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Somalia says US forces snatch militants hit in drone strike (boots on the ground)
AP via Boston Globe ^ | July 3, 2011 | Malkhadir M. Muhumed

Posted on 07/03/2011 11:09:49 AM PDT by Pan_Yan

NAIROBI, Kenya - US military forces landed in Somalia to retrieve the bodies of dead or wounded militants after a US drone strike targeted a group of insurgents, Somalia's defense minister said yesterday.

The operation is at least the second time US troops have landed in Somalia after a targeted strike,

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(Excerpt) Read more at articles.boston.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaida; alshabbab; congress; drones; dronessomalia; obama; obamaswar; palin; somalia; war
Sorry about the tiny excerpt, it's a very short article.
1 posted on 07/03/2011 11:09:53 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

I’ll start a new term...’Pop And Pick’ operations, eh?


2 posted on 07/03/2011 11:14:11 AM PDT by blam
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To: Pan_Yan

To paraphrase the rest of the article, the Somali government has asked for more air strikes against their main rivals, Al Shabbab, a group linked to Al Qaida and several attempted terrorist attacks. For the record the Transitional Federal Government with it’s U.N. paid African “peacekeepers” have been on the offensive and now control over half of Mogadishu. For most of the last decade they’ve been locked in a twelve block area.


3 posted on 07/03/2011 11:14:40 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (Those that despise people will never get the best out of others and themselves. Tocqueville)
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To: blam

I’m wondering if the Spec Ops people got them, identified them, washed them and gave them a proper burial within 24 hours. Wouldn’t want to offend anyone.


4 posted on 07/03/2011 11:16:02 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (Those that despise people will never get the best out of others and themselves. Tocqueville)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Pan_Yan.
US military forces landed in Somalia to retrieve the bodies of dead or wounded militants after a US drone strike targeted a group of [terrorists] ... at least the second time US troops have landed in Somalia after a targeted strike
Looking for mobile phones for obvious reasons, and for pollen, seeds, other evidence of where they've been.


5 posted on 07/03/2011 11:22:22 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's the Obamacare, stupid! -- Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: Pan_Yan
"I’m wondering if the Spec Ops people got them, identified them, washed them and gave them a proper burial within 24 hours. Wouldn’t want to offend anyone. "

Okay.

Maybe call them, PPP&P operations...Pop, Pick, Primp And Plant.

6 posted on 07/03/2011 11:22:49 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam
Pop, Pick, Primp And Plant.

Well done.

7 posted on 07/03/2011 11:26:31 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (Those that despise people will never get the best out of others and themselves. Tocqueville)
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To: blam

All they need is the right hand an the head for prints dental DNA an facial recognition data base.

Take HD video of the scene an each bad guy ...

Then throw it all in a biometrics an bioassay blender an call it a official good hit.

Next !


8 posted on 07/03/2011 11:27:43 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Pan_Yan
I'm wondering if the Spec Ops people got them, identified them, washed them and gave them a proper burial within 24 hours. Wouldn't want to offend anyone.

Ahh, Pan_Yan, you've uncovered the secret of the supposed gaffe Obama made in referencing "Navy corpse men". I wondered at the time why he pronounced it that way when he had correctly pronounced 'press corps' numerous times before. He was just announcing a new MOS.

9 posted on 07/03/2011 11:28:08 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Pan_Yan

The pubbies let hussein get away with the Libyan “war” and now he still feels the need to push the envelope by putting boots on the ground in Somalia. The only way RINOS will learn is when they have no taxpayer funded offices in which to return.


10 posted on 07/03/2011 11:31:54 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Pan_Yan

The pubbies let hussein get away with the Libyan “war” and now he still feels the need to push the envelope by putting boots on the ground in Somalia. The only way RINOS will learn is when they have no taxpayer funded offices in which to return.


11 posted on 07/03/2011 11:32:07 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: freeangel

+2!


12 posted on 07/03/2011 11:37:43 AM PDT by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: freeangel

The connection to the Noble Peace Prize is so obvious now. Why did I not see it when he first received it?


