Obama is dead!!! Times Square NYC.
By readers’ request, this is a reposting of a translation of a Pakistani National TV interview with an eyewitness to the alleged SEAL Team Six attack that allegedly killed Osama bin Laden. I made the translation available two years ago in an article prior to the creation of this website.
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Before you believe “your” government’s lies about Syria, remember “your” government’s lies about Saddam Hussein’s “weapons of mass destruction.” Remember Washington’s lies about the Gulf of Tonkin that unleashed the Vietnam war. Remember the lies about Gaddafi and Libya. Remember the lies about 9/11, the lies about the murders of JFK, Robert Kennedy, and Martin Luther King. Remember the Northwoods Project that the Joint Chiefs of Staff wanted President John F. Kennedy to embrace.
The Six Navy Seals – RIP
The Northwoods project called for shooting down US airliners, shooting down people on the streets of Miami and Washington, D.C., and strafing Cuban refugee boats in order to blame Castro and build public support for regime change in Cuba. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Northwoods
Sound familiar? Sound like regime change in Iraq, Libya, Syria?
The top secret Operation Northwoods plot against Cuba and the American people was officially released and is available online, as are numerous histories of the proposal by the US Joint Chiefs of Staff to kill Americans in order to create support for invading Cuba. Keep this established fact in mind before you again repeat the gullible and reassuring statement: “our government wouldn’t kill its own people.”
Try to find any of Washington’s agendas about which the government spoke truthfully. The US government is so enamored of its secret agendas that Washington never speaks truth. Keep in mind that Washington’s 12 years of wars, which have doubled the US national debt and left the federal government without the means to help the rising number of Americans whose jobs have been given to foreigners and whose homes are foreclosed, have their origin in 9/11, the investigation of which was prevented by the White House.
After resisting for one year the pressure from 9/11 family members for an investigation, the White House created a political panel to listen to the government’s line and to write it down in the 9/11 Commission Report, a report promptly disavowed by both co-chairmen of the commission and the chief legal advisor, all of whom described the 9/11 commission as “set up to fail.”
The Obama regime has shown no interest in investigating how the most powerful national security state of all time, a Stasi police state that spies on the entire world, could be defeated by a few Saudi Arabians, who had no support from any government or any intelligence service, or why instead of a real investigation, the Bush White House chose an orchestrated cover-up.
The US government’s claim to have killed bin Laden has a zero probability of being true. According to Pakistani eye witnesses to the attack on the alleged Osama bin Laden compound in Pakistan, the Obama regime’s claim is simply more theater, more lies.
In this interview from Pakistani National TV you can learn about your government’s lies about killing Osama bin Laden.
Pakistan TV Report Contradicts US Claim of Bin Laden’s Death — Paul Craig Roberts http://www.globalresearch.ca/pakistan-tv-report-contradicts-us-claim-of-bin-laden-s-death/25915 August 6, 2011
In my article, “Creating Evidence Where There Is None,” http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2011/08/05/creating-evidence-where-there-is-none/ about the alleged killing of Osama bin Laden by a commando team of US Seals in Abbottabad, Pakistan, I reported a Pakistani National TV interview with Muhammad Bashir, who lives next door to the alleged ”compound” of Osama bin Laden. I described the story that Bashir gave of the ”attack” and its enormous difference from the story told by the US government. In Bashir’s account, every member of the landing party and anyone brought from the house died when the helicopter exploded on lift-off. I wrote that a qualified person could easily provide a translation of the interview, but that no American print or TV news organization had reported or investigated the interview of Muhammad Bashir by Pakistani National TV.
An attorney with a British Master of Laws degree in international law and diplomacy, who was born in Pakistan, provided the translation below. He writes: ”I have no problem with being identified as the translator, but would prefer to remain anonymous.”
The translator provides these definitions and clarifications:
”Gulley” is generally referred (in Urdu) to a sidewalk or pavement. Also for the space between two houses.
“kanal” is a traditional unit of land area, so that one kanal equals exactly 605 square yards or 1/8 Acre; this is equivalent to about 505. 857 square meters.
Muhammad Bashir refers to himself as ”We”. This is common respectable language for the self; to use the plural term instead of singular. The English language equivalent would be the ”Royal, We”.
Urdu is the national language and lingua franca of Pakistan. The translator:
I have translated the entire text of the video.
I have tried my best to keep words in a chronological order, but in some cases this is not possible, as in translation words must be replaced in reverse order to make sense! However, I have had to put a few words in brackets to clarify meaning. If you want to ask about any section—please supply time stamp and I will supply a contextual text.
Welcome back!—Muhammad Bashir, Abotabad Area, Bilal Town resident, Looks like an ordinary person, but he is no ordinary person! Muhammad Bashir, lives in Abotabad’s, Bilal Town Opposite Bin Laden’s House.
Night of 2nd May Muhammad Bashir was on the roof of his house, whereupon, the entire OBL, American operation was seen with his own eyes. Last night, when our team was in Abotabad, Bilal Town, near OBL house, Muhammad Bashir approached me and said that:
“Sister, I want to tell you something that is a great burden on my heart and conscience”—Listen to what he said:
00: 59 Muhammad Bashir: I. . today. . . would like to comment about todays Abotabad operation events, until now, what I am about to say, no person has said.
