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Originally posted by lonewolf19792000
Erm, WHY in the hell would Obama order the deaths of seal team 6 for killing bin laden? That makes absoulutely no sense. The whole world knows we killed him, its not exactly a huge hush hush secret or we would have never known about that operation in the first place. No, im not buying this consirpacy theory BS. I'm not the poster boy for the Obama fan club, i didnt even vote for him, but im not going to buy into this load of horse$hit.
Its far more likely that al'Qaeda, knowing that troops flying in on helicopters were the ones that killed bin laden, so they probably just had a few people here and there posted around key points of travel, laying in wait with stinger missles to unload on any random US chopper flying overhead. Think about it, these people are cowards who hide behind a wall and fire an RPG backwards crouched down without aiming just to kill some random people. Theyre going to fire at anything thats not theirs, and they dont use choppers, they dont use fighter jets, they don't use tanks or hummers, so anything that looks remotely like it belongs to the US is on the list to blow up.
Originally posted by fooks
reply to post by buni11687
chinook, slow and big.
we won't hear about the retaliation.
"Dead Men Tell No Tales"
Not very hard to explain this
Originally posted by ateuprto
There are a lot of assumptions being made about the humans occupying this helicopter. Apparently the government has confirmed that most were Navy operators, to assume that anyone within the media or this website knows their specific names and team assignments is a bit foolhardy. I can tell you that the special missions teams and outfits that executed the raid on the Pakistani compound are not likely to be traveling nearly 30 strong.
If this was a CSAR operation then it was likely a mixed bunch of SEALs, EOD and various other military advisers itching to pull their homeboys out. I'm not claiming to know the identities of those men lost on this mission, but to assume it was some sort of planned AQ assassination on "ST6" is a bit far-fetched in my opinion. Sounds like these boys went in to see their brothers out of harms way. They got caught with their pants down and it sounds like AQ had their stuff in-order. My guess would be a botched mission or hot exfil by a small tactics unit run right into a well-planned AQ ambush. Those sons of b*tches know the terrain better than any GPS.
Rest in peace to all those lives ended by armed conflict.