Navy SEALs Rescue Hostages in Somalia
While the Republican Presidential candidates continue to accuse Obama of being weak and indecisive in his foreign policy, he just keeps chalking up successes like this: American hostage in Somalia rescued by US Navy SEALs in overnight raid.
In a daring nighttime raid Tuesday, U.S. Navy SEALs rescued two hostages, including one American, who were being held by kidnappers in Somalia, U.S. officials tell NBC News.
American Jessica Buchanan, 32,�and a 60-year-old Dane, Poul Thisted, were working for a Danish relief organization in northern Somalia when they were kidnapped last October.�U.S. officials described their kidnappers as heavily armed common criminals with no known ties to any organized militant group.
According to the U.S. officials, two teams of�Navy SEALs landed by helicopter near the compound where the two hostages were being held.
As the SEALS approached the compound on foot gunfire broke out, the U.S. officials said, and several of the militants were reportedly killed. There is no word that any of the Americans were wounded.
Of course, wingnut blogs are accusing Obama of ordering this rescue mission just to help his chances of reelection, and accusing the victims of being stupid leftists; that’s how they react to every story like this.