In today’s issue: On Aug. 6, 2011, 30 Americans, including 17 elite Navy Seal Team 6 members, were in a Chinook military helicopter, call sign “Extortion 17,” that was shot down while attempting to reinforce an engaged unit of Army Rangers in Wardak province, west of Kabul, Afghanistan. It was the worst loss of American lives in a single incident in the Afghanistan campaign.
Savage believes there is strong evidence that the truth about what happened has been covered up, citing the testimony of Air Force Captain Joni Marquez, who was the firing officer on an AC-130 gunship that accompanied Extortion 17.
She claims that the gunship was denied permission to engage Taliban on the ground. If her gunship had been allowed to fire on the enemy insurgents, Extortion 17 would not have been shot down, she contends.
“We’re asking if Trump will reopen the case,” Savage told his listeners in a “Savage Nation” broadcast dedicated to the subject.
We know that ISIS is close to defeat. Well, there are men lying in cold graves for eternity right now because of what was done and not done during the reign of terror by Barry Hussein Islamophilic Obama, and we need to talk about it.
And I think the best way to talk about it is to let those who know more than I do talk about it, and that would be a retired Air Force captain — decorated, by the way, a highly decorated woman — who was a fire-control officer in a support vehicle in the air, a gunship.
And she was flying close air support above Afghanistan’s dangerous Tangi Valley, assisting troops with the Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment, and they were kind of pinned down.
So, they called in Navy Seals to help them.
Well, the Navy Seals came in an old, slow-turning Chinook helicopter. And they went right into an ambush and got shot down and killed.
And to make matters worse, all the men in the helicopter were cremated before an autopsy could be performed.
So, this whole episode stinks to high heaven.
I received this by email from a friend of mine who is very careful about what’s sent to me. And it’s all over the Internet all over again.
It was narrated, by the way, by an Internet news service called Circa.com.
Sarah Carter is the reporter. Let’s begin Sarah Carter’s story so you get a better picture of it than you may have, and you’ll see why it is relevant today.
Sarah Carter: “The official Pentagon memo says the two fighters disappeared into a grove of trees and were never located. Marquez disputes that.”
Retired Air Force Capt. Joanie Marquez: “They were lying about it to the families, covering up what actually happened.”
Carter: “Monitoring the night surveillance cameras, Marquez and her crew watched as the two surviving Taliban fighters crawled away in an open field, rounding up more insurgents in a nearby village. Later, the crew watched as cylindrical objects believed to be RPGs were moved by the Taliban near the area where Extortion 17 attempted to land.”
Marquez: “It’s just one of those things where you know that it could have all been prevented.”
Carter: “Rules of engagement changed under the Obama administration to prevent civilian casualties kept them from firing against suspected targets without permission. Marquez says she and her team begged the command several times for permission to engage the enemy or turn back Extortion 17 in a drama that played out for precious minutes.”
Marquez: “We knew right then that they weren’t trying to listen to us.”