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  • The Illusion of Obama's Bin Laden Raid Situation Room Leadership (must read alert)

    05/23/2012 4:11:11 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 68 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 23, 2012 | Mara Zebest
    Apparently, my previous article on the famous "Situation Room" photo tapped a nationwide nerve. The response ranged from some eye-opening tips on other photos to a few perplexed criticisms as to the motivation for Photoshopping a Situation Room photo. The answer to that latter question can be summed up in one simple thought: To hide the truth. Obama was out golfing while the OBL mission was unfolding, and the administration needed the Situation Room photo op for public perception -- to give the illusion that he's presidential. Obama's entire "Composite Presidency" and administration are orchestrated in this fashion. Not...
  • Obama Misses Movement! Arrives One Year Late for bin Laden Mission!

    05/03/2012 7:58:45 PM PDT · by xzins · 31 replies
    Bloggers and Personal | 3 May 12 | Xzins
    Obama: All right guys, I'm here. Let's get this thing done. Seal Cdr: Sir? Obama: Show me the equipment room, Lieutenant. I've gotta get cammied up. And we're in a hurry if you don't know it. Seal Team Member: Sir, the equipment room for what? Obama: The bin Laden mission. We've got to mount up on those choppers and take down that compound. (Seal Team 6 members in the back of room begin looking at the floor. Obviously trying not to smirk.) Seal Cdr: Uhhhh...Sir...did you notice how bad the weather is today? Obama: What? This is a critical moment,...
  • Veterans Group Slams Obama: Heroes Don't Take Credit

    05/03/2012 10:24:50 AM PDT · by plangent · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 05/03/2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Veterans for a Strong America, a non-partisan veteran and military support group, is hitting President Obama for "spiking the football" on the one year anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death. The group has published an advertisement showing Obama taking all the credit for the bin Laden killing while explaining that "real heroes don't take credit." The ad also slams former President Bill Clinton for saying if the raid had gone wrong, it would have been horrible for Obama rather than the Navy SEALs who risked their lives to kill bin Laden
  • Will The Navy SEALs Swift Boat Obama?

    05/01/2012 7:04:55 PM PDT · by Signalman · 63 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 5/1/2012 | Michael Hastings
    Almost eight years ago, presidential candidate John Kerry accepted the Democratic nomination with the infamous line: “I’m John Kerry, and I’m reporting for duty.” His military service, in a war three decades old, became the centerpiece of his campaign. Within weeks, the Republicans had turned what was seen as one of Kerry’s strongest assets against him. Swift Boats Veterans for Truth—which included over 200 Vietnam veterans, most who hadn’t even served with Kerry—succeeded in raising doubts about the heroic narrative Kerry was selling. What seemingly started as a scratch turned into a sucking chest wound for his campaign. Yesterday, the...
  • Will Navy SEALs swift-boat Obama over the bin Laden raid?

    05/02/2012 9:01:12 AM PDT · by Signalman · 14 replies
    theweek.com ^ | 5/1/2012 | theweek.com
    A backlash is growing to the victory dance over the terrorist's death, fueling concerns that Obama's biggest foreign policy success could be turned against him Many Navy SEALs are not happy that President Obama is "taking the credit for killing Osama bin Laden," says Toby Harnden at Britain's The Daily Mail. Quoting retired and active SEALs, both on the record and off, Harnden makes the case that many SEALs resent Obama for using the group as "ammunition" in his re-election campaign. Some U.S. commentators dismissed the report as a conservative hatchet job, but others aren't so sure, saying Republicans could...
  • OBAMA'S ONE-HIT WONDER: I SHOT BIN LADEN

    05/01/2012 2:34:59 PM PDT · by lward99 · 18 replies
    Times247 ^ | 5/1/12 | Times247
    In 2008 Barack Obama criticized Democratic rival Hillary Clinton for using Osama bin Laden in an ad to score "political points." Four years later the Obama campaign has created an ad of its own, insinuating that Mitt Romney would not have given the order to capture and kill bin Laden. The blowback has been swift and severe, with Navy SEALs, Sen. John McCain and even Democrat allies like Arianna Huffington denouncing the ad. Read more: http://times247.com/pset/obama-s-one-hit-wonder/page/0#ixzz1tekLApQf
  • SEALs slam Obama for using them as 'ammunition' in election campaign

