Theodore's World: We Be Kickin' Islamic Butt In Somalia ~ America Does NOT Forget

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January 09, 2007

We Be Kickin' Islamic Butt In Somalia ~ America Does NOT Forget

The AC-130U is armed with a 25mm Gatling-gun (capable of firing 1800 rounds per minute), a single-barrel, rapid-fire 40mm Bofors cannon, and a 105mm Howitzer. The AC-130U replaced the two 20mm cannon used on the AC-130H with one trainable 25mm cannon while retaining the other weapons. The AC-130U employs the latest technologies and can attack two targets simultaneously.

U.S. Gunship fires on al-Qaeda Leader and Operative in Somalia
An AC-130 fires on wanted al-Qaeda leader and a ringeader of the 1998 U.S. Embasy bombings in Kenya & Tanzania

The United States forces of Combine Joint Task Force Horn of Africa based out of Djibouti have actively weighed in on the fighting in Somalia. CBS News reports an AC-130 gunship has struck at al-Qaeda's command cell in Somalia.

The gunship flew from its base in Dijibouti down to the southern tip of Somalia, Martin reports, where the al Qaeda operatives had fled after being chased out of the capital of Mogadishu by Ethiopian troops backed by the United States.

The AC-130 gunship is capable of firing thousands of rounds per second...

The targets were described as "the senior al Qaeda leader in East Africa and an al Qaeda operative wanted for his involvement in the 1998 bombings of two American embassies in Africa." Abu Taha al-Sudani (or Tariq Abdullah) is al-Qaeda's leader in East Africa, and Fazul Abdullah Mohammed and Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan are the two wanted operatives in the embassy bombings.

Rest of story HERE

Wild Thing's comment......

How'd you like to see that coming at you in the dark of night where these scum hide? They deserve it and more, these vile beings from hell that dragged the bodies of our soldiers through their streets. It was the Clinton administration that refused to allow either armor or an AC130 strike as our Rangers were being butchered.

It's good to know they're being used, and dead Al Queda are always a good thing. We lost a lot of good men that day. And it was one of the things that convinced Bin Laden that he could strike the US with no repercussios.

Unleash the military! Let them do what they do better than anyone in the world!! Most excellent! BRAVO!

Posted by Wild Thing at January 9, 2007 12:55 AM


Thank God !!!!!!! The only possible thing that would sour this news for me would be to see Pelosi, Reid, and Murtha get out in front of microphones and give even the slightest hint that they had any thing to do with the decision to strike.

Thank you, and God bless our troops!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Billy at January 9, 2007 01:08 AM


I can only hope that this is a harbinger of things to come under a new "Gates Doctrine"

Posted by: Billy at January 9, 2007 02:00 AM

When you need some serious firepower, the Air Force is always willing to oblige.

Posted by: BobF at January 9, 2007 07:22 AM

"Puff the magic Dragon,

a bird of days long gone,

Came to fly the evening sky

In a land called Vietnam."

Posted by: Mark at January 9, 2007 08:33 AM

If they would just put one of these AC-130s over Sadr City. I am glad Al Qaeda members are being killed in Somalia. And I am glad we are working with the Ethiopians, who seem to be some of the only people on Earth with gonads. It shows that the islamic invasion can be beaten just by standing up to it.

Posted by: TomR at January 9, 2007 08:50 AM

These things have come a long way from the old C-47 (Puff, as Mark called it), with the pneumatic mini-guns.

Posted by: Rhod at January 9, 2007 10:43 AM

Having been the guest of honor at a live demonstration of "Puff the Magic Dragon" or "Spookey" to some, I can appreciate the accuracy and firepower of that old system. The sound was a roar, like canvas being torn not to mention the curtain of light, the earth was churned like a freshly plowed and disked field with lots of fertizizer on it. With better equipment and technology it warms my heart that those Death Cultists went to Allah with that roar in their ears. Now that they have burned off the gun grease on the weapons it's time to pay Sadr City a visit. Get Some!!!

Posted by: Jack at January 9, 2007 12:49 PM

Turn it loose on Iraq. IED's? No problem. Let them use the AC-130U to level Sadr City.

Posted by: raz0r at January 9, 2007 12:57 PM

I heard the C-47 was called Puff the Magic Dragon because the North Vietnamese actually thought it was a dragon in the sky spewing fire to the ground. With a tracer at about every5th round, it would look like a stream of fire at night which would obliterate whatever it touched.

Posted by: BobF at January 9, 2007 01:54 PM


Posted by: Jane at January 9, 2007 09:32 PM

Billy I agree, I love things like this to happen.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 10, 2007 02:59 AM

Bob, a big yippe and thank you to the USAF. (big smile)

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 10, 2007 02:59 AM

Mark that is great, thank you. When I saw that graphic I remembered Puff the magic Dragon very well.

Thanks again!

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 10, 2007 03:01 AM

Tom I would love that!! OH gosh that would be great!

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 10, 2007 03:01 AM

Rhod they sure have. I love reading about the various weapons we have, I am so proud of our military. These things truly amaze me like this one.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 10, 2007 03:03 AM

Jack........"went to Allah with that roar in their ears".......Lovin it!

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 10, 2007 03:04 AM

razOr it would be a great thing to do. How frustrating for our troops that want to do things like that and so many things. Damn PC for stopping them.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 10, 2007 03:05 AM

Bob, that's what I heard from the guys....what you said. Thank you.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 10, 2007 03:06 AM

Hi Jane, thank you. I am so proud of our troops and this was remarkable.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 10, 2007 03:07 AM