Posts Tagged ‘NAVY SEALS’

Some things never really change: Politics, and the world as we know it…

May 9, 2011

Go away for a bit and the whole world appears to be standing on it’s head. That, or mankind truly is stuck on stupid.

Various leftest pundits are actually spreading the anti TEA Party propaganda that we are not taxed enough. Never mind there flawed reasoning, and phony calculations that are based within political correctness and fuzzy math. The real goal of these maniacs is ever expanding government over our lives as much as is possible. Then, their phony arguments forget to include all the various levels of taxation. Special districts, School Districts, Sewer, Library, and let’s not forget RTD, sales taxes at various levels, and the list goes on seemingly forever…

Next: The epic failure obama making the claim that “he” got O.B.L… Sure, have may have given the order to pull the trigger; I’ll give the devil his credit where it’s due. But, for all his “agonizing? SEAL TEAM SIX did the dirty work, along with a host of others that we will most probably never know about simply because of the nature of that type of work. HooRa!

It’s the economy stupid. In keeping with what has become epic fail obama protocol everyday we are being told that the economy is on the upswing. Only to be told otherwise hours, or the next day. When you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with…

The ongoing scandal at BATFE get’s worse with every new finding. It’s costing American lives, and the anti freedom and liberty types that infest the administration as well as BATFE could care less. As long as they get to preach their anti American lies it’s all good…

For those that have never seen one? A short time back while driving through the National Elk refuge I came nose to nose with a Moose! While sitting in the drivers seat of a Freightliner. Gads, those are huge animals!

No Wild Turkey hunting for me this year… Let’s hear how you folks did in the comments.

Take care one and all, shoot straight and be safe!

NOT GUILTY!: Navy Seal’s

May 6, 2010

Whew! Read about this travesty HERE. Travesty? You bet it is, these guys should never have been charged.

Yes, things do need to be investigated. Along with noting that in the AQ handbook it states to ALWAYS make an accusation of abuse and or torture.

Look bad guys of all stripes; When you mess with the best? Expect a butt whooping! American Spec Op’s of all persuasions are “The best!”

Army Rangers, Navy Seals do their jobs and ..?

December 19, 2009

Department of Military Correctness: Friendly Fire

As Christmas approaches, the Obama regime’s assault on our own warriors continues. As detailed previously, court-martial preparations continue for three U.S. Navy SEALs accused of mistreating a captured jihadi. But another case of political correctness gone wild recently came to light — that of Army Ranger 1st Lieutenant Michael Behenna, who is now serving a 20-year sentence at Fort Leavenworth. Lieutenant Behenna was found guilty by a court-martial of unpremeditated murder in the shooting death of a jihadi named Ali Mansur, despite the fact that an expert prosecution witness had evidence that backed up Behenna’s claim of self defense. The expert, Dr. Herbert MacDonell, a specialist in blood stain forensics, was flown in by the Army prosecutors to testify in the case, though it appears that in order to get a conviction, the Army prosecutors did not call on Dr. MacDonell to testify because his evidence did not support their case.

Thankfully, in both cases, some spine is finally starting to show among our leaders. In Congress, 40 members led by Rep. Dan Burton (R-IN) sent a letter to Army Major General Charles Cleveland, commander of Special Operation Command Central and the man who ordered the SEALs’ court-martial, calling on him to dismiss the charges and exonerate the SEALs. Scandalously, but not surprisingly, the letter was signed only by Republicans, few though there were. And in Lt. Behenna’s case, an e-mail from Dr. MacDonell explaining his testimony surfaced. A clemency hearing for Behenna is set for Jan. 7 in Arlington, Virginia. May justice be done.

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Navy Seals Charged for being Navy Seals!

November 24, 2009

Few things get me angrier than when our military get shafted for doing their jobs! Then, when I first read this, I was literally so angry that I couldn’t post!