    05/01/2012 8:48:47 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 17 replies
    http://www/dailymail.co.uk ^ | April 30, 2012 | Toby Harnden
    Serving and former US Navy SEALs have slammed President Barack Obama for taking the credit for killing Osama bin Laden and accused him of using Special Forces operators as 'ammunition' for his re-election campaign. The SEALs spoke out to MailOnline after the Obama campaign released an ad entitled 'One Chance'. In it President Bill Clinton is featured saying that Mr Obama took 'the harder and the more honourable path' in ordering that bin Laden be killed. The words 'Which path would Mitt Romney have taken?' are then displayed.
  • How to rebuke Obama's exploiting his 'not interfering with SEAL's killing Osama campaign'

    05/01/2012 5:00:29 AM PDT · by Milagros · 21 replies
    Thanks for the SEALs for doing the job, we are proud of you. Question: Did Obama decide not to interfere against the SEALs killing of Osama solely based on the intent to use it for his campaign propaganda?
  • SEALs slam Obama for using them as 'ammunition' in bid to take credit for bin Laden killing

    04/30/2012 7:34:02 PM PDT · by Signalman · 9 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 30APR2012 | Toby Harnden
    Serving and former US Navy SEALs have slammed President Barack Obama for taking the credit for killing Osama bin Laden and accused him of using Special Forces operators as ‘ammunition’ for his re-election campaign. The SEALs spoke out to MailOnline after the Obama campaign released an ad entitled ‘One Chance’. In it President Bill Clinton is featured saying that Mr Obama took ‘the harder and the more honourable path’ in ordering that bin Laden be killed. The words ‘Which path would Mitt Romney have taken?’ are then displayed. Besides the ad, the White House is marking the first anniversary of...
  • SEALs slam Obama for using them as 'ammunition' in bid to take credit for bin Laden killing

    04/30/2012 5:36:42 PM PDT · by dewawi · 190 replies
    Red siren at Drudge on this.
  • How Can We Keep The 'Wolf In Sheep's Clothing' At Bay?

    03/26/2012 6:49:29 AM PDT · by Cocoa2012 · 6 replies · 12+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | March 26, 2012 | Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (ret)
    There have been numerous incidents in Afghanistan over the years involving a "wolf in sheep's clothing" by which a perceived friend, in actuality, is the foe. Kabul has proven incompetent at weeding this danger from among its own troops. Most recently, after the burning of the Korans, just such a wolf-in-sheep's-clothing incident occurred when two U.S. military officers were shot dead from behind while at their desks in what was a very secure Afghan ministry office. An absence of trust for our Afghan allies has long been a factor in the U.S. relationship with them -- even before the Koran...
  • Sick Alaska seal shows possible spread of disease

    03/12/2012 9:45:06 PM PDT · by Razzz42 · 4 replies
    AP ^ | March 7, 2012 | By Dan Joling
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska—Federal scientists said Wednesday that a nearly bald, lethargic seal recovered from the southeast Alaska coast showed the same symptoms of a disease that sickened ringed seals and Pacific walrus on the state's north coast last year. Fishermen last week spotted the seal near Yakutat at the top of the Alaska Panhandle, where it was captured and taken to Anchorage. The seal was determined to be so ill that it was euthanized.
  • 'Act of Valor' star Roselyn Sanchez preferred working with Navy SEALs to Hollywood actors

    02/22/2012 9:53:16 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 19 replies · 3+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | February 20, 2012 | By Hollie McKay
    An unprecedented action-adventure film,“Act of Valor” stars a group of active-duty U.S. Navy SEALs in a fictionalized portrayal of real anti-terrorism operations. But for star Roselyn Sanchez, who plays a CIA operative held captive, it wasn’t just the story line that piqued her interest – it was also a welcome change to star alongside real American servicemen as opposed to Hollywood actors. “What surprised me was how unaffected and cool they were," Sanchez told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column of the SEALs. "Here they were doing a Hollywood movie and it wasn’t a big deal, they went along for the ride,...
  • Secretive Navy SEALs take starring role in new film

    02/19/2012 2:17:22 PM PST · by ColdOne · 18 replies
    au.news.yahoo.com ^ | 2/19/12 | afp
    US defense officials did not find out about the movie until after the fact, causing consternation at the Pentagon, which has an office that vets scripts and negotiates cooperation deals with Hollywood producers. Although troops have appeared in movies before, such as "Black Hawk Down," this film ventures into uncharted territory, possibly jeopardizing the anonymity that the special forces have sought to safeguard. "It's one thing to be filmed parachuting out of a plane, but it's another thing to be parachuting and land on the red carpet," a defense official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told AFP. Premiering on...
  • A Little More on US Navy SEAL TEAM SIX

