Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Truth About The Navy Seals Rescue

All of us want to raise our glass the highest this week to the Navy SEALs who popped those three Somali pirates. And I'm sure you want to hear the real story of what happened. Especially because there is a revoltingly opportunistic and cowardly side to it. Guess which side Zero (O-bama) is on.

Why, for example, did it take SEAL Team Six (aka DEVGRU, Navy Special Warfare Development Group, the Navy's equivalent of Delta Force) over 36 hours to get to the scene?

Because Zero refused to authorize the SEAL deployment for those 36 hours, during which the OSC - the on scene commander, Cmdr. Frank Castellano of the USS Bainbridge - repeatedly requested them.

Once the SEALs arrived - parachuting from a C-17 into the ocean near the ship - Zero then imposed Rules of Engagement (ROE) specifying the SEALs could not do anything unless the life of the hostage, Captain Richard Phillips, was in "imminent" danger.

Thus, when Capt. Phillips attempted to escape by jumping off the lifeboat into the ocean, the SEAL snipers had all four pirates (one later surrendered) sighted in and could have taken them out then and there - but they could not fire due to Zero's ROE restrictions.

When the SEALs approached the lifeboat in a RIB (rigid-hull inflatable boat) carrying supplies for Capt. Phillips and the pirates, the pirates fired upon them. Not only was no fire returned due to the ROE, but as the pirates were shooting at the RIB, SEAL snipers on the Bainbridge had them all dialed in. No triggers were pulled due to the ROE.

Two specific rescue plans were developed by Cmdr. Castellano and the SEAL teams. Zero personally refused to authorize them.

After the second refusal and days of dithering, Cmdr. Castellano decided he had the Operational Area and OSC authority to "solely determine risk to hostage" and did not require any further approval of the president.

Four hours later, the White House is informed that three pirates are dead and Capt. Phillips has been rescued unharmed. A WH press release is immediately issued, giving credit to the president for his "daring and decisive" behavior that resulted in such success.

Zero has absolutely no military knowledge or experience whatsoever. He demanded decisional control over the entire hostage drama to the last detail. All actions required his personal approval. He dithered like a coward while the world laughed at our warships flummoxed by four illiterate teenagers with AKs in a lifeboat.

Only when the Navy Commander decided to ignore his Pantywaist-in Chief and take action and responsibility himself, were the incredible skills of the SEALs put into play.

That Zero could cynically and opportunistically claim that his "bold" "calm" "tough" leadership was responsible should remind everyone that not a single action, not a single word of this man can be trusted. He is bereft of honesty and moral character. That's why he's Zero.

The HFR raises a glass full of pride and gratitude to Navy Commander Frank Castellano, the Navy SEALs for their incredible competence, and our military. Let's hold a Tea Party in their honor.

Published in To The Point News 4/17/09 by Dr. Jack Wheeler

This was sent in an email to me and its the truth Obama wants credit for this rescue.
The only credit the media should have given was to our military


Hogday said...

This report travels fast B`s in B. I received it this morning from an ex army (SF) and police buddy of mine.
Seems the Pres needs to take a little look at the following, which are very simple and pretty much sums up my feelings on how we should do things. I think points 5, 7 and 9 should be compulsorily read 3 times each.

1. Strive to be a leader of character, competence and courage.
2. Lead from the front. Say, “Follow Me” and lead the way.
3. Stay in top physical shape – physical stamina is the route of mental toughness.
4. Develop your team. If you know your people, are fair in setting realistic goals and expectations and lead by example, you will develop teamwork.
5. Delegate to your subordinates and let them do their jobs. You can’t do a good job if you don’t have a chance to use your imagination or creativity.
6. Anticipate problems and prepare to overcome obstacles. Don’t wait until you get to the top of the ridge and then make up your mind.
7. Remain humble. Don’t worry about who receives the credit. Never let power or authority go to your head.
8. Take a moment of self-reflection. Look at yourself in the mirror every night and ask yourself if you did your best.
9. True satisfaction comes from getting the job done. The key to a successful leader is to earn respect – not because of rank or position but because you are a leader of character.
10. Hang tough! Never, ever, give up.

(The words of Maj Dick Winters, Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne)

Hogday said...

`B2: I just hoped the whole thing was bogus. Be it bogus or true, my first response still stands!

fuzzys dad said...

It is like having Jimmy Carter as President again.

Ky Long Rider said...

That f**king clown doesn't have a clue.

Rue St. Michel said...

Zero sucks it! What a doofus.

sash said...

You seem to have a penchant for relating the Obama admin. to the Reich. It seems like for the last 50 years or so, the White House has been dead set on castrating the military, law enforcement, CIA, and the FBI.