Oct 212013
 

SEAL Team 6 Crash was a HIT!

Charlie Strange, the father Michael Strange, one of the 30 Americans SEAL’s, who died Aug. 6, 2011, from a rocket-propelled grenade, asks himself and others he meets: “Was Michael, my son, was set up by someone inside the Afghan government or the US government wanting revenge on American and Afghan warriors who killed Osama bin Laden.

“Somebody was leaking to the Taliban,” said Mr. Strange, whose son intercepted communications as a Navy cryptologist. “They knew. Somebody tipped them off. There were guys in a tower. Guys on the bush line. They were sitting there, waiting. And they sent our guys right into the middle.”

He and other family members wants to know why “the fuck” (my words might even be his too) the BORG “command” sent his son into Tangi Valley toward a “hot landing zone” in a “hello freaking” cargo carrier instead of a special operations helicopter. The MH-47 and the MH-60 Black Hawk, are Hot Rod choppers, which SEAL Team 6 rode to kill bin Laden.  These flown by Night Stalker pilots who are skilled in fast, ground-hugging maneuvers to avoid detection and thus more likely to survive.  Instead the BORG “command” sent this crack group of some of the most highly trained and intelligent fighters into a Hot LZ in a “flying pickle”

Patrick Hamburger, an Army staff sergeant, also perished when the helicopter was transformed into a fireball, yards from where armed Taliban resistance fighters watched from a turret. “When you want to fly them into a valley, when you’ve got hillsides on both sides of it with houses built into sides of the valley, that is an extremely dangerous mission,” said Patrick’s father, Doug Hamburger, “The MH, the new model, they’ve got radar that will pick up an incoming missile or incoming RPG. They’re faster. They’re quicker on attack. They’re more agile. So there was every reason in the world to use the MH that night.”

Sith Douangdara, whose 26-year-old son, John, was a Navy expeditionary specialist who handled warrior dog Bart, said he has lots of unanswered questions. “I want to know why so many U.S. servicemen, especially SEALs, were assembled on one aircraft,” he said. “I want to know why the black box of the helicopter has not been found. I want to know many things.”

Let’s see now, there is a “P-A-R-T-Y” you want me to go to,  where there is going to be people shooting at me.  Normally I would go to such a “P-A-R-T-Y” with a group of MY friends  in a several armored “Hot Rod” helicopters, driven by race car drivers, equipped to easily blast away at anything that moves.  BTW, my friends and I have already gone to other “P-A-R-T-Y’s” where we have “supposedly” killed and deposed of the body of Asama bin Laden in the Ocean,  Now after doing so, we are sent out to another “P-A-R-T-Y”  in a slow lumbering “school bus” helicopter with zero armament, a vehicle not even designed for this mission, so I can easily be blasted out of the sky.  Does this seem a bit fishy to anyone?  Sure does to me.  Ah, but the story gets even BETTER!  Keep reading!

One individual says, “there is nothing to see, move along folks” is Newly PROMOTED Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Colt covered all issues. Gen. Colt, who has since this easily avoidable catastrophe, that ended in the unnecessary tragic deaths of 30 of America’s finest, most well trained, who happened to be guys, who supposedly killed Bin Laden.  ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME!  HELLO! WAKE UP!

Normally in the “real world” when you make mistakes you are FIRED, however when you work for the BORG and make monumental FUCK UP you get PROMOTED!  This sounds like JFK or 9/11 coverup to you?  WAKE UP! Since the debacle, Colt has been promoted to Major General, he simply mentioned to commanders that his job was not to find fault and his report did not criticize any person or decision.  That’s how I work, I tell my customers what to do and they tell me get lost.  How does this Major General now tell his bosses what his job is.  Kinda like the pot, calling the kettle white.

SEALS supposedly AVENGED

Even with this mind expanding proportion of FUBARS (Fucked Up Beyond All Recognition) actions by the BORG “command” the shooter who was somehow “located” utilizing the most advanced spy planes and intercepts to locate the Taliban fighter who fired the rocket-propelled grenade that knocked down the CH-47 Aug. 6, killing all aboard.

