Published on October 9th, 2013 | by Chris Hagerman

FOX News On SEAL Raid Somalia

Fox News host Brian Kilmeade suggested on Tuesday that the Navy SEALs were wrong to abort a mission on an Al-Shabaab camp in Somalia this past weekend just because there were children in the area.

Supposedly the raid was foiled by a lone terrorist who came outside to smoke a cigarette.  Pretending not to see the SEALs, the terrorist returned indoors and moments later came out shooting his AK-47 alerting others in the area.  The element of surprise gone, bad guys swarming from everywhere, the SEALs made the decision to pull out.

About the Author

Chris is a former U.S. Navy SEAL, 18-Delta Combat Medic, and SEAL Sniper. His career included tours with SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team Two and SEAL Team Two in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. You can follow him on Twitter @Chris_Hagerman.


6 comments
wlfa006
wlfa006

thar s fox news folks

OndroRajkovic
OndroRajkovic

I really can't believe what I've heard from these folks. Their arguments really suck. If the intel is correct and the assault team aborted the mission because of children on the objective and because of the unexpected level of resistance then it was a good call. To even suggest that: "Well, the Al-Shabaab killed and wounded children in Westgate Mall in Kenya last month during their attack. So why our SOF assault team can't continue its mission even if they are children on the objective?" This argument is so sick. Our troops don't target civilians because they are soldiers and professionals, not terrorists.

BelligerantPirate
BelligerantPirate

this shouldnt even be in the news... some people just cant keep their mouths shut

CliffDoucet
CliffDoucet

Easy for Fuck heads to say sitting in there safe cozy office. With this sorry excuse for a President and his administration of retards, if they would have went in and accidentally killed a kid, and the media would have got a hold of it, or the international community. The President would have pressed charges on them. They aborted the mission because good men with morals did not want to risk taking the innocent lives of children. If they would have succeded then the President would have hailed himself the almighty savior and defender of America on the war on terrorism. Damned if they do and damned if they don't.

decktechonthe1047
decktechonthe1047

Correct me if I am wrong.  Duty, Country, Honor.

I doubt the HVT will be getting much sleep in the days to come.

Muskrat
Muskrat

I can't believe some MSM safe at home has the gall to second guess the Navy's finest!

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