Friday, January 27, 2012

Seal team 6 for President!

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A Navy Seal team has successfully rescued 2 hostages from Somali pirates, later confirmed by the Associated Press to be the very same Seal Team 6 of recent fame...

From the BBC:
The hostages - a US woman and a Danish man - were seized on 25 October.
American Jessica Buchanan, 32, and Dane Poul Thisted, 60, were freed uninjured, although nine of their captors are said to have been killed. No casualties have been reported among US forces.
Danish Foreign Minister Villy Soevndal told Denmark's TV2 channel that one of the hostages "has a disease that was very serious and that had to be solved''.
"Jessica's health was failing," Mr Biden said, referring to Ms Buchanan. "They concluded they should go at this time. The president gave the go."
BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner says Wednesday's rescue is the highest profile US action in Somalia since it pulled its forces out of the country in 1994.

For anybody with any negative feelings about this action, the military or Seals in general, etc keep in mind the complete and total lack of restraint the people they were fighting actually have. Terrorists, pirates or otherwise only respond to strength and firepower, something that this team is particularly known for. Without our soldiers' actions we wouldn't even be allowed to disagree... if you'd like to send a care package to a soldier deployed abroad. The amount they'd appreciate it is huge.

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