FREE REPUBLIC by GEORGEWASHINGTONGHOST BOMBSHELL: Was the downing of SEAL Team 6’s CH-47 helicopter an inside job?
BOMBSHELL: Was the downing of SEAL Team 6’s CH-47 helicopter an inside job?
Posted on Fri May 10 14:33:21 2013 by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
Fox News’ Megan Kelly interviewed the parents of SEAL Team 6 member Aaron Vaughn who perished in the tragic crash of a CH-47 helicopter on August 06 2011 in Afghanistan. During this interview the Vaughs stated that this crash was a direct result of traitorous rules of engagement ordered by the Obama administration that have consistently proven deadly to our troops (It should be noted here that “Over Twice as Many U.S. Soldiers Have Died in Afghanistan Under Obama In 3 1/2 Years Than Did Under Bush in 8 Years..”)
Although the exact number of SEALs killed has been misstated in the media, it is known that 17 SEALs died in this crash. The other 8 American dead include soldiers/special operators and airmen (See Below). There were also 7 Afghan troops aboard the helicopter.
Why was a commercial grade, vintage 1960’s helicopter used for this mission? Why wasn’t the more heavily armored military grade version, MH-47 used? Why were so many SEALs placed aboard one helicopter, rather than two? Were these SEALs deliberately sent into an ambush for the purpose of silencing them? Was this an ‘inside job’ by Afghans in retaliation for SEAL Team 6’s Osama Bin Laden raid?
Perhaps the most stunning revelation from this interview is that the names of the 7 Afghans placed aboard this helicopter as shown on the flight manifest are NOT the same individuals who actually died in this crash.. The 7 Afghans slated for this flight were SWAPPED with different Afghans at the last minute yet the flight manifest was not changed to reflect the swap. Was the helicopter downed by the Afghans on board this flight? Did the Afghans involved with this flight tip off their comrades down range to plan their strike on this helicopter? Did the Afghans influence the decision to swap their occupants with their own hit team inside?
The Vaugn family is outraged that Vice President Biden outed SEAL Team 6 as the group who executed the Osama Bin Laden raid. She said that because of Biden’s ‘leak’, SEAL Team 6 had “a target put on their backs”. Mrs. Vaughn had been personally warned by her own son via telephone to “wipe her social media clean”. Mr. Vaughn suggested Joe Biden be held accountable for his remarks which far surpass mere ‘gaffes’ and that have cost American troops their lives. “They sympathize with the enemy. They sympathize with the ideology” of the enemy, he said.
SEAL Team 6 Crash Stokes House Investigation (ijreview.com)
A Scandal Bigger Than Benghazi? (frontpagemag.com)
Congress To Probe Lethal Crash That Killed SEAL Team 6 Members (thelastgreatstand.com)
Unanswered questions plague SEAL Team 6 losses (dancingczars.wordpress.com)
Who Killed Seal Team 6? (iowntheworld.com)
May 10, 2013 | GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
Posted on 05/10/2013 12:33:21 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
Fox News’Megan Kelly interviewed the parents of SEAL Team 6 member Aaron Vaughn who perished in the tragic crash of a CH-47 helicopter on August 06 2011 in Afghanistan. During this interview the Vaughs stated that this crash was a direct result of traitorous rules of engagement ordered by the Obama administration that have consistently proven deadly to our troops (It should be noted here that “Over Twice as Many U.S. Soldiers Have Died in Afghanistan Under Obama In 3 1/2 Years Than Did Under Bush in 8 Years..”)
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THE BLAZE by TIFFANY GABBAY (ANOTHER OUTRAGE! THANKS TO HOMELAND SECURITY WE ARE SAFE FROM VETERANS LIKE MARINE LANCE CPL. CHRISTIAN BROWN. WE SALUTE YOU, SIR! JM)JM)
Marine Double Amputee ‘Humiliated’ to Point of Tears on Delta Flight Gets Helping Hand From Fellow Vets
- Posted on December 13, 2012 at 10:42pm by Tiffany Gabbay
Facebook: Marine Lance Cpl. Christian Brown
“I have been flying with Delta for a gazillion years and this crew treated Chris worse than you’d treat any thing, not even any body.” That was the opening line of retired Army Lt. Col. Keith Gafford, during a phone interview about the egregious treatment on Delta Airlines of fellow veteran, Marine Lance Cpl. Christian Brown, who is now a double amputee following severe injuries acquired while serving in Afghanistan.
“I did 27 years in the military. I have seen a lot of things and have seen a lot of guys die, but I have never seen a Marine cry,” added Gafford. “What the kid said was, ‘I have given everything that I can give and this is the way I am being treated? This is how I will be treated for the rest of my life?’”