    02/08/2012 1:32:43 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 22 replies · 4+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | February 8, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    This is what the Navy SEAL team looked like when they went in to get Bin Laden... Some items of note: 50 caliber sniper on the right. Knee, knuckle and forearm protection. Various plastic/wire ties. Absolute identity denial to protect their families. Free choice of footwear. Fourth from the right has three artillery simulators and CS gas grenades on his belly... He's the 'shock and awe' guy. Seal Team Six... can you imagine the look on Bin Laden's face when these guys came through the door? This open letter from a retired USMC colonel received via e-mail: ________________________________________________________________________________ Let's be...
  • Obama Exploits the Navy SEALs

    01/31/2012 5:45:39 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Jan 31, 2012 | Leif Babin
    WSJ OPINION JANUARY 30, 2012, 11:46 P.M. ET Obama Exploits the Navy SEALs There may be political value in detailing how our special forces hunted bin Laden, but doing so threatens troop safety and future missions. BY LEIF BABIN America's premier Special Operations force is once again in the headlines after a team of Navy SEALs rescued two hostages from captivity in Somalia last week. Elite U.S. forces have carried out such operations periodically over the past decade, always with skill and bravery. The difference in recent months is that the details of their work haven't remained secret. On the...
  • Judicial Watch Sues Administration for Records of Possible Leak of Bin Laden Records

    01/29/2012 5:56:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Lonely Conservative ^ | 1/29/12 | Lonely Conservative
    Judicial Watch filed a freedom of information request for documents pertaining to the possible leak of the information relating to the killing of Osama bin Laden to a Hollywood producer in August 2011. The administration has yet to cough up the information, so Judicial Watch is suing them. The DOD admitted receiving the FOIA request on August 22, 2011, but advised Judicial Watch that “at this time, we are unable to make a release determination on your request within twenty (20) working days” of August 9, which would have been by September 6, 2011. The CIA acknowledged receiving the FOIA...
  • Navy SEALs Rescue Hostages, Snuff Somali Kidnappers

    01/26/2012 6:02:18 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 25 January, 2012 | Chris Dumm
    Nick and I felt privileged to be invited to the special advance screening of Act of Valor, one week ago today. The Navy SEALs in the film weren’t portrayed by drug-addled Hollywood action heroes. They were real-life, active duty Navy SEALs. This morning the world learned, again, what makes these guys worth every dime we pay them and more . . . In an apparently flawless mission that could have been lifted straight from the film, the SEALs infiltrated a Somali pirate compound and rescued two kidnapped aid workers: American Jessica Buchanan and Dane Poul Thisted. The pair were kidnapped...
  • Navy SEALs raid Somalia pirate compound, free hostages

    01/25/2012 2:29:06 AM PST · by GQuagmire · 39 replies
    Boston Herald via AP ^ | Wednesday, January 25, 2012 | AP
    MOGADISHU, Somalia — U.S. military forces flew into Somalia in a nighttime helicopter raid Wednesday, freed an American and a Danish hostage, and killed nine pirates in a mission President Barack Obama appeared to reference before his State of the Union speech, officials and a pirate source said.
  • American hostage in Somalia rescued by US Navy SEALs in overnight raid

    01/24/2012 11:06:21 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 37 replies
    msnbc.com ^ | Jan. 25, 2012 | Jim Miklaszewski
    WASHINGTON -- In a daring nighttime raid Tuesday, U.S. Navy SEALs rescued two hostages, including one American, who were being held by kidnappers in Somalia, U.S. officials tell NBC News. American Jessica Buchanan, 32, and a 60-year-old Dane, Poul Thisted, were working for a Danish relief organization in northern Somalia when they were kidnapped last October. U.S. officials described their kidnappers as heavily armed common criminals with no known ties to any organized militant group. According to the U.S. officials, two teams of Navy SEALs landed by helicopter near the compound where the two hostages were being held. As the...
  • From Rags to Fishes: Exiled Albino Seal Finds Home Among Humans

