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  • Unfathomable heroics of airman left behind by SEAL Team 6

    08/28/2016 6:08:17 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 33 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 28 August 2016 | By Ariel Zilber For
    The United States could be on the verge of posthumously awarding its highest military honor to a soldier who was killed in action in Afghanistan – and the news is stirring controversy. Sgt. John Chapman, an air force technician who was serving as a radioman for the elite SEAL Team 6 during mission in Afghanistan, died in fierce combat against Al Qaeda gunmen on an Afghan mountaintop on March 4, 2002. The Americans led a coalition of nations in the military effort to destroy Al Qaeda and the Taliban following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
  • Ex-SEAL Who Wrote Book On Bin Laden Raid Forfeits $6.8 Million To Settle Criminal Probes

    08/19/2016 3:19:14 PM PDT · by Nero Germanicus · 33 replies ^ | 8/19/16 | Christopher Drew
    <p>Matt Bissonnette, a former member of Navy SEAL Team 6 who wrote an account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, agreed on Friday to forfeit $6.8 million in book royalties and speaking fees and apologized for failing to clear his disclosures with the Pentagon, according to federal court documents.</p>
  • Obama Campaigns With Hillary, Lets Her Use Presidential Seal

    07/05/2016 2:54:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 7/5/16 | Ben Shapiro
    With his FBI director finally dropping the other shoe and clearing Hillary Clinton of any chance of indictment, President Obama eagerly took to the stump to push for Clinton’s presidential campaign on Tuesday. Appearing in Charlotte, North Carolina just hours after FBI Director James Comey announced he would not recommend prosecution against Clinton, Obama praised Clinton to the skies – all while standing behind a podium decorated with the presidential seal. Minutes later, Hillary herself would speak from behind the same podium, in a pathetically unsubtle attempt to groom her for the office. First, Obama played the woman card, claiming...
  • Court Vacates $1.8M Ventura Award in 'American Sniper' Case

    06/13/2016 7:48:14 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 20 replies
    ABC/AP ^ | 6/13/2016 | AP
    A federal appeals court has thrown out a $1.8 million judgment awarded to former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, who says he was defamed in the late author Chris Kyle's bestselling book "American Sniper." The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday rejected the jury's 2014 award of $500,000 for defamation and $1.3 million for unjust enrichment against Kyle's estate. The court reversed the unjust-enrichment award, saying it fails as a matter of law. It also vacated the defamation award, but ordered a new trial for that portion of the case. Kyle, a Navy SEAL and the deadliest sniper in...
  • When Batman Dies

    05/09/2016 4:48:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | May 9, 2016 | Katie Kieffer
    Navy SEAL Charlie Keating IV was a real-life Batman—a self-made superhero. On behalf of our troops and veterans, it is important to properly honor this 31-year-old Millennial—who gave the ultimate sacrifice at the hands of ISIL thugs in Iraq last Tuesday—but was painted as the progeny of a pilferer. The Bronze Star Medal with Combat “V” recipient courageously took on some 125 ISIS fighters and 20 assault vehicles to rescue a handful of U.S. military advisors. All of the advisors escaped—but their rescuer, Keating IV, was fatally hit. For this sacrifice, outlets like CNN honored Keating IV by telling the...
  • Navy SEAL DESTROYS Hillary: ‘You’re An Ignorant Liar’ [w/video]

    05/06/2016 11:07:23 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 29 replies
    Supreme Patriot ^ | April 16, 2016 | Brendon
    Former Navy SEAL Dom Raso recently recorded a video in which he blasted Hillary Clinton, calling her an “ignorant liar” who once tried to “use the heroism of our nation’s armed forces to promote herself as the next commander in chief.” The video is now going viral. According to Conservative Tribune, Raso was referring to the time Hillary claimed she dodged sniper fire in Bosnia in 1996. She later admitted this wasn’t true, blaming her lie on simply misspeaking. Raso and countless other veterans, however, were furious. “(W)hat makes this truly disgusting to me is that when she was called...
  • SEAL Dies Defending Christian Town in Iraq

