As I reported earlier yesterday, Luke Somers ended up being killed. the first report (AP) called it wrong, saying that he was rescued by Yemeni soldiers, with Reuters reporting minutes later that he was killed. Now the full report is here.
A US Navy Seal team was dispatched to rescue the hostage, and were only seconds away from securing him from his islamonazi captors, but ended up being shot to death. Sad ending, and kudos to the Navy Seals’ efforts, but it does indeed highlight the extreme difficulty in rescuing these hostages.
NOTE: My advice, don’t travel to these hot spot areas, regardless of your profession.
UPDATE: This angers me to no end:
US commanders appealed for the terrorists to surrender, as an official explained: ‘They called on the kidnappers to give themselves up because they were surrounded on all sides. ‘But the kidnappers immediately killed two hostages, which prompted the forces to open fire on the kidnappers. They tried to give first aid to the hostages but they had lost their lives.’
So if this turns out to be the case, that they did not charge into the buildings with guns blazing, but hesitated for a few moments in order for the islamonazis to give themselves up, then that changes things. This is a direct result of the Obama doctrine in treating terrorists as criminals and not the terrorist Islamo-cockroach scum that they are.
UK-born hostage Luke Somers shot dead by his Al Qaeda captors during rescue bid by US Navy SEALs was ‘seconds from safety’
A team of 20 US Navy SEALs (left, file image) watched the terrorist’s compound for 24 hours to fine tune their plans before carrying out the raid, but UK-born Luke Somers (far right) and South African Pierre Korkie were killed. The pair were taken to a V-22 Osprey aircraft (centre, top) after being wounded and flown back to the USS Makin Island (bottom), which was moored nearby. However both of them were pronounced dead on arrival.