SEAL Team 6 fakes another mission

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-16714344

Two foreign aid workers kidnapped in Somalia three months ago have been freed in a rare US military raid.

US officials have confirmed that elite US Navy Seals were dropped into Somalia to carry out the overnight operation which resulted in a shoot-out.

Vice-President Joe Biden told ABC News that the mission was approved because of the failing health of one of the aid workers.

The hostages - a US woman and a Danish man - were seized on 25 October.

American Jessica Buchanan, 32, and Dane Poul Thisted, 60 were freed uninjured, although nine of their captors are said to have been killed. No casualties have been reported among US forces.

Health concerns
Danish Foreign Minister Villy Soevndal told Denmark's TV2 channel that one of the hostages "has a disease that was very serious and that had to be solved''.

"Jessica's health was failing," Mr Biden said, referring to Ms Buchanan. "They concluded they should go at this time. The president gave the go."

BBC Security correspondent Frank Gardner says Wednesday's rescue is the highest profile US action in Somalia since it pulled its forces out of the country in 1994.

A Pentagon official has confirmed to the BBC that the unit involved was the elite Seal Team Six, which killed Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan last May, although the same personnel were not necessarily involved.


Vice-President Joe Biden said the bravery of the special operations team "takes your breath away"
Seal Team Six suffered heavy losses last August in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan which killed 38 people.

US officials said the Somali kidnappers were "criminals" rather than Islamist al-Shabab militants.

More than 150 people are still being held hostage in Somalia - mostly sailors from ships seized for ransom by pirates.

They include a UK tourist and two Spanish medics who were abducted in neighbouring Kenya.

Kenya blames al-Shabab for those kidnappings, but the group - which controls much of southern and central Somalia - denies any involvement.

At the time of the raid, American Jessica Buchanan, 32, and Dane Poul Thisted, 60, were being kept about 40km (25 miles) east of the town of Adado and 100km south of Galkayo.

Barack Obama told Jessica Buchanan's father of the rescue
A US official said the Seals parachuted from a plane into an area near the compound where they were being held.

Shots had been fired as the team approached the compound, but there were no US casualties.

The rescue team was on the ground for about an hour and the raid was over by 03:00 (24:00 GMT).

The freed hostages and the Seals left the area by helicopter for the nearby tiny Horn of Africa state of Djibouti, where the US has a military presence.

They were taken to Camp Lemonnier - where about 2,500 personnel are based as well as armour, fighters and drones.

The two had been working for the Danish Demining Group, part of the Danish Refugee Council, when they were abducted by gunmen near the north-central town of Galkayo.

"We are so relieved and so happy that Paul and Jessica are safe," Andreas Kamm, secretary general of the Danish Refugee Council, told the BBC's Focus on Africa programme.

He said no-one from the group had yet spoken to the pair.

Correspondents say that following the 1993 killing in Mogadishu of 19 US soldiers and the wounding of 70 others, there has been no appetite for full-scale US ground operations in Somalia.

The country has been wracked by two decades of conflict and lawlessness, and has not had a functioning central government since 1991.

The current UN-backed interim government controls the capital, Mogadishu, thanks to the efforts of a 12,000-strong African Union force.

In a statement, US President Barack Obama said he had personally authorised the mission on Monday and that it constituted "another message to the world that the United States of America will stand strongly against any threats to our people".

The BBC's Steve Kingstone in Washington said the first hint of the successful operation appeared to come from President Obama himself - as he prepared to give the State of the Union address, he turned to his Defence Secretary Leon Panetta and said "Good job tonight."

In his annual address, the US president praised the US Navy Seals team who killed al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden in a raid in Pakistan in May 2011.
I'm sure Kirk will be here shortly with some Alex Jones ranting video about how this never happened and there will be a helicopter "accident" sometime in the next two weeks involving SEAL Team 6.
 

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I'm waiting for someone to say we're meddling in the affairs of a sovereign nation, and need to give the hostages back.
 

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We were meddling in the affairs of a sovereign nation.

I say bomb them off the face of the planet
 

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We were meddling in the affairs of a sovereign nation.

"Jessica's health was failing," Mr Biden said, referring to Ms Buchanan. "They concluded they should go at this time. The president gave the go."
Pretty gutsy call...:icon_cool
 

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I say stop these "aid workers" from
going to these shithole countries. Let em
fucking die in their own filth and disease.
 

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I'll give Obama credit. He's certainly willing to give these missions the go ahead.
 

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I'll give Obama credit. He's certainly willing to give these missions the go ahead.
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Whatever happened to "if you're caught, we'll disavow any knowledge or association"
 

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Whatever happened to "if you're caught, we'll disavow any knowledge or association"
We might disavow spies, but we don't disavow top military operators. Those boys come home, no matter what.
 
