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Seal Team 6 Part of Chinook Helicopter Shoot-down in Afghanistan: Does Something Smell Here?

From Ken Adachi, Editor
August 7, 2011

Seal Team 6 Part of Chinook Helicopter Shoot-down in Afghanistan: Does Something Smell Here? (August 7, 2011)

Subject: Units were from same unit that killed Osama bin Laden.
From: Aaron
Date: Sun, August 7, 2011
To: Ken Adachi


Well duh! Of course all the ones from that unit had to be killed! Gawd, how obnoxious can TPTB be with their BS stories? Must be the easy and lazy way out to explain all of their impending deaths (they did have to die of course). But hey, why not all at the same time, right? The American people are too stupid to connect the dots anyways.



Hi Aaron,

I heard the report on NPR radio yesterday morning that a Chinook helicopter was downed in Afghanistan and killed some 30 odd military personnel aboard. NPR didn't mention that the dead included members of Seal Team 6, the assassination unit which we were told was responsible for the bin Laden killing in Pakistan (I have no way of knowing with certainty whether the original bin Laden was killed or a clone or a look-a-like was killed-but I strongly suspect the latter. The utterly contrived "burial at sea" speaks volume of the need to cover up the DNA identity of the person who was killed), but newspaper reports did mention Seal Team 6 as part of the casualties.

I got a phone call from Chris Jones yesterday telling me about the Seal Team 6 count and we both immediately assumed that it was a take-out mission to get rid of the witnesses to what really happened in Pakistan when the bin Laden compound was raided. It's so much more convenient to take out the boys while they're all together and present the story as a Taliban shoot-down, rather than track them down later and kill them one by one in various "accident" scenarios-which could raise suspicious eyebrows.

Why any American citizen with a brain in his head would join an elite, special-op killing unit like the Seals is beyond me. Maybe they're so enamored by the ego stroking and glory trappings that they don't realize WHO they are working for. How many Pat Tillmans have to bite the bullet before the people of this country recognize that the Pentagon is a policy enforcement vehicle of the NWO takeover agenda? The US military-the Army, the Navy, and the Air Force-are under full domination and control of the satanic NWO gang. And anyone who thinks this is still 1945 and the US military are the "good guys" of the world, needs to get his head examined.

Today, the US military and the CIA are MARRIED to each other and anyone in the US military who doesn't know that may pay a dear price indeed for his ignorance. The only reason that the top Army general of Iraq and Afghanistan, General David H. Petraeus, goes from battlefield commander in the Middle East DIRECTLY to director of the CIA is because the US Army and the CIA are now ONE.

If the nomination of an active field commander to become head of the CIA had been attempted in the 1950s, 60s, or 1970s, the public would have been in an uproar about the inadvisability of appointing someone who was so recently aligned with the upper reaches of the US military with what is supposed to be a strictly CIVILIAN position. However, today we have a dumb-ed down population, a complicit mainstream media that actually ballyhoos and praises such a wrong-headed appointment as beneficial, and a treasonous, NWO-infiltrated, sellout Senate who approves the guy on June 30, 2011 with a 94-0 vote!

The only way to stop the NWO takeover of America and to preserve our constitutional liberties and the way of life envisioned by the Founding Fathers is to STOP COOPERATING WITH THE NWO AGENDA ON ANY AND EVERY LEVEL.For younger people, this means NOT joining the US military - no matter what inducements are offered - and allow yourself to become a pawn for the Pentagon Killing Machine.

Ken Adachi

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Senate confirms David Petraeus as CIA director
June 30, 2011|By Kathleen Hennessey

The Senate unanimously confirmed Gen. David. H. Petraeus as director of the Central Intelligence Agency, turning over the nation’s intelligence operations to the man credited with turning back insurgencies in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The nomination of Petraeus, the top commander of the war effort in Afghanistan, was approved by a 94-0 vote, in a body that at times has been divided by his strategies.

Copter Downed by Taliban Fire; Elite U.S. Unit Among Dead
by Ray Rivera, Alissa J. Rubin and Thom Shanker.
Published: August 6, 2011

Chinook helicopter used in AfghanistanAfghan insurgents on Saturday said they had shot down a Chinook transport helicopter similar to the one seen loading troops in Kabul in 2004.

The attack in Wardak Province killed seven Afghans.

KABUL, Afghanistan — In the deadliest day for American forces in the nearly decade-long war in Afghanistan, insurgents shot down a Chinook transport helicopter on Saturday, killing 30 Americans, including some Navy Seal commandos from the unit that killed Osama bin Laden, as well as 8 Afghans, American and Afghan officials said.

The helicopter, on a night-raid mission in the Tangi Valley of Wardak Province, to the west of Kabul, was most likely brought down by a rocket-propelled grenade, one coalition official said.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, and they could hardly have found a more valuable target: American officials said that 22 of the dead were Navy Seal commandos, including members of Seal Team 6. Other commandos from that team conducted the raid in Abbottabad, Pakistan, that killed Bin Laden in May. The officials said that those who were killed Saturday were not involved in the Pakistan mission.