01: 08: Reporter: But, Muhammad Bashir sahib appeared frightened. While speaking to me, Muhammad Bashir sahib phoned his relative; leader, M. E. A. of Jamaat-e-islami, Abotabad, Abdul Razaq Abaasi on the phone.
01: 21: reporter: Tell me your name and where do you live?
Muhammad Bashir: —One minute, first I need to speak to him. . . I am going to give an interview, a complete interview. Shall I give a complete interview or half? Reporter: Complete!—complete!
Muhammad Bashir: I first need to phone him, I need to speak to him Reporter: I could of. . .
01: 39: Reporter: Muhammad Bashir sahib, on that night’s events of the American operation, that took place, he expressed such comments about circumstances that have never been expressed before, therefore, we checked his ID card, his place of residence and we can confirm that he definitely lives there and we also approached senior politicians and asked about him, after hearing his comments, we were amazed—now you watch what he said.
01: 57: Muhammad Bashir: The events that happened are thus; we were awake, we were not asleep.
02: 00: Muhammad Bashir: a Helicopter came, and circled and dropped some people there.
02: 07: Muhammad Bashir: in that house. . . where they are saying, Osama lives here; on that house’s roof, they dropped people, after that, the helicopter returned and went back.
02: 16: Reporter: How many people were they?
02: 18: Muhammad Bashir: They were ten, twelve people
02: 20: Muhammad Bashir: After that it left and for approximately 20 minutes, there behind us, on those mountains, it kept going around, the top of the mountains.
02: 27: After 20 minutes, it returned. When it returned, at that time there were TWO more helicopters arrived. One came from the West and one came from the North. When it approached for landing, after that. . . At this point; Video cut and resumed:
02: 41: Muhammad Bashir: that helicopter, there was an explosion within it and there was fire within it, immediately, we came out and arrived there. When we arrived, the helicopter was on fire, it was burning. After that, about twenty minutes later the Army arrived, the police arrived. They moved all of us back. . .
03: 04: Muhammad Bashir: . . . and all the people inside it, all of them. . . we think; if Osama was inside it, or inside this house—then who took him to the Americans?
03: 16: Muhammad Bashir: Because America. . . the helicopters that America is saying; IT carried out the operation. If America did this operation and it’s army came and it’s helicopter came, then that helicopter that came from the American’s, within that, all the people that came, those people with the explosion were finished, got destroyed!
03: 35: Muhammad Bashir: Within it, there was fire, those people, all of them died!
03: 39: and if Osama was there, they would have put him in the helicopter. Obviously, if the helicopter caught fire, Osama could have died there. If their own people were gone, (dead) so could have Osama. After that, the fallen helicopter was destroyed after this, how can Osama be, with them in America? this is a strange thing! Video cut & resumes
03: 59: Muhammad Bashir: They are saying we killed Osama here. After that, they picked him up and took him away.
04: 04: Muhammad Bashir: PICKED HIM UP AND TOOK HIM AWAY—how did they do this? This, what we are thinking!
04: 07: Muhammad Bashir: The Americans’ helicopter that came, that fell here and got destroyed!
04: 09: Reporter: There was only ONE helicopter?
04: 11: Muhammad Bashir: ONE helicopter landed down here, the second helicopter came from above and went towards Mansera.
It did not land. No second helicopter landed!
04: 20: Only ONE helicopter, that first dropped it’s passengers, the SAME returned to pick the people and there was an explosion within it.
04: 27: Reporter: People were inside it?
04: 29: Muhammad Bashir: People were inside it!
04: 30: Reporter: How do you know this?
04: 32: Muhammad Bashir: These people, we seen them all.
04: 34: Reporter: In the helicopter. . . you saw dead people? 04: 36: Muhammad Bashir: We saw dead people!
04: 38: Reporter: How many people?
04:39: Muhammad Bashir: This, we could not count, within the compound there was fire.
04: 43: Muhammad Bashir: and we. . . the gate was open, we entered the gate, at that time the Army had not arrived.
04: 48: Muhammad Bashir: Police had not arrived. Some people from the agencies, were present, but they did not prevent anybody, they kept entering, every person was looking , now, nobody is saying, but everyone from the mohalla (neighbourhood) and all the people present from the mohalla arrived first. We saw the gate open, we entered inside, saw the burning helicopter, the people inside were dead. After that everything was lifted. Now, there is nothing there!
05: 16: Reporter: How many dead bodies did you see?
05: 18: Muhammad Bashir: Look, you cannot count, the dead bodies were in pieces everything else was broken pieces, some here, some there, some broken, some half, some like this.
05: 27: Reporter: Tell me fully—what happened?
06: 30: Reporter: Tell me the full events
05: 31: Muhammad Bashir: I told you, this is. . . 05: 32: Reporter: You did not. . . I cannot believe this, that’s why.
05: 36: Muhammad Bashir: Look, what I have said—that’s it! Video Cut!
05: 39: Reporter: When you saw the American craft, (Helicopter) what did you think, why they came here?
05: 42: Muhammad Bashir: We thought. . . this is it. . . why did they came? we thought why did they come? maybe. . we. . . did not expect them to do anything, we thought maybe our Army is arriving at some centre and the army people were sleeping, there was no explosions or events taking place, nothing was happening, everybody was sleeping, for 20 minutes or so. . .
