Families of dead SEAL Team Six members level serious charges against Obama administration

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The parents of Navy SEAL Team 6 members killed when their helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan in 2011 held a news conference on Thursday, proclaiming that the U.S. government is “as much responsible for the deaths of their sons as is the Taliban.”

The two-hour plus news conference was held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., and was facilitated throughout by Larry Klayman, founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch. Klayman is also acting as legal counsel for the families.

In describing these families as “victims of our system, victims of our political establishment who would rather protect radical Islamist than our own people,” Klayman leveled serious charges against the Obama administration and top military leaders.

Amid charges of a coverup, the families raised a number of concerns, including:

Exposing the identity of SEAL Team 6 placed targets on their backs.

The use of a lumbering CH-47 Chinook helicopter into a “hot area” without gunship escorts and without suppressing known enemy positions.

Units being restrained by constrictive rules of engagement intended to win “hearts and minds.”

Seven members of the Afghan military that were to accompany the team were switched out just prior to take off, yet the flight manifesto was never changed.

Allowing an Imam to “desecrate” the bodies of the dead American soldiers.

SEAL Team 6 is credited with executing the successful raid on the bin Laden compound in Pakistan, and family members are upset that President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden “unnecessarily” released the units identity after this raid, thus putting targets on their backs.

Former SEAL Benjamin Smith spoke Thursday, talking about the mystique of the Navy SEALS being part of what makes them the best, and how in the last year and a half, “everything is out there.”

In very compelling testimony, Smith strongly condemned the actions of this administration and asked, “Are we not sharia-compliant already?”

Two months after the bin Laden raid, the elite quick reaction force was called on to reinforce an engaged unit of Army Rangers when the CH-47 transporting them was shot down by the Taliban. The crash killed all 38 people on board,  including 17 Navy SEALS and 5 Navy Special Operations support personnel.

“Why was there no pre-assault fire?” the mother of fallen SEAL Aaron Vaughn asked. “We were told as families that pre-assault fire damages our efforts to win the hearts and minds of our enemy,” Karen Vaughn said.

“So in other words, the hearts and minds of our enemy are more valuable to this government than my son’s blood.”

And it’s possible the Taliban knew they were coming, as Afghan military and police forces are involved in planning every special operations mission and may have compromised operational security.

Klayman also drew attention to the military allowing an Imam to pray over the bodies of American soldiers, calling it a “shocking display of how we honored our troops at the end of this tragedy.”

“A funeral held in Kabul where you couldn’t even mention the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,” he said. “But yet a Muslim cleric gets up and damns these fallen heroes to Hell as infidels.”

Rep. Louis Ghomert expressed outrage over a Muslim Imam “gloating” over the flag draped bodies of American soldiers, implying that “anyone who challenges the warriors of Allah will be killed and go to hell and burn forever.”

“To add that kind of insult to injury is more than anyone should have to bear,” Ghomert continued.

There is some discrepancy over the interpretation of the Imam’s prayer and The Blaze has done an extensive analysis of it, but there’s little disagreement that it was inappropriate. The prayer is captured in this video:

Current and former members of Congress, as well as a number of top-ranked, retired military officers where present Thursday in support of the families of the fallen American servicemen, to include:

Reps. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) and Louis Ghomert (R-TX), and former Rep. Allen West.

Admiral James “Ace” Lyons (US Navy, Ret.), Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely, (US Army, Ret.), Lt. General William G. “Jerry” Boykin (US Army, Ret.), Lt. General Thomas G. McInerney, (USAF, Ret.)

The powerful and riveting press conference can be viewed in its entirety here:

Tom Tillison

Tom Tillison

Tom is a grassroots activist who distinguished himself as one of the top conservative bloggers in Florida before joining BizPac Review.
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  • Franks

    I don't know where these people are getting their distorted information. He blessed them. This Imaam was referring to people of the Book, the enlightened ones of the "prophets" are the Christians and Jews. The fact that this website is presenting distorted information rather than correct information is disturbing and contributing to hate mongering!

