(Found on Balloon Juice)
(Found on Balloon Juice)
DevGru belongs to the Joint Special Operations Command, an extraordinary and unusual collection of classified standing task forces and special-missions units. They report to the president and operate worldwide based on the legal (or extra-legal) premises of classified presidential directives. Though the general public knows about the special SEALs and their brothers in Delta Force, most JSOC missions never leak. We only hear about JSOC when something goes bad (a British aid worker is accidentally killed) or when something really big happens (a merchant marine captain is rescued at sea), and even then, the military remains especially sensitive about their existence. Several dozen JSOC operatives have died in Pakistan over the past several years. Their names are released by the Defense Department in the usual manner, but with a cover story — generally, they were killed in training accidents in eastern Afghanistan. That’s the code.
How did the helos elude the Pakistani air defense network? Did they spoof transponder codes? Were they painted and tricked out with Pakistan Air Force equipment? If so — and we may never know — two other JSOC units, the Technical Application Programs Office and the Aviation Technology Evaluation Group, were responsible. These truly are the silent squirrels — never getting public credit and not caring one whit. Since 9/11, the JSOC units and their task forces have become the U.S. government’s most effective and lethal weapon against terrorists and their networks, drawing plenty of unwanted, and occasionally unflattering, attention to themselves in the process.
They’re decidedly unimpressed:
We got him in spite of Obama, he’s more interested in getting our military Homosexualized than he is about any war on terror. What a Joke. Bush deserves all the credit.
If he had any amount of class, he would have invited Bush to help make the announcement. Reagan did the same with Carter and the hostage situation. It made Reagan bigger than life to do something so noble. This President would have benefitted by and unselfish gesture but I don’t believe he is capable.
First they said he was killed LAST WEEK and did the DNA test….now he was killed just hours before Obama went on TV.
How did they do DNA in a few hours?? WHY did they leae all the other people at the house and did they REALLY take his body on the helicopter when they had a helicopter FULL of the OTHER helicopters SEALS???
Buried at SEA??? Where’s the PTHER bodies that were killed????Something is a little fishy.
Arab Street has a factory of conspiracies
The more the story changes the worst for Obama.
I wonder if I’m the only one who is rather nonplussed about this Osama Death thing. I’m not sure how it changes anything. The dollar is still dying. I still cannot play Poker online. Obamacare is still law. And there are still millions of Muslim who would set off a nuclear weapon in NYC if they could.
It shows Obama is really just an empty suit.
He claims a leadership role, “he ordered this”, yet goes golfing. Needs to leave a little early from the golf course.
Obama’s use of I and Me during the news conference was sickening. Had Obama’s promises of ending water boarding and other “enhanced” interrogation, closing Gitmo, giving and terrorists civilian trials this would NOT have happened.
Obama had to be conflicted over this:
– Kill a brother at the risk of upsetting other brethren?; or,
– Kill a brother and reap the political benefits at home?
Solution: A round of golf to help clear the mind.
You’ll have to read it from the bottom up.
So I totally missed the huge news item about Charlie Sheen being officially divorced from Brooke Mueller.