I want to call your attention to an article this week (June 5) by Jude Eden for The Western Center for Journalism.
Extortion 17 was the call sign of a special operations mission in Afghanistan on Aug. 6, 2011; the mission was responding to backing up an Army Ranger unit engaged in a firefight with the Taliban.
An antiquated (1960s) Chinook helicopter was sent into that firefight; that chopper is very slow and is a very big target.
17 Navy SEALs and 23 other American servicemen were on board and all were killed when the Chinook was shot down.
Larry Klayman, founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch, called Extortion 17 “perhaps the biggest disaster since 9-11 as far as Naval and Special Ops operations.”
On May 9, 2013, families of those killed, some military experts and others held a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington and cited various concerns about the decision to send the Chinook and our servicemen on a mission that had death marked all over it.
The group complained that SEAL Team 6 and other servicemen “literally had targets on their backs” … because the Administration had revealed that SEALs killed Osama bin Laden; the Chinook was shot out of the sky just three months later.
There are still several unresolved questions: Who gave the order to dispatch our troops … especially in the Chinook? Did Afghans play a role in that decision? Were some of them working for the enemy?
Klayman also says that standard ramp ceremony at Bagram Air Base before the remains were sent home was conducted by an imam. Klayman says no priest, pastor nor rabbi gave any prayer or said any words: “The funeral that was held in Kabul where you couldn’t even mention the name of our lord and savior Jesus Christ, but yet a Muslim cleric gets up and damns these fallen heroes to hell as infidels. Unbelievable that our military brass would allow this to happen!”
Klayman also said, It is standard practice that all parents of the fallen are given a transcript from the military of that ceremony, the families of Extortion 17 were not.
I encourage you to read the full article: http://www.westernjournalism.com/were-american-servicemen-in-afghanistan-set-up-for-sacrifice/