U.S. military raid in Somalia frees American, Dane

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    U.S. military raid in Somalia frees American, Dane


    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) – U.S. Navy SEALs parachuted into Somalia under cover of darkness early Wednesday and crept up to an outdoor camp where an American woman and Danish man were being held hostage. Soon, nine kidnappers were dead and both hostages were freed.

    President Obama himself authorized the mission two days earlier, and minutes after he gave his State of the Union address to Congress he was on the phone with the American's father to tell him his daughter was safe.

    "As Commander-in-Chief, I could not be prouder of the troops who carried out this mission, and the dedicated professionals who supported their efforts," Obama said in a statement released by the White House.

    The Danish Refugee Council confirmed that the two aid workers, American Jessica Buchanan and Dane Poul Hagen Thisted, were "on their way to be reunited with their families."

    Buchanan, 32, and Thisted, 60, were working with a de-mining unit of the Danish Refugee Council when gunmen kidnapped the two in October.

    A pirate who gave his name as Bile Hussein told the Associated Press he had spoken to pirates at the scene of the raid and they reported that nine pirates had been killed and three were "taken away," which could mean they were captured by U.S. troops. He said the raid caught the guards as they were sleeping after having chewed the narcotic leaf qat for much of the evening.
     
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    Thank you, Mr. President!
     
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    Did you thank military members and units for their actions when Bush was President?
     
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    I applaude the Military for pulling this off and the President for giving his approval.
     
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    same guys who killed OBL
     
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    GO SEAL TEAM 6... I have many friends who are or retired seal team members!! They are an awesome bunch of guys
     
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    I highly doubt the liberals thanked anything Bush did even when he first went into Afghanistan after9/11
     
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    you just are filled to the brim with hate huh LB?
     
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    Oh, wait...you didn't thank the team.
     
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    It's telling that you can't even congratulate the Seal team in your post, and instead you resort to your typical pettiness.
     

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