    05/04/2016 5:56:57 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 4 replies ^ | May 3, 2016 | Lori
    Reports surfaced Tuesday that ISIS had attacked the Christian city of Tel Askuf in Iraq. An intense firefight ensued involving local Kurdish Peshmerga troops and training forces from the Sons of Liberty International (SOLI), a group founded and run by Matthew Van Dyke. Unfortunately, one Navy SEAL gave his life defending the Christian city. His name has yet to be released. Jason Butrill, head researcher for The Glenn Beck Program and a former member of counterintelligence with U.S. Special Forces, received communication from Van Dyke’s team as the fighting went down. “This area that has been attacked is the Christian...
  • US Navy SEAL killed by ISIS in Iraq firefight identified

    05/04/2016 2:43:47 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 4 , 2016 | Fox News
    A U.S. Navy SEAL killed by Islamic State militants during an "extremely heavy, extremely intense" firefight with U.S. forces and Kurdish Peshmerga troops in northern Iraq Tuesday was identified Tuesday evening by Arizona's governor. He was identified Tuesday evening by Gov. Doug Ducey as Charlie Keating IV. Ducey ordered all state flags be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset Wednesday in honor of Keating, who was a graduate of Phoenix's Arcadia High School. The 31-year-old Keating attended the Naval Academy before becoming a Navy Seal based out of Coronado, California Keating was the grandson of Charles Keating, Jr., the...
  • Navy SEAL Admiral's Rare, Public Punishment

    03/27/2016 10:07:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies ^ | 3/27/16 | SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE
    The career death of Rear Adm. Brian Losey, the Navy SEAL leader being forced to retire after his promotion was blocked in the Senate, marks the most public punishment ever at the top rank of the elite SEALs, who are known for running below the radar with their combat missions and internal business. Even more tension between Congress and the SEALs may be looming. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, said this week that he will oppose the nomination of Losey's replacement, Rear Adm. Tim Szymanski. Hunter told The San Diego Union-Tribune that he has concerns about the incoming SEAL commander's past...
  • Rare First Temple-era seal found in City of David

    03/07/2016 8:09:02 PM PST · by Lera · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/7/16
    Archaeologists discover First Temple-era seals, one with a woman's name. Rare find that sheds significant light on owner's life. Archaeologists have found two ancient seals with Hebrew names, dating back to the time of the First Temple, in Jerusalem's City of David. The objects belonged to a woman and a man, Elihana bat Gael and Sa'aryahu ben Shabenyahu. "Finding seals that bear names from the time of the First Temple is hardly a commonplace occurrence, and finding a seal that belonged to a woman is an even rarer phenomenon," said a researcher with the project. The artifacts were discovered in...
  • Navy SEAL Medal of Honor recipient proved mettle in hand-to-hand combat

    02/28/2016 8:27:48 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 35 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Feb 28, 2016 | N/A
    The Navy SEAL who will become on Monday the sixth member of that elite force to receive the Medal of Honor proved his mettle in hand-to-hand combat in Afghanistan – or more accurately, hand-to-throat. During a daring nighttime raid in 2012 to rescue an American citizen from Taliban clutches, Edward Byers Jr. leaped across the room to shield the hostage from oncoming fire while simultaneously engaging a Taliban guard. “While covering the hostage with his body, Chief Byers was able to pin the enemy combatant to the wall with his hand around the enemy’s throat,” according to a Navy news...
  • Obama to present Medal of Honor to Navy SEAL

    02/03/2016 6:02:12 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 03, 2016 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON – The White House has announced that a Navy SEAL who helped rescue an American hostage in Afghanistan will be the nation's next Medal of Honor recipient. President Barack Obama will present the nation's highest award for valor in action to Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Edward Byers.
  • Navy SEAL Turns Over Picture of Bin Laden’s Body, Faces Investigation of Business Ties

