Congrats To South Korea!

This story meets with nutria approval…

SEOUL, South Korea – South Korean special forces stormed a hijacked freighter in the Arabian Sea on Friday, rescuing all 21 crew members and killing eight assailants in a rare and bold raid on Somali pirates.

The military operation in waters between Oman and Africa — that also captured five pirates and left one crew member wounded — came a week after the Somali attackers seized the South Korean freighter and held hostage eight South Koreans, two Indonesians and 11 citizens from Myanmar.

“We will not tolerate any behavior that threatens the lives and safety of our people in the future,” South Korean President Lee Myung-bak said in a brief televised statement, adding that the rescue was a “perfect operation.”

It appears the U.S. Navy supported the operation, as one of our helicopters took the captain of the ship – who had been shot during the operation – off to get medical treatment.

Looks like the South Koreans are starting to toughen up. If they can start instilling fear in their nutjob neighbors to the north, it will definitely take pressure off America and maybe keep us out of having to do anything there.

But it’s definitely a cool story. Even though the guys hitting that ship probably didn’t look like these guys…

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