Aaron Vaughn, God Bless you for your service. You and your companions gave your lives for us. The least I could do is to speak up to honor and thank all of you.
Obama is deliberately sending our heroes to fight and die in an undefined war while denying them necessary support and equipment; handicapping them with obscene Rules of Engagement; and claiming he has to “win the hearts and minds” of the Taliban.
Obama took credit for killing Osama but doesn’t accept responsibility for getting 30 Special Forces members, including 25 SEAL Team and a K-9 dog, killed in one day. This was worst loss of lives in the entire Afghanistan war and the highest Special Forces deaths since World War II.
Obama didn’t say any Christian prayers when he buried Osama. But he forbade Christian prayers and instead ordered Muslim prayers at the Christian Memorial Services for those that died in this Tangi Valley mission!!
While bragging “Obama killed Osama,” both Obama and Biden violated all national security rules, and recklessly disclosed classified information that it was SEAL Team 6 that undertook the mission that killed Osama. As SEAL team members instantly recognized, this put a target on them for retaliation by Al Qaeda. Three months later, in August 2011, Al Qaeda killed 25 of them.
Obama’s main mission in Afghanistan is to ensure our army is defeated. Obama has turned the mission from winning the war, into “winning the hearts and minds of the Taliban.” This isn’t a mission for our Army. If Obama really wanted to accomplish this, he would send Hillary and the State Department to have cups of tea and buddy up with the enemy. No, Obama is merely saying this in order to destroy our army.
It is a total disgrace that our senior armed forces officers have cooperated with Obama and permitted such a massive loss of our own soldiers’ lives, in this mission and in the numerous green on blue attacks, where our “friends” slit the throats of our soldiers at night and shoot them in the back when on joint missions. The Pentagon now cites “national security” and undercounts the number killed and injured by “friendlies;” says it cannot locate the black box from the Chinook helicopter that was downed; refuses to say who ordered the mission; or who ordered the Muslim cleric to officiate at the Memorial Service. It chooses to support Obama and lie to us, rather than defend our soldiers
Our Rules of Engagement prove without a doubt that Obama wants our soldiers dead, maimed and totally demoralized.
First, before any mission, we have to tell the Afghanis where we are going and when. Our SEALS operate on a code of absolute silence. Others are not given this classified information because if someone spoke out of turn and the enemy found out; our soldiers could be ambushed. Why are we informing Afghanis when so many of them have turned out to be traitors? How does this benefit us? As it turned out, the Taliban were informed we were coming because they were on a nearby rooftop where they could do the maximum damage to the helicopter as it attempted to land.
Second, the mission itself was unnecessary. There was no need to rush out so many Special Forces in a single obsolete helicopter when the Rangers already controlled the battle zone.
Third, at the last minute, the 7 Afghani “partners” were replaced by other Afghanis. Since Obama insists we mustn’t distrust Afghanis, no questions were asked. Their names were not even put on the manifest, so we don’t even know who they were!!
Fourth, Obama has increased the number of special operations 600% from 54 in August 2009 to 334 in August 2011. This has resulted in a shortage of special equipment. The 1960’s Extortion 17 CH-47 Chinook that went into Tangi was the least capable, was slow moving and had no countermeasures such as flares to deflect a missile’s guidance system. It was piloted by a National Guard crew with far less experience than the 160th crew. All 30 of our highly trained, precious Special Forces were piled into one helicopter because there weren’t enough choppers. Almost as though we wanted them to be killed!
Fifth, Obama’s Rules of Engagement prohibited the two AH-64D Apache helicopters and an AC-130 gunship escorting the Chinook from laying down suppressing fire before our forces arrived; firing back at the enemy who killed our people or even when they ran away; because of Obama Administration rules that we cannot fire “if there was a possibility innocent civilians might be around.” This meant the support aircraft were useless. So our heroes were sent in to a certain death, under the pretext of “making friends” and “making sure we don’t kill civilians.”
Sixth, Obama has prohibited Christian pastors from saying prayers before our soldiers go into combat and actually prohibited payers at the Memorial Service for our dead.
Lastly, even though nobody had any idea who the 7 dead Afghanis were, we pretended they were our allies and that we should honor them. Obama insisted that Muslim Prayers be said at the funeral services for our Christian dead. The Muslim Shahada: “There is no god but Allah and Mohammed is his Prophet” converts those who utter it, even under duress, into Muslims. It is recited 5 times a day and also before death. Uttering this prayer over our dead could be a method of converting them into Muslims. But, in addition, the Muslim cleric, officiating in Arabic, prayed that our soldiers should go to hell under Allah, while the Afghani Muslims should go to Allah’s heaven! I cannot think of a more profound insult.
If Obama were a Christian and a true supporter of our Country, would he have done any of this?