U.S. Navy SEALs, including the famous SEAL Team 6, rescued an American aid worker and her Danish cohort Tuesday night from a group of Somali pirates. The two hostages were unharmed…nine kidnappers were killed.
According to the Miami Herald,
American commandos dropped into Somalia on Tuesday night to rescue two aid workers who were held hostage, including an American, the Pentagon announced Wednesday.
Members of Navy SEAL Team 6 – the team that led the operation last May that killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan – were part of the mission, Pentagon officials said. Arriving by helicopter, the special forces troops killed nine Somali kidnappers and captured several others. They then rescued the American woman and Danish man whom the Somalis had been holding since October.
The hostages, Jessica Buchanan, 32, and Poul Hagen Thisted, 60, were working for the Danish Demining Group, which clears land mines and unexploded munitions in conflict zones. Two truckloads of gunmen kidnapped them as they were en route to an airport in the central Somalia town of Galkayo on Oct. 25, the U.S. military said.
Other successful missions performed by this brave and highly competent band of Special Operations warriors are the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips, the killing of Osama Bin Laden, and countless classified missions of which we will likely never hear.
It’s too bad that far left liberal publication chose this as their “Person of the Year” for 2011 instead. Obama’s OWS goons employ defecation, rape, civil disorder, and child endangerment as their tools of the trade.
Shame on Liberal Progressive TIME Magazine for not naming the real heroes of 2011 their “Person of the Year”, whose tools of the trade are brutal training, never ending commitment, extreme patriotism, and precision weaponry. All things that don’t make any sense to the Liberal Left.
God bless our Special Operations warriors from all the service branches.