The betrayal of Navy SEAL Team 6

Who betrayed Navy SEAL Team 6? 2

Since August 2011, the one question is particularly active within U.S. Special Operations community; what really happened to Navy SEAL Team 6? So far, there were numerous theories what happened on that day, which is the worst battlefield calamity in U.S. Navy SEALs history.

On August 6, 2011, Taliban fighter shot down from the sky a Chinook helicopter with 38 persons on board, including 22 members of elite U.S. Navy SEAL Team 6. They were deployed to action in the Tangi River Valley of Afghanistan when a chopper (call sign Extortion 17) suddenly was shot down. 22 U.S. Navy SEALs, 9 U.S. military personnel and seven Afghan soldiers were killed on that day.

A year ago, before they were killed, members of U.S. Navy SEAL Team 6 had attained international prominence for one particular reason: They were responsible for the Operation Neptune Spear which resulted with the death of world’s most wanted terrorist, Al-Qaida founder, Osama bin Laden. Since then, there are claims that American heroes were betrayed by their own government. According to online reports, only a few days after the bin Laden operation, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. — in a pathetic attempt to spike the football and gloat — publicly revealed their central role in the raid.

For ordinary people, that was seen as praise for what they did, but for professionals, it meant that his revelations put a giant target on the backs of every Navy SEAL Team 6 member. A top secret unit for cover operations, whose mission is to operate in the murky shadows, was exposed as the group that eliminated al Qaeda’s chief mastermind. Mr. Biden’s reckless actions — followed by President Obama’s own words acknowledging the secret unit’s operation — jeopardized their safety. All kind of scum bags bent on revenge and began an intense manhunt. It’s the situation when situation changes and the hunters became hunted.

possible betrayal of Navy SEALs team six

Upon hearing of Biden’s disclosure, Navy SEAL members were shocked. Many of them immediately contacted family members, warning them to eradicate all personal information from social-media sites. Aaron Vaughn, one of the SEALs eventually killed in the ambush, told his mother, Karen Vaughn, to delete every reference to SEAL Team 6 from her Facebook and Twitter accounts.

“I never heard Aaron this concerned and worried in his entire life,” Mrs. Vaughn said in an interview. “He called me and said, ‘Mom, you and Dad have to take everything down. Biden has just put a huge target on everybody.’”

Tragically, it looks like Aaron Vaughn was right. He probably was aware that this could become a serious security threat to team members. The cheap political points were taken on their occasion, and a highly sensitive covert operation was compromised and at the end, it cost dozens on U.S. lives.

A radio commentator on WRKO AM-680 in Boston, Jeffrey T. Kuhner, wrote for Washington times about potentially bigger scandal than Benghazi, Libya, claiming that the administration — along with the top military brass — are desperately trying to cover up what took place on August 6, 2011 when Navy SEALs were on its way to that fateful raid.

Further, he wrote about the possibility that Taliban were waiting for the Chinook helicopter as it approached its landing site. That means that there was possibility that someone tipped off that the SEALs were coming; the helicopter was attacked from three sides in a coordinated ambush. The U.S. military claimed that the helicopter was blown to pieces by a shoulder-fired missile, in which everyone on board was burned beyond recognition. Hence, senior military officials ordered the American bodies cremated without the prior approval of their family members.

Many open questions are still present that need to be answered:

  • Why was the Chinook’s black box never found?
  • Why was the Chinook not given aerial backup, which is standard military procedure when special forces are deployed?
  • Why were the seven Afghan soldiers who boarded the Chinook at the last minute different from those on the flight manifest?
  • Why were U.S. troops deployed into battle in a Chinook jalopy made in the 1960s and ordered not to fire back at Taliban snipers?

Many things were strange, from these open questions to the strict rules of engagement, but however, families still demanding answers what happened to their beloved ones. Brave warriors honorably served their country and they deserve to rest in peace. Justice demands it.

Eric Sof
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I'm the active duty law enforcement officer serving in SWAT unit. My hobby's are firearms, skiing, martial arts.


  • never find out but very strange 2 months after bin laden died they died im still thin got ellment rogue packistan secret service who had egg on face or passed to another its just conjecture not true died folk heros who got gob done and did gd job

  • I read that article in "Solider of Fortune" Magazine too, or this is based on your years as a Navy Seal?

  • one of the possible afhgan on the chinook mihgt of been the medic that confirmed with DNA that it was OSAMA no idea about the rest and it is true if it was special operation lead by seal team 6 where did they pick up the other afghans

  • I find it really strange that they were flown in on an old "slick" National Guard CH-47, instead of a MH-47E/G of the 160th SOAR Nightstalkers…Something is just not quite right here.

  • This is so ridiculous, you guys have no idea whats going on. I was on site when everything took place. And I will tell Sir, this whole article is false and lame 100%

  • This is pure bullshit. My son was on that helo. The incident was witnessed by their brothers from the sky. No one was "waiting". The infidels heard the helo and each took a shot towards the sound. #2 hit. That's it. STOP TALKING ABOUT WHAT YOU DONT KNOW!!! And yes, Biden AND panetta have big pie holes.

