Skip to comments.NBC News Exclusive: How the SEAL Raid on Somalia Went Bad (Obama Sets up SEAL Team 6?)
Posted on 10/07/2013 3:32:36 PM PDT by kristinn
The team of less than two dozen Navy SEALs from Seal Team 6 huddled in one fast boat and headed toward the Somali shoreline under the cover of darkness in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Three more small boats with additional SEALs flanked the assault teams craft, to provide back-up and assist with the planned extraction of an al Shabaab warlord named Ikrima.
According to multiple U.S. military sources, the lead boat landed, and the assault team hit the beach near the Southern Somali town of Barawe, headed for the fortified seaside compound of their target. U.S. intelligence had determined that Ikrima, one of two terror suspects targeted by the military in simultaneous raids thousands of miles apart this weekend, planned the terror groups operations outside of Somalia.
The SEALs entered the compound and took the positions they had selected based on the intelligence collected in advance of the raid.
Then a lone al Shabaab fighter walked out into plain view, smoked a cigarette, and went back inside, one source familiar with the details of the raid said. The fighter played it cool, and gave no indication that he had spotted the SEALs. But he came back out shooting, firing rounds from an AK-47 assault rifle.
Soon the American commandos were under siege from the warlords well-armed fighters. Gunfire swept toward their positions and grenades began to rain down, multiple military sources said.
Several of the SEALs could see Ikrima through the windows of the compound, but couldnt get to him. The SEALs continued to take fire while trying to find a way to get closer to their target.
And then the children came into the pictures on their scopes.
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What. A. Coincidence.
Who is leaking all this $it? Biden?!
“Then a lone al Shabaab fighter walked out into plain view, smoked a cigarette, and went back inside...”
The anti smoke zealots have even forced terrorist forts to go no smoking.
>> from an AK-47 assault rifle
I will admit I know nothing of military methods but it sure does sound like they had been warned. Of course this story may be made up too.
I don’t believe anything this administration says.
Mohammed Brennan, CIA Director
Hey NBC, it is easy for you to get an Exclusive as you are usually wrong so your stories are usually exclusive.
Obama set up Seal Team 6 on an old, slow helicopter in Afgan. Obama
got our great warriors killed. He set up these Seals, as well.
Either intel was bad or the Warlords were tipped off.
Terrorists and rats. Both love to hide behind children.
An interesting pattern forms:
US forces prove able to capture perps of incidents happening PRIOR to the GayMuzzie Administration.
When they try to put their hands on perps of incidents during the reign of GayMuzzie, well, PRESTO..!
Their gear is mysteriously stolen in Libya (NVGs, weapons, target designators, and even large numbers of humvees) and they must be sent home, empty-handed.
Or in Somalia you have these super cool sentries who think nothing of Khat —nothing at all like their comrades— and repel the snatch attempt.
It’s all very interesting.
That isn't a conspiracy but the nature of some thoughtless military decisions.
Sure sounds like it.
I also don’t like this crap about sending them to arrest people. They are trained to break stuff and kill people and that’s what they should do.
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and how many Seals were killed in the chopper when ambushed in Afghanistan not long ago?
this has all the appearances of a set-up, but by whom. Who had knowledge of the raid? Let me guess!!
So, the Admin flunkie says, “I have no recollection of that...”
Senators and Admin flunkies do that.
0bama wants our SEALS and other special ops guys dead in the absolute WORST WAY.
THERE Have been NO answers.
The miserable Congress, busy making laws FOR OTHERS,
and arming al Qaeda with WMD, has abdicated.
Nearly 20 years to the day after the disaster in Mogudishu where our troops were also going out to arrest someone.