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Hostages rescued in Somalia

#5
"The raid was a pressing issue because the hostages had a disease".

That'll be the AIDS then.


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#6
I wonder what provision has been made for the other 150 hostages, It's nice that some have been rescued but I think the lot of those remaining will be much worse. They should just level the ****ing place last I saw the only export Somalia provides is illegal immigrants so no one would miss it.
 
#9
Rescue credited to Seal Team 6 ( or whatever they are called now ) by BBC. Better than usual drills for US ops- covert insertion (HALO) rather than arriving in big noisy helo and waking every ****** before hostages are located and secured.
 
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Screw_The_Nut

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#13
And not a single helicopter a smoking wreckage? How odd...

On a serious note, will this open the gates to more hostage rescue raids, by US or other SF in the region?
 
#14
And not a single helicopter a smoking wreckage? How odd...

On a serious note, will this open the gates to more hostage rescue raids, by US or other SF in the region?
Rather bad form IMHO since this is not the NAAFI---it seems we are unable to overcome our nationalistic prejudices to congratulate those from either of our special forces who have a successful op---or even where they tried and failed.

While many of us here and more broadly may fancy that we could do better, the reality is we were not there with the boys in black. To be clear, however, as I have questioned events prior to an op in terms of planning, equipping etc. as in Bravo 20, once the op goes hot I for one will not criticize, must less ridicule, those standing in the breech--especially from the safety of sitting behind my computer.
 
#17
Rather bad form IMHO since this is not the NAAFI---it seems we are unable to overcome our nationalistic prejudices to congratulate those from either of our special forces who have a successful op---or even where they tried and failed.

While many of us here and more broadly may fancy that we could do better, the reality is we were not there with the boys in black. To be clear, however, as I have questioned events prior to an op in terms of planning, equipping etc. as in Bravo 20, once the op goes hot I for one will not criticize, must less ridicule, those standing in the breech--especially from the safety of sitting behind my computer.
You know, this is one of the nicest, best and restrained comments I've seen on this site in a long time. Fully concur - but having actually served with our American cousins I am slightly biased (and rather better informed than some who post here).
 

seaweed

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Book Reviewer
#18
A brilliant job by US SF, but I can't see it catching on for the other hostages as there is enormous risk involved to them if there is any attack. Indeed I wonder how sure the SEALs were that they could get the job done without the woman being used as a human shield.
 
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Screw_The_Nut

Guest
#20
Rather bad form IMHO since this is not the NAAFI---it seems we are unable to overcome our nationalistic prejudices to congratulate those from either of our special forces who have a successful op---or even where they tried and failed.

While many of us here and more broadly may fancy that we could do better, the reality is we were not there with the boys in black. To be clear, however, as I have questioned events prior to an op in terms of planning, equipping etc. as in Bravo 20, once the op goes hot I for one will not criticize, must less ridicule, those standing in the breech--especially from the safety of sitting behind my computer.
Obviously all respect for a succesful operation, don't get me wrong I'm all for SF of any country sticking it to the cnuts of this world. And although it was tongue in cheek, the American SF aviation wing is somewhat hit and miss (as you don't hear British or other nation's SF airframes going down so often), hopefully they will square it away in the near future.
 

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