April 19, 2017

US Military Command Responsible For Deaths Of US Soldiers?

A retired Air Force Captain relates how she watched US soldiers die as she was denied permission to engage Taliban terrorists.
A decorated retired Air Force officer who witnessed one of the most deadly attacks on Navy SEALs in U.S. history is breaking her silence, saying the government covered up evidence detailing that the 2011 downing of a Chinook helicopter gunship that killed 38 fighters in Afghanistan could have been prevented had it not been for restrictions to the military's rules of engagement that were changed under the Obama administration.
The article lists some of the ROE that get American soldiers killed.
  • No night or surprise searches
  • Villagers warned prior to searches
  • U.S. units on searches
  • U.S. soldiers may not fire at the enemy unless the enemy is preparing to fire first
  • Afghan National Army or Afghan National Police must accompany
  • U.S. forces cannot engage the enemy if civilians are present
  • Troops can fire at an insurgent if they catch them placing an IED, but not if they’re walking away from placing an IED.
  • Only engage an enemy fighter if you see a weapon, and they’ve fired first
Trump simply has to make this nonsense disappear. Nothing will return these brave men and women to their loved ones; the military's leadership should be held accountable for this.

Apparently Obama has removed many good fighting generals and replaced them with ass kissers. I desperately hope I am wrong on this account as my daughter joined the National Guard's, 20th Group SF and has already been asked if she is willing to be deployed (again).



LindaG said...

None of this surprises me. And yes, the Obama administration went above and beyond to remove any officers or enlisted who would not turn on the American people if ordered to do so.

I have been against ANY military being over there for ANY reason if they are not allowed to fight to kill.

May God bless and protect your daughter and all of our military. Thank her for her service.

The one thing I remember from my basic training - never volunteer for anything.

Be safe and God bless.

sig94 said...

Linda - Thank you. Danielle is going to jump school in Benning this summer; was supposed to go back in 2010 but her orders got screwed up.

It looks like Trump will relax the ROE and loose the dogs of war if it comes to it. Praise the Lord. If we're gonna do it, do it to win.

underground pewster said...

Rule 1 of engagement: There ain't no rules in a knife fight.

LL said...

The Obama Administration essentially made all colonels who wanted to be generals swear loyalty to Barack Obama. Others were politely told to leave.

I think that's over now.

Kid said...

I don't doubt any of this. obama was definitely an active enemy of America.

sig94 said...

Pewster - also a classic, never bring a knife to a gun fight.

sig94 said...

LL - I hope to see a mass exodus from the military for those who took that oath.

sig94 said...

Kid - the fact that he was elected - twice - still confounds and astounds me.