posted on Jan, 19 2013 @ 09:04 PM
Glad its over. Unfortunate to hear about the loss of life caused by this hostage situation. Although, I don't fault the Algerians for taking the
intiative and assaulting the terrorists first and foremost. From what I heard, this was a large complex, and a very difficult operation that would
have been diffcult for whomever was involved. Hindsight is 20/20.
I am not one to play the my special forces are better than yours. It is really pointless. Each of them have their particular strengths and weaknesses.
Any way you look at it, special forces operations are inherently dangerous not only for the operators involved, but any civilians as well. Anybody
recall Breslan and the Moscow Theater incidents which was conducted by Russian Spetnz, Operation Eagle Claw which involved Delta Force Operators,
Operation Urgent Fury during the invasion of Grenada which involved Navy Seals and Army Rangers, or how about the journalist that died in Afghanistan
a few years ago during a hostage rescue.
The work is difficult, and the special forces are the cream of the crop. Although, they are still human like the rest of us. Let not forget that. On
another note, perhaps, pride and ego got in the way of the Algerian goverment from seeking outside consultation and assistance from foreign
countries? It was a difficult operation! That is all I can say about it.
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