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US female hostage rescue... sketchy details ??

Apparently SEAL Team 6 has been getting some sun again.

'A U.S. citizen kidnapped at gunpoint in the West African nation of Niger this past week has been rescued in a dramatic U.S. military operation in neighboring Nigeria, the defense department confirmed.

'Philip Walton, 27, was taken from his farm in Massalata in southern Niger early Tuesday morning by kidnappers armed with AK-47 assault rifles who demanded a $1million ransom from the man's father.

'The Defense Department confirmed on Saturday that the successful operation was undertaken by elite commandos from SEAL Team 6 in a daring early-morning raid after they tracked the kidnappers phones.

'According to ABC, all but one of the seven captors was killed in the mission, described as a 'precision' hostage rescue.

'They were all dead before they knew what happened,' a source told the network.'


 
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Meh.

I'll wait until the books come out on Monday . . .

If Biden still has a clearance (which I expect the does) he may release the names of all the SEALs involved like he did with the men who neutralized Bin Laden
 
If Biden still has a clearance (which I expect the does) he may release the names of all the SEALs involved like he did with the men who neutralized Bin Laden
Except that myth was debunked long ago. I cannot stand Biden, but at least let us actually point out the things he has done, rather than perpetuate the made up ones.

Edited to add for the ones that seem determined to believe a viral Facebook/Twitter posts;






It's disappointing how easily these QAnon conspiracy posts get so easily swallowed up and regurgitated as true.

Biden did indeed mention SEALs, which he should not have done, but after the media had already published articles stating it was "SEAL Team 6" (which is funny considering that name hasn't been used in decades). He did not publicly name any of the individual members of that raid at all.
 
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Apparently SEAL Team 6 has been getting some sun again.

'A U.S. citizen kidnapped at gunpoint in the West African nation of Niger this past week has been rescued in a dramatic U.S. military operation in neighboring Nigeria, the defense department confirmed.

'Philip Walton, 27, was taken from his farm in Massalata in southern Niger early Tuesday morning by kidnappers armed with AK-47 assault rifles who demanded a $1million ransom from the man's father.

'The Defense Department confirmed on Saturday that the successful operation was undertaken by elite commandos from SEAL Team 6 in a daring early-morning raid after they tracked the kidnappers phones.

'According to ABC, all but one of the seven captors was killed in the mission, described as a 'precision' hostage rescue.

'They were all dead before they knew what happened,' a source told the network.'


Hardly 'precision', they missed one of the kidnappers.
 

Sexton Blake

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Keyser Soze Walt.
 
Local media had reported earlier in the week that "negotiations" were being held for the release. That must have helped greatly to find, fix and finish the hostage takers.

Since the hostage had not been kidnapped by terrorists but by a local gang, he was not quickly moved to a remote location in the North of Mali where western hostages are often held for a "soak" period before any contact is made with the nation of the hostage.

Negotiations are then held through proxies so that the hostage takers take less risk.
 
John J (Black Jack) Pershing in the Philippines:

' that Pershing executed 49 "Muslim terrorists" with bullets dipped in pig's blood, then let the 50th go free to spread the word about the religious atrocity'.

I suppose standing orders were less restrictive in those days.
 

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