06: 05: Reporter: The craft landed in front of your house, how did you feel about this?
06: 08: Muhammad Bashir: I thought. . just. . . understand. . . imagine. . we thought we’re dead!
06: 13: Reporter: But, how did the Americans return?
06: 16: Muhammad Bashir: This is what I am saying; their Craft came and the helicopter was destroyed, HOW, could they return?
06: 22: Reporter: Tell me this; you say, that you saw the dead bodies yourself. . . .
06: 25: Muhammad Bashir: one more thing, Madam, may I tell you; The people who were dropped from the craft, That walkway . . . that . . where our gates are. . . they banged them hard. . . and shouted. . . don’t come out. . . don’t do this, don’t do that, if you come out you will be shot. . we will do this, we will do that, all the people who were dropped, all of them spoke Pashtu (Afgahni Language)—Pakhtun!
06: 49: Reporter: Who were these people?
06: 49: Muhammad Bashir: This I do not know! Those who were dropped from the craft (helicopter), those people.
06: 54: Reporter: This, somebody else told me—that they spoke Pashtu.
06: 57: Muhammad Bashir: They WERE Pashtun! we do not know if they were working for the Americans, we do not know if they were working for Pakistan, we do not know if they were army people or civilian, what people, BUT they SPOKE PASHTU!
07: 07: Reporter: You said you heard they were asking for Osama?
07: 09: Muhammad Bashir: No, they didn’t ask me about Osama, they just said, do not come out, if you come out from your house, we will shoot you!
07: 16: Reporter: Were these Pakistani people?
Muhammad Bashir: who?
07: 18: Reporter: The ones who were saying that if you come out, we will shoot you.
07: 20: Muhammad Bashir: They said that in Pashtu!
07: 22: Reporter: so did they. . were you coming out. . . exactly where were you, where was you standing when this happened?
07: 26: Muhammad Bashir: Inside the house, on top of the roof, I was not in the house, just on top of the (flat)roof
07: 29: Reporter: from Above the roof these people in the helicopter. . .
07: 30: Muhammad Bashir: I was on the roof, lying down, on the roof,lying and watching this and what was happening
07: 37: Reporter: Fear, was you not afraid? did you not think to phone someone?
07: 40: Muhammad Bashir: From the house, They were calling me from downstairs, the children were calling me, come down, come down, and I told them stop making noise! go into your rooms, I am watching what is happening. Afterwards, I found out about this, that, Osama was killed here!
07: 53: Reporter: How did you get inside? (the compound)
Muhammad Bashir: where?
Reporter: when there was fire.
Muhammad Bashir: the gate was open, when there was fire, the gate was open.
08: 02: Reporter: The house gate was open?
08: 03: Muhammad Bashir: The outer gate, the big gate, was open.
08: 06: Reporter: You came from upstairs to downstairs?
08: 08: Muhammad Bashir: I came down, from my own house into the gulley, I didn’t go alone inside the other house, 200 other people went inside! Everybody saw it! 08: 15: Reporter: All 200 saw the dead bodies?
08: 17: Muhammad Bashir: Everybody saw this. Whoever went inside they saw everything!
08: 20: Reporting: the events at that time that are in your mind, please express them.
08: 28: Muhammad Bashir: I have told you this and this, in my mind, this is what I have seen, when we were there, when we entered the gate, When the helicopter exploded, it scattered everywhere, one piece fell over there, one fell here, one here, a lot of pieces fell in the gulley outside, they reached up to the gulley and our house and also some pieces managed to reach onto my roof. so, the area of the open space there (in front of the house) is about four Kanal in size. It is a very large compound. You cannot see all of it from one location. Four Kanal is a big area, only in a small area you could possibly see everything. There I saw some people, in broken pieces, someone’s leg, someone’s arm, someone’s torso, someone’s head. Beside this, I did not see intensely, who are they, how are they, because I thought that one of our own craft had fallen and the people within it were our own people. Because they spoke Pashtu they could be pakistani.
09: 35: Muhammad Bashir: but language does not necessarily mean. . by speaking it. . . the American language could be spoken, the agents can speak all sorts of languages. It could be that it is the American army and they could speak Pashtu and the people would think that it is our own people.
09: 54: Reporter: Seeing the dead bodies—did you not feel fear?
09: 57: Muhammad Bashir: But we were thinking about ourselves at the time, but seeing the dead bodies who felt frightened?
10: 00: Reporter: When you went inside, what did you do after that, how did you come out?
10: 02: Muhammad Bashir: we came out, our Army reached there, when the army arrived, they moved all the people back. Move aside, move aside! So we moved aside. Then they closed the area down.
10: 13: Reporter: did Rais see this?
Muhammad Bashir: What?
Reporter: where was your cousin?
10: 18: Muhammad Bashir: My cousin was at that time in the house.
10: 20: Reporter: Did he go with you?
10: 21: Muhammad Bashir: He was with me, but I did not notice when he was picked up. 10: 28: Reporter: Has he returned yet?
10: 29: Muhammad Bashir: Yes, he has returned. They picked him up and took him away.
