OK...I want to start off by saying that I am normally a fairly diehard skeptic. I'd also like to say that if what I am speculating is wrong ad these
men are actually dead, then my heart goes out to all of their families and loved ones (I am a military man, and I'd consider them brothers-in-arms).
But, alas, I find several things wrong with this situation.
1) Seal Team Six "kills" the most wanted man in the world, and a few months we have a loss of life in the Special Ops community unheard of since
Roberts Ridge back in 2005 (I think)? Now they say that none of the members who were in the Bin Laden raid were killed, but since they're never going
to release the names, how can we ever know for sure? Why would they tell us anyway?
2) You're going to tell me that one RPG (assuming that's what it was) took down a chinook with no survivors? Again, referring back to Roberts Ridge (a
pretty similar situation), it took a few rockets to bring one of them down and if I remember correctly, most of the occupants survived the fall. It
must have been one hell of a lucky shot.
3) What was SO important that they needed to send 22 members of DEVGRU, 3 combat controllers, and several afghan commandos to get the job done? I
believe most reports said that it was a high-ranking taliban leader. If it was, then why didn't we send them in some of those modified Blackhawks like
we did in the Bin Laden raid?
4) On that note, they're telling me that we can slip past Pakistan's air defense network (radar, SAMs, etc.), yet in a similar raid on a HVT all of
the members involved were killed by a taliban insurgent with an RPG??? Did they just decide not to take the same precautions?
5) We have drones. Lots of them. In the Bin Laden raid, and airstrike (or drone strike) was supposedly deemed not suitable for the mission, probably
because it was in Pakistan. This is different. The target was a house full of insurgents (not much chance of collateral damage). Why not just save the
trouble and load up a Reaper with a hellfire? Even better, an airstrike with a laser-guided bunker-buster, and use a drone monitoring it to confirm
the kill (not that anything would survive)? We've done it before.
The OBL raid seemed quite suspicious to me in the first place, but this is just ridiculous.
I may very well be wrong, but something about this just set all of my 'cover-up' alarms off at once.
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