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  • Air Force Officer Who Witnessed Extortion 17 SEALs die: "We’ve All Been Lied To!"

    When SEAL Team Six was wiped out on the Extortion 17 mission, there was no doubt that there was "a negro in the woodpile," so to speak. Reading this former Air Force officer's account of the events of that catastrophic night turns my stomach.

    The Muslim Fuhrer - along with the feckless military general officers above the SEALs and below the M.F. in the chain of command - are directly responsible for the senseless deaths of these 38 SEALs and the Chinook aircrew that flew them into what was essentially an ambush.

    The M.F. is above the law and will never answer for these senselessly wasted 38 lives, or for his treason. Not in this life. His day is coming, though. Almighty God will cast his vile, corrupt soul into the lake of fire where it will burn for all eternity.

    Link:
    http://freedomdaily.com/air-force-of...bama-hell-pay/



    Air Force Officer Who Witnessed Extortion 17 Attack SEALs Just Said We’ve All Been Lied To – 0b@m@ Has HELL To Pay

    By Prissy Holly










    A highly decorated Air Force officer is breaking her silence about the disturbing incident that occurred back in 2011 that marked the deadliest attack on Navy SEALS in U.S. history. She claims that Obama’s administration covered up what happened to 38 of our warriors in Afghanistan, when a Chinook helicopter crashed and killed 38 fighters. She says had it not been for Obama changing the rules of engagement of our military to protect Muslim terrorists, that our men would still be alive today.
    To give you a full appreciation for the absolute atrocity and borderline treason that went down that fateful day on August 6, 2011 at the hands of ****** ******* Obama, Retired Air Force Capt. Joni Marquez is telling her story first hand. She and her crew were working the dark morning hours on their AC-130 gunship when they were summoned to conduct a mission she describes “as almost like a 9-1-1 type of a situation.”

    Air Force Capt. Joni Marquez

    Circa reported:
    The gunship was ordered to fly close-in air support above Afghanistan’s dangerous Tangi Valley, in Wardak Province, assisting troops with the Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment who were being fired on by eight heavily armed Taliban insurgents.
    The Rangers had called in for assault helicopters to engage the enemy hiding among the rocky valley. The air weapons team fired on the Taliban fighters, but not all of the insurgents were killed as originally believed.
    In her first interview since the incident, Marquez recounts what she witnessed that night as she was the fire control officer aboard the ship. Her job that night was to ensure the sensors on the weapons were aligned, so that the her crew could hone in on the terrorists’ targets:






    “I had the sensor operators immediately shift to the eight insurgents the helicopters had taken out,” Marquez told Circa. “Two were still alive.”
    But what should’'ve been a routine mission to take out the terrorists never happened because Obama’'s generals would not give the gunship permission to fire. She relayed the scene to the ground force commander, but was denied permission to neutralize the threat.
    “We had seen two of them (insurgents) moving, crawling away from the area, as to not really make a whole lot of scene. You have two enemy forces that are still alive,” she said. “Permission to engage.”
    Marquez went on to say that the ground commander’s refusal to not allow her crew to take out the two terrorists with their weapons would then seal the fate of those involved in Extortion 17.



    Now with no way to take out the threat, Marquez and her team were left with little options other than tracking the two enemy insurgents with the surveillance equipment. She watched helplessly as they made their way through an open field, then to a village where they began to rally more terrorists to join the fight.

    Circa went on:

    Meanwhile, a CH-47 Chinook helicopter, with the call sign Extortion 17, was called into the hours-long firefight.

    U.S. Central Command’s official investigation concluded that a rocket-launched grenade from a Taliban fighter hit the Chinook and sent the helicopter into a downward spin. The crash killed all 38, including thirty Americans and eight Afghans. Seventeen of the U.S. servicemen were Navy SEALs. Months before, SEALs were made famous for the killing of Osama bin Laden.

