- Why was the quick reaction force called into action that day?
- Why were they transported in a CH-47D instead of the typical Special Operations MH-47 aircraft? Why was a CH-47D sent into the hot landing zone of a three-hour firefight?
- Why were there no pre-assault fires or accompanying attack helicopter support for Extortion 17?
- How did the Taliban know these special operators were going into that river valley hotbed in Wardak province?
- Why were seven Afghan commandos switched out at the last minute for this mission and the manifest never changed?
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Extortion 17: Cover Up Leads Back To Benghazi
On May 12, 2013, Larry Klayman of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch moderated a press conference with the family members of Extortion 17 alleging a cover-up. The parents of Petty Officer First Class (SEAL) Aaron C. Vaughn, Staff Sergeant Patrick D. Hamburger, Cryptologist Petty Officer First Class Michael J. Strange and dog handler Petty Officer First Class John Douangdara.
The families wanted to tell their stories to the general public and solicit their help in demanding Congressional Hearings. Republican Congressmen Michelle Bachman of Minnesota and Louie Gohmert of Texas. Major General Paul E. Vallely, Lieutenant General Tom McInerney, Lieutenant General Jerry Boykin, Admiral James "Ace" Lyons, Navy Seal Captain Larry Bailey, former Congressman Lieutenant Colonel Allen West, anti-Muslim activist Brigitte Gabriel and former Navy SEAL Ben Smith advanced the theory that White House cover up was afoot. They allege that in exchange for Osama bin Laden, President Barack Obama offered Seal Team 6 in exchange. They cast aspersions that the Taliban shot down the aircraft with a "lucky shot" - Rocket Propelled Grenade but with the aide of night vision google and a U.S. made heat seeking missile like those used in Libya. The families demanded answers to the following questions:
The families stated that the ramp ceremony whereby the military honors soldiers killed in battle offended them when a Muslim imam offered the following prayer in Arabic:
Amen. I shelter in Allah from the devil who has been cast with stones.
In the name of Allah the merciful forgiver.
The companions of 'THE FIRE'
(The sinners and infidels who are fodder for the hell fire)
ARE NOT EQUAL WITH the companions of heaven.
The companions of heaven (Muslims) are the WINNERS.
Had he sent this Koran to the mountain, you would have seen the mountain prostrated in fear of Allah.
(Mocking the GOD of Moses)
Such examples are what we present to the people, so that they would think.
(repent and convert to Islam)
Blessings are to your God (Allah) the God of glory and what they describe.
And peace be upon the messengers (prophets) and thanks be to Allah the lord of both universes (mankind and Jinn).
The families report never receiving a copy of the ramp ceremony as is customary. Further father of Petty Officer First Class (SEAL) Aaron C. Vaughn, Billy Vaughn named the JSOC commander and 2011 Time magazine runner-up Admiral William H. McRaven as complicit in the cover up. Talk Show Host Tom Trento covered the event and uploaded the video from his Youtube Channel United West.