Tuesday, August 1, 2017

A retired Air Force captain says the Pentagon lied to families about what caused the Extortion 17 tragedy.

Via Iver



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 mission

August 6, 2011: Retired Air Force Capt. Joni Marquez and her crew were working the dark morning hours aboard an AC-130 gunship after being summoned to a mission she describes “as almost like a 9-1-1 type of a situation.”

The gunship was ordered to fly close-in air support above Afghanistan’s dangerous Tangi Valley, in Wardak Province, assisting troops with the Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment who were being fired on by eight heavily armed Taliban insurgents.

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  1. What a retired military man reported on this was that the
    Afghans got off the helicopter and different Afghans got
    on the helicopter. These Afghans had explosives on them
    and all the men were literally liquefied. I now understand
    why all the Seals were returned as ashes, whomever ashes they
    really were.