    01/19/2016 12:10:58 PM PST · by Theoria · 18 replies
    The Intercept ^ | 19 Jan 2016 | Mattew Cole
    A FORMER NAVY SEAL who shot Osama bin Laden and wrote a bestselling book about the raid is now the subject of a widening federal criminal investigation into whether he used his position as an elite commando for personal profit while on active duty, according to two people familiar with the case. Matthew Bissonnette, the former SEAL and author of No Easy Day, a firsthand account of the 2011 bin Laden operation, had already been under investigation by both the Justice Department and the Navy for revealing classified information. The two people familiar with the probe said the current investigation,...
  • Admiral punished suspected whistleblowers, is still poised for promotion

    10/21/2015 12:01:27 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 11 replies
    WaPo, via Stars & Stripes ^ | October 21, 2015 | Craig Whitlock
    The Navy is poised to promote the admiral in charge of its elite SEAL teams and other commando units even though Pentagon investigators determined that he illegally retaliated against staff members whom he mistakenly suspected were whistleblowers. Rear Adm. Brian Losey was investigated five times by the Defense Department's inspector general after subordinates complained that he had wrongly fired, demoted or punished them during a vengeful but fruitless hunt for the person who had anonymously reported him for a minor travel-policy infraction, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post. After conducting separate, years-long investigations that involved more than 100...
  • American Thinker writes an article about me,but doesn't contact me before publishing it. WTF, over?

    01/16/2016 7:19:08 AM PST · by Travis McGee · 102 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 16, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    A fascinating comment on Rick Moran's blog about the Iranian capture of our sailors is making waves in the blogosphere and on Facebook. It makes a lot more sense than any of the official explanations we have received for the capture and subsequent release of the sailors. Thomas Lipscomb explains: Flash! A former Navy SEAL, Matt Bracken, just blew up what I have been calling "a pack of lies from the US and Iran" on what the hell happened that got our boats captured and taken to the Farsi Islands. Read more: Follow us: @AmericanThinker on Twitter | AmericanThinker...
  • Fmr Pacific Fleet Admiral: Seal Six Shoot-down a ‘Capital Crime’

    (THE UNITED WEST) Tom Trento, executive producer of the new movie “Fallen Angel – The Cover-up of the Shoot-Down of SEAL Team Six” which investigates the deaths of 30 U.S. special forces units in Afghanistan (the largest single day loss of life of SEALs in U.S. History), interviews retired U.S. Navy Admiral James “Ace” Lyons, the former commander-in-chief U.S. Pacific Fleet. Lyons states the shoot-down of SEAL Team SIX was a “dereliction of duty” and further states that the Obama-Clinton restrictive rules of engagement also directly led to the deaths of 30 of our nations finest warriors. According to Don...
  • SEAL: How a Failed Mission to Rescue Bergdahl Caused Irreparable Loss

    12/28/2015 5:56:10 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 54 replies ^ | December 24, 2015 | Dianna Cahn
    The juxtaposition of two American military men who could stand in the same courtroom in the coming months couldn't be set in more stark relief. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl faces a general court-martial for walking off of his base in eastern Afghanistan in 2009. Bergdahl spent five years in Taliban captivity, where he was tormented, before being freed in a controversial prisoner exchange last year. Jimmy Hatch, a Navy SEAL senior chief who led a platoon into a fierce battle to try to rescue Bergdahl, was shot and badly wounded on that mission. Beside him, service dog Remco lay mortally wounded,...
  • Seal Connects Hezekiah With Horite Beliefs

    12/03/2015 5:45:37 PM PST · by Jandy on Genesis · 7 replies
    Just Genesis ^ | Dec. 2, 2015 | Alice C. Linsley
    This remarkable seal or bulla of the Judean King Hezekiah was discovered by Efrat Greenwald at the Ophel, an ancient dump beside the wall that surrounds Jerusalem's Old City. This bulla was found with 33 additional bullae, many pottery sherds and figurines in Area A of the 2009 excavation season supervised by Hagai Cohen-Klonymus of Hebrew University in Jerusalem. This is the first seal impression of an Israelite or Judean king ever exposed in situ in a scientific archaeological excavation. Initial inspection failed to recognize the seal's importance and it was put in storage. Recently the bulla was identified by...
  • Cross on L.A. County Seal Goes to Judge

