Skip to comments.NBC News Exclusive: How the SEAL Raid on Somalia Went Bad (Obama Sets up SEAL Team 6?)
Posted on 10/07/2013 3:32:36 PM PDT by kristinn
The team of less than two dozen Navy SEALs from Seal Team 6 huddled in one fast boat and headed toward the Somali shoreline under the cover of darkness in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Three more small boats with additional SEALs flanked the assault teams craft, to provide back-up and assist with the planned extraction of an al Shabaab warlord named Ikrima.
According to multiple U.S. military sources, the lead boat landed, and the assault team hit the beach near the Southern Somali town of Barawe, headed for the fortified seaside compound of their target. U.S. intelligence had determined that Ikrima, one of two terror suspects targeted by the military in simultaneous raids thousands of miles apart this weekend, planned the terror groups operations outside of Somalia.
The SEALs entered the compound and took the positions they had selected based on the intelligence collected in advance of the raid.
Then a lone al Shabaab fighter walked out into plain view, smoked a cigarette, and went back inside, one source familiar with the details of the raid said. The fighter played it cool, and gave no indication that he had spotted the SEALs. But he came back out shooting, firing rounds from an AK-47 assault rifle.
Soon the American commandos were under siege from the warlords well-armed fighters. Gunfire swept toward their positions and grenades began to rain down, multiple military sources said.
Several of the SEALs could see Ikrima through the windows of the compound, but couldnt get to him. The SEALs continued to take fire while trying to find a way to get closer to their target.
And then the children came into the pictures on their scopes.
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What. A. Coincidence.
Who is leaking all this $it? Biden?!
“Then a lone al Shabaab fighter walked out into plain view, smoked a cigarette, and went back inside...”
The anti smoke zealots have even forced terrorist forts to go no smoking.
>> from an AK-47 assault rifle
I will admit I know nothing of military methods but it sure does sound like they had been warned. Of course this story may be made up too.
I don’t believe anything this administration says.
Mohammed Brennan, CIA Director
Hey NBC, it is easy for you to get an Exclusive as you are usually wrong so your stories are usually exclusive.
Obama set up Seal Team 6 on an old, slow helicopter in Afgan. Obama
got our great warriors killed. He set up these Seals, as well.
Either intel was bad or the Warlords were tipped off.
Terrorists and rats. Both love to hide behind children.
An interesting pattern forms:
US forces prove able to capture perps of incidents happening PRIOR to the GayMuzzie Administration.
When they try to put their hands on perps of incidents during the reign of GayMuzzie, well, PRESTO..!
Their gear is mysteriously stolen in Libya (NVGs, weapons, target designators, and even large numbers of humvees) and they must be sent home, empty-handed.
Or in Somalia you have these super cool sentries who think nothing of Khat —nothing at all like their comrades— and repel the snatch attempt.
It’s all very interesting.
That isn't a conspiracy but the nature of some thoughtless military decisions.
Sure sounds like it.
I also don’t like this crap about sending them to arrest people. They are trained to break stuff and kill people and that’s what they should do.
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and how many Seals were killed in the chopper when ambushed in Afghanistan not long ago?
this has all the appearances of a set-up, but by whom. Who had knowledge of the raid? Let me guess!!
So, the Admin flunkie says, “I have no recollection of that...”
Senators and Admin flunkies do that.
0bama wants our SEALS and other special ops guys dead in the absolute WORST WAY.
THERE Have been NO answers.
The miserable Congress, busy making laws FOR OTHERS,
and arming al Qaeda with WMD, has abdicated.
Nearly 20 years to the day after the disaster in Mogudishu where our troops were also going out to arrest someone.
Tom Hanks movie, Captain Phillips:
Will it tell the TRUTH, that the (successful) go order was NOT given by Obama, but rather given by the on-scene SEAL commander?
And that Obama simply CLAIMED credit for the order?
We shall see —I sure know what MY bet is, though...
Considering the number of Muslim Brotherhood people working for Obama, I suspect they were tipped off.
As long as Obama is President, the seal teams should wear the red uniforms from Star Trek.
Obama could look tough and avoid any chance of a “Desert One” by planning to pull them out before they were in danger.
The Admin and it’s media are such liars who knows anything.
Honestly, this sounds pretty much like a movie, can’t you just hear the dramatic background music? Isn’t Obamas favorite series, Homeland? Would love to know what Ikrima knows about Benghazi.
I see a new potential mission for all SEAL teams real soon.
I wonder what the plan was?
he is such a bass turd
Maybe there were reporters on the beach like the last time.
The isrealis take out the leader and then the guy who replaces the leader. Pretty soon nobody wants to be boss and the ones that do don’t k ow anything.
I suspect the SEALs probably take the possibility of treachery at the highest level into account in their actions.
Love it! LOL!
You are so right. And this was a military decision....based on military intel. Put the responsibility where it belongs.
The real enemy of our Military is 0bama and the 0bama crowd plus all democRATs. The previous is a true statement. I pray our Military does not trust this enemy known to each of us as 0bama, the 0bama crowd and all democRATs. Please God protect our Military from these people.
As a leftist with dictatorial aspirations, the kenyan fears the military. All leftists in power fear the military, even after they have gone to great lengths to emasculate the officer corps and stuff the organization with more “reliable” troops, they still fear the formal military. The hardest part to neutralize is also the part most feared- the Spec Forces guys. Disbanding them is just as dangerous as leaving them in place because it is feared that they would provide a nucleus of effective resistance. The obvious treatment is to get them killed off while you degrade the training of replacements.
Yes why are we even hearing about this?
I don’t even care about the islamderthals any more. “Value” just means an excuse to involve us in another mess that doesn’t concern us.
That’s the first thing I thought ...followed by O probably alerted them they were coming
None dare call it treason
Considering that the President is probably at least an associate member...
Well, seeing as Kyle was assassinated by a Muslim, let me say that I agree entirely.
0bama wants the long guns gone almost as much as those what know how to use them.
I just don’t see the point of it anymore.
Our only interests in the mideast should be restricted to defending our allies (Israel and to a lesser extent Jordan) from direct military attack.
“”The anti smoke zealots have even forced terrorist forts to go no smoking.””
That’s what I thought but my first thought was this came from a movie...stepping outside for a cigarette, spotting an enemy, stepping back inside. I bet he didn’t step outside without his weapon tho’. He only went back inside to summon the others....Of course, a gun shot would have done that.
Sounds like a first class fuster cluck: nobody hit at all? Sorry; every real firefight I ever saw, somebody got hit. Sounds more like the SEALs didn’t achieve surprise and got chased off by noise.
Three kids of combatants-Killers, Killers, and Fodder. Killers are the rare 10 percent or so who aim and deliberately fire during a wild firefight. Fillers are noisemakers- shoot like hell, but mostly don’t hit anything. They are the greatest proportion in fighting units. Usually more danger to everyone.
Fodder are going to die or get somebody else killed no matter what you do for them. They’re the ones who stand on the skyline, sneak smokes at night, sleep on ambushes.
Sounds like the SEALs were the wrong bunch for this job.
Won’t be long now before they are reporting the names and home addresses of the operators.
I agree, one lone fighter spotted a Seal, cloaked in darkness, camoflage...yeah right. He was warned.
And why are we telling folks on the news it was Seal Team 6 again? I sure hope this team doesn’t get wiped out last time...
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