SEALs Free Captives in Somalia

Great news:

MOGADISHU, Somalia — U.S. Special Operations Forces troops flew into Somalia on a nighttime helicopter raid early Wednesday, freed an American and a Danish hostage and killed nine of the kidnappers in a mission that President Obama said he personally authorized.

Dane Poul Hagen Thisted, 60, and American Jessica Buchanan, 32

The Danish Refugee Council confirmed that the two aid workers, American Jessica Buchanan and Dane Poul Hagen Thisted, were freed and “are on their way to be reunited with their families.”

Two U.S. officials, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the top secret operation, said the operation was carried out by Navy SEALs.

The two were working with the “de-mining unit of the refugee council.” I am not sure what a de-mining unit is, but I would avoid Somalia this week if at all possible. . .

6 thoughts on “SEALs Free Captives in Somalia”

  1. “Pentagon spokesman George Little told reporters on Wednesday that the major reason to conduct the operation was due to Buchanan’s health. The Ohio native had a potentially life-threatening medical condition.”

    Yes a VERY life threatening medical condition. You kidnap American citizens you are likely to have a life threatening condition also known as “Navy SEALS”. Navy SEALS are very bad for your health, especially if you are a “pirate” or “terrorist”.

  2. I’m just waiting for Obama to claim credit or has he already? He doesn’t appear to care much about the troops…I think if I’m not mistaken an American soldier being held hostage by the Taliban in Afghanistan or Iraq…I saw that somewhere…but this president’s lack of affect or feelings about such things are hidden from the public eye often; he seems disconnected …just an observation though…k

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