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U.S. Military Conducts Operation In Somalia
CNN ^ | Barbara Starr

Posted on 09/01/2014 5:18:56 PM PDT by Steelfish

Breaking News U.S. Military Conducts Operation In Somalia By Barbara Starr September 1, 2014

(CNN) -- U.S. military forces conducted an operation Monday against the Al-Shabaab network in Somalia, Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said. "We are assessing the results of the operation and will provide additional information as and when appropriate," he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: africa; alshabaab; benghazi; bokoharam; china; gaza; hamas; iran; israel; lebanon; libya; mexico; nigeria; obamahatespeace; russia; somalia; ukraine; warmongerobama; yemen
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So while the world is on fire, Obama admits he has no strategy, golfs, and is on campaign mode this Labor day.

On his watch we have the new Hamas-Israel conflict with Kerry-initiated peace talks going up in flames (thousand dead); Nigeria's Boko Haram elicits a First Lay's hashtag # BringBackOur Girls# while murdering Christian worshippers; Yemen disintegrates, Middle-East in utter turmoil: Syrian opposition, ISIS, and Gaza. (thousands dead); Muslim Terrorists in Libya thanks to "Benghazi-Clinton" are now in possession of Tripoli, Turkey goes Islamacist extreme, Putin gobbles up Crimea and now threatens to swallow Eastern Ukraine. China threatens its Asian neighbors and unprecedented border and humanitarian crises at home.

Now Somalia.

What gives?

1 posted on 09/01/2014 5:18:56 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

I guess Blackhawk Down didn’t click with any of those lobotomized politicians .....


2 posted on 09/01/2014 5:22:23 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Was Told Nobody Is Perfect But Yet, Here I Am)
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To: Steelfish

Wait, WHAAAT?!
I was on the last ship to leave that hell hole in ‘94, and we went BACK?!


3 posted on 09/01/2014 5:22:44 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: Steelfish

Aside from anti-piracy ops, the only other Somalian operation I want to hear about is a repatriation drop.


4 posted on 09/01/2014 5:23:15 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Steelfish

It seems like we are just playing whack-a-mole with the terrorists.


5 posted on 09/01/2014 5:24:53 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Steelfish

“Somolia Spring”


6 posted on 09/01/2014 5:26:57 PM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: Steelfish

Obama’s starting wars all over the place so he can help his rich friends in Haliburton!!!


7 posted on 09/01/2014 5:31:05 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: RandallFlagg

We didn’t go back, we conducted an operation against the Al-Shabaab network.


8 posted on 09/01/2014 5:31:22 PM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: Steelfish

And the Democrats said, “What a nice Chardonnay. I will have another glass.”


9 posted on 09/01/2014 5:31:29 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Steelfish

The Democrats have figured out how to steal money from military operations. There’s an election coming up and they need some campaign cash. Before November, we might be at war with the rest of the world.


10 posted on 09/01/2014 5:35:08 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Steelfish

These terrorists threaten a country called Kenya.

I’ll leave the rest to everyone’s conjecture....


11 posted on 09/01/2014 6:04:55 PM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARE IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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To: Steelfish

Oh my.. The wind whispers Mogadishu..

Looks like our Special Ops folks have their hands full for the near future, until after the election at least.

Godspeed!!


12 posted on 09/01/2014 6:10:11 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: yarddog

We need to send AC130s to these areas with drones,,

Empty them, reload, empty them.. Uhhhh


13 posted on 09/01/2014 6:13:14 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
anti-piracy ops

suspect same

14 posted on 09/01/2014 6:14:31 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: RandallFlagg

What ship were you on? Dh was there too...on the Essex.


15 posted on 09/01/2014 6:18:43 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (Impeach the Liar.)
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To: Steelfish; no-to-illegals

Anti-Piracy opps?

Shouldn’t we clean out the White House first. It’s the most important thing that has been hijacked since the founding of our nation.


16 posted on 09/01/2014 6:37:05 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (We'll know when he's really hit bottom. They'll start referring to him as White.)
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To: RandallFlagg

“Wait, WHAAAT?!
I was on the last ship to leave that hell hole in ‘94, and we went BACK?!


I remember calling Ted Kennedy’s office (my senator) back them and screaming for him to get our troops out of Somalia.

The only time I ever called a politician.

.


