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Congressman Brady Asks Hagel Why SEAL Team Questions Remain UnansweredTim King Salem-News.com
What really happened to US Navy SEAL Team 6? Families of the Navy SEAL Team credited with the capture and killing of bin Laden: questions about their son's deaths and the treatment of their remains... still unanswered.
(SALEM) - One of the most bizarre and unprecedented events in modern U.S. military history, one that is extremely personal to the families of Navy SEAL Team 6, is unfolding mostly outside the view of the American public.
Navy SEAL Michael Strange is one of 31 American fighting men and seven Afghans, who lost their lives in Afghanistan on 6th August 2011 after their aircraft was reportedly brought down by a "lucky shot" from a Taliban militant with a rocket propelled grenade, or RPG.
The deaths included:
The families were shocked that the men of SEAL Team 6, who died in the single largest aircraft incident in the Afghan war, were cremated before being returned. This completely unique action was taken, the military told the families, because their son's bodies were badly burned in the crash and ensuing fire. There is absolutely no protocol in the Dept. of Defense calling for bodies to be cremated, instead the allegedly stellar handling of dead service members always involves remains being shipped home intact.
SEAL's Were Aboard Old Helicopter
The SEAL team credited with the capture of Osama bin Laden, was trained to operate from a modern Blackhawk helicopter. However in this flight, they boarded an ancient National Guard CH-47 helicopter, built in 1961 according to family of SEAL Team 6, which reportedly flew them into the most dangerous part of Afghanistan without an aircraft escort, only to be shot down.
While the families begrudgingly and without power to contend, accepted their son's remains, one father took his investigation a step further. Charlie Strange, father of SEAL Michael Strange, requested his son's autopsy report. When he received this report, he unexpectedly found a DVD in the package. When Mr. Strange placed the DVD in his computer, he found photos of his son's body on the ground in Afghanistan. He was dead but unburned, suggesting there was no lucky strike by the Taliban, but something much much worse; as there is zero chance the government is not covering up the incident.
The following letter from Congressman Robert A. Brady, was dispatched to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel last week. Brady is also a ranking member of House Administration, and a member of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel:
(See the full original letter below)
In an interview with another aircraft commander present that night in the Tangi Valley in Wardak, the question was asked, "Did you ever visually pick up EXT-17 before the RPG'S were launched?"
The aircraft commander answered, "No they were completely lights out and Zero illumination."
Whatever happened to Extortion 17 remains unknown. There are reports that Afghan soldiers were picked up just before the CH-47 went out of contact, and the manifests that would list the names of those individuals is "missing." It seems the only thing Charlie Strange can be sure of is that the government is lying to him about his son's death. Brady's letter seems almost apologetic in nature, it was executed carefully, but not in a demanding way. Perhaps something critical will be learned. Knowing that the families were honored but not allowed to speak or ask questions only drives the truth farther into the dark.
In the article, Military killed Taliban who downed US helicopter, News.yahoo.com reports, "On 10 August 2011, the U.S. military claimed that the insurgent who fired the rocket-propelled grenade had been killed only two days afterward in a F-16 airstrike, saying only that intelligence gained on the ground provided 'a high degree of confidence' that the person was among those killed in the airstrike from two days earlier, but providing no other details."
One scenario after another that the U.S. government puts forth, results in extreme convenience for the official position. Many contend that the killing of bin Laden at Abbotobad, Pakistan was a ruse, and a staged event designed to ensure the reelection of Barack Hussein Obama. It is further suggested by analysts that the SEAL team was sent to their death to prevent them from exposing the real story behind what happened in Pakistan the night bin Laden was reportedly killed and his body thrown into the sea, (even though it was a land operation).
Fortunately for the administration, the media is playing low key on this story, but that may change with the proper exposure. Something unstated and very wrong happened to the people about Extortion 17.
10 March 2014
Articles by Tim King about bin Laden:
Dec-24-2013: PRESS TV: SEAL Team 6 - The Ultimate Burn
Feb-21-2013: Waging War Over Natural Gas
Feb-03-2013: Another Navy SEAL, Another Violent Death
May-07-2012: Abandoning Afghanistan, Great Job America
Sep-03-2011: Gearing Up for 911
Jul-16-2010: The Tragic Red Sacrifice in Afghanistan
Jan-21-2011: Terrorism by the Numbers
Jun-18-2010: A Colorado Ex-Con's Quest to Kill bin Laden
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