Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Friday, June 27, 2003

Good story about some of the SEAL operations in Iraq.

Dodging a web of high-voltage power lines, Air Force special-operations helicopters hovered over the hydroelectric dam, 57 miles northeast of Baghdad, as crewmen kicked thick ropes out the doors.

Under a moonless April night, dark figures quickly rappelled to the ground.

Several dozen Navy SEALs and Polish Grom commandos split into small groups and sprinted to predetermined locations on Mukarayin Dam, an adjacent power station and several buildings.

Within minutes, they located and held the dam's watchmen and power-plant operators, but it would take hours to search the massive structure for explosives and potential saboteurs.

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