U.S. Navy SEALs Rescue Hostages from Somali Pirates

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.

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  • the Boodge

    You do realize those are plastic dolls in the first pic, right?

  • Obama

    I am disbanding SEAL team 6, unless you tax “millionaires and billionaires” more.

    Gotta run, SEAL is singing at the W.H. tonight. Michelle is having the Wagyu, I’m having ribs.

  • Militant Conservative

    The Military is the best lead by the worst.

  • That is what I was going to point out. Look at the arm on the doll standing on the far right, shiney plastic.

    That said, I sure would have loved messing with this bunch back when I was eight years old and had the G I Joe fever.

  • Gus

    9 dead Pirates. S.E.A.L. team 1 could take out 9 CUBS. Easily.

  • bg


    God Bless – Godspeed – (((Thank You)))!!


  • Rip VanBullwinkle

    Just wondering about the guy standing on the right. To me he appears to have a prosthetic forearm on his left (right in the pic). My eyes are aged, thus I don’t necessarily trust them, does it appear that way to anyone else? If perfectly healthy goat rapists are losing at a rate of 9 to 0 to guys missing limbs…

  • Gus

    Matt, go back to your smelly tent. We’ll call you when the soup line opens up.

  • Luddite

    No doubt Obama will be taking credit for it in…3, 2, 1.

  • Wm T Sherman

    Any word from Holder on whether he’ll prosecute the SEALs for this?

  • Tiburon

    Person of the year was The Protester…in the generic sense, much more because of the happenings in the middle east than anything else. Anyway, here are some other Persons of the Year from “that far left liberal publication”

    1980 Ronald Reagan
    1983 Ronald Reagan & Yuri Andropov
    1994 Pope John Paul II
    1995 Newt Gingrich
    2000 George W. Bush
    2001 Rudolph Giuliani
    2003 The American Soldier
    2004 George W. Bush

    It should be noted yet AGAIN that Times “Person of the Year”, is not an award. It denotes their choice for the person who “for better or worse, has most influenced events in the preceding year.”

    That is why Hitler, Slalin, and Khomeni were on the list…not becasue they were admired.

    For those who repeatedly complain that Hitler was “Man of the Year” in 1938, and Stalin in 1939, they should look at the others who were given the designation in the tuime perid

    1932 Franklin Delano Roosevelt
    1934 Franklin Delano Roosevelt
    1940 Winston Churchill
    1941 Franklin Delano Roosevelt
    1944 Dwight David Eisenhower
    1945 Harry Truman
    1948 Harry Truman
    1949 Winston Churchill
    1950 American Fighting-Man

  • Justin

    I wonder if the leftard crapping on the cop car knew he was creating the picture that will summarize the occupy morons for the rest of time?

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    American commandos dropped into Somalia on Tuesday night to rescue two aid workers who were held hostage, including an American, the Pentagon announced Wednesday.

    Good work. These guys are the best.

    Now, a note to all Americans: Stay away from places like Somalia and other Third World backwaters where your life and health are constantly in peril due to lawlessness. This also goes for regimes that are hostile to the U.S.


    If you decide to go anyway, do not expect, nor should you demand, that someone from the U.S., whether it be a private party or a government official, try to extricate you from your predicament. Avoiding trouble is as easy as not going to where a lot of it can be found.

  • I want one! A Navy SEAL that is. God Bless you guys!

  • Sasja

    #1. That is a prosthetic arm. There are alot of soldiers who have returned to duty with a prosthesis. Not to seem naive but why would you put a prosthetic arm on an action figure? To be PC?

    And they are standing/kneeling next to a concrete wall. Who manufactures life-sized soldiers..or Seals as in this case?

  • #17: Does this include Mexico too?

  • Sasja

    To add to Blaque Jacques list. I would include Detroit and Chicago, parts of Dallas, St Louis. Sure there are others but am having a brain freeze.

  • USAF 77-84

    Hey you knuckheads, Seal Team Six was killed last year duh.

  • More liberty

    This is what we should be using military for, not spending trillions of taxpayer dollars to nation build countries.

  • Good job Seals……….ijust sayin

  • Sasja

    Hey, knucklehead #22. Seal Team 6 is comprised of more than just those who were killed.

  • Militant Conservative

    Downtown anywhere USA (big cities) are combat zones.

    I am well armed and trained and I avoid downtown Atlanta after sundown.

    The best way to stay alive is to avoid high risk areas.

    Like the female reporter did not in Egypt. Stupid behavior is risky at best.

    powder is dry

  • Gus

    Matt has gone back to his tent. Filthy boy that Matt.

  • Sasja

    We have a great downtown and getting better. Won’t find much trouble down there. Hereabouts you have to worry about certain neighborhoods.

