Sunday, April 19, 2009

The real story of Obama’s decision making with the hostages off Somalia

The real story of Obama’s decision making with the hostages off Somalia
Posted on April 19, 2009
Posted by John Ray at STACLU

AH, now it comes out: Having spoken to some SEAL pals here in Virginia Beach yesterday and asking why this thing dragged out for 4 days, I got the following:
1. BHO wouldn’t authorize the DEVGRU/NSWC SEAL teams to the scene for 36 hours going against OSC (on scene commander) recommendation.2. Once they arrived, BHO imposed restrictions on their ROE that they couldn’t do anything unless the hostage’s life was in “imminent” danger3. The first time the hostage jumped, the SEALS had the raggies all sighted in, but could not fire due to ROE restriction4. When the navy RIB came under fire as it approached with supplies, no fire was returned due to ROE restrictions. As the raggies were shooting at the RIB, they were exposed and the SEALS had them all dialed in.5. BHO specifically denied two rescue plans developed by the Bainbridge CPN and SEAL teams6. Bainbridge CPN and SEAL team CDR finally decide they have the OpArea and OSC authority to solely determine risk to hostage. 4 hours later, 3 dead raggies7. BHO immediately claims credit for his “daring and decisive” behaviour. As usual with him, it’s BS.
Read the following accurate account. Read the rest at Stop the ACLU

1 comment:

  1. It is a bad policy. Every time a situation like this happens, the military has to get approval from Stinky. What happens if he says no, they do it any way (successfully) and then they are arrested? Would the media back the military or Stinky?

    No wonder N. Korea, and Iran laugh at us. We act like a paper tiger.