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2017-10-20 Africa Subsaharan
A timeline of the White House after the Niger raid (Video)
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Posted by Besoeker 2017-10-20 10:02|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [428 views ]  Top
 File under: Islamic State 

#1 SOF (Special Opns Forces) fighting terrorism are stretched thin in that LOC (location) and elsewhere in Africa. Not enough drone/intelligence coverage, not enough dedicated CAS (Close Air Support, not enough QRF (Quick Reaction Force). SOF MTT's (Mobile Training Teams) have been deploying to that VIC (vicinity) for decades with numerically few incidents.

I had read that the Niger patrol was 'no different than the past 25-30 patrols in the same VIC.

No intent to 'arm chair QB' but it was likely an 'Extortion 17' type of ambush event. The old definition of insanity.... "do the same thing over and over again and expect different results" does not apply. You could very easily get more.... 'different results' than you can handle. Not to be overly simplistic or callous, but it's a very dangerous business in a very dangerous environment. Tribal meeting went on longer than anticipated? Bad juju.

Now 40 years ago (as of 4 May 2018), one of the most successful counter-terr, vertical insertion operations in history was launched. The Battle of Cassinga. Modeled after the Son Tay and Entebbe raids, this is how it is done correctly. But there will very likely be friendly casualties. Drone zapping "eaches" won't get it! You need forces on the ground to engage and kill the enemy in large numbers.

The leftest media hype is just more political rubbish and kak slinging. More Americans were killed on the south side of Chicago last month than in all of Africa this year. As with Cassinga, win or lose, the liberal, disgusting press (read that CNN) will still find fault. Just my penny farthings worth.
Posted by Besoeker 2017-10-20 10:17||   2017-10-20 10:17|| Front Page Top

#2 So CNN has already published more about this ambush than the Benghazi attack

Democrat Stenographers
Posted by Frank G 2017-10-20 10:42||   2017-10-20 10:42|| Front Page Top

#3 explain how about 50 ISIS-affiliated fighters were able to ambush a 12-man Green Beret-led team

Simple enough, embedded locals leak.
Posted by Skidmark 2017-10-20 14:41||   2017-10-20 14:41|| Front Page Top

#4 Shooting didn't start until the team went to their vehicles to depart the meeting. Locals in one location, team in another. That should tell everyone something.
Posted by Besoeker 2017-10-20 17:16||   2017-10-20 17:16|| Front Page Top

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