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Father of Benghazi Hero Asks for Truth

The father of one of the men killed at Benghazi in the September 11 attack called the Lars Larson radio show this week. Charles Woods, father of ex-Navy Seal Tyrone Woods, spoke for nearly 15 minutes.

As the truth slowly is pried  from the White House and State Department there appear to be multiple story lines and possible distractions.

Was this administration trying to ‘normalize’ Libya so that it could be promoted as a political coup by this administration? The House Oversight Committee is asking this and more as they try to learn why multiple requests for additional security were turned down.

Listen to this phone call (begins at 1:40) and hear the emotion in a father who would like to understand why the Consulate was not better protected and why the administration is not telling all.

Share this with your friends who may still be sitting on the fence. Tragedies do happen. Cover-ups should not.

UPDATE: America Life on the Fox News Channel heard this story and talked to the radio host Lars Larson. You can watch the interview below:
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Obama Gets SEAL’ed! Navy SEALs ‘Swift Boat’ the Prez

Navy Seals and other Special Operations forces have teamed up to create this video blasting the Obama administration for not only taking credit for Bin Laden’s death, but leaking highly sensitive intelligence information in the process of the announcement and the days and months following.

“Mr. President, you did not kill Osama Bin Laden. America killed Osama Bin Laden. The work that the American military has done killed Osama Bin Laden” – Ben Smith, Navy Seal.

“We have become a political weapon. We are not. Our job is to be silent professionals. We do not seek recognition. We do not seek popularity” – Ben Smith, Navy Seal.

“If I had one piece of advice for this administration it would be the same thing former Secretary of Defense Bob Gates said…Shut the f*** up!” – Bob Cowan, Lt.Colonel, USMC (retired)

These men are trained in the art of stealth. They are nurtured in the environment of secrecy. For Navy Seals and other classified operatives to come forward publicly and denounce the President on this issue is, as our esteemed Vice President might say a “big, f***ing deal”.

Obama is being swift boated…scratch that. He’s been SEAL’ed!

Watch it all. And share (runs about 22 minutes).

 

crossposted at kiradavis.net

Protecting Yourself

What can you do to protect yourself if a situation like Aurora, CO erupts? You don’t need Special Ops training,  but it makes sense to listen to what a SEAL recommends.

Today on America Live with Megyn Kelly former Navy SEAL Brandon Webb shared his expertise and advice with viewers. Based on his experience as a SEAL and sniper Webb offers the following simple suggestions for the average citizen to help protect himself from becoming a victim:

Carry a high power pocket flashlight. Non lethal but causes temporary blindness when flashed in the eyes even during daylight. Buys a person 3-4 critical seconds to get away.

Moving targets are harder to hit. Know where the exits are. Know the difference between concealment and hiding.

Be aware of your surroundings. Walking with head down, texting does not allow you to see and hear people around you.

Have a plan.Think about what you would do ahead of time.

 


Following the horrific tragedy last week, Webb wrote a blog called ” Navy SEAL Lessons Learned from Aurora Colorado” which can be read at his website: SOFREP.

Readers may also be interested in The Red Circle, a new book by Webb looking at the inner workings of the US Navy SEAL Sniper Program.

SEALs Killed in Afghanistan Helicopter Downing Were Members of Team that Killed Bin Laden

A NATO helicopter carrying members of the Navy SEALs DevGru (a.k.a. Seal Team Six) was shot down in Afghanistan killing every one aboard.

DevGru (Development Group) is the elite group of SEALs credit with the killing of Osama bin Laden.

AP is reporting that while from the same group, none of the more than 20 SEALs killed in the crash were involved in the bin Laden raid.

Another source says the team was thought to include 22 SEALs, three Air Force air controllers, seven Afghan Army troops, a dog and his handler, and a civilian interpreter, plus the helicopter crew.[1]

sources:
[1] – Associated Press

Navy Seals Made Call to Kill Osama – Not Obama

Leon PenettaIn a stunning change to the previously released account of events, Leon Penetta, Obama’s CIA chief now says that for most of the raid, the president wasn’t watching.

