Navy Seals Execute Daring Rescue Of American Hostage Held By Somalis As President Gave State Of The Union
While President Obama spoke strongly about strengthening America, our military, and the killing of Osama bin Laden during his State of the Union Address on Tuesday night, a daring rescue of two hostages was underway in Somalia by Navy Seals. The President gave the order to carry out the rescue on Monday and the Seals completed their mission early Wednesday.
According to witnesses, eight of the captors were killed and according to the Department of Defense, no American soldiers were wounded or killed. It was a perfectly executed raid that saved the lives of an American aid worker as well as a Danish aid worker.
As it turns out, the operation was executed by members of Seal Team Six, the same Seal team responsible for the successful killing of bin Laden last year.
President Obama spoke about the mission on Wednesday:
“The United States will not tolerate the abduction of our people, and will spare no effort to secure the safety of our citizens and to bring their captors to justice. This is yet another message to the world that the United States of America will stand strongly against any threats to our people.”
You have to admire the coolness that President Obama exuded during the State of The Union Address. As he spoke, President Obama knew that this operation was being carried out. It speaks volumes about his confidence in our military and once again demonstrates the calmness under pressure that President Obama is known for.