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Posted: 5/2/2011 9:22:17 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/2/2011 9:47:31 AM EDT by EdAvilaSr]
Good article about all this. Gives a brief rundown of what we don't know about the raid, and some of the background behind what we don't know about the team that executed it.

From Ghazi Air Base in Pakistan, the modified MH-60 helicopters made their way to the garrison suburb of Abbottabad, about 30 miles from the center of Islamabad. Aboard were Navy SEALs, flown across the border from Afghanistan, along with tactical signals, intelligence collectors, and navigators using highly classified hyperspectral imagers.

After bursts of fire over 40 minutes, 22 people were killed or captured. One of the dead was Osama bin Laden, done in by a double tap –– boom, boom –– to the left side of his face. His body was aboard the choppers that made the trip back. One had experienced mechanical failure and was destroyed by U.S. forces


http://nationaljournal.com/whitehouse/the-secret-team-that-killed-bin-laden-20110502

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Link Posted: 5/2/2011 9:24:59 AM EDT
Darn, they didn't use a ball peen hammer to OBL as I had hoped. It would have been a slower, more painful way to go.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 9:26:22 AM EDT
But a small SEAL team raids in there, 22 dead or captured, not one American so much as stubbed his toe.

Them's my boys.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 9:27:52 AM EDT
Hometown boys got Bin Laden.

Hampton Roads has another reason to be proud.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 9:28:19 AM EDT
I thought according to the speech last night from Obama that he was flying one of the helicopters...what a dude he is...
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 9:28:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By JSmith88:
Hometown boys got Bin Laden.

Hampton Roads has another reason to be proud.

I was born there....just saying.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 9:29:22 AM EDT
It will be interesting to see the full details if they ever get released.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 9:31:06 AM EDT
Originally Posted By metalsaber:
It will be interesting to see the full details if they ever get released.

Highly doubt it. That's a very hush-hush group of guys. Identities usually kept pretty secret.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 9:31:26 AM EDT
Originally Posted By scootr29:
I thought according to the speech last night from Obama that he was flying one of the helicopters...what a dude he is...


no you got it wrong, he was the trigger man that did the double tap. after that he ripped off obls head and shit down his neck.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 9:32:47 AM EDT
Double tap to the left side of his face at close range?

There might not be much left of his head to display for the world.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 9:33:18 AM EDT
I thought Team Six was no longer?
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 9:34:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ARDestructo:
But a small SEAL team raids in there, 22 dead or captured, not one American so much as stubbed his toe.

Them's my boys.

Some baaaaaad mother fuckers, that's for sure.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 9:37:01 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Demosthenes99:
Double tap to the left side of his face at close range?

There might not be much left of his head to display for the world.


That is okay, I am desensitized enough to see the pic and sleep like a baby at night.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 9:38:52 AM EDT
Originally Posted By motown_steve:

Originally Posted By ARDestructo:
But a small SEAL team raids in there, 22 dead or captured, not one American so much as stubbed his toe.

Them's my boys.

Some baaaaaad mother fuckers, that's for sure.

hahahaha that's pretty much the identical wording I used when I posted this on facebook.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 9:39:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ARDestructo:
Originally Posted By metalsaber:
It will be interesting to see the full details if they ever get released.

Highly doubt it. That's a very hush-hush group of guys. Identities usually kept pretty secret.

Not so much names, but as stated, if they were flying from Afghanistan, how did they get into Pakistan undetected. After 40min firefight, there were no Pakistani Military/Police/ISI on scene? They had 4 helicopters. 1 was destroyed. How many did they possibly capture if you got to get your team out plus Bin Laden body along with evidence.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 9:40:48 AM EDT
Originally Posted By scootr29:
I thought according to the speech last night from Obama that he was flying one of the helicopters...what a dude he is...


He was responsible for the double tap too...that's why he was late; he had to clean OBL's blood off.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 9:41:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By motown_steve:

Originally Posted By ARDestructo:
But a small SEAL team raids in there, 22 dead or captured, not one American so much as stubbed his toe.

Them's my boys.

Some baaaaaad mother fuckers, that's for sure.

x2
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 9:43:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/2/2011 9:46:28 AM EDT by pilotman]
Originally Posted By JSmith88:
Hometown boys got Bin Laden.

Hampton Roads has another reason to be proud.



The F22s out of langley even looked like they had a little spring in their step this morning.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 9:45:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By akethan:
I thought Team Six was no longer?

Name changed to DEVGRU.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 9:46:55 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Flamicane:
Originally Posted By scootr29:
I thought according to the speech last night from Obama that he was flying one of the helicopters...what a dude he is...


He was responsible for the double tap too...that's why he was late; he had to clean OBL's blood off.


And we should thank al gore for bringing us the internet so we could get the info on OBL with a quickness.

Link Posted: 5/2/2011 9:47:26 AM EDT

hooaah, just off AD, now i go to school in HR, do you live here?

Originally Posted By JSmith88:
Hometown boys got Bin Laden.

Hampton Roads has another reason to be proud.


Link Posted: 5/2/2011 9:48:24 AM EDT
Originally Posted By metalsaber:
It will be interesting to see the full details if they ever get released.

Damn, what a book that's going to be.

Link Posted: 5/2/2011 9:49:01 AM EDT
I'd buy those guys the whole bar if they wanted it. To prove it I'd need a picture of them posing w/ his lifeless body like a 20 point buck. Too bad we'll never know who it was.

