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(WTKR)   Member of SEAL Team 6 killed in operation to rescue American doctor in Afghanistan   (wtkr.com) divider line 12
    More: Sad, SEAL Team, Afghanistan, Americans, United States Special Operations Forces, American doctor, Morningstar, U.S. Defense Secretary, Leon Panetta  
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2012-12-10 03:14:29 AM
6 votes:
I think I liked it better when the average person didn't know about SEAL teams and one dying wouldn't even be on the radar.
2012-12-10 04:39:38 AM
4 votes:

publikenemy: You have to wonder what the rest of that soldiers team is thinking. Sure the mission was successful, but was the docs life worth more than the soldiers? I know that they know what they are getting into, but human nature would leave those guys pondering whether or not it was worth it IMO


You don't read enough.

The mentality of special forces isn't like WWI Draftees sent to the trenches. They work really hard to get the job. They work harder for the chance to get shot to death than most people would ever work to avoid it. They train and train and train for missions like this. It's their whole life. The specifics of the missions don't matter so much, nor do the politics. It's the challenge they're after. And, sometimes, the bear gets you. That's just how these things happen.
2012-12-10 05:38:53 AM
3 votes:
Man, it's sad that it has come to this. An elite member of the US military dies in action trying to save a Doctor that volunteers to help people in that hell hole of a a country from kidnappers, and most of the responses in the thread are indifferent or hostile to the SEAL.

Out of curiosity, what could a SEAL team do to earn the approval of Fark?
2012-12-10 02:54:20 PM
1 votes:

devilhunterx: And the world became better by 1


devilhunterx, I think it's great you're into living in Pakistan, and wanting to work in the U.S. even though you hate it. Good luck getting through customs.

Nothing to see here, folks.
2012-12-10 09:57:01 AM
1 votes:

doglover: publikenemy: You have to wonder what the rest of that soldiers team is thinking. Sure the mission was successful, but was the docs life worth more than the soldiers? I know that they know what they are getting into, but human nature would leave those guys pondering whether or not it was worth it IMO

You don't read enough.

The mentality of special forces isn't like WWI Draftees sent to the trenches. They work really hard to get the job. They work harder for the chance to get shot to death than most people would ever work to avoid it. They train and train and train for missions like this. It's their whole life. The specifics of the missions don't matter so much, nor do the politics. It's the challenge they're after. And, sometimes, the bear gets you. That's just how these things happen.


You are correct, Sir.
2012-12-10 07:07:39 AM
1 votes:

doglover: publikenemy: You have to wonder what the rest of that soldiers team is thinking. Sure the mission was successful, but was the docs life worth more than the soldiers? I know that they know what they are getting into, but human nature would leave those guys pondering whether or not it was worth it IMO

You don't read enough.

The mentality of special forces isn't like WWI Draftees sent to the trenches. They work really hard to get the job. They work harder for the chance to get shot to death than most people would ever work to avoid it. They train and train and train for missions like this. It's their whole life. The specifics of the missions don't matter so much, nor do the politics. It's the challenge they're after. And, sometimes, the bear gets you. That's just how these things happen.


Totally agree with this, well said. I knew career enlisted Marines who were like this, I cant imagine what the guys who were even a further generation removed and conditioned with the training they choose to go through would be like.

While I would imagine after retiring out of the service and reflecting on what they did and after they reintegrate into civilian life and deprogram, some of them probably do have the feelings mentioned, regret what they did, feel bad for killing people on their missions or what have you. But I would also be willing to argue that the majority of them who are going on these strikes are in the zone as it is possible to be and aren't reflecting on it in the same way civilians would
2012-12-10 03:34:35 AM
1 votes:
Shouldn't there also be newsflashes every time an Afghani soldier dies? They have families too. Even an article that interview the people who live nearby, to discuss how they feel with this sort of violence affecting their school aged children would be nice. They are probably thanking everyone involved for helping them make insurance claims and the polite helicopter pilots flying in stealth mode so nobody would lose sleep. The local parents must appreciate the great example being set for the youngsters, who obviously feel safe and protected by the SEALs. I'm sure that the schools the coalition forces are building will teach those kids the literacy levels they need to also fly helicopters and run businesses that supply armies and offer logistics, just like coalition children are learning in their countries. But all the news about Afghanistan is depressing. By newsflashing the deaths of American soldiers, we might get the impression that war is horrible or something.
2012-12-10 03:20:26 AM
1 votes:
Based on the organization's name they serve Lucifer?
I can't imagine having the guts to travel to one of these countries to do things that put me directly in harm's way, without extreme security and other precautionary measures. 
Good for them, but damn, that's just reckless.
2012-12-10 03:17:46 AM
1 votes:

lewismarktwo: I think I liked it better when the average person didn't know about SEAL teams and one dying wouldn't even be on the radar.


I would wager this guy died doing nothing similar to what we're hearing.
2012-12-10 02:56:12 AM
1 votes:
Dr. Dilip Joseph was freed 11 hours after his captors released two other kidnapped staffers of his nonprofit agency

So the operation was unnecessary?

Thanks, Obamacare!
2012-12-10 01:52:40 AM
1 votes:

shower_in_my_socks: Bin Laden: So some Afghani motherf*ckers had better security than me? WTF?

/RIP


To be fair, Bin Laden wasn't in a fortress, he was in a hidden compound. His "security" was obscurity.
2012-12-10 12:59:38 AM
1 votes:
I always thought operators were just supposed to answer the phone.
 
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