So, courtesy of the immutable TexasFred

Navy SEAL’s Face Assault Charges for Capturing Most-Wanted Terrorist

Navy SEALs have secretly captured one of the most wanted terrorists in Iraq — the alleged mastermind of the murder and mutilation of four Blackwater USA security guards in Fallujah in 2004. And three of the SEALs who captured him are now facing criminal charges, sources told FoxNews.com.

The three, all members of the Navy’s elite commando unit, have refused non-judicial punishment — called an admiral’s mast — and have requested a trial by court-martial.

Ahmed Hashim Abed, whom the military code-named “Objective Amber,” told investigators he was punched by his captors — and he had the bloody lip to prove it.

Now, instead of being lauded for bringing to justice a high-value target, three of the SEAL commandos, all enlisted, face assault charges and have retained lawyers.

Full Story Here:
Navy SEALs Face Assault Charges for Capturing Most-Wanted Terrorist

This is one of the most incredibly ridiculous stories that I have ever seen.

It’s not that I don’t believe it. I do. It’s that these SEALs would be brought up on ANY kind of charges because a murdering son of a bitch named Ahmed Hashim Abed got a bloody lip in the process of being captured.

Assault charges? Against our Navy SEALs? Am I the only one that sees the unbelievably PC hand of the Obama administration at work here? Am I the only one that sees the biggest appeaser to ever inhabit the White House doing his thing? Or, maybe, having it done at his behest?

Matthew McCabe, a Special Operations Petty Officer Second Class (SO-2), is facing three charges: dereliction of performance of duty for willfully failing to safeguard a detainee, making a false official statement, and assault.

Petty Officer Jonathan Keefe, SO-2, is facing charges of dereliction of performance of duty and making a false official statement.

Petty Officer Julio Huertas, SO-1, faces those same charges and an additional charge of impediment of an investigation.

OK, there will be a few *do-gooders* that aren’t going to like what I have to say, but, that’s OK, I can live with it.

Once upon a time, this piece of garbage would have been brought in beat ALL to hell and back, he would have been kept alive, but just barely. He would have been interrogated and once the desired information was extracted, he would have been unceremoniously disposed of.

But, that was before we forgot how to fight wars. That was before we lost the definition of the word VICTORY! That was before we had our warfighting strategy dictated to us by the likes of Nouri al-Maliki and Hamid Karzai. And it was long before we became the WUSSIES that are more concerned with the RIGHTS of WAR CRIMINALS than we are with the safety of our own people!

FoxNews.com obtained the official handwritten statement from one of the three witnesses given on Sept. 3, hours after Abed was captured and still being held at the SEAL base at Camp Baharia. He was later taken to a cell in the U.S.-operated Green Zone in Baghdad.

The SEAL told investigators he had showered after the mission, gone to the kitchen and then decided to look in on the detainee.

“I gave the detainee a glance over and then left,” the SEAL wrote. “I did not notice anything wrong with the detainee and he appeared in good health.”

I am taking this Navy SEAL at his word. Anyone have a problem with that?

United States Central Command declined to discuss the detainee, but a legal source told FoxNews.com that the detainee was turned over to Iraqi authorities, to whom he made the abuse complaints. He was then returned to American custody. The SEAL leader reported the charge up the chain of command, and an investigation ensued.

Read the above blockquote again, read it very carefully. He made his abuse complaint to IRAQI authorities. Now, I am NOT a conspiracy theory kind of guy, my regular readers know that, but suppose Ahmed Hashim Abed actually was in great condition when he was turned over to the Iraqis? Suppose they conspired to make the SEALs look bad and punched Abed in the mouth in an effort to make that happen? It is not out of the realm of possibility.

Suppose a Navy SEAL actually DID punch Abed? Do you really care? I know I damned sure don’t!

I sure as hell don’t, and further I think he should have punched this bastards ticket, unless he is a water boarding candidate. And no, I have no problem with using that mind trick on people like that!

GUNNY BOB SKYPES FOX NEWS MONDAY MORNING

April 14, 2009

The scuttlebutt comes out on the rescue care of Gunny Bob.