10: 32: Reporter: What is he saying?
10: 34: Muhammad Bashir: I have not met him yet, he is at home they will not let him come out, we are not allowed to visit him, they will not let him come out. We have not met.
10: 40: Reporter: You was not able find out, but since when have you been allowed out.
10: 45: Muhammad Bashir: I did not go home, by going home. . .
Reporter: You have seen the fire you have seen the bodies how long did you stay there?
Muhammad Bashir: approximately, after five or six minutes, I left and came out. . five, six minute. . what happened . . . . the reason we left, was that after we entered, there was another small explosion, I do not know if the engine fail and there was another fire, it was a small explosion, after this explosion all the people ran out.
11: 06: Muhammad Bashir: when we went out, nobody let us go back in again.
11: 11: Reporter: Besides you, why is nobody else saying these things? why are you alone in this?
11: 16: Muhammad Bashir: Look, what we have seen, that is what we are saying and we are speaking for this reason that, we are sad that such humble and nice people of our town, that has never seen such events, no fighting, no arguments, no animosity, No murders, such nice people of ours in this town and they have been branded as terrorists.
11: 43: Reporter: Tell me; two helicopters came, lifted and took the rest of the people?
11: 46: Muhammad Bashir: No—they did not take the rest of the people, because they did not even land, One came from the West and it left towards the North, the one that came from the North, left towards the South. They did not land!
12: 00: Studio Reporter: these events that we showed you from Abotabad, there are many more things that we discovered about the compound where OBL was staying, there were vegetables planted there, what kind of vegetables, the person who grows the vegetables is the cousin of this person (Muhammad Bashir), whose interview we have shown. An extraordinary thing that he has said and he has sworn repeatedly on the veracity of his statement. this is from his own account and upon this account do view this. Yesterday we found out and it has been confirmed that there were two Ashfaq’s who lived there (in the compound): Mr Arshad and Mr Tariq who went shopping locally and used to buy international brands, the items they found in the house, dry dates, dried meat and things like this, this person who you saw in the interview in his house there was food from OBL’s house, he was given Kaabli Pillau (Rice) and such items were presented to him, There the view of local mosque people, what they think of OBL all these things we will present to you in an exclusive program an important newsbeat, todays time is finishing, do write to us at newsbeat@samaa. tv where you can get other information as well and you can join us at newsbeat with Fareeha Idrees thats my favourite bit, do write to us, the time is up now, By your permission to leave, take care of yourself, In Allah’s care.
13: 20: Reporter: I am now at standing in front of Abdullah Bin Zubair Mosque, this is the same mosque that is within walking distance from OBL’s house. Are you saying that if people found out that OBL was living here, would they be happy?
1st man: Possibly, people could be happy.
2nd man: He wasn’t living here, but he was a Muslim, he believed in Allah.
End of translation
Anyone fluent in Urdu who wishes to dispute the translation should do so. I asked the translator if he might contact the Pakistani news organization and inquire if the reporters had further investigated Bashir’s story. He replied that he could do so, but exactly 24 hours later ”for some unknown reason” the news organization started to discredit Bashir by connecting ”him to his cousin, who is accused of receiving foodstuffs from the household of OBL.”
Bashir’s cousin is the person who, according to the reporter (see 12:00 time line) had a vegetable garden inside the wall of the alleged bin Laden compound. Is it likely that with a hunted and dangerous person hiding within, locals would be permitted to have vegetable gardens inside the compound? The cousin’s vegetable garden obviously had to be redefined as ”receiving foodstuffs from OBL.”
The translator offers his view on the 13:20 timeline:
“The final seconds of the video clip contain random people to generate and show some kind of sympathy with OBL in the district.
“It would be very difficult to find people in Pakistan who sympathize with OBL or the Taliban. The only people who do sympathize are the poor illiterate people who do not know about the religion and can easily be convinced of a distorted version of Islam. “Therefore, the closing part of the video contains, out of context expressions: “1st man: Possibly, people could be happy. (Meaning it is possible that SOME people could be happy.)
2nd man: He wasn’t living here, but he was a Muslim, he believed in Allah. (Meaning; he claimed to be Muslim, so he must have believed in Allah.)
“Therefore, it seems that although initially, the TV station was overjoyed with this interview, they changed their tune, twenty four hours later. (for some unknown reason.)” Readers can arrive at their own conclusions. It seems clear that under intense pressure and serious threats from the US government, the Pakistani government fell in line with the US government’s claim that a commando raid had killed bin Laden, and that the TV news organization got the message to get in line also.
It is likely that the many witnesses who observed the dead from the helicopter crash have been warned to keep quiet. However, a news organization, should one be so inclined, could certainly interview Bashir and the 200 others who saw the dead bodies. A good reporter, perhaps accompanied by trained psychologists, would be able to tell if people were lying out of fear and encourage some to speak anonymously.
I am confident that no news organization believes that it could confront such an important US national myth in this way. The killing of bin Laden satisfies the emotional need for revenge and justice. In the least, a news organization that challenged the government’s story would be cut off from all government sources and be denounced by politicians and a large percentage of the gullible US population as an anti-American terrorist-serving organization. They could even be arrested for giving aid and comfort to the enemy. In America today, truth-tellers are the last thing the government and much of the brainwashed public wants to here.
