Families Suspect SEAL Team 6 Crash Was Inside job

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The Washington Times reports that The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, led by Rep. Darrell E. Issa is making inquiries into the Extortion 17 helicopter crash  that killed 31 servicemen including 22 Seal Team 6 members.

Questions haunt the families of Extortion 17, the 2011 helicopter mission in Afghanistan that suffered the most U.S. military deaths in a single day in the war on terrorism.

The investigative file made available to The Washington Times shows that the helicopter’s landing zone was not properly vetted for threats nor protected by gunships, while commanders criticized the mission as too rushed and the conventional Chinook chopper as ill-suited for  a dangerous troop infiltration.

Every day, Charlie Strange, the father of one of the 30 Americans who died Aug. 6, 2011, in the flash of a rocket-propelled grenade, asks himself whether his son, Michael, was set up by someone inside the Afghan government wanting revenge on Osama bin Laden’s killers — SEAL Team 6.

“Somebody was leaking to the Taliban,” said Mr. Strange, whose son intercepted communications as a Navy cryptologist. “They knew. Somebody tipped them off. There were guys in a tower. Guys on the bush line. They were sitting there, waiting. And they sent our guys right into the middle.”

Doug Hamburger’s son, Patrick, an Army staff sergeant, also perished when the CH-47D Chinook descended to a spot less than 150 yards from where armed Taliban fighters watched from a turret.

He asks why the command sent his son into Tangi Valley toward a “hot landing zone” in a cargo airship instead of a special operations helicopter. The souped-up choppers — the MH-47 and the MH-60 Black Hawk, which SEAL Team 6 rode the stealth version of to kill bin Laden — are flown by Night Stalker pilots skilled in fast, ground-hugging maneuvers to avoid detection.

“When you want to fly them into a valley, when you’ve got hillsides on both sides of it with houses built into sides of the valley, that is an extremely dangerous mission,” Mr. Hamburger said. “The MH, the new model, they’ve got radar that will pick up an incoming missile or incoming RPG. They’re faster. They’re quicker on attack. They’re more agile. So there was every reason in the world to use the MH that night.”

Read Rowan Scarborough’s entire report, here.

Previously: 

Rep. Chaffetz on Extortion 17: The Families Still Need Some Basic Answers (Video)

Extortion 17: Navy SEAL’s Dad Hammers Regime: “THEY SET UP MY SON TO BE EXECUTED” (Audio)

Extortion 17: Navy SEAL’s Dad Hammers Regime: “THEY SET UP MY SON TO BE EXECUTED” (Audio)

On July 24, radio talk-host Michael Savage  interviewed Charles Strange, the father of Michael Strange, one of the 22 SEAL Team Six members who died in that Chinook helicopter crash in August of 2011. This was a momentous, blockbuster interview that seems to have gone unnoticed by most of the internet.

After listening to this interview, I’ve concluded Benghazi isn’t the biggest Regime scandal. EXTORTION 17 is.

Among the claims made by Mr. Strange:

– His son and his fellow SEALS knew “something was going on with the team”, and “somebody’s leaking things out”….(besides Former CIA Director Leon Panetta and Vice President Joe Biden?) They knew  “something was going on” and were putting their affairs in order.

– According to Mr. Strange, Michael along with 8 other SEALS made it out of the Chinook and were fighting on the ground.

– Mr. Strange stated that he was “100% sure” that the Regime had executed his son and the others on purpose.

– Mr. Strange was told “Michael knew what only 4 people in the world knew.”

– The chopper’s black box was never recovered because it was supposedly “washed away in a flash flood.”

– At Dover Airforce Base, after Obama told Mr Strange his son “changed the way Americans live,” he embraced the weeping father, who proceeded to wipe his nose on the president’s jacket (a story Mr. Strange loves to tell, according to his wife.)

– Imam at ceremony at Bagram Air Force base condemned the men as “white devils” and “infidels”.

– All the bodies were cremated.

– According to Mr. Strange, some of the families are not speaking out because they are getting “threatened by the command”: “The checks could stop – or the kid who doesn’t have a father now, might not get a scholarship for college.”

