Skip to comments.A retired Air Force captain says Pentagon covered up real cause of deadly chopper crash
Posted on 04/21/2017 9:24:21 AM PDT by huldah1776
A decorated retired Air Force officer who witnessed one of the most deadly attacks on Navy SEALs in U.S. history is breaking her silence, saying the government covered up evidence detailing that the 2011 downing of a Chinook helicopter gunship that killed 38 fighters in Afghanistan could have been prevented had it not been for restrictions to the military's rules of engagement that were changed under the Obama administration.
August 6, 2011: Retired Air Force Capt. Joni Marquez and her crew were working the dark morning hours aboard an AC-130 gunship after being summoned to a mission she describes as almost like a 9-1-1 type of a situation.
The gunship was ordered to fly close-in air support above Afghanistans dangerous Tangi Valley, in Wardak Province, assisting troops with the Armys 75th Ranger Regiment who were being fired on by eight heavily armed Taliban insurgents.
The Rangers had called in for assault helicopters to engage the enemy hiding among the rocky valley. The air weapons team fired on the Taliban fighters, but not all of the insurgents were killed as originally believed.
I had the sensor operators immediately shift to the eight insurgents the helicopters had taken out, Marquez told Circa, in her first interview about the incident. Two were still alive.
Marquez was the fire control officer aboard the AC-130 gunship....
That night it didnt matter, because the gunship was not given permission to fire. We had seen two of them (insurgents) moving, crawling away from the area, as to not really make a whole lot of scene, she recalled.
Monitoring the scene from above, she relayed the scene to the ground force commander. You have two enemy forces that are still alive, she said. Permission to engage.
They were denied.
(Excerpt) Read more at circa.com ...
"The families of Extortion 17 want Trump to review ROEs to prevent future tragedies"
Mark Levin also shared the story on the 18th starting at 5:33
Petraeus, their blood is on your hands.
hopefully live links this time...wouldn’t edit b4.
OBOZO’S LEGACY OF DEATH TO AMERICANS...............I WOULD SPIT ON HIS GRAVE................
Savage brought on some guy several weeks ago about this subject who had allegedly served in Special Forces at some time. He talked a lot about his personal knowledge and expertise and said, “These things happen”.
Didn’t buy it, after we’d had a fraudulent president who for eight years did everything he could to hurt America and all we stand for.
under that POS BHO, it was decided to share intel (of our troops) with he locals, and that is how they blasted out of the sky . .
F U B O
When you look at the big picture. . the Arab Spring, Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Libya, the rise of ISIS, the hundreds of thousands of people tortured, raped, maimed, enslaved or killed. . the beheadings. . How do you even conceptualize all the human suffering and death? How can you quantify it yet alone describe it with words?
Thanks Obama. Thanks Hillary. How do you even sleep at night? Will they ever appear before an international court for crimes against humanity? "We came, we saw, he died." Cackle, Cackle. .
I hope America, for the ages, has finally awakened to the domestic enemies in our midst, the threats we face. The fight is not over.
And the MSM is complicit. Their hands should drip with the blood of the hundreds of thousands of Obozo’s victims.................
Absolutely correct. Is there any way to round up all the MSM personnel and arrest them for complicity for war crimes and tried in international court?
Not legally anyways.............
Should have accidentally engaged anyway.
If permission had been granted once already, WHY ASK THE SECOND TIME? do you have to ask permission every dang time between shots?
Thanks Obama. Thanks Hillary. How do you even sleep at night? Will they ever appear before an international court for crimes against humanity? “We came, we saw, he died.” Cackle, Cackle.
Obama and Hillary were treasonous felons who should be executed. BUT, keep in mind that they were only the tip of the spear aimed at the heart of our country. The power behind that spear was, and still is, the DEMOCRAT PARTY.
Yes, the Democrat Party has become, straight out, a domestic enemy. Comprised of socialists/communists/anarchists/racists/Islamists/MSM including print media - they are all domestic enemies and anathema to our Sacred Republic. The blue dog democrat is a relic of the past. They're all hard core leftists now.