13 posted on 07/03/2011 11:38:05 AM PDT by jimpick
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To: jimpick
The connection to the Noble Peace Prize is so obvious now. Why did I not see it when he first received it?

Too much blood in your alcohol stream?

14 posted on 07/03/2011 11:39:48 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (Those that despise people will never get the best out of others and themselves. Tocqueville)
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To: Pan_Yan

Have we possibly picked off al Zawahiri?


15 posted on 07/03/2011 11:42:50 AM PDT by stboz
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To: Pan_Yan

No it is the spring flooding of the alcohol rains that is getting me.


16 posted on 07/03/2011 11:43:04 AM PDT by jimpick
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To: blam

Whack ‘em then stack ‘em....


17 posted on 07/03/2011 12:00:05 PM PDT by njslim
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To: blam

Did they run out of shark bait?


18 posted on 07/03/2011 12:31:10 PM PDT by WellyP
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


19 posted on 07/03/2011 12:55:07 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Pan_Yan

Kinetic Military Action = war by another name

But Congress doesn’t need to worry if it’s just a teeeny teeeny tiny tiny little war


20 posted on 07/03/2011 12:56:40 PM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: Pan_Yan
Good, we still owe the skinnies some payback.

Master Sergeant Gary Ivan Gordon (August 30, 1960 – October 3, 1993) is a posthumous recipient of the Medal of Honor. At the time of his death, he was a non-commissioned officer in the United States Army's premiere special operations unit, the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (1SFOD-D), or “Delta Force.” Together with Sergeant First Class Randy Shughart, he was awarded the Medal of Honor for actions he performed during the Battle of Mogadishu in October 1993.

Sergeant First Class Randall ‘Randy’ David Shughart (August 13, 1958–October 3, 1993) was a soldier in the United States Army special operations unit, the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (1SFOD-D), or “Delta Force.” Shughart posthumously received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Mogadishu in October 1993.

Along with all the others from the battle of Mog.

21 posted on 07/03/2011 1:01:12 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (De Oppresso Libre.)
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To: Pan_Yan

If we can take out insurgents in Somalia why can’t we take out pirates?


22 posted on 07/03/2011 1:24:16 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: mad_as_he$$

“Good, we still owe the skinnies some payback.”

As long as we don’t go in with the same ROE as the last Charlie Foxtrot.


23 posted on 07/03/2011 1:57:55 PM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: freeangel

You are an idiot.


24 posted on 07/03/2011 2:01:22 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: SVTCobra03
Sad but true. Oddly I do not think 0 wants a war failure to occur in the next ten months. He will probably listen closer than he did on Afcrapistan. Guy has got himself directly between the rock and the hard spot. Kadaffiduck is thumbing his nose at the West. Kinda funny if there wasn't people dying.
25 posted on 07/03/2011 2:10:47 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (De Oppresso Libre.)
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To: Squantos

in use

26 posted on 07/03/2011 2:14:16 PM PDT by kitchen (Over gunned is better than the alternative.)
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To: Pan_Yan

One well placed tac-nuke per pirate port/haven would do wonders...... =.=


27 posted on 07/03/2011 2:16:22 PM PDT by cranked
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To: kitchen

That looks like the cold steel variant....

Good idea but time on target demands a sthil chainsaw....:o)

Bag em !


28 posted on 07/03/2011 2:20:41 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: mad_as_he$$
A tribute to these two great heroes.

Caution, there is some foul language, but Bad Ass of the Week is one of my favorite websites.

29 posted on 07/03/2011 2:22:11 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (Democrats: "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.")
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To: Stonewall Jackson
Thanks for that. I passed it down my email chain.

Thank God for men like that.

BTW I had the pleasure of meeting Micheal Durant when he was on book tour. What a great guy.

30 posted on 07/03/2011 2:45:17 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (De Oppresso Libre.)
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To: Pan_Yan

Apparently we still have some men in the military that are running ops that are very at odds with Obamas interests.

It’s like we have two governments. One busting balls and one kissing ass.