Gafford’s stern words came in defense of Brown, who just last Sunday was “humiliated” to the point of tears during a Delta flight from Atlanta to Washington. According to the Washington Post, the Marine was treated disrespectfully and clumsily when he was wheeled to the very back of the plane.
To make matters worse, retired Army Col. Nickey Knighton, who along with Gafford were on board at the time provided a detailed and scathing “customer care” report to Delta after other vets attempted to move Brown from coach to a first class seat offered by another flyer, but were refused by the in-flight crew. WaPo provides context including the fact that Brown was ill with a 104 degree temperature at the during the flight:
On Dec. 13, 2011, Marine Lance Cpl. Christian Brown was leading his squad on a foot patrol in Afghanistan’s Helmand province when he stepped on an explosive device that blew off both his legs, one above the knee, the other below his hip. He also lost part of his right index finger.
Knighton, a former helicopter pilot with nearly 30 years of service, who turned out to be seated in the same back row as Brown, assumed that because he boarded last, he would be seated up front for comfort and ease of exit in case of emergency. Instead, she wrote in a complaint obtained by “She The People,” he was squeezed into a narrow aviation wheelchair that “bumped up against stationary aisle seats as he was wheeled through the aircraft. [He] was obviously humiliated by being paraded through the aircraft and was visibly upset. I touched Brown on his shoulders and asked if he was okay. Tears ran down his face, but he did not cry out loud.”
What Knighton did not tell Delta, perhaps because she did not know, was that Brown, 29, was also very ill with a high fever. He was returning, via Atlanta, from a hunting trip in Alabama for injured service members to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. Injured on his second deployment to Afghanistan after joining the Marines in April, 2009, Brown has spent nearly a year at the complex outside Washington, D.C.
Brown, a strapping six-footer when he enlisted, was flying back to Washington with a military “escort buddy,” but his mother told me that had she been with her son, “it would have turned out a little bit differently. I just can’t imagine what it was like for him, being that sick. He had a 104-degree fever and he was shaking. He was quite obviously sick.”
Brown and his mother, who live 25 miles north of Memphis in the town of Munford, declined to offer specifics about what he actually experienced on the plane.
During his phone interview, Gafford added that two first-class passengers offered Brown their seats, “but the flight attendant said we have to go.”
“How many times have we sat on the tarmac for 45 minutes? You could close the door and still make an adjustment,” he said soberly before blasting the flight-crew for being “hard as woodpecker lips.”
Meanwhile, Delta communications spokesman Michael R. Thomas offered an email-statement addressing Knighton’s letter:
Marine Lance Cpl. Christian Brown
“The story in no way reflects either Delta’s standard operating procedure or the very high regard we hold for our nation’s service members. We are sorry for the difficulties that transpired and are investigating this event to determine the appropriate next steps.”
When Thomas was pressed on what those next steps might be, he replied by email: “As previously stated, we are actively looking into the incident and have no additional details to share at this time.”
At the end of the day, what matters most to Knighton is that other wounded warrior are not degraded or treated in such a disrespectful manner.
“I don’t want another wounded warrior, a veteran, or anyone with any type of disability to be handled in this fashion. It was just senseless to me to the point of, ‘I can’t believe this is happening.’”
- Flight crew ‘humiliates’ double-amputee war vet… (washingtonpost.com)
- Double-Amputee Marine ‘Humiliated,’ Cries From Poor Treatment On Delta Flight (atlanta.cbslocal.com)
- Marine Mistreated on Delta Flight (freebeacon.com)
- This is how Delta Air Lines Treats Disabled Veterans (thedailybeast.com)
- Marine double-amputee’s treatment on Delta flight angers other vets (stripes.com)
- Marine Double-Amputee Humiliated on Delta Flight (conservativebyte.com)
- AIR TRAVEL: Marine Double Amputee Gets Help From Fellow Vets Angered by Delta Airlines Treatment. … (pjmedia.com)
THE DAILY CALLER by CAROLINE MAY (Their prophet was a pedophile, Islamic Muslims rape children of both sexes, and very often participate in homosexual behaviors–not that there’s anything wrong with it, as per SNL awhile back! They also believe their heaven is full of virgins, and each man will get more than he can handle. Now, which culture is more sex-focused? JM)
Taliban gets a chuckle out of Petraeus affair
The Taliban is reportedly getting quite a kick out of former CIA Director David Petraeus’ sex scandal, with one Taliban official bursting into laughter as soon as a reporter mentioned the retired general in an interview earlier this week.
