Skip to comments.The Secret Team That Killed bin Laden (Not so secret now)
Posted on 05/02/2011 8:30:14 AM PDT by kristinn
From Ghazi Air Base in Pakistan, the modified MH-60 helicopters made their way to the garrison suburb of Abbottabad, about 30 miles from the center of Islamabad. Aboard were Navy SEALs, flown across the border from Afghanistan, along with tactical signals, intelligence collectors, and navigators using highly classified hyperspectral imagers.
After bursts of fire over 40 minutes, 22 people were killed or captured. One of the dead was Osama bin Laden, done in by a double tap -- boom, boom -- to the left side of his face. His body was aboard the choppers that made the trip back. One had experienced mechanical failure and was destroyed by U.S. forces, military and White House officials tell National Journal.
Were it not for this high-value target, it might have been a routine mission for the specially trained and highly mythologized SEAL Team Six, officially called the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, but known even to the locals at their home base Dam Neck in Virginia as just DevGru.
This HVT was special, and the raids required practice, so they replicated the one-acre compound at Camp Alpha, a segregated section of Bagram Air Base. Trial runs were held in early April.
DevGru belongs to the Joint Special Operations Command, an extraordinary and unusual collection of classified standing task forces and special-missions units. They report to the president and operate worldwide based on the legal (or extra-legal) premises of classified presidential directives. Though the general public knows about the special SEALs and their brothers in Delta Force, most JSOC missions never leak.
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May the day that dog Bin Laden was killed forever be known as Navy Seal Day.
Osama bin Laden may indeed have died an extremely violent death at the hands of US Navy Seals but that doesn’t necessarily mean that he did not die of natural causes!
40 minutes?? 22 killed or captured?? Where are the captured going to be....don’t tell me....Obama will send them to NYC.
I thought their home was on the Amphib. Base at Little Creek.
Navy Seals: 22
0sama bin F***head: 0
I heard a Spec Ops guy on laura Ingraham who stated any firefight over 3 minutes is a VERY long firefight.
God Bless these SpecOps guys - true American heroes!
My chief concern is that this article, and others like it, may be pieced to gether to give the bad guys enough intell to hit back inside the U.S.
Bravo SEALS! The Nation is indebted to your service. Fantastic to hear that none of the team was harmed during the reckoning.
Or as the wise guys would say: "Two in the Turban".
I bet there are a lot of folks awaiting trial/re-triel/appeals that would like to have that speedy DNA result that bind laden got. Also, how is it that no one in Pockiston leaked this in the last week? Someone would have known he was there, who survived right?
I have a huge problem with outting this special unit.
My late husband was paart of a secret Navy spy unit during the cold was. To this day there is no record of their activies.
"It's an old Sicilian message. Osama bin Laden sleeps with the fishes."
And tell stupid Obama....that's why they shouldn't get tried in American Courts.
God Bless ourt guys, Laura and George and all who have sacrified to defeat the terrorists.
I just hope we obtained the information to kill Bin Laden from waterboarding.
A bullet to the brain is natural?