Skip to comments.Parents of Navy SEAL Killed in Afghan Crash File the First Suit on NSA Spying
Posted on 06/11/2013 12:01:01 PM PDT by mandaladon
A couple in Philadelphia has filed a class-action lawsuit against the National Security Agency and Verizon, claiming they and their phone records were targeted for surveillance because of their outspoken criticism of Barack Obama and the U.S. military. This is believed to be the first official lawsuit filed against the government and the company, since it was revealed that Verizon had been ordered to turn over phone metadata for all of its customers. The couple who filed the class-action suit are not just any disgruntled Verizon customers, however. They are Charles and Mary Ann Strange, the parents of a Navy SEAL who was killed along with 37 others, when his helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan in 2011. Several of the families of those lost in the attack have questioned the Defense Department's official story of the incident one of the deadliest single events of the entire war for American troops and they specifically blame President Obama's polices for leading to those deaths. Among their many complaints: that Afghan forces working with the Americans may have set them up; that because many of those killed that day were members of the same unit that killed Osama bin Laden, publicizing their role in the earlier mission made them targets for retaliation; and that rules of engagement prevented the helicopter and the men on it from fighting back. They also claim that a Muslim cleric was invited to speak at the funeral, who then insulted the dead servicemen in Arabic, although there's little evidence to support that charge.
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Probably had someone hand a Stinger to some idiot on the ground, and say “target this helicopter.”
The parents of one of the SEAL Team Six heroes who took out OBL believe that the Chinook was targeted in retaliation, and wouldn't have happened if Obozo and his henchmen hadn't exposed the operatives responsible for the OBL mission. They're right about that, and the family members of those dead Americans demand justice.