Identifying the Special Operations Force behind the Usama bin Laden raid amounted to placing a target on the back of the team members as well as their families, according to the parents of Aaron Vaughn, a member of SEAL Team Six who was killed in Afghanistan in 2011.
The Vaughns spoke with Fox News as part of an ongoing report on the war in Afghanistan for an upcoming episode of the "Fox Files." While the Vaughns do not believe their son was part of the bin Laden mission, they said the entire team shared the victory, and eventually the shock, of being named.
Aaron called me and said, 'Mom, you need to wipe your social media clean of any reference to me or any of my buddies. Just disconnect completely,' Karen Vaughn said her son warned after Vice President Biden publicly identified the SEALs on May 3, 2011 -- two days after the raid. He [Aaron] actually said to me, 'Mom, there's chatter, and all of our lives could be in danger, including yours' ... then I realized all of those families, you know, you're talking about a community of around three hundred families who were all of a sudden made targets by this administration.
With Tuesday marking 11 years since the Sept. 11 attacks, the Vaughns said that the terror strike gave their son the drive to join the elite Navy SEALs, adding that a passion stirred in his heart.
But Aaron's father Billy Vaughn said it was a betrayal to identify these selfless young men who put their country before everything else.
We expect better out, out of the, the high-up's in our government. We, as American citizens, look to our government. We elect them, we look to them to take care of the best interests of the American citizen, and especially the warrior. And I believe what the administration did, then I believe it was criminal.
Karen Vaughn stressed that SEAL Team Six members want to stay private.
I can tell you one thing, SEAL Team Six did not want to be identified, Karen Vaughn said. So it wasn't that they were trying to be proud of them, because those men do not need a pat on the back. They don't work for that. They spend their entire lives in this code of secrecy and privacy, and [
] they do not want attention.
My blood is boiling, now with the Libya massacre and all Obama/Hillary lies, and the new embassy killing announced today in Yemen, and the Solyndra TAX scandal coming to light, and, and, and, and.
This is all fair game for Mitt Romney to use.
I have never in my life been afraid of my government to the extent that I am today.
Incompetence?, Ignorance?, Deliberate or Fained Incompetence?, Deliberate campaign to destroy America and Cover UP? If the last is the case, then it was so BADLY done that one would have to revert to they ARE just dangerously INCOMPETENT. My GOD, please help us.
Haul Ambassador Rice before the Congressional Hearings and swear her in. "Who told you to lie?". Once we know that, we will know the rest of the story.