OBL’s death will remain one of those many ”truths” that rest on nothing but the government’s word. * * * UPDATE September 2013: When is the last time the US government told the truth about anything? Despite an unbroken history of lies, the word of the US government still carries weight, especially with gullible Americans.
The link in my original article to the interview with Bashir has been taken down. This might be the original Pakistani National TV interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NxGdProW-k
In another interview the BBC interviewed 50 residents of Abbottabad. The residents said that it was impossible that Osama bin Laden lived in their midst without their knowledge. The person who lives next door to the alleged “bin Laden compound” said that the resident shown in the American photo was not bin Laden, but his neighbor whom he knew well. The Pakistanis say the killing of bin Laden is an American hoax. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWcDDSg9O7c
The Obama regime’s story of the murder of bin Laden is nonsensical. The fact that the regime would tell such a preposterous story indicates that Washington regards the American and international public as gullible morons, people lacking any ability to discern the truth of what they are officially told.
Who can believe that the “terror mastermind,” the head of what is said to be the most dangerous terrorist organization in the world, would be left alone, unguarded and unarmed, with only two women to protect him? Who can believe that such a defenseless person with such essential information for Washington’s war on terror would simply be shot on sight by US Navy SEALs? Why would Washington waste such an archive of information?
Why would Washington forego the triumph of parading their captive before the world and confronting him in a courtroom with his crimes?
Why would Washington dump the body secretly into the sea without even having photographic evidence to back the story? Why would Washington tell such a preposterous story for which it can supply no evidence whatsoever?
Why would Obama, faced with a reelection campaign, forego the patriotic publicity of a White House ceremony at which he pins medals on the victorious SEALs? What politician would forego such an opportunity?
Do you really believe that the SEALs’ identity had to be protected in order to keep them safe from terrorists, or that Obama would let his reelection take a backseat to such a consideration?
No politician would handle the capture of Osama bin Laden in such a politically wasteful way. Can you imagine a politician throwing away such marvelous opportunities for PR events? Can you imagine an intelligence service destroying such a valuable source of information without interrogating Osama bin Laden?
Now consider this: The Obama regime claims to have given bin Laden a proper Muslim burial at sea from an aircraft carrier, the Carl Vinson, named after a U.S. Representative from Georgia who served in the House for more than 50 years and is known as “the father of the two-ocean Navy.” The aircraft carrier has approximately 6,000 personnel. From emails that sailors sent home to family and friends, none witnessed the sea burial of bin Laden.
When the story of the emails got out, Washington quickly announced that bin Laden’s burial was conducted in secret and that no one but a few officers were involved.
Think about this for a minute. First of all, here again is a massive victory over the forces of terrorism being kept from sailors whose moral it would have raised. Why keep a moral-boosting victory over terrorist evil from the crew of a deployed warship? What was achieved by the secrecy?
Why give up the photography of such an important American victory that could so well stimulate patriots’ worship of Obama? It makes no sense whatsoever.
Second, do you really believe that an at-sea burial can be conducted on a ship with 6,000 personnel with watches being kept, with sailors on deck performing a variety of necessary functions, and no one saw? I mean, really! 6,000 people on one ship, and no one saw? Were they all locked in their bunks?
Now consider the fate of SEAL Team 6, whose members allegedly murdered Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad. Shortly after the alleged hit on bin Laden, SEAL team 6 was wiped out in Afghanistan. The Obama regime claims that a helicopter carrying the SEAL team was shot down by the Taliban.
Just as the Bush regime’s story of 9/11 ran into opposition from the 9/11 families, the Obama regime’s story of the SEALs’ demise ran into opposition from SEAL families who studied the documents that comprised the Obama regime’s account. I don’t remember if I wrote about the SEAL families’ challenge to the government’s story, but I did some interviews about the families’ disbelief. The interviews or some of them would be posted on my website, such as http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2013/07/28/obamas-seal-team-6-coverup-explosive-paul-craig-roberts-interview/
The SEAL team families noticed that normal deployment operational procedures were not followed, that the entire SEAL team was loaded on a 50-year old Vietnam war era helicopter and not dispersed as required on their normal modern attack helicopters, and that a variety of other procedures devised to protect such expensively trained special forces were not followed. SEAL team members, according to parents, had written home expressing concerns about their safety. One told his father he had made a will. According to parents, the SEALs themselves sensed that they were in danger from internal forces, not from the external enemy.
Of course, there is no proof. The criminal Obama regime will not indict itself. But, just as the Carl Vinson sailors did not witness any at-sea burial of Osama bin Laden, the members of the SEAL team were asking each other, ”who was on the mission that got bin Laden?”
As it turned out, none were. Fearful of the emails that would follow the SEAL team’s discovery that no one was on the mission, the team was eliminated.
Yes, I know, Hollywood made a movie of the heroic SEAL team’s exploit in murdering an unguarded, unarmed “Terror Mastermind.” An alleged SEAL wrote a book describing the “victory” of eliminating, prior to interrogation, the source of all terrorist plots, leaving the Americans in the total dark. The movie and book are likely nothing but organized propaganda to support the government’s lie.
