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U.S. Says Navy SEALs Stage
Raid on Somali Militants

New York Times, by Nicholas Kulish and Eric Schmitt

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Posted By:earlybird, 10/5/2013 5:47:50 PM

NAIROBI, Kenya — A Navy SEAL team targeted a senior leader of the Shabab militant group in a raid on his seaside villa in the Somali town of Baraawe on Saturday, American officials said, in response to a deadly attack on a Nairobi shopping mall for which the group had claimed responsibility. The SEAL team stealthily approached the beachfront house by sea, firing on the unidentified target in a predawn gunbattle that was the most significant raid by American troops on Somali soil since commandos killed Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan, a Qaeda mastermind, near the same town four years ago.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 10/5/2013 5:59:24 PM     (No. 9551988)

New York Times thus extremely questionable.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Scottc, 10/5/2013 6:00:47 PM     (No. 9551991)

So we attack Al Qaeda in Somalia and send them weapons and aid in Syria. Little Barry´s foreign policy is nothing short of treasonous and schizophrenic.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 10/5/2013 6:05:38 PM     (No. 9551999)

The SEALs are kicking Muslim ass in Somalia and in Washington a Muslim is kicking former SEALs out of war memorials.

Schizophrenic indeed.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Raristotle, 10/5/2013 6:18:08 PM     (No. 9552012)

I actually trust this story´s narrative--The NY Times gets leaked stories straight from the West Wing of the White House, if the news is good (like the Osama raid). This is an example of that. It´s all of the bad stories that get spiked that I have serious issue with.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: earlybird, 10/5/2013 6:35:59 PM     (No. 9552035)

According to my friend who lives in Nairobi, Jeffrey Gettleman, the NYT"s bureau chief in Nairobiy, is doing some of the best, most accurate reporting on what is happening there.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: earlybird, 10/5/2013 6:36:55 PM     (No. 9552036)

Correction: Nairobi

My friend, an American expat, has lived there for at least 20 years and knows the territory.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 10/5/2013 7:00:44 PM     (No. 9552062)

Sounds accurate...Being reported by a variety of news sources, with some saying an terrorist was captured...the Daily Express is running a story which is probably false because its source is Shebab claiming a SAS solder was killed in the attack with four other British soldiers being injured...Brits have denied involvement in the operation.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: chicodon, 10/5/2013 7:04:50 PM     (No. 9552066)

I will give Obama the benefit of the doubt. However, this is in retaliation for the terrorist strike in Kenya.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: strike3, 10/5/2013 7:10:57 PM     (No. 9552080)

I figured it was the SEALs since only they, the Brits and the Israelis are competent at this sort of thing, BUT, our people should keep their big mouths shut and stop leaking information. Obama is a whore for short term credit but it only hurts our military and intelligence services in the long run.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 10/5/2013 7:22:07 PM     (No. 9552089)

#9, the French and Turks have been involved in similar raids in Somalia...and let´s not forget that Shebab in now in the small towns in Somalia because Western trained Kenyan, Ethiopian, and other African Union troops routed them in Mogadishu (as in Black Hawk down)over the course of the past 6 years...

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Rafter, 10/5/2013 7:29:08 PM     (No. 9552093)

I wouldn´t involve our forces in Kenya and Somalia.

We are overextended.
We should defend our own border instead.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: kayworthy, 10/6/2013 7:26:14 AM     (No. 9552469)

Wait, I thought the sekester and shutdown were crippling our military.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: rustycfc, 10/6/2013 7:57:15 AM     (No. 9552497)

just a diversion from his low #s from here. these raids could have been done much sooner.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: pineledger, 10/6/2013 7:58:44 AM     (No. 9552499)

When is the Times going to start publishing the names and addresses of the SEAL team members. They must be crazy.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: congaree53, 10/6/2013 8:16:43 AM     (No. 9552516)

I must say I prefer this approach to the Bush-neocon approach of trillion dollar nation building quasi wars in failed Muslim countries.


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Reply 16 - Posted by: Distorted, 10/6/2013 8:24:58 AM     (No. 9552526)

The Somali raid most probably was a failure, as it was intended to capture the target else a 200 pounder would have been dropped on the compound avoiding any risk to ground troops.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: oldselzer, 10/6/2013 8:50:24 AM     (No. 9552554)

One wonders if this means that White House will now permit the restoration of NFL games to valiant troops stationed overseas and afloat? How vile Commander-in-Chief and Defense Secretary we have.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: maryc, 10/6/2013 9:19:56 AM     (No. 9552619)

He´s no Commander in Chief. He´s user in chief. He wags the dog by putting our men and women in danger to take the heat off the home front. And his way of retaliating is always to put our bravest in danger, while he himself can´t even get our worst enemies to shake his hand in public They know a coward when they meet one !

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Reply 19 - Posted by: nightvision, 10/6/2013 9:31:48 AM     (No. 9552633)

"...known by his nom de guerre, Abu Anas al-Liby, had a $5 million bounty on his head; his capture at dawn ended a 15-year manhunt."

