Or were they killed to ensure they never revealed what really happened on that raid?Pamela Geller
It came to light Monday that the thirty elite American troops who were killed when their helicopter was attacked in Afghanistan were lured into a trap by the Taliban.
An Afghan official said, "Now it's confirmed that the helicopter was shot down and it was a trap that was set by a Taliban commander. The Taliban knew which route the helicopter would take."
How did the Taliban know? Who tipped off the Taliban? And who supplied the Taliban with the surface-to-air armaments?
I blame the president.
I believe the loose lips of this reckless, incompetent fraud cost this group of elite Navy SEALs their lives. So obsessed was this poseur with taking credit for something that he didn't have the stomach for (and didn't want) that he ensured a U.S. sacrifice of incalculable proportions.
There were Navy SEALs from SEAL Team Six, the same unit that killed Osama bin Laden, among those who were lost in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. Back in May, Defense Secretary Gates said that releasing information about the raid in which Osama bin Laden was killed would threaten the safety of the Navy SEALs who were involved in that operation and their families. They would become targets for jihad terrorists.
So why was this information released? Why did the Obama administration leak and name this SEAL team?
We should not have been told. Obama should have released the pictures of that jihadist monster and moved on. Instead, he gave him a proper Islamic burial and held back on proof for fear on insulting Islam.
Was this payback for Leon Panetta's revelation that the Navy SEALs, not the president, made the decision to kill Osama bin Laden? Who is taking revenge? The ISI?
These are the questions that must be asked and answered by the Obama administration. But do not expect him to do it. I revealed the truth about this socialist internationalist in my book The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration's War on America. Everything he has done since he has become President has confirmed how right I was about him.
In a characteristic move, Obama has banned the media from the return of the remains of these Navy SEALs to the U.S. Clearly, the visual of a parade of coffins, the images of the worst day in recent U.S. history, would not be an opportune Obama photo-op. Cold-blooded calculation.
And do not expect the press, whose job it is, to get to the truth of this matter. The mainstream media is nothing more than an activist propaganda machine that is actively working against the American people. It is the enemy's number-one arsenal in its war on America.
It is all but surrender, my friends, all but surrender.
The loss of these extraordinary warriors cannot be described. The pain and suffering are beyond mere words. Weep for the loss for the families and for our great and noble country.
This is one of those moments that tears at your heart. Matt Lauer interviewed the extraordinary family of Aaron Vaughn, a Navy SEAL Team Six member. Vaughn was one of the SEALs who was killed by jihadists in the largest single loss of life ever for SEAL Team Six, and the largest loss of life for American forces in a single event since the defensive action began after Islam's declaration of war on the America on September 11, 2001.
It was an incredible interview. What patriots, what strength -- good, fine, and decent people, and to hear them speak of this huge loss was wrenching. Lauer is incapable of conducting an interview where he has no control of the script, but the family didn't hold back in describing how much their son loved G-d, loved our country, and believed that Islamic fundamentalism threatened the survival of our nation and civilization. Vaughn's father spoke of Islamic history and the threat that people remain painfully unaware of. It is rare that the truth breaks through the iron curtain of the media -- and look what it took in this case.
There should be a national day of mourning declared in the honor of these Navy SEALs, to remind all Americans of the devastating toll taken by the war declared on the West by Islamic jihad.
Pray for their families. They gave all.