    • jb1111

      You are SCUM, Franks.

      There is NO Distortion here.

      Obama has the BLOOD of GOOD, DECENT HEROES on his hands.

      It's Mother's day now.

      This IRS Mess is Growing along with BENGHAZI.

      And Obama is going down …………. HARD.

      • http://www.WellnessIndustryHeadquarters.com Rob

        Two thumbs up!!!

    • http://www.WellnessIndustryHeadquarters.com Rob

      Why don't YOU explain where you're getting YOUR 411 from, Franks? Sorry, but I find it very hard to believe an Islamic "Holy Book" would actually call their sworn enemies-Christians and Jews, "Enlightened Ones"-It was written by a War Mongering General who raped young girls and women-all in accordance with Sharia Law. Just recently, a lady who was gang raped by over half a dozen men was found guilty-FOR BEING RAPED! Women have zero rights under Sharia Law-being castrated for their 13th B-day-great present! So please, do cite YOUR sources, esp. since it makes zero sense. I did, however, find a few instances of Gens & Admirals stating the MSM lies of what Ahmadinejad said about Israel's Leadership having to go as "must be wiped off the Map"-which is certainly NOT what he said. I just feel ANYONE stating others' used "fear mongering" MUST cite THEIR Sources to be taken seriously-esp. in saying The Quran calls Jews ANYTHING Good!

    • CLAIRE

      Dementia, Lunacy, Depravity, Insanity – all words that should be used to describe you.

      THERE IS NO DISCREPANCY – other than in what is left of your own mind.

      If you believe that these articles are hate mongering – why in the world are you here and reading them. Go away – no one wants to hear your lies – that "prayer" has been interpreted already – and not by the likes of a pantywaist like you.

      • jb1111

        Go sell "STUPID" somewhere else, CLAIRE !!

    • Katherine

      Frank…. you REALLY need to get your head out of the sand….

      PLEASE become enlightened about what is really going on….

    • Ed

      Hate mongering? Are you crazy or freaking stupid Frank? They already hate us! No amount of ass kissing's going the change that! Liberals are blind haters of the truth! I can't believe the crap they are willing to embrace! Nor how "shocked" they are when sane Americans call them out for what they truly are, traitorous God hating, blind lovers of all that's evil and unnatural in this present world.

      • MaeBelle Barger

        And We will NEVER EVER "win the hearts and minds" of these Animals…ODUMBO is living in his little fantasy Islamic world if he believes this. They only respect Strength…Pandering is showing WEAKNESS and Islamists will always pounce on that…These people live this culture of hate and belief in killing the infidels (us), its their culture, it is in their DNA and no amount of Ass Kissing will change that. They need to be banned from moving to any other Country where they will try to Take Over…Build a fence around them and make them live only with each other, they are not fit to live with the HUMAN RACE!!!

    • luca brazie

      frank’s turn the book over too read it correctly….jack-off

  • Tom Tillison

    The article clearly says: "There is some discrepancy over the interpretation of the Imam’s prayer…" and includes a link to an in-depth analysis of the prayer.

    There is no distortion of the words of those quoted.

    • sam cowling

      Ole frank clearly isn't the sharpest tack in the box. Good article.


      Michell Bakcwards,Allan Worst,who else Rush Limburger ? All joined to declaim the worst of America's errors.What BS from the scum. TentoOne funding is from Koch Coke and Co.

      • jb1111

        On the Sunday Talk Shows today, even Democrats condemned Obama over this IRS MESS and BENGHAZI.

        Your Comments are NOT welcome here, Jack.

        Turn on your TV today and hear about all the new Investigations this Anti-American Administration will be participating in.

        You might like to read up on Article 1 Section 2 of The Articles of Impeachment for Richard Nixon.

        Your guy's a CRIMINAL.

