..to get our finest killed.
Pentagon covered up the real cause of Extortion 17 shoot down-
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“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. ”
Just what we always knew was the case
“That night it didn’t matter, because the gunship was not given permission to fire. “We had seen two of them (insurgents) moving, crawling away from the area, as to not really make a whole lot of scene,” she recalled. Monitoring the scene from above, she relayed the scene to the ground force commander. “You have two enemy forces that are still alive,” she said. “Permission to engage.”
They were denied.”
The whole and only purpose of going to war is to kill the enemy in the most efficient manner possible,full stop.
“One of the SEALs was ejected from the burning Chinook helicopter and Marquez watched from her infrared monitor as his heat signature faded from red to blue as life was slipping from his body.
“We had to sit and watch that, and I think that was one of the hardest things that I had to do,” she said. “That man was, you know, dying on the ground.” Marquez says the pain of living with what happened has taken its toll and she was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and is in therapy.”
I imagine she feels some guilt for not disobeying orders and doing the right thing.However the blood is on the hands of her commanders for ever putting her and her crew in that position in the first place.In my opinion the fault here is on the Chair force at the Pentagon and the beyond treasonous creature that was inhabiting the White House at the time.