– Mr. Strange believes his phones are tapped.

– Recently Michael Strange was awarded the Silver Star for valor. His parents were not invited to the White House for the Ceremony.

Via WND:

After Vice President Joe Biden revealed that SEAL Team 6 carried out the operation that killed Osama bin Laden in May 2011, Strange said the members of his son’s team gave startling indications to their families they were about to meet their demise.

Charles Strange, the father of slain SEAL Michael Strange, told Savage Wednesday night that in June 2011, on at least three separate occasions his son grabbed him by the bicep and announced that he had prepared his will.

The bewildered father finally was able to find out what it all meant.

Michael Strange, his father recalled, said, “Something’s going on with the team. Somebody’s leaking things out. Something’s going on.”

Savage, reacting with emotion, asked: “Your son knew he was being sent to his death?”

Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) is leading the Congressional  investigation into the helicopter crash.

SEE ALSO:

Washington Times: KUHNER: The betrayal of the Navy’s SEAL Team 6:

Did the Obama administration put a target on the backs of members of Navy SEAL Team 6? This is the question that parents of slain SEALs are now asking — and rightly so. Forget Benghazi, the IRS, Eric H. Holder Jr. and the National Security Agency spying on U.S. citizens. Important as these scandals are, what happened to SEAL Team 6 could very well dwarf them. Our government betrayed America’s finest warriors.

Hat tip: Before It’s News.

Video: Congress Launches Investigation Into Mysterious Seal Team Six Helicopter Crash

Led by Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), Congress has launched an investigation into the helicopter crash that killed 30 Americans in Afghanistan, including members of the Navy’s elite SEAL Team 6, two years ago.

The victims’ families say the Pentagon hasn’t provided answers to their many questions about the deadly attack, which took place on Aug. 6, 2011, three months after Osama bin Laden was killed in Pakistan by Team 6 forces.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee on National Security, told The Hill, “We’re going to dive into this.”

Chaffetz said he met with the victims’ families about a month ago in what he described as an “emotional” gathering. He is poised to send questions to the Pentagon and may hold hearings on the matter.

Charlie Strange, whose son Michael was among those killed, said he asked President Obama two years ago at Dover Air Force Base to fully investigate. The death toll in the crash was the largest of any single incident for the U.S. military during the Afghanistan war.

Obama praised Michael’s service to Strange, who responded, “I don’t need to know about my son. I need to know what happened to my son.”

Karen and Billy Vaughn, the parents of Aaron Vaughn, appeared on America Live with Megyn Kelly to talk about the investigation.

The families of the SEALs held a press conference back in May, alleging that the Regime was at least partially responsible for the deaths of their sons

The sacrifice of our special ops forces leaves our our country, our families, and our homes unsafe! 
Our son, Special Operations Chief (SEAL) Aaron Carson Vaughn  (DEVGRU), was one of America’s most elite warriors… one of the 300. He was engaged kinetically in theGlobal War on Terror and his heart beat passionately for the republic he loved.  On 6 Aug, 2011 he, along with 29 other rough, fearless, American warriors, stepped into a CH-47DChinook chopper in the black of night and headed to a mission from which they would never return.
As we began searching for answers, our eyes were opened to vile atrocities being played out on America’s military. We quickly came face-to-face with our worst nightmare…our boys shouldn’t have died that night. The downing of Extortion 17 was at best unnecessary and at worst a negligent, reckless loss of life.
Political games, criminal Rules of Engagement and Washington’s total, wanton lack of regard for the battles our fearless warriors face on a nightly basis finally culminated in the greatest one-day loss of life in the history of Naval Special Warfare.
If these atrocities had ended on August 6, 2011, our battle would never have begun. But multitudes since have breathed their last –at the hands of the same disgusting lack of regard and/or criminal behavior. Our defenders deserve to be defended. The burden of their covering rests on us, the patriots of this nation. It is imperative that we stand together and demand change.
Although we cannot be engaged in this war kinetically as Aaron was, we must be engaged culturally. We are fightingthe fight and we need your help.
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