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U.S. forces rescue kidnapped aid workers Jessica Buchanan and Poul Hagen Thisted in Somalia
Washington Post ^ | January 25, 2012 | Debbi Wilgoren

Posted on 01/25/2012 8:01:18 AM PST by C19fan

U.S. special operations forces have rescued a kidnapped American aid worker and her Danish colleague in Somalia, U.S. officials said Wednesday. During the raid, all nine of their captors were killed.

Jessica Buchanan, 32, and Poul Hagen Thisted, 60, were abducted Oct. 25 by a group of armed men in the Somali town of Galkayo. Pentagon officials said there is no indication the men had any connection to international terrorism or al-Shabab, Somalia’s al-Qaeda affiliate. Instead, the men are believed to have been pirates, hoping to trade their captives for ransom.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: buchanan; pirates; sealteam6; sealteamsix; somalia; somalipirates; thisted
Don't mess with SEAL TEAM 6.
1 posted on 01/25/2012 8:01:27 AM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Saddam... er, Barack Hussein: PIRATE FIGHTER!


2 posted on 01/25/2012 8:04:50 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: C19fan

Barry Hussein to the rescue !
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Expect to see the former hostages being dragged around the campaign trail by Barry as he trots them out to brag about himself


3 posted on 01/25/2012 8:06:13 AM PST by Para-Ord.45
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To: C19fan

They should never name the Unit that did the rescue. There is a reason the two sources of info did it anonymously, they were not supposed to give details.


4 posted on 01/25/2012 8:13:28 AM PST by mortal19440
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To: C19fan

This guy was probably there, running the show:

http://floppingaces.net/most_wanted/obama-kinetic-military-action-figure/


5 posted on 01/25/2012 8:16:29 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: C19fan
Another outstanding mission by these heroes but does anyone else smell something fishy with this happening just before the State of the Union address?
6 posted on 01/25/2012 8:22:50 AM PST by McGruff (Newter Romney!)
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To: All

The whole of Afghanistan is not worth one drop of American blood.


7 posted on 01/25/2012 8:28:15 AM PST by Valentine Michael Smith (This world and at least one more.)
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Pardon me, that should be Somalia, but it is true for both.


8 posted on 01/25/2012 8:28:30 AM PST by Valentine Michael Smith (This world and at least one more.)
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To: McGruff

I agree with you, McGruff. Any military actions from now until election day will be tinted as political posturing by Obama. And who could blame anyone for thinking that?

Just the same, congratulations to our Special Ops. Job well done.


9 posted on 01/25/2012 8:32:35 AM PST by bushbuddy
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To: C19fan

Did they pee on the dead captors?


10 posted on 01/25/2012 8:38:19 AM PST by sportutegrl
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To: Valentine Michael Smith

Do you recall what Otto Von Bismark is supposed to have said?

“The whole of the Balkans is not worth the life of one Pomeranian grenadier!”


11 posted on 01/25/2012 9:34:32 AM PST by yarddog
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