Official: Navy SEAL Team That Freed Hostages Also Killed Bin Laden

An American military helicopter raid into Somalia has freed an American and a Dane who were held hostage by pirates since October.

A U.S. official says the Navy SEAL team who freed the hostages was the same that killed Osama bin Laden.

The overnight raid by at least two U.S. helicopters resulted in a shootout that killed 9 Somalian pirates in Mogadishu, Somalia and ended with the freeing of the two hostages.

According to Western officials, Dane Poul Hagan Thisted and American Jessica Buchanan, had been working with a demining unit of the Danish Refugee Council when they were taken hostage in October.

Both were found in good condition and neither were injured during the raid. Buchanan is said to be from Virginia.


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  • by laura Location: greenville on Jan 27, 2012 at 11:31 AM
    Loves these guys!
  • by Frank Sinatra Location: Heaven on Jan 26, 2012 at 12:33 AM
    As a person who has served and served within the special operations community I can tell you the White House did nothing more than give the OK. You are given basic parameters and resourses. It is up to the team leader to prepare the Op Order and then it is approved or not. The White House does nothing more than say Go or No Go. They usually stay at arms length until its over so they can say we knew nothing or it was our plan all along. Its where the rubber meets the road that counts not someone thousands of miles away.
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      by Teresa on Jan 26, 2012 at 04:37 AM in reply to Frank Sinatra
      Well Mr Frank without the ok from the president the people would not be free. The seals did their job and the president did his. If he had waited on that republican, sorry congress we would be still at square one. So good call President Obama and well done Seal team!
  • by Conservative Location: Washington on Jan 25, 2012 at 03:12 PM
    I can promise you Obama had nothing to do with this! If it was up to him he would have sent a letter asking the pirates to play nice and fair.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 25, 2012 at 06:34 PM in reply to Conservative
      I heard that on Fox News. Ummm Isn't he the Commander in Chief? Maybe Newt and Mitt had something to do with it....naw it was Bush!
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      by repost hahah In case you missed it on Jan 25, 2012 at 06:41 PM in reply to Conservative
      No different then the credit given to Bush for killing sadam. Let it be. Sadam was killed on Bush watch so he should get the credit and Bin Laden was killed on Obama watch and he should get the credit. I didnt see push in any of the photos when they caught Sadam.
  • by GO OBAMA on Jan 25, 2012 at 01:49 PM
    "Walk Softly But Carry A Big Stick" - Teddy Roosevelt "I am not against war, I am against stupid war" - Barack Obama Finally we've returned to a Commander-­In-Chief who knows what "judicious­ly" and "responsib­ly" mean where the deployment of our military is concerned!­!!! Obama is 3 for 3 with ZERO U.S casualties (OBL raid, Libya, and now the Somalia raid),
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      by Anonymous on Jan 26, 2012 at 09:30 AM in reply to GO OBAMA
      DUDE! horrible analogy. Obama DOES NOT carry a big stick. He barely waves a pencil at terrorist states. He made well timed precision insertions at key political turning points. Coincidence-doubt it. We knew where Bin Laden all along was but he was an excuse to continue to propagate war in Afganistan. Bush would have eventualy pulled the pin if he was still in office.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 25, 2012 at 01:48 PM
    THIS is the way our Gov needs to take care of Internatio­nal matters---­not by invading their countries.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 25, 2012 at 09:03 AM
    can you say "Wag the Dog"
  • by Abbott Location: VA on Jan 25, 2012 at 08:54 AM
    So these people were clearing land mines in Somalia when they were kidnapped? I say let the Somalis have them, don't risk Navy Seals lives for stupid people.
  • by Citizen Location: Greenville on Jan 25, 2012 at 06:30 AM
    Funny, to hear him speak, I thought it was Obama that personally rescued the hostages and killed bin Laden... Hmm...
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      by WOW on Jan 25, 2012 at 07:41 AM in reply to Citizen
      He wants you to think that. That way you'll vote to re-elect him. I, however, am not fooled.
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        by Anonymous on Jan 25, 2012 at 11:33 AM in reply to WOW
        Amazing intellect, WOW and Citizen are astounding!! I wonder if they can predict when their inbreeding started.
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          by Anonymous on Jan 25, 2012 at 03:28 PM in reply to
          What is their malfunction? stupidity or just ignorance?
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        by Anonymous on Jan 25, 2012 at 03:38 PM in reply to WOW
        Well, you were not fooled, you ARE a FOOL.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 25, 2012 at 01:50 PM in reply to Citizen
      When the President does not need the approval of the baggers in congress, he gets things done. It would be an entirely different story if he had to consult those republican­s first.
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      by Citizen or Traitor? on Jan 25, 2012 at 03:26 PM in reply to Citizen
