Skip to comments.GORDON: Obama’s deadly new PR firm- Whatever happened to SEAL Team 6 being a ‘secret’ weapon?
Posted on 01/30/2012 9:23:13 PM PST by Nachum
The dramatic rescue of an American aid worker and her Danish colleague in Somalia by Navy commandos was a terrific encore to the killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan nine months ago. However, all the White House-driven publicity for both events has helped turn the once-secret SEAL Team 6 into a household term, with likely negative consequences.
Although SEAL Team 6 and its official successor, the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, have been around since the 1980s, their missions always were kept secret to shield their members identities and protect operational security.
Every president since the teams founding has deployed this elite of the elites unit, created as one remedy to fix the hollowed-out military under President Carter - specifically to prevent more incidents like the botched hostage rescue attempt of hostages from the U.S. Embassy in Iran. Its ranks are made of highly specialized and seasoned professionals, traditionally handpicked from existing SEAL teams.
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I hate to see these Patriots used for sheer politics; however- their honor far outweighs the lightweight in the Oval Office claiming to be their leader.
Honor has to wait a while, sometimes. It will be redeemed. If not in this life, then the next.
I thought seal team 6 that killed Bin Laden was on that helicopter that crashed in Afghanistan?
It pisses me off!
The Naval Special Warfare Development Group, or DEVGRU (what people still mistakenly call SEAL Team 6), has several assault groups. There used to be three (Red, Blue and Gold) but it appears that one more may have been created. The team that took out Osama came from Red team according to reports. The team that was killed in the helicopter incident came from Gold team. Thus, the DEVGRU operators that killed Osama were not the ones who died in the crash. All the same it was a very sad incident, and some very brave (and very capable) men died on that day.
You aren't alone.
Coming soon: The Seal Team 6 lunchbox featuring training and combat images PLUS a picture of Obama (wielding smaller ears) shaking operators’ hands. Order yours now.
Everyone knows about Seal Team 6-—just ask Richard Marcinco...he created it and spent his whole entire post-Navy career promoting it in his videos and books.
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