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    Default A Very Detailed Account of the Raid on Bin Laden

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    A long read, but worth it.

    The moral of the story: Don't fuck with the Navy SEALS.







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    I saw ABC's report on this the other night. It was pretty interesting to hear more details about this. What it must have felt like to be the guy who shot the son of a bitch. I can't believe we're approaching 10 years already. In May when I was in New York I passed by the World Trade Center site every day and each time I had to stop and soak it in. It's a very sobering place to be. Everything I saw on TV as a 7th grader flashed before me. It was surreal. Huge digression I know, but this reminded me of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The J Man View Post
    I saw ABC's report on this the other night. It was pretty interesting to hear more details about this. What it must have felt like to be the guy who shot the son of a bitch. I can't believe we're approaching 10 years already. In May when I was in New York I passed by the World Trade Center site every day and each time I had to stop and soak it in. It's a very sobering place to be. Everything I saw on TV as a 7th grader flashed before me. It was surreal. Huge digression I know, but this reminded me of that.
    I hope that guy has nothing but great karma for the rest of his life. he deserves it. And then some.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cabomiro View Post
    I hope that guy has nothing but great karma for the rest of his life. he deserves it. And then some.
    I hope you didn't put the karma hex on him.

    AP sources: Crash kills members of SEAL Team 6


    The Associated Press has learned that more than 20 Navy SEALs from the unit that killed Osama bin Laden were among those lost in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.

    The operators from SEAL Team Six were flown by a crew of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. That's according to one current and one former U.S. official. Both spoke on condition of anonymity because families are still being notified of the loss of their loved ones.

    One source says the team was thought to include 22 SEALs, three Air Force air controllers, seven Afghan Army troops, a dog and his handler, and a civilian interpreter, plus the helicopter crew.

    The sources thought this was the largest single loss of life ever for SEAL Team Six, known as the Naval Special Warfare Development Group.


    Read More: http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/update-ap-sources-crash-kills-members-of-seal-team/article_873c2af0-c01a-11e0-b994-001cc4c03286.html#ixzz1UH3bOl6g
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    31 US Troops, Mostly Elite Navy SEALs, Killed In Afghanistan

    7 Afghan commandos also die in attack; SEALs were from same unit but not same team that killed Osama bin Laden

    KABUL, Afghanistan — A military helicopter was shot down in eastern Afghanistan, killing 31 U.S. special operation troops, most of them from the elite Navy SEALs unit that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, along with seven Afghan commandos. It was the deadliest single incident for American forces in the decade-long war.

    The Taliban claimed they downed the helicopter with rocket fire while it was taking part in a raid on a house where insurgents were gathered in the province of Wardak late Friday. It said wreckage of the craft was strewn at the scene.

    U.S. officials confirmed to NBC News that the U.S. believes the helicopter was shot down. One senior defense official, speakng on condition of anonymity, said the military does "not have any indication that it was anything other than" hostile fire.

    NATO confirmed the overnight crash took place and that there "was enemy activity in the area." But it said it was still investigating the cause and conducting a recovery operation at the site. It did not release details or casualty figures.

    "We are in the process of accessing the facts," said U.S. Air Force Capt. Justin Brockhoff, a NATO spokesman.

    One current and one former U.S. official said that the dead included more than 20 Navy SEALs from SEAL Team Six, the unit that carried out the raid in Pakistan in May that killed bin Laden. They were being flown by a crew of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because families are still being notified.

    None of those killed in the crash is believed to have been part of the SEALs mission that killed bin Laden, but they were from the same unit as the bin Laden team.

    The SEALs were not all from the same location in the U.S., officials told NBC. Some were East-Coast based, others West-Coast based.

    President Barack Obama mourned the deaths of the American troops, saying in a statement that the crash serves as a reminder of the "extraordinary sacrifices" being made by the U.S. military and its families. He said he also mourned "the Afghans who died alongside our troops."

    The death toll would surpass the worst single day loss of life for the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001 — the June 28, 2005 downing of a military helicopter in eastern Kunar province. In that incident, 16 Navy SEALs and Army special operations troops were killed when their craft was shot down while on a mission to rescue four SEALs under attack by the Taliban. Three of the SEALs being rescued were also killed and the fourth wounded. It was the highest one-day death toll for the Navy Special Warfare personnel since World War II.

    With its steep mountain ranges, providing shelter for militants armed with rocket-propelled grenade launchers, eastern Afghanistan is hazardous terrain for military aircraft. Large, slow-moving air transport carriers like the CH-47 Chinook are particularly vulnerable, often forced to ease their way through sheer valleys where insurgents can achieve more level lines of fire from mountainsides.

    Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Saturday gave the first public word of the new crash, saying in a statement that "a NATO helicopter crashed last night in Wardak province" and that 31 American special operations troops were killed. He expressed his condolences to President Barack Obama.

    The helicopter was a twin-rotor Chinook, said an official at NATO headquarters in Brussels. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said he was receiving his information from an Afghan officer in Kabul.

    The crash took place in the Sayd Abad district of Wardak province, said a provincial government spokesman, Shahidullah Shahid. The volatile region borders the province of Kabul where the Afghan capital is located and is known for its strong Taliban presence.

    Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said in a statement that Taliban fighters downed the helicopter during a "heavy raid" in Sayd Abad. He said NATO attacked a house in Sayd Abad where insurgent fighters were gathering Friday night. During the battle, the fighters shot down the helicopter, killing 31 Americans and seven Afghans, he said, adding that eight insurgents were killed in the fight.

    There have been at least 17 coalition and Afghan aircraft crashes in Afghanistan this year.

    Most of the crashes were attributed to pilot errors, weather conditions or mechanical failures. However, the coalition has confirmed that at least one CH-47F Chinook helicopter was hit by a rocket propelled grenade on July 25. Two coalition crew members were injured in that attack.


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