posted on Feb, 20 2013 @ 03:09 PM
am sure many will recall this thread
about the member of DEVGRU who was shot Bin Laden
speaking out, well his full story has been published by Esquire online so I thought that members might find it interesting. Its quite long, so below
i have quoted what I think to be some of the highlights
The Shooter is quoted as saying
There was so much going on — the Libya thing, the Arab Spring. We knew something good was going to go down. We didn't know how good. The first day's
briefing, they actually kind of lied to us, being very vague. They mentioned underwater cables because of the earthquake in Japan or some craziness.
They hinted at Libya. They said it was a compound somewhere in a bowl and we were going to have two aircraft get us there and we don't know how many
are inside but we have to get something out. You won't have any air support.
I assumed it was WMD, a nuke, because why else are they sending us to Libya?
Kinda makes you wonder why he thought there was a lose nuke kicking about.
They actually had security sitting outside. No one else was allowed in. A JSOC general, Pak/Afghan and other D.C. officials, and the ST6 commanding
officer were there. The SEAL commander, cool as ever, said, "Okay, we're as close as we've ever been to UBL." And that was it. He kind of looked at us
and we looked at him and nodded. There was none of that cheering bull#. We were thinking, Yeah, okay, good. It's about time that we kill this
mother(SNIP). It was simple.
This is what I came for. Jealousies aside, one of us is going to have the best chance of killing this guy.
again quite interesting, he is claiming that a Pakistani or Afghan official was present at the briefing. He also discussed what would happen should
they be surrounded by Pakistani troops
We would surrender. The original plan was to have Vice-President Biden fly to Islamabad and negotiate our release with Pakistan's president.
This is hearsay, but I understand Obama said, Hell no. My guys are not surrendering. What do we need to rain hell on the Pakistani military? That was
the one time in my life I was thinking, I am (SNIP)ing voting for this guy. I had a picture of him lying in bed at night, thinking, You're not
(SNIP)ing with my guys. Like, he's thinking about us.
We got word that we'd be scrambling jets on the border to back us up.
Ok, so if this all went south they were going to surrender and then Biden was going to negotiate their release, just aswell they didn’t get caught
then with that E&E plan
On shooting Bin Laden he says this:
I'm just looking at him from right here [he moves his hand out from his face about ten inches]. He's got a gun on a shelf right there, the short AK
he's famous for. And he's moving forward. I don't know if she's got a vest and she's being pushed to martyr them both. He's got a gun within reach.
He's a threat. I need to get a head shot so he won't have a chance to clack himself off [blow himself up].
In that second, I shot him, two times in the forehead. Bap! Bap! The second time as he's going down. He crumpled onto the floor in front of his bed
and I hit him again, Bap! same place. That time I used my EOTech red-dot holo sight. He was dead. Not moving. His tongue was out. I watched him take
his last breaths, just a reflex breath.
And I remember as I watched him breathe out the last part of air, I thought: Is this the best thing I've ever done, or the worst thing I've ever done?
This is real and that's him.
I am sure if anyone is interested they will read the rest of this for themselves. I found it interesting, he does however take a dig at everyone and
is clearly disgruntled as how he as been treated.
The Man Who Killed Bin Laden
Anyway let feel free to post thoughts or any other quotes of interest.
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