    11/16/2015 8:43:02 AM PST · by aimhigh · 18 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | 11/16/2015 | Matt Reynolds
    A federal judge, Christina Snyder, will decide whether a Latin cross on the Los Angeles County seal is a state endorsement of Christianity or just an accurate depiction of a building of historical significance. Coates said in a trial brief that the cross had been at the San Gabriel Mission since it was built in the late 1700s. Aside from a 22-year period when the cross was removed for repairs after the Whittier earthquake in 1987, stolen and then restored, the cross has been a consistent feature of the mission. But plaintiffs' attorney Linda Burrow, with Caldwell Leslie & Proctor,...
  • EXCLUSIVE: SEAL Who Killed Bin Laden Speaks After ISIS Threatens To Murder His Family

    10/06/2015 11:54:26 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/6/2015 | Christian Datoc
    Rob O’Neill — the Navy SEAL who shot Osama bin Laden — has finally broken his silence after ISIS supporters published his home address and called for both his death and the death of his family. “All soldiers who serve their country assume certain risks. It’s part of the deal,” he told The Daily Caller. “But I am alert, I am vigilant and I take precautions.” After publicly telling his story in November 2014, O’Neill has become a major target for radical Islamists across the globe, yet personal security threats won’t silence him from speaking out against one of America’s...
  • Temple Mount Project Finds Rare Seal from King David Era [Psalm 85]

    09/26/2015 4:43:10 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 17 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 9/25/2015 | Ben Ariel
    A rare 3,000 year-old seal dating to the period of kings David and Solomon of the 10th century BCE was recently discovered at the Temple Mount Sifting Project in Jerusalem. According to Dr. Gabriel Barkay, co-founder and director of the Temple Mount Sifting Project, the seal is the first of its kind to be found in the Israeli capital. “The dating of the seal corresponds to the historical period of the Jebusites and the conquest of Jerusalem by King David, as well as the construction of the Temple and the royal official compound by his son, King Solomon… What makes...
  • Hoping to repay a debt, retired SEAL makes it his mission to help working dogs

    08/09/2015 5:29:21 AM PDT · by csvset · 6 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | August 9, 2015 | Mike Hixenbaugh
    In a darkened Iraqi suburb, Christmas Eve, 2006, a team of Navy SEALs moved quietly into position outside the home of a man known for training suicide bombers. The operation that night wasn’t unlike hundreds of others carried out by Naval Special Warfare Development Group during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. But it’s one Jimmy Hatch won’t ever forget. He’d later learn that no amount of alcohol could erase the memory. It was chilly, not quite cold enough to see your breath. As the operators prepared to raid the home, a husky man popped his head out of an...
  • Obama stonewalls SEAL Team 6 helicopter crash probe

    08/05/2015 10:19:33 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Aug. 5 , 2015 | Rowan Scarborough
    The Obama administration is violating a judge’s order to turn over documents in the Aug. 6, 2011, shootdown of a U.S. helicopter — call sign Extortion 17 — that killed members of SEAL Team 6 in Afghanistan, a watchdog group is charging.
  • Obama stonewalls probe into deadly SEAL Team 6 helicopter crash, watchdog says

    08/05/2015 6:15:00 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 08/05/2015 | Rowan Scarborough
    The Obama administration is violating a judge’s order to turn over documents in the Aug. 6, 2011, shootdown of a U.S. helicopter — call sign Extortion 17 — that killed members of SEAL Team 6 in Afghanistan, a watchdog group is charging. On the fourth anniversary of the worst one-day loss of military life in the war on terror, families of the dead say they are aghast that the government will not honor basic requests under the Freedom of Information Act. “It has now been four years since Extortion 17 was shot down,” said Doug Hamburger, whose Army air crew...
  • Firearms of Frogmen Pt 2

