American Aid Worker Describes Her 93 Days Of Hell At The Hands Of Somali Bandits Who Kidnapped Her And The Dramatic Navy SEAL Rescue Mission That Freed Her
” An American aid worker who was kidnapped by Somali bandits and held hostage in the desert for 93 days has spoken for the first time about her terrifying ordeal and the dramatic Navy SEAL rescue mission that brought her home.
Jessica Buchanan was 32-years-old when she was in Somalia teaching children how to avoid landmines with fellow care worker Poul Thisted.
Their car was hijacked by Somali bandits with AK 47′s. One of them was a ten-year-old boy who was draped in ammunition. She was sure she was going to be raped and killed.
On the night she was rescued, when she heard the gunfire, she thought it was a rival Islamic faction come to kidnap her and probably kill her.
At one point, while they were waiting for the helicopters to come, the SEALS think they hear something and ask her to lie down.
Then they gently lie on top of her to shield her from any attack – ready to take a bullet for her, something Jessica says she cannot comprehend.
When the helicopters come and she gets inside, Jessica said she only starts to breathe once they get off the ground. And then one of the SEALS hands her a folded over American flag.
She describes the moment: ‘I just started to cry. At that point in time I have never in my life been so proud and so very happy to be an American.’ “
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“Seven members of an elite U.S. Navy SEAL team, including one who participated in the raid that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, have been reprimanded for disclosing classified material while helping produce a video game, officials said on Thursday.
All seven of the special operations forces who were punished were members of the elite SEAL Team Six, according to CBS News, which first reported the reprimands. CBS said the seven worked for two days this spring and summer as paid consultants on the video game.”
- Seven Navy SEALS reprimanded for giving up classified information to help make a video game (news.nationalpost.com)
- Navy SEALs punished for secrecy breach tied to video game (cbc.ca)
- U.S. Navy SEALS punished for disclosing classified info for Medal of Honor video game (theprovince.com)
- US Navy reprimands seven SEALs for consulting on ‘Medal of Honor’ video game (theverge.com)
- Members of Navy SEAL Team Six disciplined (news.yahoo.com)
As Twitchy reported, the New Black Panthers are in Philadelphia, thuggishly trying to intimidate voters. There are now also reports that they are in Ohio.
Other reports now indicate that former Navy SEALs, perhaps from True the Vote, are on their way to help guard against this voter intimidation.
Fox News seems to be confirming.
” The president has taken credit for killing Osama bin Laden, but has only said he will hold those accountable responsible for the
terrorist attack at Benghazi . “
”The two former Navy SEALs killed in last week’s attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi were not part of Ambassador Chris Stevens’ official security detail but took up arms in an effort to protect the facility when it was overrun by insurgents, U.S. officials tell the Washington Guardian.
They stepped into action, however, when Stevens became separated from the small security detail normally assigned to protect him when he traveled from the more fortified embassy in Tripoli to Benghazi, the officials said.
The two ex-Seals and others engaged in a lengthy firefight with the extremists who attacked the compound, a fight that stretched from the inner area of the consulate to an outside annex and a nearby safe house — a location that the insurgents appeared to know about, the officials said.”
” The controversial super PAC Special Operations for America, led by former Navy SEALs, is set to release a blistering new ad against President Obama Tuesday at the
Republican National Convention.
The ad, titled “Bow to Nobody,” depicts Navy SEALs in combat situations; it then proclaims that they fight so that America will not have to bow to anybody. “
” The killing of Osama bin Laden is an accomplishment mentioned many times by President Obama and his administration. Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod once said the case for a second term could be summed up by saying, “General Motors
is alive and Osama bin Laden is dead.”
But even though the al-Qaida
mastermind is gone, many veterans of U.S. Special Operations are furious over how the Obama administration handled
the matter. “
” It may or may not be a coincidence that film director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal have an October 2012 release date for a movie about the killing of Osama bin Laden.
There is little doubt, however, that the Obama campaign will use it to remind voters that the perpetrator of 9/11 died on Barack Obama’s watch. Those who oppose this self-serving exploitation of the valor of our Navy SEALs can turn it against the Obama campaign with a short and simple response “Obama’s Stolen Valor.” It is in fact short enough to fit on a bumper sticker. ”
Read the whole piece . It is very revealing .
I , Me , Mine … Yada , Yada , Yada
“I say any president, Jimmy Carter, anybody, any president would have, obviously, under those circumstances, done the same thing. And to now take credit for something that any president would do is indicative of take over campaign we’re under — we’re — we’re seeing…So all I can say is that this is going to be a very rough campaign,” McCain told Fox News in an interview set to air Monday night. “And I’ve had the great honor of serving in the company of heroes. And, you know the thing about heroes, they don’t brag.”
“Of course. Even Jimmy Carter would have given that order . “
I think it’s fair to say that any American would have given the order , but how many would have the chutzpah to claim credit for it as if they took some personal risk in doing so ?
Good for the SEALS . More and more people are standing up and shouting “bulls..t ” . All I can say is , ” It’s about time ” .The emperor has no clothes and it is FINALLY starting to be noticed .