17 posted on 09/01/2014 6:42:26 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Steelfish

This is just reprisal for Al-Shabab attacking his fellow Kenyans a few days ago.


18 posted on 09/01/2014 6:51:54 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: DoughtyOne

Don’t wish to sound like a defeatist. A question instead and perhaps this too appears defeatist. Would it not take an honest media not telling half truths to attain an educated population coupled with schools willing to teach the Declaration of Independence and Constitution and truthfulness and the value thereof to attain a population not defeated? Then the other side of the coin reads ... Sorry question does not have a generation of time to accomplish. Coin toss. Every time the coin lands on the edge but this time the coin did not roll away. Is what is and destiny appears set in the writing on the wall.


19 posted on 09/01/2014 7:00:21 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: ansel12

This is good. We need these Somalians relocated in the United States. Not only are they not productive citizens they are filling our jails. Why are we doing this to ourselves?


20 posted on 09/01/2014 7:01:44 PM PDT by iowacornman
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To: iowacornman

We have to conduct raids to get the bad guys, why would we make Somalia their safe zone?


21 posted on 09/01/2014 7:04:35 PM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: Steelfish; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; ...

Active Duty ping.


22 posted on 09/01/2014 7:05:48 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: Steelfish

They’re just recruiting more cab drivers for Minneapolis.....


23 posted on 09/01/2014 7:06:59 PM PDT by clintonh8r (It's possible to love your country and hate your government. I'm proof of it.)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

I was on the Peleliu. I remember us lining up with the other international armada nut-to-butt and, cruising parallel with each other, then turning east and sailing away.

I was like, “What the hell kind of symbolic wannabee crap is this?!?!”


24 posted on 09/01/2014 7:16:32 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: Steelfish

jOkeass is going to get a lot of people killed.

The Bolshies make a lot of polls show that no one wants to get involved in wars, but, I think no one wants to follow zerO anywhere. I will follow Allen West into hell. ObOzO thinks the only way to win is cheat.


25 posted on 09/01/2014 8:13:21 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: Steelfish

Did you forget Pakistan? This time the chaos could go nuclear. It seems the lunatics are seizing upon America’s ‘out to lunch’ stance under 0bama.


26 posted on 09/01/2014 9:17:04 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: CivilWarBrewing

Exactly what happens when the World’s chief cop goes on either a perpetual vacation or is way in over his head to deal with such crises and suddenly hope and change is no longer an organizing principle. Instead its a jerky-jerky response to every situation, a tactic if such be it, just like what community organizers are used to doing. ACORN training does not work in international affairs affecting American interests.


27 posted on 09/01/2014 9:42:06 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: RandallFlagg

Just a drone strike.


28 posted on 09/01/2014 9:55:06 PM PDT by Southack (The one thing preppers need from the 1st World? http://tinyurl.com/ktfwljc .)
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To: VanShuyten

Right answer


29 posted on 09/01/2014 10:02:12 PM PDT by easternsky
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To: Steelfish
Now Somalia. What gives?<

Why are we announcing this?

30 posted on 09/01/2014 10:16:16 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Steelfish

Did you forget Pakistan? This time the chaos could go nuclear. It seems the lunatics are seizing upon America’s ‘out to lunch’ stance under 0bama.


31 posted on 09/01/2014 10:55:54 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Pearls Before Swine
I will say this.

God Bless Our Troops.

(I don't want to be a hypocrite and toot the horn for them on FR all throughout GWB's term, and then suddenly be silent just because they--through no fault of their own--happen to have an absolute ass, (albeit for a little bit longer), as their Commander-in-Chief.

They are in as much danger over there regardless of who is in charge, maybe in even more danger with a sap like Obama.

So let's get behind the troops whenever they hit terrorists hard (and al-Shabbab are the most worthless pieces of :s: on the face of the earth outside of ISIS and Boko Haram), even if we continue to do everything within our power to undo the Obama administration, if it means forcing him from office and putting up with Uncle Joe for the closing months of that eight year plague.

Go Troops. Get some!

32 posted on 09/01/2014 11:00:33 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Stop the Autumn Amnesty runaway train, or we will literally lose our Republic folks.)
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To: CivilWarBrewing

And North Korean provocations of late, too. Launching missiles into the Sea of Japan to rattle our biggest ally in the world.