  • Amen, Janette. Some people just won't listen, even when faced with all of the evidence and some are just self-serving and politically motivated. The men we lost that night were all heroes and incredible people. They should be honored and remembered for their bravery and sacrifice – not used as a political platform to suit someone's sick agenda. I am sorry that this continues.

  • This article is a fabrication full of nothing but disproven conjecture. As a flight engineer INSTRUCTOR for both the F and D models, I can state with full certainty that this was all standard practice. A CH-47D is FAR from a jalopy and that is a ridiculous statement. It actually has MORE power and torque because it weighs less than the F model and FAR less than the G model used by SOAR. The powertrain system is the SAME in all models. As far as this "black box" BULLSHIT goes, the CH-47 does NOT HAVE A BLACK BOX!!! So it could never be recovered, along with the unicorn seen at the site, because there is no such thing. This is a non-commercial aircraft, people!!! The D model had DECUs – they record ENGINE information and nothing more. So if the Vaughn and Strange family was super worried about fuel to air mixtures, they could have that info. This was and is my unit for nearly 13 years now and I am the senior enlisted person. If you have a question, ASK somebody who actually knows instead of spreading this crap and upsetting the families of these heroes who are not receiving political funds like the Vaughn's are. This wAs routine. The bodies were burnt for the most part – our unit helped to recover their friends and brothers. None of these men helped to capture Osama. Fact. Nobody was cremated without the consent of their PADD – person authorized to direct disposition of remains. If Charlie Strange saw this photo, where was it and how come NOBODY else saw it and none of the men who recovered these brave men's bodies can corroborate his story? STOP the madness and stop hurting these families further. They have suffered enough and all of you who want to throw your uninformed "two cents" in should BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES FOR PERPETUATING THESE LIES AND ALLEGATIONS.

  • This kind of conspiracy theory horseshit makes it harder for Gold Star parents like yourself to grieve properly, these things infuriate me Jan. Stay strong, we have your back.

  • Absolutely we do. What part of this article focuses on ROE? What part of this conspiracy theory is focusing on changing ROE?! If that is what this is supposed to be about, then that is what they should be talking about. They aren't. They are writing books about the "set up" and missing black boxes and the lack of experience of the flight crew and even how Obama wanted Seal Team 6 killed….not ROE.

  • Janette Anderson Very upsetting article to read..since I have so much respect for SEALs and what they go through everyday to keep me safe so I can enjoy my freedoms. Pisses me off that our current government doesn't give a damn about our military.

  • Christopher Lynn Comer sad thin brave soilders died and u see on tv recent in yemen and gaza and syria wih islamic state cut head of one 3 come cause trouple special have to fight another insurancy and watch out for iran infinished busisness with iran and puoppet master china and russa pulling strings

  • Christopher Lynn Comer my english not hillbilly im more brititsh than london tower

  • Thank you Janette. Thank you for your sacrifice and the sacrifice your son gave. No words can convey my gratitude. If Ms Anderson is willing to accept what happen as it was stated in the report then so am I.

  • Thank you Janette. Thank you for your sacrifice and the sacrifice your son gave. No words can convey my gratitude. If Ms Anderson is willing to accept what happen as it was stated in the report then so am I.

  • For the record, the image above with the Chinook is not SEALS. That is B/2-22 10th Mtn Div during Operation Mountain Resolve.

  • Biden does have a big mouth and if nobody is watching him, stupid is as stupid does. To tie Team 6 to this farce is a sham and pure bullshit. They think because most of us were born at night, it must of been last night. Bin Laden died in late 2001. that is why he was used as the patsy and for the record, he had absolutely nothing else to do with the collapse of the Twin Towers. I am a retired Industrial Crane Operator and never has “a flying friggen beer can” ever collapsed a concrete and steel reinforced building. There is some hidden agenda here and most of us know it. Biden knew it as well and his slip of the tongue was not so much accidental. A lot of really good men died unnecessarily here and the truth needs to be rooted out. Bin Laden died of advanced kidney disease and complications from Marfans disease as the official report reads. Marfan syndrome is an inherited disease that affects the body’s connective tissue, which provides the strength, support, and elasticity to tendons, cartilage, heart valves, blood vessels In the care of US doctors I might add. The Bin Laden family and the Bush family are the best of friends, each have spent numerous times at each others houses in Texas and in Saudi Arabia.In fact, they were the only people allowed to fly the day following 09/11 doing 3 hops last one leaving out of Florida on 09/12/2012. We are just not that damn stupid. We owe it to those that were lost, and the families here to bring closure to this tragic event. The only reason for cremating would be because they were not burned to a crisp, and died of gunshot wounds as they were totally set up to make a traitorous President look good in the eye’s of a waking country. I guarantee my words are 100% more true than this article and we must not let justice slip by before these traitors are free. They must be held accountable and strung up in a public setting, sending a message to all that would try and carry on as usual here. Enough is enough, it stops here!

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