Skip to comments.Special Ops Rescue American Hostage in Nighttime Raid in Afghanistan
Posted on 11/12/2008 5:16:24 AM PST by RDTF
An American engineer held hostage by Islamic militants in Afghanistan was freed in a daring nighttime raid by a Special Operations team last month, a rare move in a country where hostages often pay ransoms or don't come home at all.
A team of about 30 special operators composed mostly of Navy SEALs flew into the mountains outside Kabul on October 14 to retrieve the 61-year-old American businessman, killing his captors and returning him to safety after nearly two months in captivity, according to an account in the Army Times.
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Great news there!
I’m sure it is deemed offensive to muslims, though.
thanks! that tells the whole story. So exciting!
It’s men like these that make me proud to be an American. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!
I can't imagine life as a special forces under Obama. We need these men, but how many will survive and tough it out through Obi's nightmare?
They hung around through Clinton and Carter. I'm sure we'll lose a lot of excellent operators, but there will be new ones to take their spots. If they leave now, they can go to blackwater, etc., and possibly come back in 4 yrs.
God Bless your family. He wasn’t JUST born that way, sir, he was nurtured to be a warrior and I send a special kudos to you and your wife (or sons mother)Thank God that we still have families that teach a sense of discipline and integrity to our youth. Thank you and thank your son!
I wasn’t implying any sort of nastiness in that comment. It was a takeoff of a quote by George Orwell. I know several such men and they are to a one the nicest, most even-headed men you could meet, but I also know that when the necessity arrives, they have the ability to focus on the mission and then do whatever is needed to protect us. Please understand that it with absolute and utmost respect that I made those comments.
Bye the way, thank your son for all of us and thank you for your support of his mission.
How extremely cool. I want to see the movie!!!
Woo hoo! Thank you, Navy SEALS and coalition.
yea what a great story. Reminds me of the Entebbee raid by the Israelis. I am happy the US had the courage to go through with us.....obama would want to talk with the hostage takers
God bless our troops!
Thanks for a great news post.
This is great news.
God Bless our wonderful military.
God Bless Them.
That assumes the Obama administration will not charge Blackwater for war crimes for every little thing, and arrest every single member as being part of a criminal organization.
Way to GO!
God bless you and God bless your son! And thank you and him.
True, and that is a big assumption. There are other companies that are not controlled by US law, though. My understanding is there is a pretty strong demand for this type of service in African nations.
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