GUNNY BOB SKYPES FOX NEWS MONDAY MORNING

Breaks Wild ‘n Crazy Inside Scoop On Rescue of Captain Phillips

Using Skype technology from his home library, the Gunny appeared live on FOX News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom” program with hosts Bill Hemmer and Megyn Kelly.

The Gunny’s awesome connections to the highest tiers of the Department of Defense allowed him to tell the real story of how one pirate ended up on the Bainbridge, why the pirates really allowed the lifeboat to be towed away from shore by the Bainbridge, the details of the 007-style MCADS insertion used by the SEALs, and more.


SOME INSIDE SCOOP ON THE RESCUE OF CAPTAIN PHILLIPS

Mere hours after the rescue, the Gunny got a call from a very trusted source who had the inside scoop on some fascinating events:

The pirate who lived was not brought aboard the Bainbridge for negotiations, as some media outlets falsely reported; he asked to come aboard so he could make a phone call to his family. The ship agreed and sent a RHIB (rigid-hulled inflatable boat) for him. He got in and was brought to the ship, where he was drinking and eating and using the phone and waving at his pals. This was a tactical decision, i.e., one less pirate to deal with if the shoot order was given.

The ship asked the pirates via LRAD (long-range acoustic device) loudspeaker if they could send a RHIB over to tie the lifeboat to the ship. The pirates agreed. Why did they agree? The pirates were told that the region of Somalia they were drifting toward was not their clan area and that the other clansmen were waiting to kill them and take the hostage. The pirates agreed.

The other pirates who were coming in 4 motherships with 60-70 hostages called the Bainbridge and actually asked if the ship would give them a bearing and range to the lifeboat! The ship said no, of course.

The SEALs inserted via flawless MCADS (maritime craft aerial delivery system). They fired from the ship’s fantail, were hard-wired in for the shoot command, and did so when they all got shot opportunities simultaneously.

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Petty Officer Danny Dietz Memorial Highway

April 4, 2009

The story of Danny Dietz is one of courage and honor. I have it under the Valhalla heading for any that are interested in learning more about him. I recieved more hate mail for that piece than just about any other story I have ever posted about. I also got more then a few thanking me for getting the word out. Including three from current and former lawmakers.

Colorado stepped up to the plate and hit a home run by dedicating a much traveled road after him.

H/T the Denver Post, even broken clocks are correct twice a day! 😀

Lawmakers choked back tears Friday as they honored a slain naval officer by renaming a stretch of South Santa Fe Drive in his honor.

The road from C-470 to Interstate 25 will be known as Petty Officer Danny Dietz Memorial Highway.

Dietz grew up in Littleton and graduated from Heritage High School.

His family laughed when Sen. Mike Kopp R-Littleton, told how Dietz wanted to be Ninja warrior when he grew up. Instead, he became a Navy SEAL.

Kopp recounted Dietz’s death in 2005 after a gun battle with the Taliban in Afghanistan

Full Story Here

Veterans Day

November 11, 2008

Just what does Veterans day mean to me? Well, I believe that it means a lot that is different from the perspective that most people have. I could recount the history of Veterans day, as I am sure that many will do elsewhere, so why bother.

I could write of heroic deeds performed by men and women in defense of our nation as well as other nations thereby defending freedom and democracy. The American way if you will. However, I am also sure that stories of that genre will also be all over the Internet as well.

I could write about the men that helped my mother to raise me after my Father was killed on a hillside near Chosen, Korea. Those men are a part of history, not just that of the Marine Corps, but the worlds history as well.

No, I think that today’s post will be about something different;

“I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.”

Think about those words, about what they mean;

“I, _____ (SSAN), having been appointed an officer in the Army of the United States, as indicated above in the grade of _____ do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign or domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservations or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office upon which I am about to enter; So help me God.”