Mr Panetta said: “Once those teams went into the compound I can tell you that there was a time period of almost 20 or 25 minutes where we really didn’t know just exactly what was going on. And there were some very tense moments as we were waiting for information.

“We had some observation of the approach there, but we did not have direct flow of information as to the actual conduct of the operation itself as they were going through the compound.”

Mr Panetta also revealed that the US Navy Seals made the final decision to kill bin Laden rather than the president.[1]

What happened to “at my direction” from president Obama? Now it’s “the US Navy SEALs made the final decision to kill bin Laden rather than the president”?

For several days the images of the president and his staff intently watching the unfolding of the attack on bin Laden’s compound have been thrown around as truth. Now America is told that the Commander-in-chief wasn’t watching, or commanding, at all.

This has all the appearances of plausible deniability.  If the president didn’t know what was happening, he couldn’t possibly have made the wrong choice.

Osama is dead, or so the world has been told. Now, the man that ordered the operation is walking away from all responsibility and heaping it upon the men he sent in there to carry it out. They are SEALs, they can carry much more than the wimpy, worthless elitist that accidentally got elected president.

The high side of this is that if Osama bin Laden is dead, it was all the action, determination and decision-making of the U.S. Navy SEALs and nothing to do with Obama – nothing.

Sources:
[1]  Blackout during raid on bin Laden compound – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/al-qaeda/8493391/Osama-bin-Laden-dead-Blackout-during-raid-on-bin-Laden-compound.html

Bin Laden Gets X’d By Time Magazine

Maybe not as well-known, but certainly as symbolic as Time’s “Man of the Year” covers, Time Magazine’s X covers have marked the historic end of American enemies. Osama Bin Laden is about to join the ranks of the famously X’d out.

Hitler Gets X on Time Magazine CoverIn May of 1945, the first of the X’s was Adolf Hitler shortly after the discovery of his body.

Then in August of that same year, the dropping of two atomic bombs on Japan triggered Time to illustrate the fall of the rising sun. It is assumed that the red in the rising sun symbol was the reason for using black in the X instead of the red that was used in the other covers. It is also the only cover that uses that style of X – more of a charcoal-drawn feel where the other X’s appear as red paint sloppily painted.

Saddam X'd Out by Time magazineApril, 2003 – Time gave us the Saddam Hussein X-out. The cover was released as U.S. forces occupied Baghdad and sent Saddam on the run. Saddam Hussein was actually not killed until 2006 when after an Iraqi trial, he was hanged.
Zarqawi gets X'd out by TimeThe most recent x-out by Time’s artists and journalists was Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in June of 2006 after being killed by a U.S. bomb.
And the piece de resistance, the grande finale, the best of the best – May, 2011, the cover of a Time special issue will be adorned with Osama bin Laden’s ugly mug covered by a bright red X. This cover brought to you courtesy of U.S. Navy SEALS – Team Six – “DevGru” *Salute*
Bin Laden gets X'd out by Time Magazine

What is Navy SEAL Team Six

U.S. Navy Seal Team SixThe U.S. Navy SeALs are a collection of eleven total teams of elite special operations warriors trained to fight from the sea, from the air, and on land. Although their training is heavily focused on maritime environments, SEALs are the most highly-trained special warfare units in the world.

Stationed at one of three SEAL duty stations in Coronado, CA, Little Creek, VA, and Pearl Harbor, HI, the SEALs operate under the Special Operations Command. The teams and their training, support and command structure are made up of approximately 2,500 members organized into nine active teams and two reserve.

According to the U.S. Navy SEAL official site, SEAL teams 1,3,5,7, and 17 are based at Coronado, CA and teams 2,4,8 and 10 are based at Little Creek, VA. The official site does not mention team six’s home base which is Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia.

SEAL Team 6 (ST6) is the top tier counter-terrorism and Special Mission Unit (SMU) and is no longer actually called Team Six. Today, the same outfit is known by its designation NSWDG, Naval Special Warfare Development Group or “DEVGRU”. Not much more is known about DevGru as this excerpt from the Seal Team Six facebook page explains:

The vast majority of information surrounding DEVGRU is highly classified and details of its activities are not commented on by either the White House or the Department of Defense.

