Just when you thought Pam Geller couldn’t get any crazier, take a look at this post about the crash of a military helicopter in Afghanistan that apparently killed 20 Navy SEALs who were part of the same unit that captured Bin Laden.
Back in May, Defense Secretary Gates said that releasing information about the OBL raid threatened the safety of Navy SEALs and their families, making them targets for terrorists.
Why did the Obama administration leak and name this Seal Team? Was it payback?
I’ve heard this claim a lot from the wingnuts, that publicly saying that the operation was carried out by SEAL Team Six is some kind of magic revelation that puts the men in that unit in danger. I don’t see how. First of all, there are only two units in the military that would likely carry out that kind of mission, SEAL Team 6 and Delta Force (the Army equivalent of the Navy’s SEALs). That was hardly a mystery.
More importantly, how does knowing that this particular unit carried out the mission help anyone retaliate against them? It’s not like there’s a directory of the members of such a unit that anyone could get their hands on. Few people outside the families of those men are likely to even know that they belong to it and even those people have no idea where their loved ones are at any point in time.
My cousin was in Delta Force and they were incredibly secretive; his own mother, my aunt, never was allowed to know even where he was stationed at any given time. She would get a call out of the blue every now and then, which could only last maybe one minute. He would tell her he was fine and that was it. He couldn’t tell her where he was, what he was doing, what he had done in the past, nothing. The notion that someone could find out who is in such a unit and take action against them is extraordinarily unlikely.
But that’s an almost sane argument compared to Geller’s suggestion that the Obama administration deliberately leaked it as “payback” for…well, what, exactly? Who knows what delusions this whacko has about that issue.
The Taliban claimed that they downed the helicopter with rocket fire while it was taking part in a raid on a house where insurgents were gathered in the province of Wardak late Friday. Who tipped them off? And who supplied the Taliban with state-of-the-art surface-to-air armaments?
Leap of logic #2 is the idea that, even if they did shoot down the chopper, someone must have tipped them off. Again, there isn’t any evidence for this at all, it’s just Geller’s imagination. Leap of logic #3 is that, if someone did tip them off, it was someone in the Obama administration. Far more likely, of course, is that they might have been tipped off by someone in the Afghan military, which is widely known to have Taliban infiltrators in it. There were also Afghan military on the chopper, according to the AP report, so at least some people in that group knew about the mission.
Leap of logic #4 is that they must have had “state-of-the-art surface-to-air armaments” in order to bring the chopper down. Again, not a shred of evidence for this. One lucky shot with a stinger or some similar SAM could easily have done it. Leap of logic #5 is that, if someone did supply them with such equipment, it must have been the Obama administration. And that’s just a tad bit, oh ya know, freaking insane.
And then there’s this:
These are the questions that must be asked and answered by the Obama administration. But do not expect the press, whose job it is to do, to do it. They are an activist propaganda machine actively working against the American people. The enemy’s number one arsenal on its war on America.
Well sure. Because if they don’t Pam’s delusion-based questions, they must be the enemy. I’m sure it makes perfect sense in that festering swamp inside her cranium.