Greeting the Benghazi victims
Considering the gullibility of Americans, little doubt that the movie and book were successful. It plays to the emotions of uninformed and unaware Americans that they have won. They are equally happy when their favorite football team defeats the rival. The happiest days experienced by a generation is when Auburn defeats Alabama or vice versa, or Georgia Tech defeats Georgia or vice versa. Americans are addicted to winning, and they remember these victories forever. Little else is important to them. Obama told them that they had defeated Osama bin Laden, who had died ten years before of terminal illnesses prior to his staged murder in a propaganda event, and that is all that is important to Americans. They won. “We beat bin Laden!” And Obama won. Despite his sell-out of his every constituency and his transparent lies, Obama won reelection.
Obama is an anomaly. He is a warmonger who won the Nobel Peace Prize.
Keep in mind that prior to the Obama regime’s announcement that the indispensable, exceptional country had killed bin Laden, Obama’s standing was so low that the Democrats were discussing running a candidate against him for the Democratic presidential nomination.
By faking an American victory over the demonized bogyman, Obama dispensed with threats to his reelection.
Thus, with Osama bin Laden, we have a man who only died twice.
Hersh’ interview with the Guardian…
‘Hersh slams US media, says ‘not one word’ of White House bin Laden narrative is true’…..
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/09/27/hersh-slams-us-media-claims-bin-laden-narrative-is-not-true/#ixzz2gtwIh27G–
The storys been on the web for at least a week but the (more left than right) NY Daily News printed it today – Obama can’t keep it covered for long:http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/u-s-raid-bin-laden-compound-big-lie-journalist-seymour-hersh-claims-article-1.1470962
And one of Obama’s oracles print it’s a right wing conspiracy or something like that:http://t.msn.com/?fa=http%3a%2f%2fnews.msn.com%2frumors%2frumor-over-25-navy-seals-who-killed-osama-bin-laden-are-dead&ref=google&fid=AmNews-253308308-260708792
Inseparable in life and in death: The high school best friends who died together on Navy SEAL rescue mission when helicopter was shot down in ‘lucky shot’ in Afghanistan
- Military officials believe it was most likely a ‘lucky shot’ rather than a new insurgent ability to shoot down aircrafts
- Taliban ambushed chopper with rocket-propelled grenades, official says
- Common technique rarely brings down aircraft
- Fatal attack does not point to increased sophistication of the Taliban
- Chopper was on its way to aid other elite troops fighting militants
- Twenty-two of the dead soldiers were from elite Seal Team Six
- At 38 deaths in total, it’s highest number of U.S. casualties in one incident
- President Obama mourns ‘extraordinary sacrifice’ and says troops will ‘press on’
By Daily Mail Reporter UPDATED:13:24 EST, 10 August 2011
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They were inseparable high school best friends, who stuck together through remarkable triumph – and the bitterest of tragedies.
As the U.S. comes to grips with the deadliest loss of American lives since the war in Afghanistan began, it has emerged that among the 38 brave men who perished were two home town best friends.
Chief Petty Officer Robert James Reeves and Lieutenant Commander Jonas Kelsall, from Shreveport, Louisiana, both mastered extreme trials to gain their places on Seal Team 6, the elite unit which killed Osama Bin Laden just three months ago.
They had excelled at high school together before enlisting and being sent to Afghanistan, where the pair were assigned the same mission, placed in the same helicopter – and died together when the Chinook was shot down in an attack on Saturday morning.
Military officials in Afghanistan believe that it was most likely a ‘lucky shot’ rather than marking a new insurgent ability to shoot down aircrafts.
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Mr Reeves, 32, joined the elite Seal team in 1999. He had been best friends with Mr Kelsall, who enlisted soon after, since his freshman year of high school.
‘He was always very gregarious, a star soccer and lacrosse player in high school,’ Mr Reeves’s father, James Reeves, told the New York Times.
It had never been obvious to me that he was going to choose a military career. It is very difficult to make it on these Seal teams. But that was where he knew he needed to be.’
In more than a decade of service, Chief Reeves fought in war zones more than a dozen times. He earned four Bronze Stars for bravery, each with a ‘V Device’, signifying valour.
His family last saw him at home for Christmas but even then he refused to speak about the highly secretive specifics of his work, his father said.
The Chinook chopper which crashed early on Saturday morning was on a mission to back up U.S. Army Rangers, who had come under fire by Afghan insurgents in the area.
The team had completed their mission to subdue the attackers, and were departing in the helicopter when it was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade.
However, a U.S. official has said news of the deaths does not signify increased sophistication of the Taliban, calling the fatal attack a ‘lucky shot’.
‘We are not seeing it as a game changer,’ an unnamed official told the Telegraph. ‘This was not a new tactic and it wasn’t a new weapon.
A spokesman for the Taliban movement said the craft had been shot down with a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) from as close as 150yds in an ambush attack soon after it took off following the raid.
Ambushing aircrafts is a common tactic of insurgents in parts of southern and eastern Afghanistan, making the aircraft vulnerable during take-off.
An Afghan official said on Monday that the Taliban lured US forces into an elaborate trap to shoot down their helicopter.
He said that Taliban commander Qari Tahir lured U.S. forces to the scene by tipping them off that a Taliban meeting was taking place.
He also said four Pakistanis helped Tahir carry out the strike.
