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SEAL Team 6 Skeptical Fail and Warcrimes
« on: January 12, 2017, 10:16:47 AM »
So for those who don't know, SEAL Team 6 is a specialist group within the US Navy SEALS who deal with more sensitive operations and are generally supposed to be of a higher standard and level of responsibility. They are the ones who handled the Bin Laden raid for example.
http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/moron-seal-team-6-operatives-based-mutilations-off-of-f-1791069958?utm_source=recirculation&utm_medium=recirculation&utm_campaign=wednesdayPM
The book in question is one I read when I served (it may actually have been passed into our time by one of the SEALS we were working with now I think of it.) its clearly fictional but claims to be true and is about a bunch of SS officers who join the foreign legion and fight in vietnam.
I couldn't believe so many experienced and competant guys found it compelling but it seemed to be a sort of wishful thinking and sketchy admiration.
I dont think this is particularly political but I think its a good example of how even experienced specialists can fail to tell fact from fiction.
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Re: SEAL Team 6 Skeptical Fail and Warcrimes
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2017, 11:09:21 AM »
The article that's based on is a hell of a read, too, yeesh
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Re: SEAL Team 6 Skeptical Fail and Warcrimes
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2017, 11:27:07 AM »
Man, that deal with "canoeing" bin Laden is pretty awful as well. Yes, Seal Team Six, let's mutilate the body of the most notorious terrorist in the history of terrorism. No way that'll get out and destabilize things even further.
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Re: SEAL Team 6 Skeptical Fail and Warcrimes
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2017, 12:26:02 PM »
You talk about this shit to a 15 year-old in Waziristan while you're strapping the bomb belt to him.
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Re: SEAL Team 6 Skeptical Fail and Warcrimes
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2017, 02:03:31 PM »
Man, that deal with "canoeing" bin Laden is pretty awful as well. Yes, Seal Team Six, let's mutilate the body of the most notorious terrorist in the history of terrorism. No way that'll get out and destabilize things even further.
Obviously I think they ought to be prosecuted for that if possible.
I was actually more shocked though (though I shouldnt be) at how they broke protocol and shirked their responsibilities to get that shot at him.
I was gobsmacked when No Easy Day came out (I havent read it, just the fact that he came out with it so soon and so brazenly), I just cant believe that guy never went to jail.

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Re: SEAL Team 6 Skeptical Fail and Warcrimes
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2017, 02:25:46 PM »
"6" loves this kind of shit.

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Re: SEAL Team 6 Skeptical Fail and Warcrimes
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2017, 04:26:16 PM »
Wow, I just read an in-depth article about canoeing and Seal Team 6, and I had no idea that any of this happened.  I feel like someone just crapped in my Cheerios.

 

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