    01/15/2012 7:03:37 AM PST · by Silentgypsy · 12 replies
    takepart.com ^ | 11/29/11 | Jocelyn Heane
    Before she became Nafanya, beloved pinniped of the Russian people and star of her own live webcam broadcast, the blue-eyed, rust-colored creature was known only as the Loneliest Seal in the World. The Daily Mail reports that only two months ago, “ginger”-colored Nafanya was shunned by her all-black seal colony on the Russian island of Tyuleniy. Photographer Anatoly Strakhov snapped heartbreaking photos of the forlorn seal cowering under a pile of logs, unable to survive without the support and guidance of flippered breathren.
  • Jesse Ventura denies fight ever happened with Navy Seal

    01/08/2012 4:47:17 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 69 replies
    Conspiracy Theories ^ | 01/08/2012 | Jesse Ventura
    Jesse’s Statement: The event this man spoke of never happened. I have been to Mc P’s many times since leaving the Navy. I was never there alone. I was always accompanied by other people. If this happened 6 years ago, someone would have known of it before now. Certainly in the UDT/SEAL community it would have been known. This has to be news to all of us. I have always opposed the war in Iraq but I have never spoken or wished any ill will towards the soldiers. My heart aches that soldiers have died or been wounded because this...
  • Navy Seal Describes Time He Punched Jesse Ventura In Face [JESSE VENTURA SAYS SEALS DESERVE TO DIE]

    01/05/2012 7:14:38 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 140 replies
    Brietbart ^ | Andrew Brietbart
    Click on the link, it is a video, with vulgarity, of a Navy SEAL who was at a wake that Jesse Ventura attended, and Ventura said that in this war, NAVY SEALS DESERVE TO DIE!!
  • Meet the big shot SEAL is America’s deadliest sniper

    01/02/2012 9:19:03 AM PST · by Baynative · 63 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 1, 2012 | GARY BUISO
    In north-central Texas, Kyle grew up dipping tobacco, riding horses and hunting deer, turkey and quail — a cowboy at heart. The son of a Sunday-school teacher and a church deacon, Kyle credits a higher authority for his longest kill. From 2,100 yards away from a village just outside of Sadr City in 2008, he spied a man aiming a rocket launcher at an Army convoy and squeezed off one shot from his .338 Lapua Magnum rifle. Dead. From more than a mile away. “God blew that bullet and hit him,” he said.
  • Scientists Test Sick Alaska Seals For Radiation

    12/28/2011 11:34:52 PM PST · by Razzz42 · 33 replies · 1+ views
    msnbc.msn.com ^ | December 27th, 2011 | By Bill Rigby
    Experts not sure if woes, from hair loss to bloody lesions, tied to Fukushima nuclear plant. SEATTLE — Scientists in Alaska are investigating whether local seals are being sickened by radiation from Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. Scores of ring seals have washed up on Alaska's Arctic coastline since July, suffering or killed by a mysterious disease marked by bleeding lesions on the hind flippers, irritated skin around the nose and eyes and patchy hair loss on the animals' fur coats. Biologists at first thought the seals were suffering from a virus...
  • Faked Death of Osama

    12/05/2011 6:47:22 PM PST · by Thomasina · 97 replies · 2+ views
    Pravda ^ | Ann Barnhardt
    THE EXECUTION OF THE SEAL TEAM SIX - PARTS 1 and 2 - By Ann Barnhardt - August 2011, #0, by macaense, 01 September 2011 08:26 PM THE EXECUTION OF SEAL TEAM SIX (PART 1) POSTED BY ANN BARNHARDT - AUGUST 6, AD 2011 4:08 PM MST You're damn right I said it. On May 5th I had an email conversation with a retired military man with spook contacts. All were in total agreement that the Bin Laden episode was pure theater. The SEALS were sent into a compound as evidenced by the lost chopper on site. But Osama Bin...
  • 'Most transparent administration in history' seals file on border agent murder

    11/30/2011 6:41:24 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 17 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 30, 2011 | Thomas Lifson
    The Fast and Furious scandal is causing the Obama administration to try to suppress evidence from public view. Judicial Watch reports: The Obama Administration has abruptly sealed court records containing alarming details of how Mexican drug smugglers murdered a U.S. Border patrol agent with a gun connected to a failed federal experiment that allowed firearms to be smuggled into Mexico.
  • Spec Ops Command Slams SEAL Raid Book as 'a Lie' (CYA)