The oath that Officers take is slightly different yet some things are held in common with the oath taken by enlisted personnel. Indeed they share many characteristics. The overwhelming one that stands out to me though is that neither oath sets an end to the oath. A term of service if you will. So today I will write about veterans that carry on after their term of military service has ended, but their fealty to the oath that they have taken has not. Some things will be in general. Others more specific.

Ralph Montoya had a habit of hiring people that were down and out. He was a supervisor for a large well known corporation. He knew that people that were having problems could, and would work out those problems when given the tools to do so. His methodology was self discipline and hard work that led to a sense of personal pride. He once said that to him, a poor credit record meant that the person needed a decent job. Not being further kicked to the curb like so many organizations practice. Just by being himself he garnered a degree of loyalty that is seldom seen in the civilian sector. It also helped that he had two Rangers on staff. He managed material, and lead people. We lost Ralph last year to cancer. He was a highly decorated Medic that had served in Viet Nam.

David Allen works for a pretty large telecommunications company. He is pretty average as far as his size and looks go. Scars, at least physical scars fade with time. David goes home from work and builds model trains. That is what he likes to do. That, and fellowship with current and former Marines. The trains all stop though when David gets working on his other passion in life. David has put in countless hours with the ” Toys for Tots” program. He’s come a long way from the rice paddy’s and deserts. Still, he hears the call to duty, and exemplifies Marine Corps spirit. Semper Fi Sergeant Major!

John, as I will call him for OpSec reasons, works as a town deputy, and part time police officer in Colorado on the outskirts of Denver. During his free time he works with kids, street kids that are in a bad way. Kids that are in, or are toying with becoming gang members. he teaches them life skills. Skills that the kids turn into tools that can be used to lead to productive lives instead of prison, or an early grave. It is said that the way to tell the difference between Special Forces and Navy Seals is simple. That Seals leave craters, while you never knew that the Special Forces were there. I asked John about his work with the kids that just might put a knife into a kidney that belonged to him sometime. His response was typical of those that put selflessness into practice in every day life. “It’s simply a thing of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it don’t matter” was his response. Fair winds and following seas CPO.

These are but three of so many that not only have walked the walk. But have never forgotten that they have pledged any and all that they have for the betterment of our people, nation, and society for as long as they live.

Profiles in Valor; Operation Redwing

October 15, 2007

Full story here: http://www.navy.mil/moh/mpmurphy/soa.html

On June 28, 2005, deep behind enemy lines east of Asadabad in the Hindu Kush of Afghanistan, a very committed four-man Navy SEAL team was conducting a reconnaissance mission at the unforgiving altitude of approximately 10,000 feet. The SEALs, Lt. Michael Murphy, Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class (SEAL) Danny Dietz, Sonar Technician 2nd Class (SEAL) Matthew Axelson and Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class (SEAL) Marcus Luttrell had a vital task.  The four SEALs were scouting Ahmad Shah – a terrorist in his mid-30s who grew up in the adjacent mountains just to the south.

Under the assumed name Muhammad Ismail, Shah led a guerrilla group known to locals as the “Mountain Tigers” that had aligned with the Taliban and other militant groups close to the Pakistani border. The SEAL mission was compromised when the team was spotted by local nationals, who presumably reported its presence and location to the Taliban.

A fierce firefight erupted between the four SEALs and a much larger enemy force of more than 50 anti-coalition militia.  The enemy had the SEALs outnumbered.  They also had terrain advantage.  They launched a well-organized, three-sided attack on the SEALs.  The firefight continued relentlessly as the overwhelming militia forced the team deeper into a ravine.  

Trying to reach safety, the four men, now each wounded, began bounding down the mountain’s steep sides, making leaps of 20 to 30 feet. Approximately 45 minutes into the fight, pinned down by overwhelming forces, Dietz, the communications petty officer, sought open air to place a distress call back to the base. But before he could, he was shot in the hand, the blast shattering his thumb.

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Can we say Medal of Honor? I knew we could!


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