Our elite forces killed "by" the Taliban

Discussion in 'Military' started by Liability, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. Liability
    Offline

    Liability Locked Account. Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2009
    Messages:
    35,447
    Thanks Received:
    5,049
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Mansion in Ravi's Head
    Ratings:
    +5,064
    If this is the wrong thread, I'm sorry. Moving it is fine by me.

    On the subject of our SEAL Team 6 forces killed in the crash of the helicopter, it dawned on me that the whole thing was suspicious.

    In fact, I thought I had posted this thought earlier, but maybe I never submitted it?

    Here's my concern. The SEAL Team was sent in to rescue another Seal Team in jeopardy. The rescue team, consisting of the same TEAM ( members of Seal Team 6, albeit not the same actual forces) who took-out Osama bin Laden, then got attacked by the Taliban. This made me wonder if maybe the other SEAL Team had gotten attacked PURELY to cause the rescue mission which was the actual intended target?

    I figure that the Taliban isn't nearly sophisticated enough to pull that off. SO, I am assuming agents with access to some of our intel in the region may have assisted the Taliban.

    I am fully prepared to suspect Pakistan (or some of its military intelligence folks, anyway) since we "embarrassed" them by taking-out Osama bin Laden without their prior knowledge (and despite their sovereignty concerns).

    Too conspiratorial? Or does anybody else smell a similar rat in all of what just happened over in Afghanistan?
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  2. Full-Auto
    Offline

    Full-Auto Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2009
    Messages:
    13,555
    Thanks Received:
    1,614
    Trophy Points:
    153
    Ratings:
    +1,615
    Why werent they escorted by gun ships? STUPID STUPID STUPID
     
  3. Liability
    Offline

    Liability Locked Account. Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2009
    Messages:
    35,447
    Thanks Received:
    5,049
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Mansion in Ravi's Head
    Ratings:
    +5,064
    I don't know. I just don't get this one. Maybe we are simply spread too thin?
     
  4. iamwhatiseem
    Offline

    iamwhatiseem Gold Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2010
    Messages:
    14,833
    Thanks Received:
    3,114
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Location:
    Virginia
    Ratings:
    +6,128
    Just another example of why partnering up with any Mid-East country will always be equally detrimental as beneficial.
    When I saw this I too thought one of two things happened - the Taliban got incredibly lucky, or they were assisted by intelligence from a faction within Pakistan.
    Both are possible.
     
  5. 8537
    Offline

    8537 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2010
    Messages:
    7,754
    Thanks Received:
    729
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    New England's West Coast
    Ratings:
    +729
    Would it be normal for SEALS to be escorted by gun ships? Or would they typically be trying to stay more under-the-radar?

    in any case, thoughts and prayers to the families.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  6. RetiredGySgt
    Online

    RetiredGySgt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2007
    Messages:
    39,584
    Thanks Received:
    5,906
    Trophy Points:
    1,140
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Ratings:
    +9,005
    Normal military protocol would seem to require some cover for a HUGE ASS helicopter that can carry 40 troops. If it was, as the picture suggests a helicopter I know it had door gunners but it is HUGE.

    However that said, gunships would not keep a hidden force from firing on the specific helicopter as it came in range. Someone in intel bungled by sending a heli borne force in one huge helicopter.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  7. hjmick
    Offline

    hjmick Gold Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2007
    Messages:
    16,181
    Thanks Received:
    4,680
    Trophy Points:
    270
    Location:
    Charleston, SC
    Ratings:
    +7,124
    Think Mogadishu.
     
  8. Full-Auto
    Offline

    Full-Auto Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2009
    Messages:
    13,555
    Thanks Received:
    1,614
    Trophy Points:
    153
    Ratings:
    +1,615
    They were in transport not tactical.
     
  9. 8537
    Offline

    8537 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2010
    Messages:
    7,754
    Thanks Received:
    729
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    New England's West Coast
    Ratings:
    +729
    Thanks for the explanation.
     
  10. TruthSeeker56
    Offline

    TruthSeeker56 Silver Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2011
    Messages:
    2,899
    Thanks Received:
    482
    Trophy Points:
    98
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    Ratings:
    +496
    Yep, it's definitely the perfect time to gut our armed forces (just like Clinton did), retreat from Afghanistan (and Iraq), and go back on the defensive (just like we did before 9/11).

    Wait for the enemy to come to us. Ask the families of the 9/11 victims how that strategy worked out.
     

Share This Page