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Afghan Benghazi: Extortion 17, Betraying Seal Team 6

 

 

Extortion 17 - Remember Our Brothers

 

 

” As in Benghazi, we still don’t know the full story of the greatest single loss in Afghanistan and the largest SEAL loss ever — members of a renowned group outed by a loose-lipped vice president.

It’s not officially on the growing list of Obama administration scandals, but earlier this month families of Navy SEAL Team 6 members killed in a disastrous August 2011 shoot-down of a Chinook helicopter in Afghanistan gathered at the National Press Club asking for answers, calling for a congressional investigation and blaming their government for the tragedy, the indifference and the secrecy that followed.

Extortion 17 was the call sign of a special operations mission in Afghanistan on Aug. 6, 2011, that responded to an Army Ranger unit engaged in a firefight with the Taliban and in need of backup.

The Chinook helicopter carrying the rescue team was shot down by a Taliban-owned rocket-propelled grenade over the Wardak Province on Aug. 6, 2011, killing 38, including 30 Americans and 15 members of Navy SEAL Team 6, the unit that killed Osama bin Laden just three months prior.

The shoot-down was described at the time as a “lucky shot,” but the families of the dead SEALs believe that, like Benghazi, it was a pre-planned operation of revenge facilitated by a government that put them in harm’s way without adequate support and with a bull’s-eye painted on their backs.” 

 

 

       Be sure to visit the Extortion 17 website for information on the helicopter crew that perished along with the SEALs . They must not be forgotten .

 

 

 

CW2 Bryan Nichols – Pilot in Command.

CW4 David R. Carter – Pilot
(promoted posthumously to CW5) 

SGT. Patrick “Hamby” Hamburger – Flight Engineer 
(promoted posthumously to Staff Sergeant)

SPC Alexander “Mayhem” Bennett – Flight Engineer
(promoted posthumously to Sergeant)

SPC Spencer “Dunk” Duncan – Crew Chief.

May They Rest in Eternal Peace.

 

     Also check out 31 Heroes a site dedicated to the memory of those lost that fateful night of August 6, 2011 and to raising money to support the widows and children of fallen soldiers via Travis Manion Foundation & Snowball Express 

The Heroes

 

” On August 6th, 2011, 31 of America’s bravest warriors gave their lives in defense of our freedom. These men were sons, brothers, husbands, fathers, and friends. Not only do we thank them for their service and sacrifice, but we thank those that love them for the sacrifice they have made as well.”

 

Alexander J Bennett, Sgt.

Darrik C Benson, PO1 SEAL

Brian R Bill, CPO SEAL

John W Brown, Tech Sgt., USAF PJ

Christopher G. Campbell, PO1 SEAL

David R Carter, CWO4

Jared W Day, Information Systems Technician PO1

John “Jet Li” Douangdara, Master at Arms 1st Class

Spencer C Duncan, Spc.

John W Faas, CPO SEAL

Patrick D Hamburger, Staff Sgt.

Andrew W Harvell, Staff Sgt., USAF CCT

Kevin A Houston, CPO SEAL

Jonas B Kelsall, Lt CMDR SEAL

Louis “Lou” J Langlais, Master Chief SEAL

Matthew D Mason, CPO SEAL

Steven “Matt” M Mills, CPO SEAL

Bryan J Nichols, CWO2

Nicholas H Null, CPO EOD

Jesse D Pittman, PO1 SEAL

Thomas A Ratzlaff, Senior Chief SEAL

Robert J Reeves, CPO SEAL

Heath M Robinson, CPO SEAL

Nicholas P Spehar, PO2 SEAL

Michael J Strange, Cryptologist Technician PO1

Jon “JT” T Tumilson, PO1 SEAL

Aaron C Vaughn, PO1 SEAL

Kraig M Vickers, Senior Chief EOD

Jason R Workman, CPO SEAL

Daniel L Zerbe, Tech Sgt., USAF PJ

Bart, K-9

 

” The 31 Americans were not the only ones that died as heroes that day. We cannot forget the sacrifice of our Afghan comrades. Seven Afghan commandos and one Afghan interpreter were also killed in action and we cannot look past their sacrifice. They too are heroes and we thank them and honor them and their families.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obama Compared To Nixon In New Republican Campaign Ad

 

 

” Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell released a new campaign ad on Wednesday, hitting the Obama administration over the IRS scandal and using an infamous quote from disgraced former president Richard Nixon to suggest President Barack Obama is Nixonian.

After using news clips about the scandal involving the IRS’s specific targeting of conservative groups, the ad shows the jaw-dropping line from Nixon’s 1977 interview with journalist David Frost.

“When the president does it, that means it is not illegal,” Nixon says.

 

 

 

 

 

Boehner’s Hand Forced On Benghazi

 

 

 

 

” Speaker John Boehner is trying to head off a GOP rebellion over his handling of the investigation into last year’s fatal attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, by releasing an interim report of evidence by his panel chairmen.

A growing number of lawmakers – 101 so far – have signed on to a resolution from Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) demanding that the House create a 19-member select committee to look into the attack that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans on Sept. 11, 2012.

The mother of slain State Department employee Sean Smith and 700 special operations veterans endorsed Wolf’s proposal two weeks ago. On Wednesday, Wolf is scheduled to hold a press conference with the father of former Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods, a CIA contractor killed in the attack.”