    07/07/2015 6:28:39 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/7/2015 | Andrew Young
    International warfare has created some of the most profound advances in technology and concepts, and the underwater arena is no exception. Following up on last issue’s look at the pistols of combat divers in Russia’s, Germany’s and America’s navies, we dive here into long guns of frogmen. APS Underwater RifleThe APS or Avtomat Podvodnyj Spetsialnyj Underwater Rifle was developed during the early 1970s by the Soviet Central Institute for Precision Machine Building (TsNIITochMash plant). The inspiration for this was that Russian combat divers only had knives and the SPP-1 underwater pistol (see American Shooting Journal, June 2015 issue) as their...
  • An open letter from the mother of the first Navy Seal killed in Iraq to General Martin Dempsey

    04/19/2015 5:11:39 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 19, 2015 | Debbie Lee
    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey responded to reports that Ramadi, Iraq is on the verge of an Islamic State today by describing Ramadi as “not symbolic in any way.” In an open letter, Debbie Lee, whose son Marc was the first Navy SEAL casualty in Ramadi, responded to his remarks today. I am shaking and tears are flowing down my cheeks as I watch the news and listen to the insensitive, pain inflicting comments made by you in regards to the fall of Ramadi. “The city itself is not symbolic in any way” oh really are...
  • Bin Laden report 'full of lies,' says former SEAL

    05/11/2015 6:29:56 PM PDT · by robowombat · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/11/15 04:53 PM EDT | Ben Kamisar
    By Ben Kamisar - The former Navy SEAL who says he killed Osama bin Laden is slamming a new report that challenges the White House’s account of the mission, calling it “garbage.” “The story that I read, the part from [Seymour] Hersh, was full of lies,” Rob O’Neill said on Fox News's "Shepard Smith Reporting." “It took me a long time to read it because I had to put it down — I couldn’t read the nonsense.” Hersh on Sunday published in story in the London Review of Books that says Pakistani intelligence officers played a significant role in the...
  • The Great Jewish Hope (This Navy SEAL who works to help veterans is entering politics)

    03/12/2015 10:32:22 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 8 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 19, 2015 | Bill McMorris
    If Eric Greitens sent you his résumé, you wouldn’t believe it. But maybe you have some time to kill and figure why not call him up, go to his home in Missouri, and catch him in a lie. “Very impressive resume, Mr. Greitens. A Navy SEAL and a Rhodes Scholar? Sure buddy, and I’m Mother Teresa … oh, so now you’ve worked with Mother Teresa …” Eric Greitens The conversation could go on like this for hours. You’d hear how he spent his Duke University years tending to victims of poverty and genocide from Calcutta to Rwanda, that after Oxford...
  • Defense rests in capital murder trial of man accused of killing Navy SEAL Chris Kyle

    02/19/2015 9:19:31 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 24 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | February 19, 2015 | Tasha Tsiaperas
    STEPHENVILLE — Defense attorneys for a Lancaster man accused of killing former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and another man in February 2013 rested their case Thursday afternoon.
  • American Sniper: FR Review, Thoughts, etc. (SPOILERS INCL.)

    01/31/2015 9:56:16 AM PST · by rabidralph · 63 replies
    Rabidralph and FR | Jan. 31, 2015 | Rabidralph
    When American Sniper went into wide release, I promised to get a thread going, after a few weeks, so that FReepers could have a discussion about the movie, Hollywood, the effect of the story on us as veterans and civilians and whatever else. I hope that most of FR has had a chance to see it. There will probably be spoilers in this discussion.
  • Jesse Ventura Won't See 'American Sniper'; Says Chris Kyle Is No Hero

    01/29/2015 6:03:42 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 106 replies
    AP ^ | January 28, 2015 | Steve Karnowsk
    American Sniper is tops at the box office but don’t expect to see former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura lining up at a theater for it. Ventura, a former Navy SEAL, won $1.8 million in a defamation lawsuit last year against the estate of the late Chris Kyle, the SEAL protagonist of the movie, which has sparked debate over whether snipers should be considered heroes. Ventura said Wednesday he won’t see the film partly because Kyle is no hero to him. "A hero must be honorable, must have honor. And you can’t have honor if you’re a liar. There is no...
  • What 'American Sniper' Got Right and Wrong, According to SEAL Who Helped Train Chris Kyle