Saturday’s attack came during a surge of violence that has accompanied the beginning of a drawdown of American and NATO troops, and it showed how deeply entrenched the insurgency remains even far from its main strongholds in southern Afghanistan and along the Afghan-Pakistani border in the east. American soldiers had recently turned over the sole combat outpost in the Tangi Valley to Afghans.

Gen. Abdul Qayum Baqizoy, the police chief of Wardak, said the attack occurred around 1 a.m. Saturday after an assault on a Taliban compound in the village of Jaw-e-Mekh Zareen in the Tangi Valley. The fighting lasted at least two hours, the general said.

A spokesman for the Taliban, Zabiullah Mujahid, confirmed that insurgents had been gathering at the compound, adding that eight of them had been killed in the fighting.

President Obama offered his condolences to the families of the Americans and Afghans who died in the attack. “Their death is a re-minder of the extraordinary sacrifice made by the men and women of our military and their families,” Mr. Obama said. President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan also offered his sympathies.

Gen. John R. Allen, the commander of the international military mission in Afghanistan, said: “All of those killed in this operation were true heroes who had already given so much in the defense of freedom. Their sacrifice will not be forgotten.”

The Tangi Valley traverses the border between Wardak and Logar Province, an area where security has worsened over the past two years, bringing the insurgency closer to the capital, Kabul. It is one of several inaccessible areas that have become havens for insurgents, according to operations and intelligence officers with the Fourth Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, which patrols the area. The mountainous region, with its steeply pitched hillsides and arid shale, laced by small footpaths and byways, has long been an area that the Taliban have used to move between Logar and Wardak, local officials said.

Officers at a forward operating base near the valley described Tangi as one of the most troubled areas in Logar and Wardak Provinces. “There’s a lot happening in Tangi,” said Capt. Kirstin Massey, 31, the assistant intelligence officer for Fourth Brigade Combat Team in an interview last week. “It’s a stronghold for the Taliban.”

The fighters are entirely Afghans and almost all local residents, Captain Massey said, noting that “We don’t capture any fighters who are non-Afghans.”

The redoubts in these areas pose the kind of problems the military faced last year in similarly remote areas of Kunar Province, forcing commanders to weigh the mission’s value given the cost in soldiers’ lives and dollars spent in places where the vast majority of the insurgents are local residents who resent both the NATO presence and the Afghan government.

The dilemma is that if NATO military forces do not stay, the areas often quickly slip back under Taliban influence, if not outright control, and the Afghan National Security Forces do not have the ability yet to rout them.

When the Fourth Brigade Combat Team handed over its only combat outpost in the Tangi Valley to Afghan security forces in April, the American commander for the area said that as troops began to withdraw, he wanted to focus his forces on troubled areas that had larger populations. But he pledged that coalition forces would continue to carry out raids there to stem insurgent activity.

“As we lose U.S. personnel, we have to concentrate on the greater populations,” said Lt. Col. Thomas S. Rickard, the commander of 10th Mountain Division’s Task Force Warrior, which has responsibility for the area that includes Tangi. “We are going to continue to hunt insurgents in Tangi and prevent them from having a safe haven.”

Within days of the transition, the Taliban raised their flag near the outpost, said a NATO official familiar with the situation. Afghan security forces remained in the area but were no match for the Taliban, the official said.

Local officials in Wardak said that residents of the Tangi Valley disliked the fighting in the area, and that though they had fallen under the Taliban’s sway, the residents were not willing allies.

“They do not like having military in that area — no matter whether they are Taliban or foreigners,” said Hajji Mohammad Hazrat Janan, the chairman of the Wardak provincial council. “When an operation takes place in their village,” he said, “their sleep gets disrupted by the noise of helicopters and by their military operation. And also they don’t like the Taliban, because when they attack, then they go and seek cover in their village, and they are threatened by the Taliban.”

However, when local residents are hurt by the NATO soldiers, then, he said, they are willing to help the insurgents.

This was the second helicopter to be shot down by insurgents in the past two weeks. On July 25, a Chinook was shot down in Kunar Province, injuring two people on board. Of 15 crashes or forced landings this year, those two were the only confirmed cases where hostile fire was involved.

Before Saturday, the biggest single-day loss of life for the American military in Afghanistan came on June 28, 2005, during an operation in Kunar Province when a Chinook helicopter carrying Special Operations troops was shot down as it tried to provide reinforcements to forces trapped in heavy fighting. Sixteen members of a Special Operations unit were killed in the crash, and three more were killed in fighting on the ground.

Although the number of civilian deaths in Afghanistan has steadily risen in the past year, with a 15 percent increase in the first half of 2011 over the same period last year, NATO deaths had been declining — decreasing nearly 20 percent in the first six months of 2011 compared with 2010.

(Ray Rivera and Alissa J. Rubin reported from Kabul, and Thom Shanker from Washington. Jack Healy, Abdul Waheed Wafa and Sharifullah Sahak contributed reporting from Kabul. )


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