        • Kevin

          Anyone else think of some racist guy saying "your kind ain't allowed in these here parts" after reading this? I guess this guy wants ore civil war America back.

          • Kevin

            Pre civil war* my bad

  • Jani

    I have difficulty believing that an Iman would bless any "infidel". Christians and Jews are not viewed in a kind manner.

  • http://wwalters8@nc.rr.com Bill Walters

    This is the most discusting thing obama has done todate. Inch by inch he/They muslims are on the move and in a short time the could take over America and then the real problem begins so hang on to your guns/food/friends with like interest, Christianity, and what ever else you value most. And I don't want any hate messages from the stupid liberal democrats that support tearing down of our country.

    • Brad Whitten

      You are moronic beyond belief. You believe anything you read on/hear on the internet or doesn't fit your pre-concieved notions. The family, while I respect their loss, is completely wrong in this action. But then again you wouldn't understand that. You call Liberals Democrats stupid when in fact is is the retarded Conservative Republican A-holes that are destroying this country. Wake up and look around you poor sheep. Any anything disgusting done by Obama pales inconsideration of the previous administration, the current Republican leadership and dumb f*cks like you.

      • SuzyQ

        Are you for real?

        Haven't had a US Diplomat killed on US soil in 50 years…but somehow the current admin is NOT responsible. If this happened under a republican president you bet you'd be blaming him.

      • http://facebook Bill Frawley

        BRAD GO F YOURSELF you commy piece of crap

      • jb1111

        READ Article 1 Section 2 of The Articles of Impeachment of Richard Nixon.

        Get real Familiar with it.


      But Muslims make nice sheets.I feel surrounded by them here in NJ.Do you in the place where they put you?

  • dave shroomer

    "SEAL Team 6 is (((credited ))) with executing the successful raid on the bin Laden compound in Pakistan , … " The Truth Is Bin laden Had Nothing to do With 9-11 WTC Implosion , Seal team 6 members 'credited with ' the LIE are another Example of "Assassinate the Assassin " CIA /Mossad Bombed the W T C , Members of team 6 knew First hand of the "official" Whitehouse LIE !! They were Murdered !! Tom should disclose HIS Synagogue (tribal propagandist) affiliation Too !!

  • Wolfman

    don't believe anything a government tells you even this one

    • jb1111

      ESPECIALLY THIS ONE, Wolfman !!!!

  • Crosshairs

    I believe all that is being said, i entered the military in 1978, my dad had retired and was part of an elite group that operated in vietnam. He always told me and my brothers about the government and their dirt. He also trained us in many ways in the swamps and mountains in eastern central america. I joined in an era that envolved many conflicts and missions abroad. (1978-2000) I followed my fathers footsteps and teachings and boy did i see the corruption, which made us, the u.s soldier the victims. I would have stayed in the military longer , but i feared for my life and the life of those appointed under me. Not at the hands of the enemy but of our own government. Many people think that this guy ex-governor Jesse Ventura is full of crap, i tell you what a lot of what he says is true.

  • paul

    shroomer.. stop eating the shrooms

    • jb1111

      DROP DEAD,Paul.

      Frankly, I'ld be very afraid of whom I was saying that TRASH to, KID.

      You are asking for it.

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  • Rj Naef

    I see that we have lossed common sense bc we have people complaining about our Kenyan Dictator. The mindset of these people are completely NUTZ!!!!!

    It was Obama Bin Laddin who funded the terrorists to come here and take flying lessons. then 19 Arabs went and flew 2 767s into the Twin Towers. I was there 2 weeks b4 the attack and had dinner with several colleagues from FDNY Fire and EMS died in the attacks.

    Sorry conspiratorial is good for JFK's Murder because there is a big coverup from a hole bunch of people.

    3 There has been a level of incompetence that it too nauseating to talk about. he and Joe idiot have went to great lengths to dis our military personal Then 9-11-12 Bengawsi an ambassador was raped and murder and other servicemen killed there while Nero put his hand in his pants and flew for BJ service in LV

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