"Abu Anas al-Liby"...pretty funny when you say it out loud.
I wonder if the reward will go to the SEALS and their families. It should!

BTW, Staff, it´s "derring-do".
(I know...picky, picky!)

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Arby, 10/6/2013 10:04:24 AM     (No. 9552694)

Finally we´ve discovered how to force Fauxbama to fight the terrorists: give him a domestic crisis that is bringing down his poll numbers.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: RancherJack, 10/6/2013 10:29:12 AM     (No. 9552733)

Who says the SEALs did anything? This Administration?

This Administration lies about everything.

"Good Morning," they lied.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 10/6/2013 10:37:10 AM     (No. 9552745)

"Militants"? How sanitary! I am so GD sick of this "New Speak" BS!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: InOhio, 10/6/2013 10:45:45 AM     (No. 9552756)

´Wag the Dog´ Obama!

Warmonger much?

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Reply 24 - Posted by: MissMann, 10/6/2013 10:51:31 AM     (No. 9552765)



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Reply 25 - Posted by: MissMann, 10/6/2013 10:54:28 AM     (No. 9552769)

The team better avoid mass rides on helicopters for awhile, no matter who sets up the transport.

Really wish this stuff would stay quiet--no use poking the bear so publicly. But, like others have said: "when the poll numbers are down..."

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Reply 26 - Posted by: mc squared, 10/6/2013 10:56:33 AM     (No. 9552776)

Aspirin factories are choice targets when the polls are dropping.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: starboard, 10/6/2013 10:57:44 AM     (No. 9552780)

Another aspirin factory mission.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: tobias, 10/6/2013 10:59:28 AM     (No. 9552784)

This is beginning to sound like a poorly written T.V. script. How convenient that it happens just as people are beginning to turn thier rage on the people responsible for the mess we are in, and what great timing. We will be able to hear on the Sunday talk shows all day long about what a brave and wonderful president we have.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: congaree53, 10/6/2013 1:12:52 PM     (No. 9552957)

And right on cue!! Now there is a 5-point swing on Gallup today, Bambi up 2 points in job approval, down 3 in disapproval; up 2 points to 48 approval on Rasmussen.
And just in time for Christmas: a new PPP poll showing GOP in trouble for 2014.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 10/6/2013 7:01:06 PM     (No. 9553293)

Loose Lips Sink Ships (Black Hawk Helicopters).

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Reply 31 - Posted by: peterfleming, 10/6/2013 7:55:01 PM     (No. 9553347)

If this story is not true, does it mean more SEALS may die suddenly to cover up false stories about their raids?
Is there any truth left in government news?
Is the propaganda, press and TV network support so thick that only a few know the truth? With each governmet lie grows false government arguments to prevent the emergence of truth. How can the lies continue with the exponentially growing NEW MEDIA and the endlessly growing technology of open comunication ? It can´t ! Truth is winning out over desperate lying and crime. Benghazi silence is painful truth. Auditing Dr Ben Carson is shocking truth.
Talk radio, more and more on the internet is
detailed, uncensored truth. Computer information is growing at lightening speed as communist prone colleges self destruct.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: nevernaught, 10/6/2013 10:29:25 PM     (No. 9553497)

Another article today states that the Seal raid did not confirm that they killed the Somali leader. Seems someone jumped the gun on this one.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: badrad, 10/7/2013 6:05:50 AM     (No. 9553707)

The democrats illegal wars. This like blackhawk down and Carter´s desert deaths of those going after the Iran hostages risks the lives of mighty expensive special purpose troops.

A drone strike may have been better and a view like Harry Truman that better a million civilian lives than one more American soldier. Can you believe how the democrat party has diminished since Harry Truman? Harry managed to be president of all the people as did JFK, even if he was overly interested in many of the people.

We can start telling political time by Before and after Barry after this nightmare regime passes into history. Luckily the narcissist wants his name in lights more than he wants to force socialism on us or to completely begararize us.

Back to the SEALS--the man Barry Soetoro, Muslim child, communist-mentored teen, socialist foreign student---should not be using them for intrusions onto foreign soil and democrat-style limited wars. Or police actions or anything else for that matter. Let him send Americorp or Acorn or Bill Ayers wannabe anarchists, colleege socialists and lawyers--his kinda peoplepeople.

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Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:52:52 PM     Post Reply
Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?

Ann Coulter takes up ‘Mitt
Romney for President’ chant again

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 7:03:28 PM     Post Reply
Conservative columnist Ann Coulter — who used her talk show platform in the last presidential election cycle to campaign hard for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney — has taken up the mantra once again, calling on Republicans to give the failed White House bidder another shot in 2016. She made the suggestion during a discussion on Sean Hannity’s radio show while speaking of her new book, “Never Trust a Liberal Over 3-Especially a Republican.” Ms. Coulter also addressed the question of Mr. Romney’s shortcomings by saying that his 2012 loss wasn’t entirely his fault. “I think too much blame, not only in this


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