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Navy SEAL Killed in US Hostage Rescue

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A US Navy SEAL was killed in Sunday’s rescue mission in Afghanistan that freed an American doctor kidnapped by the Taliban, the White House said.

“Our special operators in Afghanistan rescued an American citizen in a mission that was characteristic of the extraordinary courage, skill and patriotism that our troops show every day,” the White House said in a statement.

“Tragically, we lost one of our special operators in this effort. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, just as we must always honor our troops and military families.”

Dr. Dilip Joseph, the U.S. citizen rescued on Sunday, was abducted on Wednesday in the Sarobi district of Afghanistan’s Kabul province, according to NATO-led forces.

It was not known how the SEAL was killed or if anyone was injured during the rescue mission.

U.S. General John Allen, commander of NATO-led foreign forces in Afghanistan, said he ordered the mission in eastern Afghanistan when intelligence showed that Joseph was “in imminent danger of injury or death.”

“The special operators who conducted this raid knew they were putting their lives on the line to free a fellow American from the enemy’s grip,” Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said in a statement released by the Pentagon.

“They put the safety of another American ahead of their own, as so many of our brave warriors do every day and every night.”

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  1. Bad Brad

    December 10th, 2012

    I WANT A BODY COUNT OF BAD GUYS. WHY DON’T THEY DO THIS ANYMORE. The Seals life was worth more then the idiot doctor.

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  2. serfer62

    December 10th, 2012

    I thought Obumer went to Hawaii

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  3. Plain Jane

    December 10th, 2012

    May the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.

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  4. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    December 10th, 2012

    Bet the White House knew nothing of the operation but is taking the credit after the fact.

    Oh, and the crocodile tears from Obama are really believable.

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  5. jeckelmyhyde

    December 10th, 2012

    My prayers go out to the fallen, his brothers and family and I thank God for giving us these great warriors who sacrifice so much for us.

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  6. Edith McCrotch

    December 10th, 2012

    I didn’t know houses talked.

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  7. Nutjob

    December 10th, 2012

    A red cross/peace corp/ kumbayay singing liberal who wants to save the people of a 3rd world shithole country, versus saving soldiers and embassadors being attacked…..Obamas sending in the troops.

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  8. LizzieBee

    December 10th, 2012

    Seems like Seal Team VI is being taken out in a systematic way. By the enemy of course…

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  9. Machloja

    December 10th, 2012

    And what was the reason of American doctor being in that shithole ?
    Save me that “to help innocent..” crap.

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  10. SgtZim

    December 10th, 2012

    That was my first thought Bad Brad! I bet/hope he sent 40 or 50 of the aholes to hell before he went to heaven. How many Libian “rioters” were killed by the two seals at Bengazi?

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  11. frank p

    December 10th, 2012

    bummer foucking off out in hawaii

    HOW BLACK IS THAT ?!?!?

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