      If either had went wrong, YOU would be pointing fingers and blame at President Obama. If it goes right, you ignore him WTF?
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      by hahah on Jan 25, 2012 at 04:09 PM in reply to Citizen
      No different then the credit given to Bush for killing sadam. Let it be. Sadam was killed on Bush watch so he should get the credit and Bin Laden was killed on Obama watch and he should get the credit. I didnt see push in any of the photos when they caught Sadam
  • by Dumb Liberals on Jan 25, 2012 at 06:29 AM
    Why stupid liberal americans go to barbaric countries like this beyond idiotic.These places are worse than walking down the wrong streets at night in greenville.Those people have no conscience or a soul.They could care less about your life or your families.To bad stupid pitiful liberals like this will never get it.
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      by Pirate on Jan 25, 2012 at 06:36 AM in reply to Dumb Liberals
      Yes, it very unfortunate there are people out there (dumb liberals as you call them) who try to help others even at their own risk. Kind of like the military now that I think about it. Weird.
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        by Anon on Jan 25, 2012 at 01:14 PM in reply to Pirate
        I have siblings and many, many friends who are enlisted and officers is all branches of the military from Afghanistan to the pentagon. Guess what, EVERY ONE of them is voting for anybody BUT Obama. He gets no credit for this, it was the Seals and the commanders who did the work, if he wants credit, he needs to go to Somalia himself. Oh, sorry, that is not the democrats way, they ALWAYS take credit where it IS NOT DUE!!
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          by Anonymous on Jan 25, 2012 at 03:33 PM in reply to Anon
          You could have fooled me, just ask some of the ones that are home from Iraq, and their families.
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          by Anon on Jan 25, 2012 at 04:09 PM in reply to Anon
          @ anonymous @6:33 - I already have asked many returning home from Iraq and they are voting for anybody but Obama - just like every other intelligent american.
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          by Ofiicer on Jan 25, 2012 at 04:14 PM in reply to Anon
          I am an officer in the military and have serve my country for more than 21 years. I will be voting for Obama and some of my fellow soldiers will too. I dont know why you think everyone in the military will not vote for Obama. Remember it was Bush and not Obama that sent us to two wars in the first place. Personally from my experience in dealing with every day life in the military I think its a good chance that most of the military will be voting for Obama, especially those who have served in Iraq.
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          by on the contrary. on Jan 25, 2012 at 06:48 PM in reply to Anon
          I think you are just full of hockey puck. I have family in the military and have not heard any of them speak ill of this President, if your many friends are doing as you say, they are Traitors to the oath of the United States of America.
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          by Anonymous on Jan 25, 2012 at 06:50 PM in reply to Anon
          I like the way Bush dragged Sadam out of that hole. Oh, he was doing hand to hand with Jack Daniels.
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      by Smarty on Jan 25, 2012 at 07:08 AM in reply to Dumb Liberals
      What a disgusting comment. So, clearing landmines is truely a liberal cause. Maybe liberals are actually doing things that make the world a better place. Oh yeah, most liberals are educated enough to know the difference between "to" and "too".
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        by bs on Jan 25, 2012 at 09:23 AM in reply to Smarty
        rest assurred these civilians dont have a clue how to dis-arm a land mine and where not there for that.
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      by Donna on Jan 25, 2012 at 08:24 AM in reply to Dumb Liberals
      These "stupid Liberl Americans" don't think only of themselves unlike you.
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        by bs on Jan 25, 2012 at 09:20 AM in reply to Donna
        they didnt have to go into a country full of genocide to help others, there are plenty in the states that need help. you see what being a "stupid liberal" got them- kidnapped and rescued by a group of gun totin americans (likely republicans) that had to kill half a squad of pirates to free them.
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          by Rapunzel on Jan 25, 2012 at 09:56 AM in reply to bs
          Oh "bs" you are my hero. You are such a manly man. You just put those dumb old liberals in their place. Better yet, let's just exterminate those liberal vermin like my other heros, Himmler and Hitler.
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          by Nobody but Obama on Jan 25, 2012 at 01:59 PM in reply to bs
          Thanks once again, Mr. President, and awesome job ST6!!
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Jan 25, 2012 at 10:17 AM in reply to Dumb Liberals
