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Navy SEALs Rescue Two Aid Workers in Somalia in Daring Raid (Killed all nine kidnappers)
ABC News ^ | 1/25/2012 | Luis Martinez

Posted on 01/25/2012 8:16:25 AM PST by Beave Meister

A U.S. special operations team of Navy SEALs rescued two aid workers in Somalia Tuesday night, including a U.S. woman who had been held hostage for three months by Somali kidnappers and suffered from a life-threatening medical condition.

Jessica Buchanan, 32, of Bedford, Va., and Poul Hagen Thisted, 60, of Denmark, were abducted Oct. 25 by a band of Somalis while on their way to the airport in Galcayo, located in central Somalia. Both were working for the Danish Refugee Council's Danish Demining Group, and had just finished a training course for local Somali citizens when they were abducted.

In a statement released by the White House, President Obama said he had authorized a rescue mission Monday.

"Thanks to the extraordinary courage and capabilities of our Special Operations Forces, yesterday Jessica Buchanan was rescued and she is on her way home. As Commander-in-Chief, I could not be prouder of the troops who carried out this mission, and the dedicated professionals who supported their efforts," Obama said in the statement.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: navyseals; panetta; rescue; somalia
Killed all nine captors.....GREAT.
1 posted on 01/25/2012 8:16:28 AM PST by Beave Meister
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To: Beave Meister

The US displays a little bit of its capabilities. Go Seals!


2 posted on 01/25/2012 8:22:41 AM PST by Citizen Tom Paine (An old sailor sends)
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To: Beave Meister
“killed all nine kidnappers”.......a very good start.

It is good to hear that “relief” workers in a country as poor and ravaged by corruption and civil strife as Somalia have been saved.

When you stand back and look at how terrible conditions in that “country” are and the utter lawlessness (whether pirates, war-lords, roving bands of Muslim killers) you have to wonder why people are putting up with the conditions and allowing “thugs” to thwart relief efforts.

Then again, as we are learning in many countries, “Islam” is the solution and poverty, death, suffering, lack of freedom, corruption of leadership, are all part of what it means to be a Muslim country that has cleansed itself of “western” ways.

Still what the Seal team did is great news.

3 posted on 01/25/2012 8:23:07 AM PST by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: Beave Meister

Why are we always told that Obama authorized it? Does anyone believe that the military is out just running wild,, freelancing anything they please? He always finds a way to say ‘look at me’. The turd,,,


4 posted on 01/25/2012 8:24:04 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: All

How long before the administration sells these guys out, too?


5 posted on 01/25/2012 8:25:07 AM PST by Maverick68
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To: Beave Meister

Those silly Somalians better rethink their business model; piracy and kidnapping ain’t workin’ out so good.


6 posted on 01/25/2012 8:25:57 AM PST by WinMod70
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To: Beave Meister
In a statement released by the White House, President Obama said he had authorized a rescue mission Monday.

And not only did he authorize it, but he planned it, supervised it, deployed with the team, and went shirtless into battle with a Glock in either hand and double-tapped every one of the pirates with a standard-issue Hollywood Bottomless Magazine!

SWOOOOOON!

(As reported by the Media)

7 posted on 01/25/2012 8:28:25 AM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Beave Meister

Will they be arrested?


8 posted on 01/25/2012 8:30:25 AM PST by MattinNJ (Palin endorsed Newt. I am all in.)
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To: Beave Meister

One dead skinny layin’ on the ground,
Line up your sights and fire another round.
Two dead skinnies layin’ on ground,
Line up your sights and fire another round.
&etc.


9 posted on 01/25/2012 8:31:00 AM PST by old3030 (I lost some time once. It's always in the last place you look.)
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To: Beave Meister

Hussein will get a bounce out of this, unfortunately.
Watch for his numbers to go down to around -15.


10 posted on 01/25/2012 8:31:10 AM PST by Mountain Mary (Awaken Oh America...)
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To: Mountain Mary

I mean “up” to -15. :-)


11 posted on 01/25/2012 8:31:49 AM PST by Mountain Mary (Awaken Oh America...)
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To: Beave Meister

I’m thankful for our brave men and women, BUT I ask WHY NOW? Is this another Obama political ploy? No other president would make this a major accomplishment. Only Obama. Our special forces do these kind of things routinely, quietly. Now Obama acts like HE did it. He rescued embassy workers etc. NO. These are private workers. Why not hire then private mercinaries. Why are we risking our military? the only good thing for them, is they can say “we’re practicing.”


12 posted on 01/25/2012 8:43:04 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: Beave Meister
I wonder what the left will say about those murders.