As Jacquerie said, "The left only destroys." And I'll add they offer nothing after that except death and a third world hellhole.
Fight on! This is our America we're trying to protect!
The little scumbag needs his a## handed to him
We can’t rest easy until our institutions are reformed, beginning with repeal of the 17th Amendment. Another Obama or Hillary is certain to arise. The republic is doomed if they stroll into the Presidency with a lapdog congress and administrative state and scotus standing by to do their will once again.
Trump will hopefully put on the brakes and slow the administrative state somewhat. Another democrat as president will be the death knell of the Republic.
Our only option is Article V and yes, the repeal of the 17th and other Amendments.
One of the crash victims was a FREEPER.
barry and the witch don’t have a conscience...many people don’t...
THE FULL LIST OF THE 30 HEROES KILLED IN CHINOOK CRASH
Lt. Cmdr. (SEAL) Jonas B. Kelsall, 32, of Shreveport, La.,
Special Warfare Operator Master Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Louis J. Langlais, 44, of Santa Barbara, California;
Special Warfare Operator Senior Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Thomas A. Ratzlaff, 34, of Green Forest, Arkansas;
Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Senior Chief Petty Officer (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist/Freefall Parachutist) Kraig M. Vickers 36, of Kokomo, Hawaii;
Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Brian R. Bill, 31, of Stamford, Connecticut;
Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) John W. Faas, 31, of Minneapolis, Minnesota;
Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Kevin A. Houston, 35, of West Hyannisport, Massachusetts;
Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Matthew D. Mason, 37, of Kansas City, Missouri;
Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Stephen M. Mills, 35, of Fort Worth, Texas;
Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Chief Petty Officer (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist/Freefall Parachutist/Diver) Nicholas H. Null, 30, of Washington, West Virginia;
Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Robert J. Reeves, 32, of Shreveport, Louisiana;
Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Heath M. Robinson, 34, of Detroit, Michigan;
Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL) Darrik C. Benson, 28, of Angwin, California;
Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL/Parachutist) Christopher G. Campbell, 36, of Jacksonville, North Carolina;
Information Systems Technician Petty Officer 1st Class (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist/Freefall Parachutist) Jared W. Day, 28, of Taylorsville, Utah;
Master-at-Arms Petty Officer 1st Class (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist) John Douangdara, 26, of South Sioux City, Nebraska;
Cryptologist Technician (Collection) Petty Officer 1st Class (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist) Michael J. Strange, 25, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;
Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL/Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist) Jon T. Tumilson, 35, of Rockford, Iowa;
Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL) Aaron C. Vaughn, 30, of Stuart, Florida;
Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL) Jason R. Workman, 32, of Blanding, Utah.
The following sailors assigned to a West Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit were killed:
Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL) Jesse D. Pittman, 27, of Ukiah, California, and
Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 2nd Class (SEAL) Nicholas P. Spehar, 24, of Saint Paul, Minnesota.
The soldiers killed were:
Chief Warrant Officer David R. Carter, 47, of Centennial, Colorado. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 135th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), Aurora;
Chief Warrant Officer Bryan J. Nichols, 31, of Hays, Kansas. He was assigned to the 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), New Century, Kansas;
Sgt. Patrick D. Hamburger, 30, of Lincoln, Neb. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 135th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), Grand Island, Nebraska;
Sgt. Alexander J. Bennett, 24, of Tacoma, Washington. He was assigned to the 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), New Century, Kansas; and
Spc. Spencer C. Duncan, 21, of Olathe, Kansas. He was assigned to the 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), New Century, Kansas.
The airmen killed were:
Tech. Sgt. John W. Brown, 33, of Tallahassee, Florida;
Staff Sgt. Andrew W. Harvell, 26, of Long Beach, California; and
Tech. Sgt. Daniel L. Zerbe, 28, of York, Pennsylvania.
All three airmen were assigned to the 24th Special Tactics Squadron, Pope Field, North Carolina.
MURDERED BY BARAK HUSSEIN OBAMA
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