Propaganda? 22 Navy SEALs dead in Afghan chopper crash or Intentional murder?

Propaganda? 22 Navy SEALs dead in Afghan chopper crash or Intentional murder?

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Comment by Jim Campbell
As a propaganda writer during 1969-1970 and being involved immediately following the  Dugway Proving Grounds  sheep killing incident,  the story of the SEAL’s teams demise leaves more questions than answers.
The nerve gas incident happened in March 1968, where 6,249 sheep died in Skull Valley, an area nearly thirty miles from Dugway’s testing sites; the military covered up their use of  VX, a nerve gas and members of PsyOps were the men and women who wrote the stories.
When examined, the sheep were found to have been poisoned by an organophosphate chemical used as a pesticide. The deaths of the sheep, known as the Dugway sheep incident, coincided with several open-air tests of the nerve agent VX at Dugway.

Local attention focused on the Army, which initially denied that VX had caused the deaths, instead blaming the local use of organophosphate pesticides on crops. Necropsies conducted on the dead sheep later definitively identified the presence of VX. The Army never admitted liability, but did pay the ranchers for their losses.
Don’t believe Alex Jones, I usually didn’t either, we are of like mind on this.
The reader must forgive the author for his skepticism of virtually anything reported by the media and from our government. 
The article  reported below has a number of  inconsistencies just as the original  reports of the killing of Osama bin Laden  articles did. 
If this story is true then God Bless the men and the families of those special operators involved  and please forgive me.
At issue, different number of operators listed, conflicting stories they were and they were not members of the team that took down Osama bin Laden.  Would said group have been flying together on a routine operation?  (DEVGRU) -Development Group was developed to take out high value targets.
Will the names of the soldiers who died be listed and can they honestly be checked with records of members of the SEALS?  This administration chose not to reveal any evidence that Osama bin Laden was in fact assassinated.  Will they choose to do the same again now?
Was the chopper actually shot down?  Why not put a bomb in it if the intent was to silence Members SEAL TEAM SIX?  For their non participation of a non event?
After all, SEAL TEAM SIX was CDR Richard Marcinko’s group, and the Navy decommissioned it many years ago.  Were they silenced by the current administration?  Will we ever know the truth?
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it, I’m J.C. and I approve this message.

(CBS/AP) 

Updated 4:02 p.m. ET

KABUL, Afghanistan — A helicopter crash in Afghanistan’s eastern Wardak province has killed 30 U.S. special operation troops and seven Afghan soldiers, the country’s president said on Saturday. It was the highest number of casualties recorded in a single incident in the decade-long war.

 

Insurgents shot down a U.S. military helicopter during fighting in eastern Afghanistan, killing 30 Americans, U.S. officials said Saturday.

More than 20 U.S. special operations forces killed, most of them Navy SEALs, according to CBS News correspondent David Martin in Washington.

Although Martin earlier reported that they were not members of SEAL Team 6, as some reports claimed, he is now reporting that It was Navy SEAL Team 6 but no members of bin Laden raid. The total of American dead appears to be 30, and we can say they came from the Navy, Air Force and Army, most of them Navy SEALs from Team 6.

The crew of five U.S. servicemen was also killed along with seven Afghan commandos, a civilian interpreter and a dog. Bodies are being evacuated from the crash site.

President Obama offered condolences to the dead. “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,” said Obama in a statement. “We will draw inspiration from their lives, and continue the work of securing our country and standing up for the values that they embodied. We also mourn the Afghans who died alongside our troops in pursuit of a more peaceful and hopeful future for their country.”

President Hamid Karzai sent his condolences to President Obama, according to a statement issued by his office.

“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.”

NATO confirmed the overnight crash and said the alliance was conducting a recovery operation at the site and investigating the cause of the crash, but did not release details or a casualty figure. The coalition said there “was enemy activity in the area.”

“We are aware of an incident involving a helicopter in eastern Afghanistan,” said U.S. Air Force Capt. Justin Brockhoff, a NATO spokesman. “We are in the process of accessing the facts.”

Of the 3o dead Americans, as many as 25 Navy SEALs died, a senior military official told ABC News. 38 people were killed in all. The New York Times reports that 22 Navy SEALs had died.

CBS News correspondent Charles D’Agata said on “The Early Show on Saturday Morning” that, “Nighttime strikes are one of the most successful ways U.S. forces have to battle Taliban hideouts, but they’re also one of the riskiest.”

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