US military raid in Somalia frees American, Dane

Posted by on Jan 25, 2012 at 7:42 am

I guess we can expect to see more of this type of fawning over the SCOAMF trying to show him as a bold man of action.

U.S. Special Forces troops flew into Somalia on a nighttime helicopter raid early Wednesday, freed an American and a Danish hostage and killed nine of the kidnappers in a mission that President Barack Obama said he personally authorized.

The Danish Refugee Council confirmed that the two aid workers, American Jessica Buchanan and Dane Poul Hagen Thisted, were freed and “are on their way to be reunited with their families.”

My real beef with this however is while I applaud them for conducting this type of raid, in light of proposed cuts to the military and the seemingly bull headed, narrow sighted and tunnel visioned vision that this administration has for the future state of our military I am going to be curious if he steps up to take credit when one of these raids goes wrong.

You always plan these sorts of mission to the nth degree but as in human adventures sooner or later something is going to go FUBAR. I worry that this pie in the sky belief that all of our military responses in the future can be handled with Special Forces troops and drones. The flaw in this thinking is that by the very nature of proposed restructuring of our military Special Forces are going to cease being special and instead are going to be put on a path to mass production, If the auto industry which Obama loves has shown us anything it is that anything that is mass produced also has the potential to have defects mass produced also. How do they plan to conduct a recall of Special Forces troops when they realize that they may have not put out the best product?

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