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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Tom Hanks movie, Captain Phillips:
Will it tell the TRUTH, that the (successful) go order was NOT given by Obama, but rather given by the on-scene SEAL commander?
And that Obama simply CLAIMED credit for the order?
We shall see —I sure know what MY bet is, though...
Considering the number of Muslim Brotherhood people working for Obama, I suspect they were tipped off.
As long as Obama is President, the seal teams should wear the red uniforms from Star Trek.
Obama could look tough and avoid any chance of a “Desert One” by planning to pull them out before they were in danger.
The Admin and it’s media are such liars who knows anything.
Honestly, this sounds pretty much like a movie, can’t you just hear the dramatic background music? Isn’t Obamas favorite series, Homeland? Would love to know what Ikrima knows about Benghazi.
I see a new potential mission for all SEAL teams real soon.
I wonder what the plan was?
he is such a bass turd
Maybe there were reporters on the beach like the last time.
The isrealis take out the leader and then the guy who replaces the leader. Pretty soon nobody wants to be boss and the ones that do don’t k ow anything.
I suspect the SEALs probably take the possibility of treachery at the highest level into account in their actions.
Love it! LOL!
You are so right. And this was a military decision....based on military intel. Put the responsibility where it belongs.
The real enemy of our Military is 0bama and the 0bama crowd plus all democRATs. The previous is a true statement. I pray our Military does not trust this enemy known to each of us as 0bama, the 0bama crowd and all democRATs. Please God protect our Military from these people.
As a leftist with dictatorial aspirations, the kenyan fears the military. All leftists in power fear the military, even after they have gone to great lengths to emasculate the officer corps and stuff the organization with more “reliable” troops, they still fear the formal military. The hardest part to neutralize is also the part most feared- the Spec Forces guys. Disbanding them is just as dangerous as leaving them in place because it is feared that they would provide a nucleus of effective resistance. The obvious treatment is to get them killed off while you degrade the training of replacements.