‘Now it’s confirmed that the helicopter was shot down and it was a trap that was set by a Taliban commander,’ said the official, citing intelligence gathered from the area.
‘The Taliban knew which route the helicopter would take,’ he continued.
‘That’s the only route, so they took position on the either side of the valley on mountains and as the helicopter approached, they attacked it with rockets and other modern weapons. It was brought down by multiple shots.’
Another official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe the event while the investigation remains ongoing, said that the Rangers, special operations forces who work regularly with the SEALs, secured the crash site afterwards.
38 people – including 30 American Special Forces troops and eight Afghan soldiers – were killed when the blast brought down the helicopter early Saturday.
Of the 30, 22 Navy SEALs from the elite ‘Team Six’ unit that killed Osama bin Laden lost their lives.
On Sunday, the names of the Americans aboard the chopper began to be released.
Aaron Carson Vaughn, from Tennessee, was a 30-year-old Navy SEAL and the first special ops soldier to be identified in the devastating crash that killed 38 on Friday.
He left behind two children, the couple’s two-year-old son, Reagan, and two-month-old daughter, Chamberlyn.
Aaron C. Vaughn, Navy Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL), 30, left behind a wife, 2-year-old son, and a 2-month-old daughter.
Widow Kimberly Vaughn saw television reports of the helicopter downed in Afghanistan on Saturday morning, before her doorbell rang and Navy officers told her that her husband was killed in action.
In spite of her pain-staking grief, she said her husband ‘wouldn’t want to leave this Earth any other way than how he did’ – making the ultimate sacrifice for his country.
‘He loved his job,’ she told CNN. ‘There was no way – even if you could tell him that this would have happened he would have done it anyway. All those men are like that. They’re selfless.’
Tragic development: U.S. President Barack Obama holds a conference call from Camp David, Maryland yesterday after a NATO helicopter crashed during a battle with the Taliban in Afghanistan
It was just hours before the fatal mission Vaughn had called his wife, and spoke to his son for the last time.
‘It was actually a great conversation – probably just about time before he went out to work that night,’ she remembered. ‘We got to tell each other we loved each other, so it was a great conversation to have.’
Soon after, the tragedy came to her doorstep.
‘I thought, “Oh, hopefully it’s just a neighbour,” and as I rounded the stairs I saw the men in uniform and I just fell to my knees. There’s no preparing for it. It’s something you see in the movies. It’s not something you’re supposed to live through.
‘I fell to my knees and cried and didn’t want to hear it, but it’s the truth,’ she remembered. ‘You want it to be a mistake. You want them to say it’s the wrong person, but I wouldn’t wish this on anyone.’
A family from the Philadelphia area was devastated to learn their son, Navy SEAL Michael Strange, was also killed.
His father, Charles Strange told CBS Philly: ‘He was intense, he was funny, he had that dry humour, like Seinfeld.’
Sgt Patrick Hamburger, a Navy SEAL from Lincoln, Nebraska, spoke to his family back home before the mission.
He told his brother that he wouldn’t be in touch because his team ‘had stuff to do.’
Kevin Houston of Chesapeake, Virginia, died while living his dream.
The 36-year-old had wanted to be a SEAL since he was a toddler, friends told The Boston Globe.
Grieving parents in Jacksonville, Florida, confirmed to the Jacksonville Daily News that their son, Navy SEAL Chris Campbell, was on the chopper when it was shot down.
Another SEAL, Jon Tumilson, of Rockford, Iowa, perished in the crash, his father said.
Spencer C Duncan, 21, of Olathe, Kansas, was serving as a door gunner on the doomed chopper when it was brought down.
Air Force Tech Sgt John W. Brown of Arkansas, a paramedic whose unit was attached to the Navy SEALs, made the ultimate sacrifice.
Kraig Vickers, a Navy bomb disposal team member, of Haiku, Maui, also died in the attack.
Childhood friend Mike Labuanan of Wailuku told Hawaii News Now Vickers was planning to return to the islands next year.
‘We e-mailed a few times several weeks ago, and he let me know that he was having another child and moving back to Oahu.
‘Kraig is real strong, real smart,’ he said. ‘And he always wanted to do something challenging, so when he said he was going into the Navy, it was only right. It kinda fit his personality.’
Meanwhile, as Nato begins an operation to recover the remains of the large helicopter, an Afghan official says heavy fighting has erupted in the area of the crash.
Wardak provincial spokesman Shahidullah Shahid said Sunday that a joint operation was taking place in the Tangi Joy Zarin area of Sayd Abad district.
He said there were reports of Taliban casualties overnight, but had no additional information.
It was reported last night that the Seals who died in the helicopter crash were not among the 23 who killed Bin Laden.
According to intelligence officials, the 23 SEALs who killed Bin Laden at his compound in Pakistan in May had recently returned to Afghanistan from their base in North Carolina.
However, they were members of the same 120-strong SEAL Team Six and would have trained alongside and been close friends with those who carried out the Bin Laden raid.
It was not clear if the Taliban had deliberately targeted the helicopter as an act of revenge.
But its shooting down is bound to be greeted in many parts of the Arab world as terrible vengeance for the death of the Al Qaeda leader.