    11/15/2011 5:05:39 AM PST · by Broker · 103 replies
    AP ^ | November 15, 2011 | Kimberly Dozier
    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. military is denouncing a former Navy SEAL's book that claims to describe the "real" version of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. "It's just not true," U.S. Special Operations Command spokesman Col. Tim Nye said. "It's not how it happened." Laden with conspiracy theories and attacks on the Obama White House, Chuck Pfarrer's "SEAL Target Geronimo" claims an alternative version of the raid in which the SEAL team shot bin Laden within 90 seconds of arriving at the Pakistan compound where the al-Qaida mastermind was holed up. Pfarrer claims the White House issued a fictional...
  • Correcting the 'fairy tale:' a SEAL's account of how Osama bin Laden really died (dastardly)

    11/07/2011 3:37:27 PM PST · by STARWISE · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11-7-11 | Vince Coglianese
    Published: 12:42 AM 11/07/2011 | Updated: 3:28 PM 11/07/2011 Forget whatever you think you know about the night Osama bin Laden was killed. According to a former Navy SEAL who claims to have the inside track, the mangled tales told of that historic night have only now been corrected. “It became obvious in the weeks evolving after the mission that the story that was getting put out there was not only untrue, but it was a really ugly farce of what did happen,” said Chuck Pfarrer, author of Seal Target Geronimo: The Inside Story of the Mission to Kill Osama...
  • TOLD YA SO ( Osama Bin Laden)

    11/07/2011 2:03:52 PM PST · by ventanax5 · 2 replies
    Black Five ^ | Froggy
    Some of you may recall that I popped up on the B5 grid in May after my NSW colleagues at long last punched bin Laden's ticket. Let me assure you right now that there is no such thing as a “Kill only “ mission. If that SEAL operator came through the door to find UBL with his hands up, compliant, and unarmed (including no evidence of a suicide vest) he would have taken a muzzle strike to the face, but not any rounds. He would have swallowed some teeth, been flex cuffed, and dragged roughly out to a marshalling area...
  • Revealed: How Obama was playing golf until 20 minutes before Navy SEALs began mission

    11/06/2011 6:40:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 88 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/6/11 | Daniel Bates
    In the official photograph, he looked every inch the commander in chief. Strain etched on his face, Barack Obama watched as the raid to kill Osama bin Laden played out on a television in front of him. According to a new book, however, the President was not nearly that engaged – and was actually playing golf until 20 minutes before the operation began in earnest.Only then did he down his clubs and return to the White House to watch what he later trumpeted as a great success of his presidency. A new book claims the official account was
  • Full story of SEAL mission in question- Report clears commanders

    10/25/2011 3:00:32 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 17 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10-24-11 | Rowan Scarborough
    By the time the CH-47 transport helicopter descended to 150 feet above an unprotected landing zone in Afghanistan around 2 a.m. on Aug. 6, the element of surprise had been lost. Hours earlier, two other Chinooks had deposited 47 Army Rangers at another nearby landing site, undetected. The landing triggered a nighttime ground and aerial firefight that raged for several hours as a few Taliban “squirters,” as the military called them, tried to escape from the targeted compound and regrouped with other fighters. *snip* When the third chopper — carrying 38 passengers and crew, and one dog, in a reinforcement...
  • "Act of Valor" new SEALS movie trailer starring real SEALS

    10/12/2011 9:09:15 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 11 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | Deadline Hollywood
    See the trailer at the link. Looks interesting.
  • Heart-Wrenching Image: Dog Keeps Watch Over Fallen SEAL’s Casket During Funeral

    08/25/2011 3:57:47 PM PDT · by Marty62 · 13 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | Aug 23, 2011 | Christopher Santarelli
    Heart-Wrenching Image: Dog Keeps Watch Over Fallen SEAL’s Casket During Funeral Posted on August 23, 2011 at 1:25pm by Christopher Santarelli Petty Officer Jon T. Tumilson was laid to rest Friday in Rockford, Iowa, where an estimated 1,500 mourners came to pay respects for the fallen Navy SEAL, including his dog Hawkeye. In fact, Hakeye’s loyalty to his owner at the funeral was visible, creating a heart-wrenching image as he laid down by the casket of his owner during the entire service:
  • MLB Nixes Nationals' Plan to Wear Military Tribute Hats During Game to Honor SEALs