    01/23/2015 9:10:11 AM PST · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    ABC News - Good Morning America ^ | January 23, 2015 | Lee Ferran
    When Brandon Webb, a former Navy SEAL sniper instructor who helped train Chris Kyle, first watched "American Sniper," he was disappointed in the movie about his former student and friend. "I had high expectations and I have to say, when I first watched the movie, I felt really let down, for a number of reasons," Webb told ABC News Thursday. "It's hard to capture someone's life in two hours, and I get that, but I felt the film could have been, should have been, a military epic on the scale of a 'Saving Private Ryan.'" But Webb said when he...
  • The Diocese of Baton Rouge and the attack on the priest-penitent privilege

    01/22/2015 1:27:39 PM PST · by cleghornboy · 5 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | January 22, 2015 | Paul Melanson
    Washington D.C., Jan 21, 2015 / 05:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a petition from a Louisiana Catholic diocese that fears a civil lawsuit could force a priest to violate the seal of confession or go to jail. The Diocese of Baton Rouge and diocesan priest Father Jeff Bayhi were disappointed by the decision, which the diocese said has “significant ramifications for religious freedom in Louisiana and beyond.” “The diocese and Fr. Bayhi will continue their efforts to protect the guarantees of religious freedom set forth in our state and federal constitutions, and are...
  • ‘American Sniper’ Being Put Down Before It Even Hits Theaters

    12/25/2014 7:48:21 AM PST · by rktman · 27 replies ^ | 12/24/2014 | Katie A
    Chris Kyle’s story is one I believe absolutely should be told, and although I have my concerns regarding how accurately the movie will relay the events of his service as a SEAL, I wouldn’t miss it. Unfortunately it’s looking as though the naysayers are working overtime on this one, though, because the movie has yet to come out and the mud slinging has already begun.
  • Strange but true: Seals found sexually assaulting penguins

    11/25/2014 4:37:29 PM PST · by Theoria · 90 replies
    CBS ^ | 25 Nov 2014 | Amanda Schupak
    The first time marine biologist William Haddad and his team saw a seal rape a penguin, they were shocked.By the fourth time, they were convinced this bizarre behavior was becoming a trend.For 50 years, researchers from the marine mammal program at the University of Pretoria in South Africa have been taking weekly censuses of the elephant seal population on sub-Antarctic Marion Island, more than a thousand miles south of Cape Town in the Indian Ocean. In 2006, they saw something they'd never seen before. A fur seal (not the species they were studying) mounted and appeared to mate with a...
  • A cool gif of a Navy Seal helicopter extraction

    11/10/2014 10:47:30 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 25 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 11-10-14 | The Looking Spoon
    I know some may look at this and say "of course they can do that." I, however, am in complete awe of the training and skill it must take to pull something like this off, along with all the other things they do.
  • Ex-SEAL who shot bin Laden identifies himself

    11/06/2014 12:43:06 PM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/6 | Justin Peligri
    Former Navy SEAL Robert O'Neill said in an interview with The Washington Post that he was the one who fired the final shot to kill Osama bin Laden in 2011. The 38-year-old Montanan also said that other SEAL team members were involved in the raid, including Mark Bissonnette, who detailed the group's experiences in his memoir, "No Easy Day." O'Neill, who had been serving as a SEAL for 15 years at the time of the bin Laden raid, had participated in other missions before -- but he said he feared this mission would be his most difficult. I didn't think...
  • Navy SEAL Who Killed Osama Bin Laden Revealed – Rob O’Neill Shot OBL Three Times in Head