13 posted on 01/25/2012 8:48:56 AM PST by MaxMax
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To: MaxMax
*crickets*
14 posted on 01/25/2012 8:58:39 AM PST by null and void (Day 1100 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Beave Meister

Now, how long will it take for these Navy Seals to be murdered after their mission?


15 posted on 01/25/2012 9:01:16 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: Beave Meister

Nice to hear of yet another SEAL success.

However, it would be healthier for our Special Operations units to do their work without any media coverage.


16 posted on 01/25/2012 9:06:08 AM PST by lurk
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To: Beave Meister
I'm currently reading "American Sniper-The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History" by former Seal, Chris Kyle. I LOVE the Seals. Strike that. I LOVE all our patriotic men and women who serve our country!!!!
17 posted on 01/25/2012 9:14:20 AM PST by TennesseeGirl
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To: Old Sarge

“And not only did he authorize it, but he planned it, supervised it, deployed with the team, and went shirtless into battle with a Glock”

...don’t forget Obama also trained the Navy Seals and flew the helicopter into the danger zone.


18 posted on 01/25/2012 9:24:25 AM PST by albie
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To: MaxMax

Ron Paul will be furious they didn’t get a full trial at the Hague and dinner at Smith & Wollensky.


19 posted on 01/25/2012 9:30:47 AM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of Islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: albie

Obama invented Special Ops. Hell! He invented war, except for amphibious ops. Nobody could walk on water except him.


20 posted on 01/25/2012 9:32:06 AM PST by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: Beave Meister

Light ‘em on fire first... THEN you can piss on ‘em.


21 posted on 01/25/2012 9:41:25 AM PST by Blogatron (Brought to you by The American Frog Council; 'Frog - The other green meat')
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To: Beave Meister

“Killed all nine kidnappers.”

Well, they’re in deep doo doo now. Some of those kidnappers were probably relatives of the chosen one.

.


22 posted on 01/25/2012 9:45:59 AM PST by flatfish
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To: MaxMax
I wonder what the left will say when it is inevitably reported that some of the kidnappers were under 15 years old.

TS

23 posted on 01/25/2012 9:51:31 AM PST by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: Beave Meister
Killed all nine captors.....GREAT.

So, the SEALS sprayed them with lead, but not urine. I'm so relieved. [/s]

24 posted on 01/25/2012 11:13:54 AM PST by nonsporting
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To: NoGrayZone

Whoever is assigned to take on the combined Special Operations and intelligence community and murder must be quite a powerful organization.

Where do they recruit their operators, where do they train them, how do they turn them against their former Green Berets, SEALS, Rangers, CIA, military Intelligence and all the other parts of SOCOM that they must have come from, and how do they hide from them, escape them, do you really think that a rogue intelligence, and Special Operations assassination group was created by Obama to murder the Intelligence and Special Operations members?

What do you think will happen when our Special Operations pros figure out that the US Govt is murdering them?


25 posted on 01/25/2012 11:56:01 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: ansel12
"What do you think will happen when our Special Operations pros figure out that the US Govt is murdering them?"

America returns...taking out the anti-American opposition.

26 posted on 01/25/2012 12:15:37 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: NoGrayZone

Your conspiracy is idiotic, see post 25.


27 posted on 01/25/2012 12:25:39 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: ansel12

Tell that to the Seals families who were shot down after the “demise” on bin laden.


28 posted on 01/25/2012 12:53:09 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: NoGrayZone

Since the Navy and Army, and Air Force personell who were among the Americans were already part of the secret, Special Operations/Intelligence community, I know that their families would be mocking you as an idiot for thinking that they are the fish rather than the sharks.

Think a little bit about your fantasy.


29 posted on 01/25/2012 1:08:14 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: ansel12

My fantasy? That fantasy about the Seals being killed after the bin kill? That one?


30 posted on 01/25/2012 1:26:23 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: NoGrayZone

Well that explains how cloudy your mind is.

Someone points out how ridiculous your conspiracy fantasy is of Obama somehow creating, training, and managing, an assassination force to murder members of our governments Commando/Intelligence elites, and you think that he is denying the battle deaths from that helicopter shot down in Afghanistan.


31 posted on 01/25/2012 1:39:34 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: ansel12

Blah blah blah. That is what I hear when you speak.

Please, stop speaking to me.


32 posted on 01/25/2012 1:50:47 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: NoGrayZone

Please stop attacking our Special operations community as both victims and murderers of each other in some secret Obama struggle.


33 posted on 01/25/2012 2:03:05 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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