After roasting the bad guys before they even knew what hit them, SEAL Team 6 retrieved kidnapped American hostage Philip Walton to bring him home safely. It’s no wonder that Kim Jong Un is terrified of Mike Pompeo, he’s got the West Africans traumatized too. The elite commandos dropped in on some Nigerians to say trick-or-treat early this morning.
SEAls bring hostage home safe
The pentagon issued a series of statements Saturday morning confirming that 27-year-old American hostage Philip Walton has been rescued from his Nigerian captives by SEAL Team 6 in a daring pre-dawn raid.
According to officials, “the elite commandos jumped out of a U.S. Air Force transport plane a few miles from the target.” They killed “a number of his captors” without suffering any injuries themselves.
Last week, Walton was captured and held hostage by armed men from his home in the neighboring country of Niger. Officials were quick to credit their operational partners for helping to make the mission a total success.
They had help from other military services and the intelligence community too. “It was an extraordinary team effort with different parts of the joint force making this happen.”
SEAL Team 6 is the unit responsible for West Africa so they were the obvious choice for the operation. “U.S. forces conducted a hostage rescue operation during the early hours of 31 October in Northern Nigeria” to recover an American citizen, confirms chief Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman.
“No U.S military personnel were injured during the operation. We appreciate the support of our international partners in conducting this operation.”
Pompeo takes it personally
Mike Pompeo made it clear to all terrorists who want to intimidate Americans to think twice because his State Department takes it personally. He’s firmly promised “to safely return all American citizens taken captive” anywhere on the planet.
“We delivered on that commitment late last night in Nigeria, where some of our bravest and most skilled warriors rescued a U.S. citizen after a group of armed men took him hostage across the border in Niger.”
“Thanks to the extraordinary courage and capabilities of our military, the support of our intelligence professionals, and our diplomatic efforts, the hostage will be reunited with his family.”
President Donald Trump seconded that opinion from the stage at a rally in Pennsylvania. “The kidnappers wished they had never done it. We got our American citizen, we got our young man back, but the other side suffered gravely.”
Earlier, Trump praised the “brave warriors,” who conducted the hostage rescue operation tweeting, “our nation salutes the courageous soldiers behind the daring nighttime rescue operation.”
He added, the operation was a “big win” for the elite force. Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters, the decision to launch the operation was “tough,” but that the president prioritizes “the safety of American citizens.” The hard part was “A lot of keeping things quiet until that moment when you get the go-ahead, and I was talking to some of our soldiers and they said to me, ‘We pray to get the green light.'”