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US Raid on ISIS in Syria

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YankeeFan, May 16, 2015.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Delta Force goes in and takes out a top ISIS leader.

    No injuries or casualties reported among our troops. At least a dozen dead ISIS fighters:

    Abu Sayyaf, key ISIS figure in Syria, killed in U.S. raid - CNN.com

    Sounds like a great job by our military, but I suppose we'll need to wait a few years for Seymour Hersh to tell us the real story.

    I do worry about the media getting out ahead of the story. NBC's Jim Miklaszewski just described "hand to hand" combat.

    There's no way Miklaszewski has talked to anyone who participated in the raid, and we now how excited some get when describing these operations, which often leads to exaggeration.
  2. Donnie in his element

    Donnie in his element Well-Known Member

    Good points.

    Sounds like a fluid situation.
  3. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    The war on terror is over now.
  4. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    " ... dozen tangoes ... "

  5. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Call the airports before your flights.
  6. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    12 ISIS dead, zero our side. Let's figure out what we can bitch about.
  7. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Who's bitching?

    Sounds like it was a great job.

    Just think the media might want to slow down a bit. Their breathless reporting of hand-to-hand combat, based on what are second hand sources at best, in the hours after the raid are unnecessary, and often prove to be overblown.

    There's just no way they know all the details of this raid yet. This has been proven true countless times. I know that. You know that. They know that. Yet, they try and race each other to provide "insider details", as if they are facts.
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  8. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Was Jessica Lynch there for this?
  9. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    The problem is that too many in this administration and Pentagon release details that shouldn't be told. Every time I read about one of these missions, crap is spewed which seems like it will only make the next mission that much more difficult. And, that will eventually cause US combat casualties.
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  10. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    "At the Pentagon, top officers fumed at Brennan's blow-by-blow description of how the SEALs operated; they believed that the former CIA officer had given away operational secrets never shared outside the tribe. (In fact, it appears no real secrets were divulged.) No one was angrier than Mullen himself, who still fumed about that news conference nearly a year later…

    "By Wednesday of that week, Gates went to see Donilon, offering up a barbed assessment of how the White House had handled the aftermath of the raid.

    "'I have a new strategic communications approach to recommend,' Gates said in his trademark droll tones, according to an account later provided by his colleagues.

    "What was that, Donilon asked?

    "'Shut the f@*k up,' the defense secretary said."

    Secretary Gates's STFU Policy - ABC News
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  11. SnarkShark

    SnarkShark Well-Known Member

    Pretty funny. Walked right into that one.
  12. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    This. You'd think we'd have all learned by now that our military's initial reports to the media with these things shouldn't necessarily be taken at face value--they've been caught embellishing (and, in some cases, outright fabricating) far too many times to have that kind of unquestioned credibility.
    Last edited: May 16, 2015
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