Recently, the White House released that DevGru had carried out the operation to kill and positively identify Osama Bin Laden. This is an unusual event:

The members of Team 6 are all “black” operatives. They exist outside military protocol, engage in operations that are at the highest level of classification and often outside the boundaries of international law. To maintain plausible deniability in case they are caught, records of black operations are rarely, if ever, kept.[1]

 

Sources:
[1] Meet The ‘Seal Team 6′, The Bad-Asses Who Killed Osama Bin Laden –  http://www.businessinsider.com/the-team-that-killed-bin-laden-seal-team-6-2011-5

Bin Laden’s Death: A Lesson in Media Malpractice

Radical Muslim terrorist and 911 mastermind Osama Bin Laden has reportedly been killed in Pakistan recently.  Depending on where you went to look for information on this story, you could have  seen many different accounts on what has supposedly  transpired in this much-anticipated event.  There is a good account of these discrepancies here , written by our very own PolarCoug,  including 5 updates.  As has been the constant pattern of media manipulation and misinformation coming from the Obama administration, this episode brought about record levels of incompetence and buffoonery from the very beginning. Bin Laden was first reported to have been killed in a bomb planted by a U.S. ground operation, then it was reported that a drone strike killed him, and finally we were told that he was shot in the head by a U.S. Navy Seal team six special forces operator. Throw in the fact that Obama was late to his own news conference, leading to some news agencies breaking the story early and incorrectly, and we now have the makings for another episode of the ” Who really killed JFK ” conspiracy theory type big Hollywood melodramas.

So, let’s take a look at some of the possible reasons for the sure to come rampant speculation about what really happened here. First of all, there is no longer a body to offer as proof Bin Laden is dead, due to his body reportedly being dumped at sea in observance of the Muslim tradition of a burial within 24 hours of death.  Surely they had the time to collect hair samples and take blood for DNA testing to ensure this murdering Muslim is no longer a threat to the United States, yet we are not hearing anything more than the use of face-recognition software being the basis for the proof ofBin Laden’s death. Color me curious here, but that simply isn’t good enough to prove to me that Bin Laden is actually dead, period. DNA would go a long way towards actually giving Americans some closure here, acknowledging the fact that we had the body, yet disposed of it due to supposed religious reasons.

Secondly, there is the problem of the CIA and the U.S Military being involved with an assassination on foreign soil to be dealt with. Bin Laden was reportedly killed in Pakistan, and now we are hearing that Pakistan has now ramped up their demands for the stoppage of the use of predator drones in their country, a very effective tool in the fight against radical Muslim terrorists, including the Taliban and Al-Qaeda in the region. The CIA reportedly tracked Bin Laden to the luxurious mansion hideout, where Seal Team Six eventually killed him. Will this lead Eric Holder, the Department of In-Justice hypocrite, to indite his pal Obama on war crimes charges for being the Commander in Chief of the U.S. military that carried out an assassination on foreign soil ? That is simply not going to happen in our lifetime.  This also leads us to question just how committed the Pakistani government truly is helping rid the world of Muslim terrorists, while accepting billions of dollars from the United States to allow them to operate in the region.  It is just not believable that Osama Bin Laden was living in a luxury mansion in Pakistan without the Pakastani government knowing it.  That would be akin to Al Capone moving into a luxury Condo in Washington D.C. without the FBI knowing he was there.  We can also look forward to the next hushed up information about another multi-billion dollar payment of our tax dollars going to the Pakistani government very soon, as our own government needs their cooperation in spinning this story in a way that makes in believable to the American public.

In conclusion, this gigantic episode in the death of America’s most hated enemy is far from over, due to misinformation and the stench of a massive cover-up. With something this important to the thousands of  family members who lost loved ones, and the American public in general, one would think that our very own President, Barack Hussein Obama, could make an honest, truthful announcement about what really transpired here.  That just didn’t happen, when we look at all the conflicting information here. Stay tuned, as I,m sure the media propagandists will get their Obama- mandated stories straight eventually.