  • srdem65

    I don’t need no stinkin’ photo; I can see them in my mind. Late20’s, early 30’s, multi-racial, toned, strong, clean-shaven, high and tight haircut and steely eyes.
    God bless them all and keep them safe. “salute”

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  • Bin-Farteen

    Those aren’t dolls, Boodge…they’re “action figures.”

  • 66chevelle

    Watch your backs, soldiers.

  • bigL

    don’t spill the beans on these guys, the Seal teams. something should be asecret. These guys will be loaded in some vehile and be blown up liule the last ones were.
    So Mum’s the word…please…

  • coolidgerules

    Downtown anywhere USA (big cities) are combat zones.

    I am well armed and trained and I avoid downtown Atlanta after sundown.

    The best way to stay alive is to avoid high risk areas.

    Like the female reporter did not in Egypt. Stupid behavior is risky at best.

    powder is dry

    MC- I avoided downtown Atlanta anytime of day. Buddy of mine got rolled at the Midtown Music Festival years back. He was not armed and wished he were. I avoid ANY major metropolitan area like the plague. they are all progressive sh*tholes.

  • Patty

    God Bless them, there is still hope.

  • ClinkinKY

    I’m sorry. You’re wrong. I specifically heard that B.O. single handedly rescued the hostages and rushed back to D.C. for the SOTU address.

  • Jackie

    How long were these hostages held? Does it strike anyone else that this rescue was just a “tad” convenient for B.O.? Not taking a thing away from our military – but I think I smell something rotten in the White House. This event was a little too pat.

  • cas

    Can someone expalin to me why the two hostages were kidnapped in Oct, and Obama FINALLY let the Seal Team take down the “pirates” (AKA teenage khat addicts)?
    Why wait until now? Was he sliding in polls again?
    or did he need something to distract everyone from his SOTU speech?

  • MoeMoe

    Funny thing about those combat teams, if they lose members, they just find more to take their spot. Surprisingly, it’s not hard finding troops wanting to be members, if just hard finding those good enough to be members. Considering the inherent danger involved with the job, I find this fact amazing and consider myself lucky to be an American even if just for this reason alone. God Bless em.

  • Molon Labe

    I am surprised at the number ofill informed comments here. Plastic figures? Yeah I can see you served. Seal Team Six was killed, boy I never knew that if a unit suffered casualities someone buried it and said a prayer over it and that was that. Again another instance of someone who never served displaying their ignorance.

  • Adi

    This is a fabricated photo to protect their identities and personal details, but this doesn’t mean I don’t respect them and what they do.

  • Dunce

    None of the mines they were clearing were American mines because we do not leave mine fields around the world or supply mines to foreign forces. There is a big movement to ban mines but we are not the producers or the planters of the mines that have been killing civilians around the world. They are careful never to identify the producers and sellers of the mines they complain about and never complain in those countries.

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  • fasa

    she probably has aids now:(

  • Jim Anderson
  • [email protected]

    This administration has been reluctant to engage the pirates until now. Gosh, could it be time for the CiC of the rescuers to run for office again?

  • Andreas K.

    The funny thing is that SEAL Team Six was completely killed in 1987. Wait. Not killed. Dissolved. Hello DEVGRU, which now has a different name, too. DEVGRU was referred to as ST6 because of the similarities, not because they actually are 6, since 6 no longer exists.

    And Sasja, ever heard of camera angles? Zoom? Post production? Apparently not. They don’t need to be life size. Games Workshop has used their models in their codex books as some sort of “real” photos for years. All it takes is decent work on the model and good post production and the Leman-Russ looks like steaming over a real battlefield.

  • Adi


    And your point is?

  • squeaky

    another pensive moment in the situation room i guess. burnishing his creds so to speak remembering back to the other somali pirate adventure with a press eager to paint obama as a take charge kindda’ guy.

  • squeaky

    a tie in with the state of the union…..making him look like da’ man. the dems demonstrated the art of perfect timing when they ran with allegations against mark foley to co-ordinate with an election rather than when they became known. it’s all about the children except when it isn’t about the children. political hay……….if the sun’s shining and all.

  • squeaky

    “Hey, knucklehead #22. Seal Team 6 is comprised of more than just those who were killed.”
    that would be knucklehead 20.

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  • kurt

    Please don’t use that photo of “Seal Team Six” anymore. It’s a shot of plastic action figures.

  • GrayRider

    Game…Set…Match…NAVY SEALS. Anchors away Somali Islamist Dirtbag A-holes. You dead.

  • the Boodge

    to Molon Labe

    since i’m so “ill informed” and don’t know squat about military service:


    How about F@#K YOU and learn how to use the internet, considering this pic has been circulating around the net for a while now!

  • Ag

    #52, They are ill-trained pirates and not the ‘highly based’ islamist, Al-qaeda group called Al-shabaab. Do some research. It’s like a 30 year old beating a pre-teen…nothing special compared to the tax-payers money wasted on the military. Osama should have been captured ten years ago, blame it on the cave searching…