“What a bastard! But all Americans are the same, it’s nothing new,” the Taliban official told Agence France Presse in the interview, which took place in northwest Pakistan.
“It’s quite normal for Americans and Western people to behave like this — they live in free sex societies where nobody cares about this sort of thing, so what do you expect?” added the official, who wanted to remain anonymous.
Gen. John Allen, the top commander in Afghanistan, is currently under investigation for sending potentially inappropriate emails to Tampa socialite Jill Kelley. It was Kelley who, after receiving what she said were harassing emails from an anonymous source that turned out to be Petraeus biographer Paula Broadwell, first involved federal investigators in the case.
According to the AFP report, during their reign from 1996-2001 in Afghanistan, Islamists offered little leeway for adulterers. The Taliban publicly flogged some offenders.
“From a Pashtun point of view, Petraeus should be shot by relatives from his mistress’s family,” the official said, referring to the Taliban’s main ethnic group.
“From a sharia point of view, he should be stoned to death,” the official clarified.
Petraeus resigned his post at the CIA shortly after the FBI probe uncovered his extramarital affair with Broadwell.
Allen has denied wrongdoing.
- Petraeus sex scandal makes Taliban laugh, ponder punishment (dawn.com)
- Petraeus Affair Amuses Taliban (huffingtonpost.com)
- TALIBAN COMMANDER: ‘Petraeus Should Be Shot By Relatives From His Mistress’s Family’ (businessinsider.com)
- Petraeus love scandal amuses Taliban (nation.com.pk)
- Panetta unaware of any more names in Petraeus case (miamiherald.com)
- Petraeus to testify in Congress on Libya Friday (newsvine.com)
- Petraeus to testify in Congress on Libya Friday (kansascity.com)
Reblogged and worth looking at again: Thank you, Daily Mail Reporter
Soldiers ordered not to shoot Taliban as they plant mines… ‘because it WAKES UP locals’
By Daily Mail Reporter
UPDATED: 08:52 EST, 18 July 2011
Soldiers were ordered not to open fire on Taliban fighters planting mines in case they disturb local people, it has been claimed.
U.S. military chiefs ordered troops to exercise ‘courageous constraint’ and even warned them they could be charged with murder if they shot any Taliban without permission from above.
The claims were made by a former Royal Marine who spoke out following the inquest into the death of Sergeant Peter Rayner last week.
Don’t shoot: A former marine says troops were warned they could be charged with murder if they shot Taliban, pictured, without permission from above
At the hearing in Bradford, his widow Wendy Rayner revealed how her husband was blown up days after senior officers had apparently ‘laughed off’ his complaints that insurgents were being allowed to plant explosive devices unchallenged.
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The 34-year-old phoned his wife in a ‘highly stressed’ state four days before his death and was upset that his fears were not taken seriously.
She said he and his men had watched the enemy, using night-vision goggles, plant improvised explosive devices and were not allowed to attack them. He was allegedly told by one officer: ‘I am an Army Captain and you will do your job.’
Heartbroken: Widow Wendy Rayner (left) of Sergeant Peter Rayner (right) said her husband’s concerns were ‘laughed off ‘ by his superiors
Father-of-one Craig Smith, 36, who quit his job with 40 Commando in January and now works for a Newcastle security firm, documented the ‘outrageous’ orders issued to troops in a diary of his six-month tour of Afghanistan’s Helmand province last May, according to the Sun.
His notebook cites several examples and claims troops were ordered to stand and watch when they spotted a Taliban fighter as the sound of shooting would ‘wake up and upset the locals’.
He also reveals how they were told not to shoot or use mortars for illumination when they came across Taliban soldiers in an area full of hidden explosive devices.
Mr Smith wrote at the time: ‘After a few days it becomes apparent that when we positively identify people we cannot open fire!’
Painful: Sgt Peter Rayner’s family gathered at the inquest- his widow Wendy Rayner, right, mother Bernadette Rayner, left, and father Peter Rayner
Branding the policy ‘an absolute outrage’ he added: ‘This course of action will end up with one of use being a casualty – and I will lay the blame with command.’
He told the newspaper: ‘In Kajaki I saw Taliban digging in IEDs and was denied the chance to do anything about it for fear of upsetting the locals. Permission to open fire was denied as it would alarm the population.’
A Ministry of Defence(sic) spokesman said it had not seen the soldier’s diary but it could be a loose interpretation of courageous restraint.
Distraught: Peter’s wife Wendy and their son Derek at his funeral
Sergeant Rayner was serving with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment and was leading a ten-man patrol in Helmand when he was killed in an explosion last October.