“We were able to track his movement out of the Tangi Valley up over into Wardak [province] further over. And that’s what ultimately led to his destruction there,” a briefer told Army Brig. Gen. JeffreyColt during his JFK like Warren Commission / 9/11 post-crash investigation.

How they got their man is buried among hundreds of pages of documents released by U.S. Central Command and reviewed by Washington Times reporter Rowan Scarborough who then wrote his watered down story.

Hours after the shoot-down, the military heard a Taliban commander talking about moving the fighter who fired the RPG from Afghanistan to Pakistan. There, he would be unveiled as part of Taliban propaganda.

Intelligence located the fighter’s vehicle and followed its route until higher-ups gave approval to assassinate him.

He was often too close to civilian areas. But he finally stopped at a compound, a break for trackers that led to the dropping of an extraordinary amount of ordnance to kill one man.

“The individuals got out, moved out into an orchard area, settled into, kind of, a tree line, vegetated area, and we executed kinetic strikes with both F-16s,” the briefer said.

“I think we dropped eight 500-pounders, (that’s 2 tons folks) and then we also had Air Weapons Team – four or eight 500-pounders(1 ton – 2 tons more) and then 30 millimeter from the Air Weapons Team [AH-64 Apaches] as well. And then we got positive reflections after that we had killed the shooter and then the guy close to him … . We are absolutely confident that we killed the actual shooter, based off everything we’ve seen.”

Well this stupid “briefer” (what’s that a code word for? fabricator? ) may be correct about someone being killed however the idea that this guy was tracked by satellite and then killed by dropping 3-4 tons of bombs on his ass is a bit farfetched even for me.  This guy was DEAD, as soon as he got paid by someone, to do this job.  I bet 4 tones of bombs would level a city block…to the ground.  Oh and 30 millimeter gunfire…that stops a tank.

The briefer also revealed that a “source” –  obliviously a spy – was able to attend the funeral. Here is a recount:

“So we did have the source take photos of both the commander that was responsible and the shooter,” the briefer told Gen. Colt. Beaming as he said with Glee. “So the source went in there, had great access, was able to take photos at the funeral.” It was really important that we drop 4 tons of bombs on this guy’s head, instead of CAPTURING him and waterboarding a confession out of him.  You know I’m not in favor of torture however in this case, I wouldn’t mind, because I would be willing to bet even money that there would be many things pointing back to Major Gen. Colt and possibly other high level BORG operatives.  If this doesn’t stink to high heaven I don’t know what does.  You might want to help me cover my ass by posting this as many places as you can.

So the “Command” sends our bravest and finest into harms way in the least likely and most sub-optimal equipment, leading to their Deaths, then no stone is unturned to kill the guy who “supposedly” did it with a massive amount of bombs and then they atttend the guys funeral.  Why the Fuck, pardon my french please I am adding it for effect. Why the Fuck wasn’t he brought into find out where the leak was?  Can this be any more clear!!

A spokesman for U.S. Central Command, which oversees (‘overseas’ in original Rowan Scarborough how was this detail missed?  Seems like a proof reader would catch unless there was a dealine to get this story out, this is the Washington Times) the war (uh it’s NOT a WAR as only congress can declare WAR. and conducted the probe, declined to answer the families’ questions and referred a reporter to Gen. Colt’s report.

Finally Congress gets involved

After more than two years The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, led by Rep. Darrell E. Issa, California Republican, is finally making inquiries after meeting with some deceased SEAL members families.

Larry Klayman, who runs the nonprofit watchdog group Freedom Watch, has filed suit in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against the Pentagon, as well as the Air Force, Army and Navy. He wants a judge to order the military to turn over an array of documents under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act. He said the Defense Department stonewalled his written requests, so Freedom Watch went to court last month and succeeded in forcing the government to turn over records.  We have to FORCE the public servants to give us information for this highly suspect criminal escapade?  Am I insane?

