Skip to comments.Official: Navy SEAL team pulled out when it couldn't capture suspect alive
Posted on 10/07/2013 10:14:26 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
(CNN) -- U.S. Navy SEAL Team Six pulled out during a raid to capture suspected Al-Shabaab leader Ikrima when it became clear that he couldn't be taken alive, a senior U.S. official told CNN.
"Their mission was to capture him. Once it became clear we were not going to able to take him, the Navy commander made the decision to withdraw," said the official, who has direct knowledge of the entire Somalia operation but declined to be identified publicly.
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I guess the law of the west (wanted dead or alive) is inoperative. And military operations are for capture of prisoners only. Military no longer allowed to kill the enemy in combat.
Interesting that they have a policy of take no prisoners, while our policy is to only take prisoners, and we’re the bad guys...
Why does this story sound like “spin”?
Now that it’s known that we want him alive, he’ll be wearing a suicide vest 24/7/365...................
One of Obama many many half-somethings probably told and they were prepared.
Glad our boys got out, guess that means Biden wasn’t kept in the loop......
Obama using the Seal teams for his wag the dog ops...
I swear the only reason the bin Laden take down video hasn’t been released is that it must contradict the official story.
Which “official story” might you be referring to? As with any and all manufactured Obama crises - there are always several different and contradictory “official stories” that emanate from the White Hut.
I well remember the OBL incident had several sets of lies being released hour after hour. Much like Benghazi.
“I guess the law of the west (wanted dead or alive) is inoperative. And military operations are for capture of prisoners only. Military no longer allowed to kill the enemy in combat.”
You misunderstand. Killing this guy would be seen as collateral damage by the C-in-C.
It sure does and, considering the source, probably most certainly is.
Its pretty confusing considering that Bin Laden’s life wasn’t taken into consideration in an earlier operation.
The SEAL Commanders have to be pissed that Obama and his media keep disclosing secret ops.
If this happened with Bush in the WH it would be the top story, covered 24/7.
Because it is.
It almost certainly is spin. A radio report this morning said that the team met a welcoming party when they landed, fought for about an hour and then withdrew. So they were expected. Someone passed on info to the bad guys.
so now doesn’t this guy just have to be in a suicide vest forever or have an empty tooth socket filled with a cyanide tooth, because he’d never be able to be taken alive wearing one?
did we not just telegraph a solution to them? obama doesn’t want his friend dead? Good grief.
What are they releasing or "leaking", the battle is over and the world press was naturally going to report on it.
Very insightful comment...and very true!
Yes I was just wondering whats wrong with dead or alive?
Why is “capture” preferable to “kill”? Because these turds will go to any length, including putting our troops in unnecessary danger, to get terrorists into the criminal justice system.
Couldn’t we have left a MOAB greeting card, at least?
Why does this story sound like spin?
Because in the interest of ‘foreign relations’ the presiding government (cough cough) of Somalia was informed of the operation 24 hours before it took place.
Why does this story sound like spin?
Because it is BS nonsense?
I do seem to remember that Obama had Osama just plain KILLED.
Whatever this story is it doesnt pass the smell test.
Additionally, the Title “pulled out” is Newspeak for “Retreated.”
The mission failed and the team had to retreat.
Its all a lie. Seal Team 6 was shut down as non essential staff.
Agreed. WHen I heard this first reported, I thought to myself, so now O is trying so hard to destroy and malign the SEALS.
Since when do we report our ‘failures’ (I blame ROE for this incident ... and so many others) immediately to the press???
I want my country back. I am tired of the Twilight Zone or One Step Beyond or whatever world we are living in
Oh, I fully expect this from the useful idiots of the compliant press. The people who need to swinging from lamp posts are those entrusted with our security who can't keep their mouths shut. There should be far less covert ops and they should be much more covert.
When a raid is conducted into a coastal city and the battle rages and attack helicopters involved, how do you force the world’s media to not report that news AFTER it happens?
Once again, I fully expect the media to report whatever they feel like. However details like who the SEALs were after, what units were involved, and why they left are pieces of information that come from the traitor ranks within our government. It wasn't a "senior Al Shabaab official" who has been releasing all the info on our military actions.
Oh, can’t take him alive? Graveyard dead works for me!
Well I think knowing who was at the villa and was naturally the target, and a sea based American commando snatch team attacking from the sea, and carrier based attack helicopters made it pretty clear that it was probably SEALS.
I wonder why no one seems concerned about Delta being outed on their snatch (if that was verified)? It seems like that snatch team could have been left unidentified.
I’m surprised Obama didn’t blame the shutdown.
Now that he’s not captured and not killed he can seek his revenge. Whose idea was that?
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