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SEALs Abandoned Somalia Raid Since Target Was Surrounded by Children

The target, “Ikrima,” was the mastermind behind the Kenya shopping mall attack.
U.S. Navy SEALs walking toward an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter. It appears that their raid on a terrorist compound in Somalia was scrapped when they saw children present there.

U.S. Navy SEALs walking toward an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter. It appears that their raid on a terrorist compound in Somalia was scrapped when they saw children present there.
Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Derek Kuhn

Is it possible that political correctness is now guiding military strategy? According to Fox News, U.S. Navy SEALS from SEAL Team Six were ordered to abandon their targeted operation against a top al-Shabaab commander in Barawe, Somalia, ending a fierce firefight at his seaside compound when they saw that there were children present and realized they could not capture their target without hurting the little ones.

As details were emerging about the Friday night raid that was intended to capture Abdikadir Mohamed Abdikadir, aka “Ikrima,” a Kenyan of Somali origin. Pentagon press secretary George Little said in a statement Monday, the military personnel “conducted the operation with unparalleled precision.”

That means that as soon as they realized they were going to incur the wrath of the politically correct troops in the west for cutting through children to reach their target, they dropped their equipment and fled.

Military sources told Fox News that the military gear that was left behind, and was then photographed and tweeted lavishly by al Shabaab, was typical of the gear used by the SEALs and left little doubt that the Americans left the place in a hurry.

Al Shabaab is the Somali terrorist group that executed last month’s Kenya mall attack that killed more than 60 people, including many children. Apparently, the same rules don’t apply to their own children, who must never be harmed by Western forces.

Matt Bryden, director of Nairobi-based think tank Sahan research, told NPR that the Nairobi mall demonstrated a “dangerous convergence of al-Shabab, al-Hijra and the old al-Qaida East Africa networks,” which may lay a foundation for future cooperative attacks in East Africa.

A leaked Kenyan intelligence report confirms that Ikrima was plotting “multiple attacks” inside Kenya, “sanctioned by al-Qaida” in Pakistan, and “involving financial and logistical support from South African operatives.”

He just has to make sure to bring along the kids, and his success is certain.

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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5 Responses to “SEALs Abandoned Somalia Raid Since Target Was Surrounded by Children”

  1. How considerate…however; weren't children and women present with Osama in his compound? Does our government realize that this is war???? and war always has collateral damage…how many Israeli kids have died because of terrorism? Muslims do not care…why should we????

  2. Spoken like a true gusano, Juan!

  3. Spoken like a true gusano, Juan!

  4. They use children and women for shields, now can see the difficulties the IDF had in Gaza and is the US had attacked in Syria, the Syrian put complete families in stategic places for shields, they now our Achilles heel.

  5. They use children and women for shields, now can see the difficulties the IDF had in Gaza and is the US had attacked in Syria, the Syrian put complete families in stategic places for shields, they now our Achilles heel.

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