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2012-01-25 Africa Horn
SEALS Spring Two, Bag Nine
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Posted by Bobby 2012-01-25 05:36|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [1055 views ]  Top

#1 There are an awful lot of hostages in Somalia, and it is almost mysterious why more modern nations haven't sent in their equivalent of ninjas to do these kinds of ops.

Based on the unplanned and fouled up operation of the Battle of Mogadishu (Blackhawk Down), in which the US took 91 casualties while inflicting as many as 3,000 casualties; a well planned and executed operation could take out a legion of pirates.
Posted by Anonymoose 2012-01-25 08:19||   2012-01-25 08:19|| Front Page Top

#2 The AP has pirate sources? Figures.
Posted by Mike Ramsey 2012-01-25 10:28||   2012-01-25 10:28|| Front Page Top

#3 Jetsons - 2 Flintstones - zero
Posted by Bangkok Billy 2012-01-25 10:47||   2012-01-25 10:47|| Front Page Top

#4 Sorry, I thought I checked for duplicates before posting. (American & Danish hostages freed in military raid did preceed my posting.)

I do have a catchy title, tho...
Posted by Bobby 2012-01-25 10:56||   2012-01-25 10:56|| Front Page Top

#5 The AP has pirate sources?

There's a source in Kenya, ostensibly a spokesman from a "mariners' beneficiary foundation" that seems to have the latest information and was regularly quoted by the world's media. Not sure if he's still active or decided to lay low.
Posted by Pappy 2012-01-25 11:25||   2012-01-25 11:25|| Front Page Top

#6 Bobby, your article was published first -- when you checked,there wasn't another for you to see. I published the other article also because it gave details yours did not, details I thought important enough to take up extra space for the second article on Fred's server.
Posted by trailing wife 2012-01-25 11:26||   2012-01-25 11:26|| Front Page Top

#7 Good to remind the bad guys that the long arm of the U.S. special ops teams can reach you anywhere.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-01-25 16:29||   2012-01-25 16:29|| Front Page Top

#8 Like the old Yellow Pages commercial. "Reach out, reach out and touch someone" :)
Posted by texhooey 2012-01-25 19:27||   2012-01-25 19:27|| Front Page Top

#9 I swear the problem with Somolia is that we would have to kill half the population to end the madness.

Then we'd have to take all the kids under the age of 15 and ship them off to repatriation camps to deprogram them from the drugs and propoganda and Islamic Jihadist nonsense they have been fed for these last several years.

And to think Clinton could have solved all of this with one air strike...
Posted by Bill Clinton 2012-01-25 20:15||   2012-01-25 20:15|| Front Page Top

#10 Of course I am cynical enough to think that whatshisname will pull one of these during the election cycle in October to take out Dr. Z or one of the other biggies in AQ to get a bump in the polls.

Can we get DEVGRU to pull one of these to save the population of the US being held hostage by the crazy crap Congress and Senate?
Posted by Bill Clinton 2012-01-25 20:18||   2012-01-25 20:18|| Front Page Top

#11 Many Muslims would like to see an empowered, viable OWG ISLAMIC UNION + MEDITERRANEAN UNION set up, i.e. "MUSLIM PROBS HANDLED + SOLVED BY MUSLIMS ONLY", but thus far have dropped the ball as per Libyuh, Syruh, ... + now this.

The post-Cold War + GWOT is turning out to be a "Golden Age" of sorts for US-ALLIED SPECOPS, but thats beside the point.

Instead of LESS US-NATO, UNO in the lead as per Muslim-on-Muslim regional or international
"Police Actions", THE ME + MUSLIM WORLD IS SEEING SAME, + PERHAPS MORE ....

E.g. FREEREPUBLIC > US MILITARY PREPARES RE-ALIGNMENT: MORE DRONES [global], SPECIAL FORCES [small Lily-Pad Bases ...].

WHAT WARSHIPS, ETC. IS THE DESIRED FUTURE "ISLAMIC UNION" SENDING TO THE STRAITS OF HORMUZ TO PROTECT MUSLIM INTERNAT TRADE FROM IRAN???
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-01-25 22:31||   2012-01-25 22:31|| Front Page Top

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