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ADM. ERIC T. OLSON-NAVY SEAL

Olson Picked to Lead U.S. Special Operations Command

TOOLBOXPresident Bush today nominated Navy Vice Adm. Eric T. Olson to lead U.S. Special Operations Command, replacing Army Gen. Bryan “Doug” Brown, according to a Pentagon release.

Olson would be the first Navy officer to head Socom. The command is responsible for about 48,000 elite troops, such as Army Green Berets, Rangers, Delta Force operatives, Navy SEALs and Air Force rescue teams. Olson is now Socom’s deputy commander.

Socom’s influence and budget — projected at more than $6 billion for 2008 — have grown since Sept. 11, 2001. In 2004, Bush designated Socom as the lead military organization for combating terrorism. In recent years, about 80 percent of deployed Special Operations forces have been engaged in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Olson, a longtime Navy SEAL, has served in Israel, Egypt and Tunisia. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1973 and received the Distinguished Service Medal and the Silver Star.

Brown intends to retire this summer, military officials said.

Olson’s nomination marks another step in the recent turnover of key commanders involved in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. Adm. William J. Fallon this spring replaced Gen. John P. Abizaid as head of Central Command, which oversees the Middle East, and Gen. David H. Petraeus succeeded Gen. George W. Casey Jr. as the top commander in Iraq.

One key military leader is likely to remain in his post. Bush is expected to nominate Marine Gen. Peter Pace to serve a second two-year term as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Associated Press reported yesterday.

“It would not be a surprise,” a military official said yesterday.

If confirmed, Pace — who served four years as vice chairman before becoming chairman in 2005 — would exceed the six-year limit for those positions. However, the limit does not apply in wartime and the president can override it “in the national interest.”

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NAVY SEALS P.T. TEST

NAVY SEALS FACE CHARGES!!!

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SEALs face charges for WTF?

Posted By Uncle Jimbo

Unless this guy shows up with multiple compound fractures caused by the repeated use of a chunk of rebar long after he was in custody in the rear, I will go on record as saying I don’t give a f**k.

 

 

Navy SEALs have secretly captured one of the most wanted terrorists in Iraq — the alleged mastermind of the murder and mutilation of four Blackwater USA security guards in Fallujah in 2004. And three of the SEALs who captured him are now facing criminal charges, sources told FoxNews.com.

 

The three, all members of the Navy’s elite commando unit, have refused non-judicial punishment — called an admiral’s mast — and have requested a trial by court-martial.

 

Ahmed Hashim Abed, whom the military code-named “Objective Amber,” told investigators he was punched by his captors — and he had the bloody lip to prove it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You have absolutely got to be shittin’ me, a bloody lip? Good Lord, I hope he didn’t have any scrapes on him’s widdle knee. This is another slap in the faces of those we ask to do the toughest job on the damn planet. I think it may just be time to have a no prisoners policy. All of the organs of our government now seem to be more concerned with the safety and legal rights of murderous barbarians and oblivious to the damage they are doing to the morale and esprit de corps of our troops, not to mention the safety of our country.

 

WTF is wrong with these people? The only nice thing is they will face a jury of their peers as they told the command to suck it and demanded court martial. All it takes is a few good men on that f**king jury to tell all the chickenshits in the chain of command that we know who the good guys are and these guys walk. Navy it’s time to represent for your brothers, serve proudly on that jury and let the gutless punks know what they ought to focus on

 

 

 

 

 

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NEW NAME ON MY WEBLOG. “THE PATRIOT”

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NAVY SEALS DELAYED 36 HOURS BY OBAMA IN HOSTAGE RESCUE

While Barack Obama is basking in praise for his “decisive” handling of the Somali pirate attack on a merchant

ship in the India Ocean, reliable military sources close to the scene are painting a much different picture of the incident – accusing the president of employing restrictive rules of engagement that actually hampered the rescue of Capt. Richard Phillips and extended the drama at sea for days.

Multiple opportunities to free the captain of the Maersk Alabama from three young pirates were missed, these sources say – all because a Navy SEAL team was not immediately ordered to the scene and then forced to operate under strict, non-lethal rules of engagement.

They say the response duty office at the Pentagon was initially unwilling to grant an order to use lethal force to rescue Phillips. They also report the White House refused to authorize deployment of a Navy SEAL team to the location for 36 hours, despite the recommendation of the on-scene commander.

The White House also turned down two rescue plans offered up by the Seal commander on the scene and the captain of the USS Bainbridge.

The SEAL team operated under rules of engagement that required them to do nothing unless the hostage’s life was in “imminent’ danger.

In fact, when the USS Bainbridge dispatched a rigid-hull inflatable boat to bring supplies to the Maersk Alabama, it came under fire that could not be returned even though the SEAL team had the pirates in their sights. Many hours before the fatal shots were fired, taking out the three young pirates, Phillips jumped into the Indian Ocean with the idea of giving the snipers a clear target. However, the SEAL team was still under orders not to shoot. Hours later, frustrated by the missed opportunities to resolve the standoff, the commander of the Bainbridge and the captain of the Navy SEAL team determined they had operational authority to evaluate the risk to the hostage, and took out the pirates at the first opportunity – finally freeing Phillips. The G2 Bulletin report was authored by Joseph Farah, founder and editor of WND, and a veteran newsman with extensive military sources developed over the last 30 years.