    “If we would’ve been allowed to engage that night, we would’ve taken out those two men immediately,” Marquez said. She believes with her whole heart that had her team been given permission to take out the terrorists, 38 warriors would still be alive today.
    “They continued to essentially gain more and more force behind them because they just kept knocking on doors,” she said. “And the two personnel that initially fled ended up becoming a group of 12 people.”

    What’'s even more insane is that pleas and warnings from her crew to return the Chinook back to base and cancel the mission before the terrorists began firing just fell on deaf ears [of] the commanders.

    “Whenever we reached out to the Joint Operations Center, they would essentially just push back with, ‘Find a, a good infill location. Find a good helicopter landing zone,’” said Marquez, adding that by the time Extortion 17 was coming in, everything was mired in confusion.
    From there, things just got even worse. The Chinook was eventually shot down by the terrorists and crashed to the ground. Marquez watched from her infrared monitor as one of the Navy SEALS was then ejected from the burning Chinook helicopter. She watched his heat signature fade from red to blue, knowing that she was watching as his life literally slipped away from his body.
    “We had to sit and watch that, and I think that was one of the hardest things that I had to do,” she said. “That man was, you know, dying on the ground.” Marquez says the pain of living with what happened has taken its toll and she was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and is in therapy.
    Her account of that fateful day has been corroborated by the Defense Department inspector general in a previously sealed top-secret report. Her own commander also has verified the story has true.
    “If we would’'ve been allowed to engage that night, we would’'ve taken out those two men immediately. I mean, it’s just one of those things where you know that it could’'ve all been prevented,” she said, tearing up at times as she recollected that night.

    Thirty-eight of our warriors are dead and there is one single person to blame, and that is ****** ******* Obama, the treasonous POS who sent these warriors straight to their deaths that night. It was because of HIS asinine updates to our military’s rules of engagement back in 2009 that essentially gave precedence to the lives of Muslim terrorists over our own military forces.



    Ridiculous rules of engagement that basically state that you can’t shoot until being shot upon. A weapon has to be pointed, and essentially fired at you, in order for you to shoot and you have the proper clearance so that you don’t, you know, go to jail, that you’re charged with a war crime,” said Marquez, who had reached out to Congress, and some of the victims’ families.



    In the end, Marquez hopes that people will share her story and help expose the truth of what happened that night in the hopes that changes will be made to our military’s rules of engagement that will save lives in the future.



    “I won'’t rest until some kind of justice is served, in a manner of either, you know, the people that were responsible for that night, for making those calls, come forward and are honest about it,” Marquez said. “I know that’s kind of a lofty goal but, if that’s something that doesn’'t happen, then obviously the ROE’s to change, for them to be realistic.







    "There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights." - Maj. Gen. Smedley Butler, USMC

    "The Constitution of most of our states (and of the United States) assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed." - Thomas Jefferson

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    And a follow-up article:
    0b@m@ stonewalls SEAL Team 6 helicopter crash probe, watchdog says

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...n-17-helicopt/
    "There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights." - Maj. Gen. Smedley Butler, USMC

    "The Constitution of most of our states (and of the United States) assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed." - Thomas Jefferson

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    • #3
      And another article on the Extortion 17/SEAL Six travesty.

      Link:
      http://freedomoutpost.com/recalling-the-preventable-tragedy-of-extortion-17/


      Recalling the Preventable Tragedy of Extortion 17

      This was the greatest single day loss of Special Operations lives in American history


      The Common Constitutionalist April 23, 2017

      The catastrophe at the compound in Benghazi, Libya has been well documented – books, movies, etc. Needless to say, there aren’'t too many Americans who aren'’t familiar with attack that killed four Americans, and the subsequent cover-up. To this day, no one has been held to account. Not Obama, Hillary, Susan Rice, etc.

      Yet, recently, we were reminded of another entirely preventable event which took the lives of 38 fighters, 30 of which were American and 17 were U.S. Navy SEALs. The 17 included one officer and 9 senior enlisted – 7 Chiefs, 1 Senior and 1 Master Chief Petty Officer. Trust me when I say these gentlemen have been missed – not only by their loved ones, but operationally as well.

