the ship viewing the three pirates threatening the captain through windows on the covered lifeboat and shooting them all dead. Gutsy captain, gutsy crew, gutsy sailors, gutsy SEALS. Everyone acquitted themselves well, with self-sacrificial action in service to neighbor, making this a good example of vocation. (Being a pirate, if I need to say so, is NOT a vocation from God, since they make a living by harming their neighbors rather than serving them.)
President Obama authorized the action, so he acquitted himself well too, bearing the sword in defense of his citizen. I hope this is the beginning of a concerted effort against the pirates, like Thomas Jefferson did with the Barbary pirates in our nation’s infancy.