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Daily Video 11.24.14

Marcus Luttrell 1 Of 3 – 12 Nov 2012 Operation Red Wings / Lone Survivor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Published on Sep 29, 2014

” Operation Red Wings was intended to disrupt local anti-Coalition Militia (ACM) activity, thus contributing to regional stability and thereby facilitating the Afghan Parliament elections scheduled for September, 2005 . intelligence, including human intelligence and signals intelligence indicated that Shah based his insurgent / terrorist operations out of some small structures outside of the village of Chichal, high on the slopes of Sawtalo Sar mountain in the upper Korangal Valley, approximately 20 miles to the west of Kunar’s provincial capital, Asadabad

LT Michael P. Murphy
SO2 Matthew Axelson
SO2 Danny Dietz
SOC Jacques J. Fontan
SOCS Daniel R. Healy
LCDR Erik S. Kristensen
SO1 Jeffery A. Lucas
LT Michael M. McGreevy, Jr.
SO2 James E. Suh

SO1 Jeffrey S. Taylor
SO2 Shane E. Patton
SSG Shamus O. Goare
CWO3 Corey J. Goodnature
SGT Kip A. Jacoby
SFC Marcus V. Muralles
MSG James W. Ponder
MAJ Stephen C. Reich
SFC Michael L. Russell
CWO4 Chris J. Scherkenbach “

 

 

Here are parts two and three 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Marcus Luttrell via Independent Journal Review

 

 

 

 

 

      Jesse wins nearly two million dollars from Chris Kyle’s widow in a “defamation” lawsuit . Defamation of character presumes that one has some character to begin with , a difficult task to prove in Ventura’s case … that is where the court failed . What a piece of s**t ….

 

 

 

The Twitterverse exploded on announcement of the verdict …

 

 

 

 

 

Readers can show their support here at this Support Taya Kyle Facebook page .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taliban Want To Kill Afghan Who Saved “Lone Survivor” Marcus Luttrell

 

 

 

 

 

 

” The movie “Lone Survivor” just came out on DVD two weeks ago and its blockbuster status continues. For those of you who’ve been living under a rock, it’s the story of Operation Red Wings in Afghanistan. In 2005, a four-man U.S. Navy SEAL recon team had its mission compromised by Afghan goat herders who, when released, informed the Taliban of their location. The four team members, Michael Murphy, Danny Deitz, Matt Axelson, and Marcus Luttrell fought valiantly but three of the four were killed, leaving Luttrell as the “lone survivor.”

  Luttrell survived only because of a centuries-old tribal code of honor called “Pashtunwali” which mandates Pashtuns afford protection to anyone in need. And so it was that Luttrell was found by a Pashtun village leader by the name of Mohammad Gulab and taken in – risking his own life in doing so.

  Gulab considered it his sacred duty under that tribal code and when the Taliban came to demand that he hand over Luttrell, Gulab refused. The Taliban persisted, alternating between promises of money and threats to murder him and the rest of the village. None of it changed Gulab’s mind. He and his neighbors remained steadfast.

  However, in a twist of fate, it seems Gulab is now the “lone survivor.” “

 

     We’ve witnessed this scene played out time and time again , from the Kurds in 1991 to the Pakistanis that turned in Osama and AQ Khan to the Iraqi judge that convicted Saddam and now Muhammad Gulab . Throw in the Poles , Czechs and missile defense  , the Montagnards in Viet Nam , the Cubans at The Bay Of Pigs and a host of other examples and it doesn’t pay to help Uncle Sam unless you harbor a death wish .

 

 

Allen West

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Our Fifteen Thousandth Post

The real men of Operation Red Wing

 

 

” I saw Lone Survivor today. I wept. I’m a female, I can do that sort of thing in public.

Here’s why I wept.

  In the first few minutes of the film, watching the Navy SEALS train, I turned to my friends and said what a travesty it would be if the physical requirements were ever adjusted downwards to accommodate women – or anyone who could not meet them for that matter, regardless of gender or orientation. These men, these warriors, are elite for a reason. They are capable of doing things very few can. That’s the way we want and need them to be.

  But most of all, I wept in anger. I am overcome with rage at the elected politicians who have never served their country in uniform, never seen battle and yet make decisions that affect the life and death of their fellow citizens.