    11/06/2014 3:38:26 AM PST · by servo1969 · 81 replies ^ | 11-5-2014 | Jim Hoft
    The Navy SEAL who killed Osama Bin Laden has been identified. In action: A rare picture of O’Neill as a serviceman shows him in uniform in Liberia, where the Navy was involved in operation to stabilize the war-torn country. (Daily Mail)Rob O’Neill, a team leader of Naval Special Warfare Development Group, is currently a circuit speaker. Navy SEAL Robert O’Neill’s mantra is “Never quit.” O’Neill shot Osama three times in the head.The Daily Mail reported: The Navy SEAL who shot Osama bin Laden dead in the special force’s most famous operation can be named today.The Navy hero is set...
  • New Fox News Documentary: Meet 'The Man Who Killed Usama Bin Laden'

    11/04/2014 12:58:31 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct. 29, 2014 | Foxs News
    FOX News Channel (FNC) will present a new documentary entitled "The Man Who Killed Usama Bin Laden" hosted by Washington correspondent Peter Doocy, on Tuesday, November 11th and Wednesday, November 12th from 10-11PM/ET. The two-night presentation will feature an exclusive interview with the Navy SEAL who says he fired the shots that killed terrorist leader Usama Bin Laden. In the special, he describes the events leading up to and during the historical raid that took place on May 1st, 2011. Revealing his identity and speaking out publicly for the first time, the Navy SEAL, also known as “The Shooter,” will...
  • US Navy SEALs told to stop spilling secrets

    11/04/2014 11:38:19 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 31 replies
    AFP ^ | Nov. 3 , 2014 | Dan De Luce
    The commander of US Navy SEALs has issued a stinging rebuke to troops who have broken the elite force's hallowed tradition of secrecy and humility by publishing memoirs and speaking to the media. Days after the Fox News network announced it would broadcast a documentary with a commando who claims to have shot Osama bin Laden, Rear Admiral Brian Losey, the head of Naval Special Warfare Command, wrote to his troops denouncing anyone who seeks fame or fortune by revealing details of secret missions. "A critical tenet of our Ethos is 'I do not advertise the nature of my work,...
  • Video: Parents of fallen SEAL demand Obama resignation

    09/02/2014 11:26:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/02/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Tough words from Billy and Karen Vaughn, whose only son Aaron gave his life in a 2011 crash of a SEAL Team Six Chinook helicopter in Afghanistan, perhaps in the shootdown shortly after the mission that killed Osama bin Laden. For years, Barack Obama relied on the success of the bin Laden mission to make the argument that he could lead the nation in war. Now the Vaughns accuse Obama of “a cowardly lack of leadership,” and demand his resignation over the administration’s failure to stop ISIS when it had opportunities to do so: On Monday, the Vaughns wrote...
  • Sea Lions And Seals Likely Spread Tuberculosis To Ancient Peruvians

    08/21/2014 1:43:29 PM PDT · by Theoria · 15 replies
    NPR ^ | 21 Aug 2014 | Michaeleen Doucleff
    When Europeans came to the Americas, they brought some nasty diseases — smallpox, cholera and typhus, to name a few.But one pathogen was already there. And it likely traveled to the shores of South America in a surprising vessel.By analyzing DNA from 1,000-year-old mummies, scientists have found evidence that sea lions and seals were the first to bring tuberculosis to the New World. The sea animals likely infected people living along the coast of Peru and northern Chile, a team from the University of Tubingen in Germany reported Wednesday in the journal Nature."We weren't expecting to find a connection to...
  • Don't take the widow's money Jesse

    08/04/2014 5:44:46 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 10 replies ^ | 7-29-2014 | Uncle Jimbo
    Jesse Ventura has won the defamation lawsuit he filed against the widow of Chris Kyle, Navy SEAL and author of American Sniper. Somehow he convinced a jury that his reputation was sullied when Kyle told the world Ventura acted the fool at another SEALs funeral and then got knocked out. Ventura said he was suing the widow and kids because of his reputation, not for the money. So setting aside the grotesquerie that he even won, he should refuse to take the cash. He proved his case, he was vindicated, so he should be the "big man" he claims to...
  • Navy SEAL contractor denied medical treatment by U.S. Embassy medical professionals