      Libterd; The Libterd spreads guilt complexes by invoking flaky sociological theories with no basis in reality. If you're not sure whether someone is a Libterd, politely disagree and see if he calls you a racist. Libterds can also be identified by their hatred of the West, their liberal accent, and the overpowering stench of white guilt. Ignore anyone who uses terms like 'power structures,' 'patriarchy,' 'privilege,' and 'oppression.' They're probably a Libterd. Examples, Lavon, Barlow and Data Man, and...votto...
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        by Anonymous on Jan 25, 2012 at 11:28 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
        Go stand i the corner with "bs", both of you deserve each other.
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        by James on Jan 25, 2012 at 01:51 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
        These SEAL teams must be new otherwise OBL would have been captured/c­ontained under Bush II, right?
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        by Anonymous on Jan 25, 2012 at 01:57 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
        You, Snake Oil, are a cynic of the worst kind... one without intelligen­ce. Go back to facebook and write a little essay about these 2 hostages and what it means for them to be freed from their captors...Then Don't Come Back Here...
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      by Can you read??? on Jan 25, 2012 at 01:55 PM in reply to Dumb Liberals
      Knowing someone who is engaged in exactly this type of work. I suspect, based upon her personalit­y, the drive to help is deeper than the concern for themselves­. Good Samaritans­. People who are mentally geared toward stopping human suffering, wherever it is encountere­d, than their own personal safety.
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      by GO OBAMA on Jan 25, 2012 at 01:58 PM in reply to Dumb Liberals
      PRESIDENT Obama walks softly and carries a BIIIIIIIIG Stick with that Baaad.....­Navy Seal Team Six!!
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      by Anonymous on Jan 25, 2012 at 03:39 PM in reply to Dumb Liberals
      Next time you need the assistance from a Firefighter or Policeman, think about your idiotic post.
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      by Dumb Liberals on Jan 25, 2012 at 04:42 PM in reply to Dumb Liberals
      I personally dont give a flip who agrees or disagrees with me.The bottom line is if these people were republicans that were doing this job making major bucks(that is hidding in this report)the messiah would have never gave the go ahead.Can I hear the words votes?This is a fact that some need to face!
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        by Kim. on Jan 25, 2012 at 06:53 PM in reply to Dumb Liberals
        And who were you calling Dumb? Cocaine is a very addictive drug.
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        by Clown Patrol on Jan 25, 2012 at 06:57 PM in reply to Dumb Liberals
        Ha Ha, Snake Oil, This idiot is one of yours, are you proud of him? The Clown Show in a Trailer Park (w/a pick-em-up truck).
  • by citizen Location: beaufort county on Jan 25, 2012 at 06:24 AM
    what a great job by our military.this just shows again that not doing things the bush or republican way is a great alternative.there way would have been to invade,blowup,replace the government then rebuild it using there republican chums with halliburton,oh of course this causes less unemployment and him look good and his chums rich,all of which we pay for.great job president obama.hey bush i want all my tax dollars you lied about and spent back.
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      by bs on Jan 25, 2012 at 09:10 AM in reply to citizen
      its a shame to see a citizen so confused. bush was not going after two hostages. they where going after a military size group of insurgents. the two do not compare.
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        by Anonymous on Jan 25, 2012 at 11:19 AM in reply to bs
        Republicans/Teafarters would have said "LET EM DIE".
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        by Back onthe Air on Jan 25, 2012 at 01:53 PM in reply to bs
        Remember back in the early days of this decade, when a small flood of military experts were saying that the way to deal with AQ was through a combinatio­n of espionage and small-scal­e, focused covert operations­, not through major military invasions? And remember how Bush administra­tion representa­tives blanketed the airwaves scoffing at this advice? Their favorite means of dismissing the people who actually knew what they were talking about was, "Apparentl­y he thinks we can just send in the police to put handcuffs on them." Remember all the arrogant swaggering Bush did for the cameras, before his incompeten­ce caught up with him? It's good to have a president now who listens to the experts. Obama 2012
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          by LOL on Jan 25, 2012 at 04:13 PM in reply to Back onthe Air
          If he "listened to the experts" our military would still be in Iraq. As usual, he did exactly what they recommended against now things get worse and worse in Iraq on a daily basis.
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      by m on Jan 25, 2012 at 01:26 PM in reply to citizen
      Now send these idiots a bill for the rescue. We have enough problems here in the US. If you want to do good start here at HOME. Let's get our own house straight before we save the rest of the world.
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