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    NAVY SEAL LT.JG. BOB KERREY AWARDED MEDAL OF HONOR

    331_small-trident1image0379Joseph Robert Kerrey

    Name: Joseph Robert (Bob) Kerrey
    Specialty: Navy SEAL BUD/S
    Class: 42 SEAL
    Service: 1968 – 1969
    Rank: Lieutenant, Junior Grade Retired
    Rank: Lieutenant, Junior Grade
    Home: Lincoln, Nebraska
    Assigned: SEAL Team ONE
    Organization: U.S. Naval Reserve, SEAL
    Conflict: Vietnam War
    Age: 25
    Location of Action: Near Nha Trang Bay, Republic of Vietnam
    Date of Action: March 14, 1969
    Date of Award: May 14, 1970
    Retired: Medically Retired

    Awarded: Congressional Medal of Honor on May 14, 1970 by President Richard Nixon, “For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a SEAL team leader during action against enemy aggressor (Viet Cong) forces.”

    Other Awards: Bronze Star, for action Feb 25, 1969, in Thanh Phong, Vietnam.

    Contributions

    Bob Kerrey served with distinction as a Navy SEAL in Vietnam from January – March 1969. On March 14, 1969, Kerrey led a SEAL unit on a daring operation to capture key Viet Cong political cadre personnel. He was severely wounded in an intense firefight by an enemy grenade that cost him part of his leg. Kerrey continued to direct his men in the firefight and extraction. The captured prisoners provided critical intelligence for the U.S. Kerrey was subsequently awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions.

    MOH Citation

    “Acting in response to reliable intelligence, LTjg Kerrey led his SEAL team on a mission to capture important members of the enemy’s area political cadre known to be located on an island in the bay of Nha Trang. In order to surprise the enemy, he and his team scaled a 350-foot sheer cliff to place themselves above the ledge on which the enemy was located.

    Splitting his team in 2 elements and coordinating both, LTjg Kerrey led his men in the treacherous downward descent to the enemy’s camp. Just as they neared the end of their descent, intense enemy fire was directed at them, and LTjg Kerrey received massive injuries from a grenade which exploded at his feet and threw him backward onto the jagged rocks.

    Although bleeding profusely and suffering great pain, he displayed outstanding courage and presence of mind in immediately directing his element’s fire into the heart of the enemy camp. Utilizing his radio, LTjg Kerrey called in the second element’s fire support which caught the confused Viet Cong in a devastating crossfire.

    After successfully suppressing the enemy’s fire, and although immobilized by his multiple wounds, he continued to maintain calm, superlative control as he ordered his team to secure and defend an extraction site. LTjg Kerrey resolutely directed his men, despite his near unconscious state, until he was eventually evacuated by helicopter. The havoc brought to the enemy by this very successful mission cannot be over-estimated.

    The enemy soldiers who were captured provided critical intelligence to the allied effort. LTjg Kerrey’s courageous and inspiring leadership, valiant fighting spirit, and tenacious devotion to duty in the face of almost overwhelming opposition sustain and enhance the finest traditions of the U.S. Naval Service.”

    His Own Words

    “I accepted the medal for the many people who got nothing,” said Bob Kerrey…There were a lot of very, very brave men and women whose actions weren’t recognized. I received the medal on behalf of them.”

    Biography

    Bob Kerrey was born in Lincoln Nebraska on August 27, 1943 and graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1966. He served as a Navy SEAL from 1968-1969, and deployed to Vietnam from January to March 1969. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his courageous actions wounded and under fire, leading a SEAL unit on a daring operation in which he lost part of his right leg to an enemy grenade.

    Bob Kerrey went on to become a successful businessman, operating a chain of restaurants and fitness centers from 1972-1982. He is most known for his 18-year political career, which included an unsuccessful bid for the Democratic Presidential Nomination in 1992. Kerrey served as Governor of Nebraska from 1983-1987, and as U.S. Senator from Nebraska from 1989-2001. Since leaving, he has been University President of The New School in New York. Kerrey was also a member of the Nat’l. Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, (“9/11 Commission”), from 2003-2004.

    THE AMERICAN PEOPLE REALLY MISSED THE BOAT ON BOB KERREY, WE SHOULD HAVE VOTED FOR HIM WHEN HE RAN FOR PRESIDENT!!!

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    NAVY SEALS PROVE AGAIN THAT THEY ARE THE BEST OF THE BEST

    They were the real thing, common crooks of the high seas, with nothing romantic, charmingly eye-patched or gold-earringed about them.

    But with three crack rifle shots, three of the bad guys were dispatched by Navy Seals, and Richard Phillips, the captain of the United States-flagged freighter Maersk Alabama, was freed in a daring Indian Ocean operation that rightfully raised Americans’ spirits Easter Sunday.

    Three shots, three dead across the bounding main in a dusk so dark that night-vision scopes had to be used? There are no better-trained special forces in the world than the Coronado-based Seals, no snipers better able to pull the trigger and make it matter.

    As negotiations to free Phillips had soured after several days, and after an earlier escape attempt from the 25-foot lifeboat had failed, President Obama had authorized the use of force.

    That force paid off, and will continue to pay off down the years, not only in the safety of Captain Phillips, who had bravely offered himself up as a hostage to the pirates in return for the release of his crew and ship.

    It showed the Somali criminals currently terrorizing the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean sea lanes in the most dramatic fashion possible that once the life of a United States citizen hangs in the balance, all bets are off. And the advantage is suddenly not at all with the guys with the fast boats, the grappling hooks and


    the greed. It’s with the extraordinary combination of intelligence, patience and might that is the United States military operating at its best.

    THE NAVY SEALS ARE NOT USED ENOUGH TO PROTECT OUR COUNTRY AND OUR CITIZENS. WE NEED THIS SHOW OF POWER, TO STOP THE TERRORISTS. WE HAVE TO LET THEM KNOW THAT THEY ARE ONLY GOING TO PUSH US SO FAR