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I'll give Obama credit. He's certainly willing to give these missions the go ahead.
Just like I don't mind ordering a group of marines to go die in a video game.

We might disavow spies, but we don't disavow top military operators. Those boys come home, no matter what.
Depends on the unit and the mission. Leave no man behind means a lot to the soldiers, not the politicians.
 

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Just like I don't mind ordering a group of marines to go die in a video game.



Depends on the unit and the mission. Leave no man behind means a lot to the soldiers, not the politicians.
You'd be surprised how often commanders take... initiative to go in and get their guys back, politicians be damned.
 
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You'd be surprised how often commanders take... initiative to go in and get their guys back, politicians be damned.
No I wouldn't. ;)

I know it happens, I'm just saying the other side happens too, and I'm not okay with that.
 

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We might disavow spies, but we don't disavow top military operators. Those boys come home, no matter what.
I understand that but I was speaking about the 25 y/o "aid worker" and the Old Danish guy.

I'm all for our special teams to go after their own, similar operators (CIA Global Response Team, Delta, and groups like them) but whether this girl was truly an "aid worker" or working in an "NOC" capacity, that shit is usually saved for Clinton or Jimmy Carter to work out. There's more to the story I feel to send Team 6 in like that.
 

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I understand that but I was speaking about the 25 y/o "aid worker" and the Old Danish guy.
Honestly, I get the feeling this might have been a dress rehearsal for a larger strike against some of the pirate facilities in Somalia.
 
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Honestly, I get the feeling this might have been a dress rehearsal for a larger strike against some of the pirate facilities in Somalia.
That's the only way this makes any sense to me, really.

Unless it's just Obama flexing his spec ops button pushing abilities... Which I hope isn't the case.
 

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Honestly, I get the feeling this might have been a dress rehearsal for a larger strike against some of the pirate facilities in Somalia.

bingo. this was a probe and a bit of a smack to the face of these fucking savages, the HNIC aint gonna take no shit from these knuckle draggen nitters
 

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Honestly, I get the feeling this might have been a dress rehearsal for a larger strike against some of the pirate facilities in Somalia.
This and I think the military is genuinely trying to put the fear of God in the terrorists minds too. Shit like this is getting press to say "we're coming after you regardless of where you are".
 

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You know, as great as it is to read about dead Somalis, could we for the love of all that is sane and practical STOP BRINGING THEM INTO AMERICA AS CITIZENS?! PLEASE FOR THE FUCKING LOVE OF ALL THAT IS GOOD AND RIGHTEOUS STOP BRINGING THEM INTO THE MIDWEST.

I have no goddamned idea what a Somali is supposed to add to America's melting pot other than an AK and AIDS.
 

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You know, as great as it is to read about dead Somalis, could we for the love of all that is sane and practical STOP BRINGING THEM INTO AMERICA AS CITIZENS?! PLEASE FOR THE FUCKING LOVE OF ALL THAT IS GOOD AND RIGHTEOUS STOP BRINGING THEM INTO THE MIDWEST.

I have no goddamned idea what a Somali is supposed to add to America's melting pot other than an AK and AIDS.
Now now... we're all God's creatures.
 

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This and I think the military is genuinely trying to put the fear of God in the terrorists minds too. Shit like this is getting press to say "we're coming after you regardless of where you are".
I saw an article online a while back dealing with rumored plans floating around the SOF community for a full-on combined forces raid on one or more pirate strongholds, with the intent of completely wiping them out. They were talking dropping CAG and DEVGRU in to snatch the leaders, as well as any hostages, AC-130 gunships for fire support, then pretty much razing the whole damn place on the way out, including sinking any and all ships in port.
 

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I saw an article online a while back dealing with rumored plans floating around the SOF community for a full-on combined forces raid on one or more pirate strongholds, with the intent of completely wiping them out. They were talking dropping CAG and DEVGRU in to snatch the leaders, as well as any hostages, AC-130 gunships for fire support, then pretty much razing the whole damn place on the way out, including sinking any and all ships in port.
Pretty much if they do this they need to record it, and release it so we can all see it...at least if they use the Spectre's. I cannot get me enough footage of an AC-130 having it some fun.
 

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Pretty much if they do this they need to record it, and release it so we can all see it...at least if they use the Spectre's. I cannot get me enough footage of an AC-130 having it some fun.
Ever seen 'em herd targets with the 40mm?

:haha7:

If they do it, I hope they use Spooky II's, actually. That 25mm would come in handy.
 

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Ever seen 'em herd targets with the 40mm?

:haha7:

If they do it, I hope they use Spooky II's, actually. That 25mm would come in handy.
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