The tempo of operations in Pakistan is stunning and a direct juxtaposition to our weak NATO lead position in Afghanistan.
Our men in Afghanistan have their hands tied, yet we are running constant strikes into Waziristan with no international blow back.

Our positions on Libya and Egypt also are most curious.

And why do we keep getting details on all these spec ops?
This is shit know one should ever hear about.
What was up with all the detail on the Bin Laden operation?

Something stinks on ice.


31 posted on 07/03/2011 2:50:56 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: mylife
Something stinks on ice.

At least with the Soviet Union their foreign policy was somewhat predictable and based on some type of logic. Wrong, but logical. It's painful watching the various spokespersons at the White House, State Department and Pentagon try and explain why our Nobel Peace Prize winner is attacking six different countries right now.

32 posted on 07/03/2011 3:33:31 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (Those that despise people will never get the best out of others and themselves. Tocqueville)
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To: Southack

“You are an idiot.”

So, apparently, you are in favor of hussein using our military whenever he feels the need for a distraction for his failures at home?


33 posted on 07/03/2011 3:39:42 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: mylife
Something stinks on ice.

I'm not discounting Obama being a complete idiot since he is, but my gut tells me that somebody in the military/intelligence community asks that certain things be leaked out, and I think it's an effort to put bad guys on the move or flush them out. If you've got a lot of bad guys holed up in places where you can't find them, if you can get them to go on the move, or increase their courier or cell phone activity, you've just increased your chances of spotting them.

If we are going after legit terrorists, I have no problem with operations like this. They were happening under Bush and none of us was raising a fuss, and they are happening now. The only difference is that we are hearing a little more about them under Obama. Still hard to say whether it's Obama being an idiot or somebody in the military or intelligence community wanting to flush these guys out and generate courier/phone activity.
34 posted on 07/03/2011 4:23:58 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: mad_as_he$$

Same here. Chief Durrant was at the Fort Knox PX and my dad and I went out, bought the book, and got it autographed. An amazing guy.


35 posted on 07/03/2011 4:26:20 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (Democrats: "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.")
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To: Pan_Yan

Why? best to let this vermin Rot!


36 posted on 07/03/2011 4:59:47 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: blam

Blam: Title of a movie to be made about this operation:

“Invasion of the Friendly Body Snatchers”

The movie’s theme song (modified) by Patsy Cline:

about the enemy, “You Go to Pieces”

Enjoy the show!


37 posted on 07/03/2011 8:08:35 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: kitchen; Squantos
The axe was OK, but for serious social interaction I preferred this...

A lot more versatile. Its all in the wrist. (I recommend the bottom model...and some black shoe polish.)

38 posted on 07/03/2011 8:21:53 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito Ergo Conservitus.)
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To: Pan_Yan

HUSSEIN has got to be the first Nobel Peace winner with six wars going.


39 posted on 07/03/2011 8:53:29 PM PDT by omega4179
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To: Tainan; archy

I was EOD....had an obligation to carry a Randall 14 after I busted a few dozen fixed blades issued.

I have Kukri’s I picked up in Pakistan in the 80’s that are solid and very very sharp. Parangs made from spring steel in the Philippines and Thailand. All good for specific purposes but the Randall 14 was my favorite and still is . Been through a bunch of replacement sheaths etc .... now it’s just my hunting and go bag tool.

Stay Safe !


40 posted on 07/03/2011 9:57:50 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Squantos
Randalls' are a fine blade. Well made and durable. And not cheap.
I had an EK for a while and somehow 'lost' it and I darn near cried.
I just hated losing it and decided to find something cheaper.
I think the most I ever paid for a khukri was...maybe US$14.00.
Spend another US$2.00's or so for a canvas sheath/carry case and yr good to go.
Its a treat to find a good local blade that doesn't cost an arm & a leg and does what you need it to do.
41 posted on 07/03/2011 11:24:14 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito Ergo Conservitus.)
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To: Pan_Yan

May we consider Pick Pucker Pop Primp Plant I like them to watch :)


42 posted on 07/04/2011 10:22:34 AM PDT by halfright (My presidents picture is in the dictionary, next to the word, "rectum".)
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