The father-of-one received ‘catastrophic’ head injuries.
During the inquest, Mrs Rayner said that the Army had promised that her concerns would be dealt with, but she said: ‘I have been fobbed off.’
Mrs Rayner told Bradford Coroner’s Court her husband, who joined the Army at 17, had feared his own death.
She said: ‘He was concerned about the number of explosive devices being planted in the area they were patrolling and had told higher ranks because he feared one of them would be killed.
‘He said they could see people planting these devices but could do nothing about it.
‘I feel that maybe if a bit more had been taken on board about what he had said then things might have been different.’
Mrs Rayner said her husband was ‘highly stressed’ when he called her, claiming that officers had ‘laughed off’ his concerns and he had been told to do his job.
‘He loved his job and I believe he deserved more respect,’ she said.
‘I know it was a routine patrol, but I believe that if he had been given a bit more respect and not just laughed off maybe they could have done something about it, we are losing too many men out there.’
Sergeant Rayner told his wife that officers told him that he and his men could not open fire on insurgents planting bombs or make contact with them.
His complaints were rejected by a Sergeant Major and a Captain, the inquest heard.
‘I think that if more notice had been taken of him, then he might not have died,’ she said. ‘Peter loved his men and would have done anything to stop them being killed.’
Mrs Rayner told the coroner, Professor Paul Marks: ‘I thought about it long and hard and I think he deserves his last words to be heard.’
She added: ‘Now it’s my day, people will listen because I’m in court.’
Mrs Rayner rejected the offer by the coroner to adjourn the hearing so that officers involved could be called to give evidence.
The coroner recorded a verdict that Sergeant Rayner was unlawfully killed.
Outside Bradford Coroner’s Court Mrs Rayner fired a further broadside at the Ministry of Defence, calling for rules of engagement to be changed to protect soldiers.
‘They are not allowed to return fire unless they are fired upon. But all the lads have expressed concern because the patrol area was filled with IEDs.
‘They can shoot at us and take us out but the lads can’t do that to them.
These terrorists and Taliban can do what they want yet our soldiers try to do their job and get persecuted by the law.
‘If they are going to be soldiers let them be soldiers and do their jobs. The job is hard enough as it is.
‘There will be an internal investigation, but I think the rules of engagement need to be looked into if someone is planting IEDs and threatening lives.’
She said two of Sergeant Rayner’s colleagues had also been killed before her husband’s death.
‘I am really annoyed. If they had listened a bit more then it would not have happened. He should have been taken more seriously. He was just trying to protect his men. He did protect his men – but got himself killed.’
A Ministry of Defence spokesman said: ‘The whole point of a counter insurgency operation is to protect the civilian population.’
He said soldiers had to go through a series of stages before opening fire and were sometimes asked to exercise ‘courageous restraint’ even when shots had been fired.
‘It is all about winning hearts and minds and using the least force possible,’ the spokesman said.
MY TWO SENSE
Sickened, is not the right word for what I feel about this Administration’s stench of corruption, narcissism, and psychopathology and their endeavors to bring us to our knees. What does a psychopath look like, and who in Washington, fits the profile? A psychopath is “characterized by shallow emotions (in particular reduced fear), stress tolerance, coldheartedness, lacking guilt, egocentricity, superficial charm, manipulativeness, irresponsibility, impulsivity and antisocial behaviors such as parasitic lifestyle and criminality.” The term is often used by lay people, but in a clinical sense, a psychopath, without wealth and power at his/her fingertips, will likely commit unacceptable behaviors on a whim and suffer no remorse or guilt, regardless of the act and its effects.
A psychopath is incapable of empathy, the ability to place oneself in another’s shoes and have a sense of what others are feeling. However, this same wacko often feels very sorry for self when things don’t go as planned. It is important to understand that having personal wealth and power shields the psychopath from consequences that others will undoubtedly suffer after acting on criminal, or otherwise, antisocial impulses. Psychopaths–not to be confused with psychotics–are not always violent and don’t always act out criminally. However, the easier it is to step off the straight and narrow, the quicker the psychopath will veer–especially if there is a personal gain. Many, many politicians display psychopathic and sociopathic behaviors, but one, in particular, sticks out in my mind as the winner of every one of the above descriptors! Can you guess who I mean? But that’s,
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2015944/Soldiers-ordered-shoot-Taliban-planters—WAKES-UP-locals.html#ixzz28k9aFKkm
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- Black Watch sergeant tells how he saved his men from Taliban gunfire (dailyrecord.co.uk)
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