The 'Extortion 17' shootdown and coverup Jul 24, 2013 15:06:27 GMT -5
Post by avordvet on Jul 24, 2013 15:06:27 GMT -5
Better late than never...
Congress to probe lethal crash that killed SEAL Team 6 members
By Bob Cusack - 07/24/13 05:00 AM ET
Congress has launched an investigation of the helicopter crash that killed 30 Americans in Afghanistan, including members of the Navy's elite SEAL Team 6 unit, The Hill has learned. [WATCH VIDEO]
The victims' families say the Pentagon hasn't provided answers to their many questions about the deadly attack, which took place on Aug. 6, 2011, three months after Osama bin Laden was killed in Pakistan by Team 6 forces.
Before Benghazi, There Was Extortion 17
July 18, 2013, By Pamela Geller
The Vaughns have exposed the delusional U.S. military "rules of engagement" policy that led to the takedown of a Chinook helicopter, Extortion 17, by the Taliban. All 38 people on board the Chinook -- 15 SEAL Team Six members (including Aaron Vaughn) and seven Afghan National Army commandos -- were killed. The attack on Extortion 17 came just three months after the Osama bin Laden kill, and both Obama and Biden had identified the team that took OBL out. Retribution was inevitable.
Extortion 17: Were American Servicemen in Afghanistan Set Up For Sacrifice?
By Jude Eden, Jane of Trades
"Before there was Benghazi, there was Extortion 17." These are the chilling opening words spoken by Billy Vaughn, the broken-hearted father of Navy SEAL Aaron Vaughn. Aaron was one of 17 Navy SEALs, almost 30 American servicemen in total, killed when their archaic Chinook helicopter was shot down over a raging battle in Afghanistan on August 6, 2011. To have lost their sons in war is tragic enough, but as they discovered the very dubious circumstances surrounding the operation and the subsequent deception and cover-up by the military under the Obama administration, a truly gut-wrenching and highly suspicious picture emerged. Several families of the fallen, military experts, elected representatives and concerned others gave a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. on May 9th, 2013.