Reports suggested that seven members of the Afghan National Army, one dog handler, an interpreter and an unknown number of crew were also on board the downed helicopter. Friday night’s attack is the deadliest single incident since the Afghan war began in 2001.
It was also the highest one-day death toll for US Navy Special Warfare personnel since the Second World War. In 2005, 16 Navy Seals and US Army special forces troops died when their helicopter was shot down as they tried to rescue four comrades under attack from the Taliban.
‘A Nato helicopter crashed last night in Wardak province,’ Karzai said in the statement, adding that 31 American special operations troops were killed.
‘President Karzai expressed his deep condolences because of this incident and expressed his sympathy to Barack Obama.’
‘Their deaths are a reminder of the extraordinary sacrifices made by the men and women of our military and their families, including all who have served in Afghanistan,’ the president said.
‘We will draw inspiration from their lives, and continue the work of securing our country and standing up for the values that they embodied.’
Mr Obama said he also mourned the loss of seven Afghans ‘who died alongside our troops in pursuit of a more peaceful and hopeful future for their country.’
At the Pentagon, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says he is deeply saddened by the loss, and vowed that the U.S. will stay the course to complete the mission to make the world a safer place.
The Chinook involved in Friday’s attack – a US twin-engined helicopter mainly used to transport troops – was hit by a shoulder-held grenade as it returned from a night raid on a militant gathering in the Tangi Valley in Wardak province, west of Kabul.
The Tangi Valley, dubbed ‘Death Valley’, is known for being one of the most hostile corridors in Afghanistan. The volatile Wardak province is an infamous insurgent stronghold.
The Special Forces unit in the Bin Laden operation, Seal Team Six – known as the Naval Special Warfare Development Group – has around 300 members, of whom 120 are commandos. The rest are communications and specialist support troops.
US sources said the troops were being flown by a crew of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. The Taliban claimed they downed the helicopter with rocket fire and that wreckage was strewn at the scene.
The tragedy comes as America draws down its presence in Afghanistan and attempts to hand over responsibility for security to Afghan forces. Seven Afghan soldiers were also killed in the crash.
‘Their deaths are a reminder of the extraordinary sacrifices made by the men and women of our military and their families, including all who have served in Afghanistan,’ he said in a statement, adding that his thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those who perished.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said: ‘Their courage was exemplary, as was their determination to make this a safer world for their countries and for their fellow citizens. We will stay the course to complete that mission, for which they and all who have served and lost their lives in Afghanistan have made the ultimate sacrifice. They and their families are in my thoughts, in my prayers and in my heart.’
Sympathy: Afghan President Hamid Karzai offered his condolences to President Obama.
‘It was at the end of the operation that one of the Nato helicopters crashed,’ he said.
‘We don’t know yet the cause of the crash, and we don’t know how many Nato soldiers were on board.’Helmand, a Taliban stronghold, is the deadliest province in Afghanistan for international troops.’
Nato has come under harsh criticism in the past for accidentally killing civilians during operations against suspected insurgents.
However, civilian death tallies by the United Nations show the insurgency is responsible for most war casualties involving non-combatants.
Also in the south, Nato said two coalition service member were killed, one on Friday and another on Saturday. The international alliance did not release further details.
The deaths bring to 334 the number of coalition troops killed this year in Afghanistan, and 11 this month.
WHO ARE THE U.S. NAVY SEALS?
U.S. Navy’s SEa, Air and Land Teams, (SEALS) are the U.S. Navy’s principal special operations force and a part of the Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC) as well as the maritime component of the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).
The name is derived from their capacity to operate at sea, in air or on land, but in the war on terror they have been almost exclusively for land-based operations, such as the storming of Osama bin Laden’s compound.
The Seals were born in the Second World War when the Navy recognised the need for soldiers to take control of landing beaches, note obstacles and defences, and ultimately guide the landing forces in.
The unit officially became known as the Naval Combat Demolition Unit.
They became Seals in 1961 when President John F. Kennedy, aware of the situations in Southeast Asia, recognized the need for unconventional warfare and special operations as a measure against guerilla warfare.
Units were established to operate from sear, air or land.
The first joint Seals and CIA operations, which are currently being carried in the war on terror, were executed in the Vietnam War.
Since then the SEALS teams have operated in Grenada, the Persian Gulf and Panama.
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Questions the Media Won’t Ask, But Americans Must.
Sunday, August 07, 2011
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.
Back in May, Defense Secretary Gates said that releasing information about the OBL raid threatened the safety of Navy SEALs and their families, making them targets for terrorists.
Why did the Obama administration leak and name this Seal Team?
Was it payback? Who is taking revenge? The ISI?
The Taliban claimed that 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. Who tipped them off? And who supplied the Taliban with state-of-the-art surface-to-air armaments?
These are the questions that must be asked and answered by the Obama administration. But do not expect the press, whose job it is to do, to do it. They are an activist propaganda machine actively working against the American people. The enemy’s number one arsenal on its war on America.
The loss of those extraordinary warriors cannot be described. The pain and suffering is beyond mere words. Weep for the loss for the families and for our great and noble country.
There should be a national day of mourning declared in their honor, to remind all Americans of the devastating toll taken by the war declared on the West by Islamic jihad.
If this is true…!!!