    08/19/2011 5:42:37 AM PDT · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 18 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | August 19, 2011 | Unknown
    Paying tribute to the nation's heroes would seem to be a perfect fit for the nation's pastime. Not so fast, says Major League Baseball. The Washington Nationals had planned to honor the Navy SEALs who died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan by wearing special tribute hats on the field, but that plan didn't pass muster with league officials.
  • Obama's Shameful Photo-Op

    08/15/2011 4:52:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 15, 2011 | Staff
    Leadership: Disrespecting grieving families, the president sneaks a photographer into the ceremony honoring the SEALs who died in Afghanistan. The presidential scrapbook and campaign are more important. We thought perhaps the White House had received a sufficient dose of condemnation as well as some sensitivity training over a planned Sony film hyping President Obama's "gutsy call" regarding the successful Navy SEAL mission that killed Osama bin Laden. The film was to be released three weeks before the 2012 vote. We were wrong. When 30 U.S. Special Operations forces, including Navy SEALs from SEAL Team 6, the unit that got the...
  • The Mission to get Bin Laden (vanity)

    08/15/2011 8:12:34 AM PDT · by Baynative · 9 replies
    Mine | 8/8/2011 | Baynative
    I am quoting from an article in the New Yorker, a source we are not allowed to post on Free Republic. I hope people will take the time to read this entire account of the mission.
  • It’s Called Propaganda

    08/13/2011 9:23:41 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 21 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | August 13th,2011 | Jim Emerson,staff writer
    In order to display some gravitas, Obama’s White House is assisting an Oscar winning filmmaker to spin it into a leadership role in the killing of Osama Bin Laden just in time for the 2012 Election. As is typical of Hollywood,this is another movie aimed at showing Democrat Presidents in a positive light while in and out of office. Kathryn Bigelow director of the Oscar-winning Iraq War movie “The Hurt Locker,”has teamed up with its writer Mark Boal to start on the preproduction research for a movie about the killing of Bin Laden. The project is being billed as a...
  • Memorial service Saturday for 1 of 2 La. SEALs

    08/12/2011 9:01:30 PM PDT · by BBell · 4 replies
    www.katc.com ^ | Aug 12, 2011
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral will hold a memorial service Saturday for Chief Petty Officer Robert Reeves - one of two Navy SEALs from Shreveport killed when their helicopter was ambushed in Afghanistan. Cathedral spokeswoman Bess Maxwell tells The Times that Reeves had said he wanted to be buried at sea, and that burial will take place later. Maxwell says 33-year-old Lt. Cmdr Jonas Kelsall will probably be buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. His family now lives in California. The two were friends from childhood and classmates at Caddo Magnet High School. They were among...
  • Incredible Interview With Deceased SEAL's Family (interesting comment about Sheep in High places)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=28FxtSSMIwA#at=173
  • SEALs were sent to stop fleeing Taliban

    08/11/2011 12:35:59 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 10, 2011 | Rowan Scarborough
    The top NATO commander in Afghanistan said Wednesday that the doomed Navy SEALs mission that claimed 30 American lives was intended to stop fleeing Taliban fighters and not necessarily a rescue mission as first reported. After the crash Saturday, news reports quoted NATO officials as saying commanders dispatched the CH-47 Chinook helicopter with 22 SEALs onboard to rescue an Army Ranger team pinned down by the Taliban. The huge twin-engine CH-47 was downed by a rocket-propelled grenade as it approached a “hot” landing zone. U.S. Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen, the top commander in Afghanistan, told Pentagon reporters via...
  • DOD Identifies Service Members Killed In CH-47 Crash

    08/11/2011 9:19:24 AM PDT · by AnyStreetFL · 52 replies · 1+ views
    Department of Defense ^ | 08/11/2011 | DoD
    The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of 30 servicemembers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Aug. 6 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when their CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed. The following sailors assigned to an East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit were killed: 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, Calif., Special Warfare Operator Senior Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Thomas A. Ratzlaff, 34, of Green Forest, Ark., Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Senior Chief Petty Officer (Expeditionary Warfare...
  • Secret peace talks between US and Taliban collapse over leaks

