When you have the Navy SEALs on your side, nothing is
insurmountable. At least, that's the impression Bostonians walked
away with ever since they parachuted into Boston
Common last week. Since then, the storied military unit has landed in
Fenway Park for last week's Red Sox-Yankee game and participated in a few meet
and greets with locals and handful of kids as part of Navy
The raining of SEALs did not go unnoticed by Boston's
Twitter populace either, as the social network exploded with sightings--and
euphoria--as the SEALs injected levity into what was shaping to be a hot, muggy
July. According to OhMyGov Analytics, over 6,000 twitter mentions were recorded about the
storied military unit --many expressing awe at the SEALs dropping in on Fenway
Park ahead of last Friday's game.
"Wow!" @at1183 tweeted July 6. "Navy Seals
just parachuted into #Fenway! Awesome!"
wrote. "Navy SEALs parachuting into @fenwaypark prior to Yankees
The SEALs drop in on Boston Common may be good public
relations, but it's also comes as the military unit goes on a recruiting spree
ahead of anticipated engagements of the Near East and Syria. According to World Net
Daily, the Navy SEALs are currently recruiting Americans of Iranian,
Pakistani and other descent to support ongoing operations in the Middle East
and elsewhere--including language translation, cross-cultural communications,
and other skills that have always been the hallmark of counter-intelligence
training, but which are especially prized as the War on Terror expands to the
Near East, Africa and other locales.
For those who can't (or won't) go for guts and glory, the
view from afar is very beautiful indeed--especially in San Diego.
"So thankful we have Navy SEALs," @opendoorlifecoa tweeted July 6.
"even more thankful that's not my calling. In San Diego, these guys are studs."
With Naval Amphibious Base Coronado --SEAL
territory--nearby, merely suggesting one is a SEAL has been a ticket to more
than just free drinks, spawning
imitators, and creating headaches for real-life special operators. Yet with
young women tweeting comments
like 'Navy SEALs are freaking hot', it's a little understandable that insecure
young men would impersonate them in hopes of more than a few nothings whispered
in their ears.
The rest of us, though, are content merely to shake our
heads in awe in the presence of these modern Spartans.
"Our Navy Seals
are by far the baddest alive!" @SeanStreeter1
tweeted after the SEALs departed Boston.
We couldn't agree more.