Last year, headlines were made about a retired air force captain named Joni Marquez who admitted the US government purposefully concealed evidence about “one of the most deadly attacks on Navy SEALSs in US history.”
She witnessed this event, in which 38 US soldiers died in Afghanistan after the Chinook helicopter they rode in crashed. And is her point that it was a false flag, or that the US government inherently doesn’t value the lives of its foot-soldiers, or that war is a racket?
Did she admit that the SEAL team 6 members who died in the helicopter crash, the exact people alleged to have killed Osama Bin Laden, were killed or allowed to be killed because they knew Osama Bin Laden was already dead, or the official story about Osama Bin Laden wasn’t true?
Some people aware of war being a racket understand that Osama Bin Laden was probably not killed in 2011, and suspect this SEAL team was allowed to die because the official story isn’t true.
Nope: that’s not what this woman said.
She just said the event “could have been prevented had it not been for restrictions to the military’s rules of engagement that were changed under the Obama administration.” So the people invading Afghanistan should have simply been granted the ability to do more things?
On August 6, 2011, Joni Marquez was with her crew working in the early, dark morning hours on an AC-130 gunship, just after she was called to perform a mission she said was “almost like a 9-1-1 type of situation.”
The US government is responsible for putting them directly in the line of fire, as they were ordered to fly close-in air support to assist with troops with the Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment, and they were being shot at by 8 heavily armed Taliban insurgents, according to the official narrative. They were in an extremely dangerous region of Afghanistan, Tangi Valley, in the Wardak Province.
The US government is certainly responsible for putting them in this situation, but the thing is, that is exactly what war is: and all war is a racket because the people sending foot-soldiers to fight and die are not going to fight themselves, and obviously in these wars, they are wars of aggression very far away from defending any type of homeland.
So the soldiers who go to basically be mercenaries over there live by the sword, and die by the sword: it is everyone’s fault, the US government for waging the war, the foot-soldier for fighting it, it’s the fault of the people who fired the shots that killed the soldiers and they may not be of the greatest moral persuasion either but I’m not sure.
So the story continued, the Rangers had put in a call for assault helicopters to “engage the enemy” that was resting and hiding along the rocky valley. The Taliban fighters were fired upon by the air weapons team, but a few of the “insurgents” survived.
Circa was told by Marquez: “I had the sensor operators immediately shift to the eight insurgents the helicopters had taken out. Two were still alive.”
Marquez’ role on the gunship was to be fire control officer, tasked with ensuring the weapons and sensors were in alignment, to allow the crew to aim.
Now the official story goes, the crew wasn’t given permission to fire on the “enemy forces” who were still alive.
So Obama didn’t go hard enough with his thousands of innocent people killed by drone strikes, countless numbers of women and children killed in the most violent way possible?
It just wasn’t enough, so we have to feel great sorrow for men and women who chose to live and die by the sword and go initiate a conflict with Taliban fighters in Afghanistan who had nothing to do with attacks on Americans? No one should wish anyone suffer, from US soldiers to Taliban fighters, but this is what they signed up for. Why not also get mad about the innocent people dying?
The foot-soldiers are part of a sad story, and not all of them know that what they are doing is initiating force: but if a person initiates force against other people and chooses to make a living doing that, they should definitely know what they are in for. If they choose to follow the rules of the hierarchy that employs them when they know they are in a life or death situation, it seems like that’s a big factor in this.
The story is continued by Circa:
“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.
Marquez told Circa the ground commander’s decision to not allow her crew to engage the two enemy fighters sealed the fate of those involved in Extortion 17.There was little left to do for Marquez and her team but simply track the two enemy insurgents with the surveillance equipment. She watched as the two moved tactically through the open field, making their way to a village where they began to rally more fighters.
Meanwhile, a CH-47 Chinook helicopter, with the call sign Extortion 17, was called into the hours-long firefight.
“If we would’ve been allowed to engage that night, we would’ve taken out those two men immediately.”
U.S. Central Command’s official investigation concluded that a rocket-launched grenade from a Taliban fighter hit the Chinook and sent the helicopter into a downward spin. The crash killed all 38, including thirty Americans and eight Afghans. Seventeen of the U.S. servicemen were Navy SEALs. Months before, SEALs were made famous for the killing of Osama bin Laden.” READ MORE