      Sara Carter at Circa.com recounts the attack on Extortion 17, the August, 2011, downing of a Chinook helicopter gunship, and the greatest single day loss of Special Operations lives in American history. Mark Levin also highlighted this on his radio show the other evening.

      Sara interviewed Retired Air Force Capt. Joni Marquez, who had a bird’s eye view of the whole tragic event – an event, which, according to Marquez, was infinitely preventable if not for the ridiculous Rules of Engagement (ROEs) that have plagued our military from Vietnam to the present. However, under Obama, our warfighters had been particularly hamstrung.

      Marquez told Carter that she was part of the aircrew of an Air Force AC-130 gunship in Afghanistan, when they received an order “to fly close-in air support above Afghanistan’s dangerous Tangi Valley, in Wardak Province, assisting troops with the Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment who were being fired on by eight heavily armed Taliban insurgents.”

      By the time they arrive on scene, “the Rangers had called in for assault helicopters to engage the enemy hiding among the rocky valley.” It was thought that the helicopters gunships had taken out all eight “insurgents.” Unfortunately, this was not the case, as two survived.

      “I had the sensor operators immediately shift to the eight insurgents the helicopters had taken out. Two were still alive,” Marquez said.

      And this is where it all went FUBAR (look it up). Marquez, the Fire Control Officer aboard, confirmed that the two Taliban survivors were attempting to crawl away. It would have been a simple task for an AC-130 to take out these remaining scum-bags. But that was not to be.

      Why not, you ask? Simple – Obama era, touchy-feely ROEs. “Monitoring the scene from above, she relayed the scene to the ground force commander. ‘You have two enemy forces that are still alive,’ she said. ‘Permission to engage.’” Without explanation, “they were denied.”

      Prior to this, a CH-47 Chinook helicopter, call sign Extortion 17, was called into the fight. A Chinook is a large, relatively slow-moving tandem-rotor broad side of a barn – a favorite target for terrorists. While the chopper was in route, Marquez tracked the two escaped Taliban they could have easily dispatched, back to a village, where, thanks to the stand down order, the two were able to recruit more fighters. The two now became 12.

      Knowing this, Marquez and her crew put out a call to scrub the Chinook – to have it turn back. This also went unheeded. “Whenever we reached out to the Joint Operations Center, they would essentially just push back with, ‘Find a, a good infill location. Find a good helicopter landing zone,’” said Marquez.

      Because of this, the dozen, now heavily armed Taliban were afforded a clean shot with a Rocket-Propelled Grenade (RPG), which struck the chopper, sending it and the aforementioned heroes spinning out of control and slamming into the ground, killing all aboard.

      Marquez says she has lived that nightmare over and over and has undergone psychological therapy because of it. And all due to Obama’s *ussy ROEs.

      Circa printed some these ludicrous Rules of Engagement, designed, it seems, to give our enemies every advantage and get our men and women killed.

      “No night or surprise searches. Villagers must be warned prior to searches. U.S. forces cannot engage the enemy if civilians are present –no matter what. Troops can fire at an insurgent if they catch them placing an IED, but not if they’re walking away from placing an IED. Only engage an enemy fighter if you see a weapon, and they’'ve fired first.”

      Are these the most asinine rules you'’ve ever heard? It got so bad that an enemy could literally pick up a weapon, fire it at you, place it down, and walk away. If you didn’'t engage while he was firing, you couldn'’t as he strolled away.

      I hope and trust that president Trump has already told his commanders to cut the crap and allow our people the latitude to use their own judgment as to when to engage the enemy, without having to call Mommy or Daddy for permission. And if they do, they won’t be subject to being prosecuted as a war criminal.
      "There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights." - Maj. Gen. Smedley Butler, USMC

      "The Constitution of most of our states (and of the United States) assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed." - Thomas Jefferson

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