Benghazi and the Special Forces

If you are thinking: boy I wonder what is going on in beautiful, serene Benghazi, I can answer your question with this picture of the Libyan Army “Thunderbolt” Special Forces unit:

Soldiers demonstrate unarmed combat techniques during a military graduation parade for trainees from the Libyan Army "Thunderbolt" Special Forces unit, in Benghazi May 16, 2013. The trainees form the first batch of graduates which enlisted after the 2011 Libyan revolution.
Soldiers demonstrate unarmed combat techniques during a military graduation parade for trainees from the Libyan Army “Thunderbolt” Special Forces unit, in Benghazi May 16, 2013. The trainees form the first batch of graduates which enlisted after the 2011 Libyan revolution.

RIP Lieutenant Boiteux, Pilot Down in Mali

The fight against jihadis is a worldwide effort. So, I must wish the family of French pilot Lieutenant Boiteux (from the 4th helicopter regiment special forces) peace and courage during this trying time. The brave helo pilot was killed in Mali today, during a hostage rescue attempt against an Islamist group there. . .