Navy SEALs Slam Obama for taking Credit for Bin Laden Killing

Serving and former US Navy SEALs are speaking out against President Obama for basking in the glory of the killing of Osama bin Laden and accused him of using Special Forces operators as a political tool for his re-election campaign.

The SEALs spoke out to http://www.dailymail.co.uk after the Obama campaign released an ad entitled ‘One Chance’ a few months back.

 

In addition to the ad, the White House marked the first anniversary of the raid that killed bin Laden with a series of briefings in addition to an NBC interview in the Situation Room to highlight the “gutsy call” made by the President. A news conference was also used to imply that Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney would have let bin Laden live.

“I said that I’d go after bin Laden if we had a clear shot at him, and I did,” Obama said. “If there are others who have said one thing and now suggest they’d do something else, then I’d go ahead and let them explain it.”

in 2008 Romney expressed reservations about sending troops into Pakistan.

Ryan Zinke, a Republican state senator in Montana who spent 23 years as a SEAL and led a SEAL Team 6 assault unit, said: “The decision was a no brainer. I applaud him for making it but I would not overly pat myself on the back for making the right call. I think every president would have done the same. He is justified in saying it was his decision but the preparation, the sacrifice – it was a broader team effort.”

Mr Zinke added that Obama was exploiting bin Laden’s death for his re-election bid.

“The President and his administration are positioning him as a war president using the SEALs as ammunition. It was predictable.”

The president has even faced criticism from those on the left. Arianna Huffington, a liberal who runs the left-leaning Huffington Post website, roundly condemned it.

She told CBS: ‘We should celebrate the fact that they did such a great job. It’s one thing to have an NBC special from the Situation Room… all that to me is perfectly legitimate, but to turn it into a campaign ad is one of the most despicable things you can do.’

A serving SEAL Team member said: “Obama wasn’t in the field, at risk, carrying a gun. As president, at every turn he should be thanking the guys who put their lives on the line to do this. He does so in his official speeches because he speechwriters are smart, But the more he tries to take the credit for it, the more the ground operators are saying, “Come on, man!” It really didn’t matter who was president. At the end of the day, they were going to go.”

Chris Kyle, a former SEAL sniper with 160 confirmed and another 95 unconfirmed kills to his credit, said: “In years to come there is going to be information that will come out that Obama was not the man who made the call. He can say he did and the people who really know what happened are inside the Pentagon, are in the military and the military isn’t allowed to speak out against the commander- in-chief so his secret is safe.”

Senior military figures have said that Admiral William McRaven, a former SEAL who was then head of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) made the decision to take bin Laden out. Tactical decisions were delegated even further down the chain of command.

A former intelligence official who was serving in the US government when bin Laden was killed said that the Obama administration knew about the al-Qaeda leader’s whereabouts in October 2010 but delayed taking action and risked letting him escape.

 

Pentagon lied about Navy SEALs being killed during rescue mission in Afghanistan…

Here we go again. I’m sure we all remember the story of Jessica Lynch, the female version of Rambo who turned out to be nothing more than a product of the Pentagon’s hype machine. There was Pat Tillman, the story of a patriotic football player who was killed in Afghanistan by friendly fire and the subsequent cover-up of the events that led up to his death. And now the Pentagon is at it again. After the killing of Bin Laden, members of the Navy SEAL team that took part in the mission to take out the terror leader were killed on a rescue mission when their helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan. New questions are being raised as it turns out that the SEALs were not rescuing anyone as previously reported, and were actually being called into to back up a group of Rangers who were in pursuit of fleeing Taliban. Check out CNN below actually doing a bit of reporting via Youtube user “Moxnewsdotcom”

Pentagon releases home videos of Osama Bin Laden seized in raid…

Pentagon officials have released five video clips that the Navy SEALS seized from Osama Bin Laden’s Pakistani compound in the raid that ended the Al Qaeda leader’s life. One of the videos is a complete unreleased statement dated sometime between October 9 to Nov. 5, 2010. Officials say that it contains the usual rhetoric of condemnation of America. Three of them are practice runs of planned messages, while one is a bizarre recording of the terror chief sitting on the floor in his compound watching a news segment about himself. It also appears that beyond killing “infidels” and trying to bring down the U.S., Bin Laden was concerned enough about his looks to dye his gray beard black before recording his statement videos.

Below you will find all five videos via YouTube user “Starnews”. There is no audio as the Pentagon believed whatever Bin Laden was saying constitutes a risk to security.

Ding dong the bitch is dead, now meet the house that fell on him…

Osama bin Laden finally, nearly a decade after the September 11th terrorist attacks, met his demise in a pre-dawn raid on his compound by a group of elite Navy SEALS from the Joint Special Operations Command. Soldiers from SEAL Team Six, also known as the Naval Special Warfare Development Group are considered to be the most elite warriors in the US military.

JSOC is headquartered at Pope Air Force Base and Fort Bragg in North Carolina. It’s made up of the Army’s Delta Force, SEAL Team Six, Army Rangers and the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. JSOC performs strike operations, reconnaissance in denied areas and special intelligence missions. For much of the Bush administration, JSOC was run by Gen. Stanley McChrystal. JSOC’s primary function was to eliminate individuals considered to be “High Value Targets.” McChrystal’s successor at JSOC, Vice Admiral William McRaven, is himself a former SEAL.

Retired Special Forces officer Col. W. Patrick Lang described JSOC’s forces as “sort of like Murder, Incorporated.” In an interview with The Nation magazine he said “Their business is killing al Qaeda personnel. That’s their business. They’re not in the business of converting anybody to our goals or anything like that.” He also said JSOC’s operators are the “most dangerous people on the face of the earth.”

General Hugh Shelton former Chair of the Joint Chiefs said of JSOC “They’re the ace in the hole. If you were a card player, that’s your ace that you’ve got tucked away,” and that they are “a surgical type of unit, if you need someone that can sky dive from thirty miles away, and go down the chimney of the castle, and blow it up from the inside, those are the guys you want to call on.”…”They are the quiet professionals. They do it, and do it well, but they don’t brag about it. Someone has to toot their horn for them, because they won’t, normally.”

From Ghazi Air Base in Pakistan, modified MH-60 helicopters flew to the suburb of Abbottabad, where Bin Laden’s acre-large million dollar compound was located, about 30 miles from the center of Islamabad. Aboard these helicopters were Navy SEALS, tactical signals, intelligence collectors, and navigators using highly classified hyperspectral imagers. After a 40 minute firefight, 22 people were killed or captured and the face of terror, Osama bin Laden, was shot dead. He took two shots to the left side of his face. His body was placed aboard the choppers that made the trip back. His DNA was later matched to DNA taken from one of his sisters who had died of brain cancer in Boston. There were no injuries or casualties among the SEAL team.