33 posted on 09/01/2014 11:01:59 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Stop the Autumn Amnesty runaway train, or we will literally lose our Republic folks.)
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To: Steelfish

“We are assessing the results of the operation and will provide additional information as and when appropriate,”

Translation: We need to see how big a boost his approval rating gets.


34 posted on 09/02/2014 12:27:24 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Steelfish

Ain’t that just dandy.


35 posted on 09/02/2014 1:34:48 AM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: NormsRevenge

Nope, stealth bombers loaded with 100 megaton nuclear warheads. /s


36 posted on 09/02/2014 4:53:58 AM PDT by FreedomStar3028 (Somebody has to step forward and do what is right because it is right, otherwise no one will follow.)
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To: kabar
Why are we announcing this?

Obama's numbers are in the tank. The last act is to hide behind the military.

37 posted on 09/02/2014 5:09:02 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfusbutcher)
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To: Steelfish

Obama to Join Chiefs late last week: “I really need a bump in the polls. What do ya got?”


38 posted on 09/02/2014 5:27:24 AM PDT by Rockitz (This is NOT rocket science - Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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To: Steelfish

-——What gives? ——

The peration in Somalia was without risk. A headline was written......


39 posted on 09/02/2014 5:32:38 AM PDT by bert ((K.E.; N.P.; GOPc.;+12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: Nextrush

Ba-da-bing-ba-da-boom.


40 posted on 09/02/2014 6:55:02 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: RandallFlagg
I was on the last ship to leave that hell hole in ‘94

I was working in Yemen in 93~94. I knew things had really gotten bad in Yemen when our file clerk got a letter from his mom to come home, where it was safe, in Somalia.

41 posted on 09/02/2014 8:23:09 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer.)
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To: ansel12
We didn’t go back, we conducted an operation against the Al-Shabaab network.

You mean this operation took place in Minneapolis?

42 posted on 09/02/2014 9:56:57 AM PDT by MeganC (It took Democrats four hours to deport Elian Gonzalez)
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To: MeganC

Do you think the United States has moved back into Somalia, or that we merely conducted a raid?

When we withdraw our troops, you want to even forbid a quick Special Operations raid permanently from taking place there?


43 posted on 09/02/2014 10:05:41 AM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: Steelfish

Al-shebaab shish kebaab?


44 posted on 09/02/2014 11:56:44 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regret.s - but it may be too late.)
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To: SkyDancer

Blackhawk Down was a failure of presidential leadership in that Clinton denied the military the use of heavy armor and more air support to destroy the Islamists in Mogadischu.

Going after Aidit was a tactical decision which would have worked if we had gone “all in” with every weapon at our command at that time and in that area.

The Pakistanis also took heavy losses during an ambush in which we failed to help them.

Clinton and Berger and his military leaders were cowards and to blame for what happened, not our guys on the ground and in the choppers.


45 posted on 09/02/2014 2:52:11 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: DoughtyOne

The Marine Corps of today, re its leadership, is nothing compared to those who landed at Tripoli.

More like the PC Corps versus “fighting Americans”.

Our troops, as usual, are great. It is the leadership from the Red House on down that is betraying them.


46 posted on 09/02/2014 2:55:09 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

He’s betraying everyone, so I don’t have a problem with your comments at all.


47 posted on 09/02/2014 2:56:52 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (We'll know when he's really hit bottom. They'll start referring to him as White.)
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To: SkyDancer
Blackhawk Down

Mogadishu should still be a huge, smoldering, black plain of ash and glass.

We should have leveled that entire city after what they did to our guys. And if we had, 9/11 might never have happened.

It should be official US policy to End the Entire Existance of any rathole full of savages who would do what they did. We should react with such sudden, brutal, merciless and indiscriminate vengeance that the next time a US solder so much as stubs his/her toe in some other godforsaken cesspool of a 3rd world town, the residents all come streaming out with bandages, water, food, wheelchairs, pillows, blankets, and white flags, terrified of what we might do if we think they even considered having a notion to think about mistreating our soldiers.
48 posted on 09/02/2014 3:23:42 PM PDT by caligatrux (...some animals are more equal than others.)
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To: caligatrux

Clown Prince nobama is bomb-happy. Should he return his vaunted “peace” prize? How many innocents has he murdered today?


49 posted on 09/02/2014 4:34:02 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Thank you for that background.


50 posted on 09/02/2014 5:24:44 PM PDT by mbj
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