Mr. Klayman has generously allowed The Washington Times to view the military’s investigative files turned over to family members two years ago.

“The families of our fallen heroes, who I am proud to represent, need closure to this tragedy,” Mr. Klayman said. “There are many unanswered questions and the military’s explanations of the causes of the crash do not add up.”

He also wants to know the identities of Afghan soldiers aboard, and why the aircraft’s black box, washed away in a fierce rainstorm, was never found — even though it has a homing device.

Even some military personnel involved that night questioned the operations afterward. The navigator aboard the AC-130 gunship that loitered for three hours over Tangi Valley expressed in 2011 what the families are thinking today.

“One of the other things that we did talk about — kind of what you’re hitting on, sir, is about the fact that, you know, for three hours we had been burning holes in the sky,” the officer told Gen. Colt’s team. “You’ve got [Apaches] flying around, so there’s a lot of noise going on and, basically, this entire valley knows that there’s something happening in this area. So, to do an infil (opposite of exfil where you extract people out of a hot area) on the X or Y, you know, having that element of surprise in the beginning of an operation is good, but by the time we’ve been there for three hours, and the party’s up, bringing in another aircraft like that, you know, may not be the most tactically sound decision.”

The suicide / homicide “Mission”

After Gen. Colt’s report became public in September 2011, the military arranged for him to brief next of kin Oct. 12 in Little Creek, Va., home to Naval Special Warfare Development Group, popularly called SEAL Team 6. The crash took the lives of 17  SEAL’s and five special warfare development group operators, making it the worst one-day loss in the history of U.S. naval special operations.

The chopper’s manifest included five Army soldiers, three Air Force airmen, seven Afghan soldiers and one Afghan interpreter. All 38 died. Twenty-two of them, such as Petty Officer Strange, were thrown from the aircraft. The rest died inside the fireball.

The military morgue at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware reported that all succumbed within seconds. Gen. Colt said they were “most likely rapid fatalities.”

President Obama went to Dover to receive the fallen and console the families.

“Your son changed America,” Mr. Strange said the president told him. “I grabbed the president by the shoulders and said, ‘I don’t need to know about my son. I need to know what happened.” Of course we because the government acts like the Mafia and doesn’t like to talk, nothing happens except a watered down version of this Greek tragedy.

The watered down “military probe”

According to the Washington Times and Gen. Colt had the right experience to lead the probe: He is a decorated Iraq and Afghanistan veteran and career helicopter pilot, including time in the storied 160th Special Operations Regiment. He is now deputy commander of Fort Bragg, N.C.

For the families on Oct. 12, he went over his main conclusions, then his staff handed out DVDs.

But the questions the next of kin have today did not materialize until they began poring over 1,300 pages of maps, charts, briefings and interview transcripts of task force commanders and planners connected to the incident.  This is typically how information is hidden in 1300 pages of information.  I know this is what I used to do when I was a Fleet Manager at the Car Lot.  The customer wants the invoice price for a car.  I would send them a 15 page report.  It’s in there you just gotta look for it.

Time to start Digging!  Roll the Bones!

  One Response to “SEAL Team 6 Crash was a HIT!”

  1. Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are in place for a reason. Over time they have been proven to be effective. When those procedures are ignored or forgotten chaos ensues. Packing a Vietnam era Helo with Special forces heros is a recipe for disaster and against SOP. I would be most focused on who gave the OK to violate SOP in this case.

    It is sad pathetic and criminal to violate SOPs like this. Beyond the loss of life the US taxpayers funded the training of these elite warriors and the violation of the SOPs squandered all those funds. A Basic Seal costs about $1MM in training. These guys were the creme de la creme of Seals.

    the family is right to outraged and it is my opinion that someone needs to man up and take responsibility for violating the SOPs.

    Matthew Papke is a former Marine and candidate for Tempe City Council
    http://www.freetempe.com

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