  I am so angry that our rules of engagement, made in courtrooms by people whose personal agenda has nothing to do with victory, restrict the ability of our military to do the thing we send them into battle to do: fight. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEAL: Nobody That Wears A Navy SEAL Trident Is A Fan Of Obama Or Hillary

 

 

 

Published on Jan 19, 2014

” Judge Pirro spoke with fmr Navy SEAL Christopher Mark Heben over the criticism Marcus Luttrell’s “Lone Survivor” is receiving from the left and crap media. The left seem to question the events and the mission not understanding the purpose of the SEALs. They aren’t primarily there to nation build and be peacemakers, as Heben points out SEALs are the “nation’s a 911 response team… to make a person place or thing disappear”!
The discussion moved into Benghazi coverup where Heben made it clear the administration is positioning Hillary for her 2016 presidential run. This when he made a very clear statement that we the people can be thankful to hear “…let me make something very clear: nobody that wears a Navy SEAL Trident on their chest.. nobody is a fan of Obama, nobody is a fan of Hillary Clinton period” He then closes saying he and other former SEALs are planning to “expound upon everything that is out there right now on Benghazi”. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tonight On ‘The Kelly File’: Marcus Luttrell Responds To Left’s Criticism Of ‘Lone Survivor’

 

 

 

” Some on the left are criticizing Lone Survivor, dismissing it as “war propaganda.” 

Earlier today, the mother of one of the three fallen Navy SEALs responded on Fox and Friends.

Tonight on The Kelly File, don’t miss the response from the real-life “Lone Survivor”Marcus Luttrell.”

 

 

Below is the interview with Matthew Axelson’s mother Donna , from Fox and Friends . You can read the accompanying article here .

 

 

Donna Axelson Interview

 

 

 

Here is an excerpt .

 

” Later in the interview, Steve Doocy asked for her opinion on some criticism of the movie, with some on the left characterizing it as “war propaganda.” 

” Hogwash. Marcus [Luttrell] has been very careful about not bringing politics into this at all. This is just a story about what our military men do. Because as an all-volunteer military, these are men and women who want to do this, who believe in America and want to protect us from additional 9/11 kinds of attacks. It has nothing to do with politics. It has to do with the courage and bravery of our military men and women,” she said.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theater Cancels Showings Of Major Hollywood Hits To Accommodate Massive Crowds Flocking To See ‘Lone Survivor

 

Theater Cancels Showings of Major Hollywood Hits to Accommodate Massive Crowds Flocking to See Lone Survivor

 

 

” A Texas movie theater cancelled showings of several box office hits to accommodate massive demand for “Lone Survivor” Saturday.

“ The following films have been cancelled due to the hit movie Lone Survivor,” a sign posted on the box office window of the Grand Theater in Conroe said. “We apologize for any inconvenience.””

    Below are some preliminary box office numbers for ticket sales this weekend . Note the per-screen number for “Lone Survivor” … $13,217.00 . 

1 Lone Survivor $38,000,000 44681% 2,875 2873 $13,217 $38,381,561 3 Universal
2 Frozen (2013) $13,700,000 -30% 3,239 -79 $4,230 $316,290,988 8 Disney
3 The Wolf of Wall Street $8,900,000 -33% 2,521 -36 $3,530 $78,486,551 3 Paramount

” Universal reports this morning that Lone Survivor earned an estimated $14.4 million on Friday, putting it on course for one of the best January openings ever.Cloverfield owns the month’s record with $40.1 million back in 2008. Lone Survivor is projected by BoxOffice to bank a strong $38 million. As expected, the flick is playing strong throughout America’s heartland and among military families. Mark Wahlberg continues to expand his box office drawing power as the film is poised to exceed the debuts of Act of Valor ($24.5 million) and Zero Dark Thirty‘s expansion one year ago this weekend ($24.4 million). Early word of mouth appears very healthy with 85 percent of more than 32,000 Flixster users anticipating or approving of the film.”

Marcus Luttrell Talks ‘Lone Survivor’

 

 

Marcus Luttrell

 

 

 

” There’s no way a whirlwind of movie screenings, press conferences and interviews in Manhattan five-star hotels ever entered Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell’s mind during the five days he struggled to survive during Operation Redwing in 2005. He wrote a memoir in tribute to his fallen comrades (Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10that became a bestseller and that book is now a movie (Lone Survivor) that stars Mark Wahlberg as Luttrell.

  Luttrell seems like he’s treating this entire process as a continuation of Operation Redwing, that getting the story out about the men who died is a necessary step to completing the mission. He spent a lot of time on set during filming of the movie and now he’s traveling around the world to promote the film. We had a chance to speak with him one-on-one and he talked about his decision to write a book, the experience of working with director Peter Berg and how realistic they tried to be in portraying the mission.”

 

Lone Survivor” opens nationwide on January 10th . Read more at Military.com