    08/11/2011 6:47:20 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 18 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10 Aug 2011 | By Dean Nelson, Ben Farmer in Kabul
    Secret exploratory peace talks between the United States and the Taliban leadership have broken down after details of the negotiations were leaked, Western diplomats have told The Daily Telegraph. The breakdown in the talks at such an early stage has led to recriminations and claims that the details of the meetings and the identity of the Taliban's chief negotiator were deliberately leaked by 'paranoid' Afghan government figures. Absolute confidentiality had been a key condition for the meetings which were held in Germany and Qatar earlier this year between Tayeb Agha, Taliban leader Mullah Omar's former private secretary, and senior officials...
  • Call Off the ‘SEALs-ploitation’

    08/11/2011 3:55:17 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 10, 2011 | KURT SCHLICHTER
    President Obama came into office unfamiliar with the culture of the military he found himself commanding -- but over time it’s become clear that his appreciation for the troops has grown as they have performed every task he has asked of them. This week, he went to Dover Air Force Base to personally greet the honored dead from SEAL Team 6 and other units killed in last weekend’s helicopter tragedy. Yet his campaign operatives are another story: They’re set on using the SEALs and other warriors who hunted down bin Laden in a clumsy attempt to gin up support in...
  • Sony Hosted Obama Fundraiser, Releasing Bin Laden Movie Before Election

    08/10/2011 9:27:20 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 60 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 08/10/11 | Michael Warren
    There may be an overtly political reason that moviegoers will be seeing the story of the Osama bin Laden raid just before they vote for president. Sony Pictures, the company distributing next year's film, hosted a fundraiser for Barack Obama on their studio's premises in California last April. So far, Sony is the only major studio to hold a political fundraiser this cycle. According to Deadline Hollywood, Sony will release the bin Laden movie, directed by Academy Award-winning director Kathryn Bigelow, on October 12, 2012--less than a month before the presidential election. "The eyebrow does go up when you see...
  • Navy Seals

    08/10/2011 9:04:12 PM PDT · by Seniram US · 40 replies
    Seniram
    Does anyone have an updsate on whether or not Barack Obama had ordered the Flag to be flown at half-staff at the White House in honor of the death of the Navy Seals in Afghanistan?
  • White House Has Not Lowered the Flag for the Navy Seals

    08/10/2011 1:00:05 PM PDT · by MsLady · 46 replies
    FB alter from a friend | Aug. 10, 2011 | MsLady
    Call the White House and remind them to lower the flag to half mast in remembrance of our Navy Seals. Switchboard # is 202-456-1414. Voice mail comments # is 202-456-1111. Thank you. God bless America. I was not sure if this has been posted yet.
  • Carney: Fallen SEALS photo was controlled release

    08/10/2011 11:23:10 AM PDT · by Nachum · 76 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/10/11 | Charlie Spiering
    When the coffins of the fallen Navy SEALS came back to US soil, the Pentagon and the White House closed the event to the press.That's understandable. After all, the Bush administration made similar restrictions for such ceremonies, although Obama overturned the policy.The press complied as well, but when the White House released a photo yesterday of President Obama saluting the coffins at the ceremony, they raised their eyebrows.When Associated Press reporter Ben Feller asked about the photo today at the White House Press briefing, Carney answered:
  • US: Strike kills militants who downed US chopper (JUSTICE and REVENGE!)

    08/10/2011 7:57:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 174 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 08/10/2011
    An air strike by NATO-led forces in Afghanistan killed Taliban fighters, including a local leader, who were responsible for a weekend helicopter crash that killed 38 troops, the worst single incident in 10 years of war. "We dealt with them in a kinetic strike," General John Allen, the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, told reporters at the Pentagon. Gen. Allen said the military tracked the Taliban fighters for several days after the helicopter went down. Forces reportedly trailed the fighters to a position in Chak District, Wardak Province, and then US F-16s struck and killed them Tuesday....
  • Commandos criticize call for SEALs

    08/10/2011 6:55:41 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 50 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | August 9,2011 | Rowan Scarborough
    Rangers’ danger, single helicopter among questions Some in the special operations community are privately criticizing the wisdom of Saturday’s failed rescue mission in Afghanistan, saying commanders should have sent more than the one Chinook helicopter that was shot down, killing 30 American troops, including 23 elite Navy SEALs. They also questioned whether the quickly assembled mission was necessary to rescue a band of Army Rangers reportedly under fire from Taliban militants. “I squarely blame whoever planned and authorized the mission for the deaths,” said a Special Forces soldier who served in Afghanistan. “It was simply uncalled for unless Rangers were...