    06/30/2014 1:55:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies ^ | 6/30/14 | Jai
    Brandon Webb, a former U.S. Navy SEAL and now Editor-in-Chief of, posted a sobering article today on the failures of the State Department in regards to our former military contractors working overseas. Brandon tells us the story of a CIA paramilitary and former Navy SEAL, Matthew Wojciechowski, who, while on TDY (temporary duty assignment) in ‎the Middle East, endured severe chest pains while on a mission. Instead of the medical professionals at the U.S. Embassy assisting him, they performed a stress test on him, took his vitals and sent him back to work. They denied him further treatment, leaving...
  • US soldier held captive by Taliban in Afghanistan for nearly five years freed

    05/31/2014 6:22:07 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 31, 2014 | Fox News
    He was picked up in eastern Afghanistan, near the Pakistani border, by a Navy SEAL team, composed of a few dozen men and supported by multiple helicopters and overhead drones, another Defense official said.
  • Life Lessons From Navy SEAL Training

    05/25/2014 8:19:48 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 19 replies
    Wall Street Journal | 5/23/14 | William H. McRaven
    The University of Texas slogan is "What starts here changes the world." I have to admit—I kinda like it. "What starts here changes the world." Tonight there are almost 8,000 students graduating from UT. That great paragon of analytical rigor, Ask.Com, says that the average American will meet 10,000 people in their lifetime. That's a lot of folks. But if every one of you changed the lives of just 10 people, and each one of those folks changed the lives of another 10 people—just 10—then in five generations, 125 years, the class of 2014 will have changed the lives of...
  • I do recall, the President referring to the Benghazi incident as "a bump in the road.

    05/24/2014 4:25:04 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 11 replies
    ex-Navy Seal being interviewed on Fox News | 05/24/2014 | A Marine
    “THE BATTLING BOYS OF BENGHAZI” We're the battling boys of Benghazi No fame, no glory, no paparazzi. Just a fiery death in a blazing hell Defending our country we loved so well. It wasn't our job, but we answered the call, fought to the Consulate and scaled the wall. We pulled twenty Countrymen from the jaws of fate Led them to safety, and stood at the gate. Just the two of us, and foes by the score, But we stood fast to bar the door. Three calls for reinforcement, but all were denied, So we fought, and we fought, and...
  • Latest Navy SEAL K9's Equipped with Live Camera, Kevlar Vest, and Night-Vision Goggles

    04/10/2014 6:29:38 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 18 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 10 April 2014 | reaganite Republican
    Cairo -pictured above- is (like most canine members of the elite U.S. Navy SEALs) a Belgian Malinois...The breed is similar to a German Shepherd but a bit smaller/more compact -adult male cca 65 lbs- and is therefore considered better for various parachute jumping and rappelling operations with the USN's SEAL teams.  This particular dog was the one who first entered the Abbottabad compound the night night that SEAL Team Six got Bin Laden. He even got to meet President Obama afterward, although it's doubtful the dog was impressed... these things can smell weakness a mile away- Like their human counterparts, the K9 SEALs are highly...
  • Defense Official Denies SEAL Team Six Operation Was Compromised Families left without answers

    02/28/2014 10:20:06 AM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Daniel Wiser ^ | 2/28/14 | Free Beacon
    The 2011 downing of a helicopter in Afghanistan that resulted in the deaths of 30 American troops—including 17 Navy SEALs, a number of whom were members of the SEAL team that killed Osama bin Laden—was not compromised but did suffer from faulty planning, a defense official said on Thursday. Some of the families of the fallen said they appreciated the controversial hearing where the official testified. However, they said the testimony left them unsatisfied and vowed to press for more answers. The contested mission known as Extortion 17 involved a CH-47D Chinook helicopter shot down with a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG)...
  • Officials identify cause in deaths of 2 US SEALs

    02/25/2014 6:04:58 PM PST · by M Kehoe · 46 replies
    AOL ^ | 2/25/14 |
    AIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Police on the island nation of Seychelles say that two former U.S. Navy SEALs found dead aboard the ship Maersk Alabama died of respiratory failure and were suspected to have had heart attacks, possibly from drug use.