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Link Posted: 5/2/2011 9:52:26 AM EDT
I'm hoping the guy who pulled the trigger was wearing a helmet cam
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 9:54:29 AM EDT
Will not buff out.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 9:56:21 AM EDT
The report that we lost one of our birds jives exactly with a local Paki blogger who blogged the attack, except he's saying locals were told that the chopper was shot down. (Of course the bad guys would say that,though).

http://hotair.com/archives/2011/05/02/did-a-blogger-live-tweet-the-obl-mission/

Link Posted: 5/2/2011 9:57:08 AM EDT
Why do we always have so many helicopter issues on these raids???
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 10:00:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/2/2011 10:01:24 AM EDT by rwalters17]
Originally Posted By MovinMan:
Why do we always have so many helicopter issues on these raids???


Shit tends to break when you need it the most.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 10:02:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BlueJames:
I'm hoping the guy who pulled the trigger was wearing a helmet cam

someone did because obama watched the raid from the WH
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 10:02:53 AM EDT
Originally Posted By MovinMan:
Why do we always have so many helicopter issues on these raids???

Those things are not as reliable as you would hope they would be.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 10:05:12 AM EDT
Sounds like loss of lift caused by the structure below and very low altitute. Called a dead mans hover and lucky it just turned into a hard landing with nobody hurt.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 10:05:44 AM EDT
Originally Posted By MovinMan:
Why do we always have so many helicopter issues on these raids???


Murphy's law/
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 10:05:52 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Cypher15:

Originally Posted By BlueJames:
I'm hoping the guy who pulled the trigger was wearing a helmet cam

someone did because obama watched the raid from the WH


Seriously?

Probably had to change his panties afterwards.

But that would be badass.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 10:07:55 AM EDT
Originally Posted By JSmith88:
Hometown boys got Bin Laden.

Hampton Roads has another reason to be proud.


God bless them
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 10:11:43 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Burnsy87:
Originally Posted By Cypher15:

Originally Posted By BlueJames:
I'm hoping the guy who pulled the trigger was wearing a helmet cam

someone did because obama watched the raid from the WH


Seriously?

Probably had to change his panties afterwards.

But that would be badass.


I think I would enjoy watching a video of Obama watching Osama take two to the dome.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 10:17:13 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Gunnerpalace:
Originally Posted By MovinMan:
Why do we always have so many helicopter issues on these raids???


Murphy's law/


this
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 10:18:37 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Callahan:

Originally Posted By akethan:
I thought Team Six was no longer?

Name changed to DEVGRU.


I will go out on a limb here...

Operator - Nope
Tier 1 - Old news
DEVGRU - latest ARFcom buzzwerd

"That lastest Magpul grip/stock/spork is DEVGRU"


ByteTheBullet (-:
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 10:19:06 AM EDT
22 and zero? Damn, that's a hell of a kill death ratio. I wonder if they called in attack dogs.

Seriously though. 40 minutes, 22 dead, one crashed helicopter...0 casualties. Them some bad ass mofo's.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 10:19:52 AM EDT
Originally Posted By JSmith88:
Hometown boys got Bin Laden.

Hampton Roads has another reason to be proud.


Hampton Roads or Dam Neck? Thought it was the later.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 10:24:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Flamicane:
Originally Posted By scootr29:
I thought according to the speech last night from Obama that he was flying one of the helicopters...what a dude he is...


He was responsible for the double tap too...that's why he was late; he had to clean OBL's blood off.


He was the Breacher too.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 10:25:30 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 10:29:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Jarhead08:

Originally Posted By Flamicane:
Originally Posted By scootr29:
I thought according to the speech last night from Obama that he was flying one of the helicopters...what a dude he is...


He was responsible for the double tap too...that's why he was late; he had to clean OBL's blood off.


He was the Breacher too.

Which is really impressive considering he pulled overwatch too!
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 10:33:12 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ARDestructo:
Originally Posted By MovinMan:
Why do we always have so many helicopter issues on these raids???

Those things are not as reliable as you would hope they would be.


It also has something to do with pushing these machines to their limits on an op like this, I would think.

To make an omelet, you gotta break some eggs?????

LC
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 10:34:57 AM EDT
Originally Posted By chodenut:

Originally Posted By Jarhead08:

Originally Posted By Flamicane:
Originally Posted By scootr29:
I thought according to the speech last night from Obama that he was flying one of the helicopters...what a dude he is...


He was responsible for the double tap too...that's why he was late; he had to clean OBL's blood off.


He was the Breacher too.

Which is really impressive considering he pulled overwatch too!


Breaking News: Obama caught the malfunctioning helicopter with his bare hands after safely landing his own. What can he NOT do?
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 10:35:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/2/2011 10:36:56 AM EDT by pcsutton]

Originally Posted By MovinMan:
Why do we always have so many helicopter issues on these raids???


Cause helicopters are always trying to self destruct....it's integral to their design.

Reports are that they had to cross the Hindu Kush on their way into Pakistan.....that means they had to be using MH-47s. I'm gonna guess there were 4 birds carrying about 100 troops that pulled the raid....but what do I know?

God bless our troops!!
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 10:37:26 AM EDT
got an old friend who used to teach in coranado, navy base. ill have to give him a call. he prob knows some of these guys it is a small community.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 10:42:00 AM EDT
Originally Posted By DangerJ:
I think I would enjoy watching a video of Obama watching Osama take two to the dome.



Originally Said By Barack Obama:
BOOM! HEADSHOT!



Link Posted: 5/2/2011 10:44:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Flamicane:
Originally Posted By chodenut:

Originally Posted By Jarhead08:

Originally Posted By Flamicane:
Originally Posted By scootr29:
I thought according to the speech last night from Obama that he was flying one of the helicopters...what a dude he is...


He was responsible for the double tap too...that's why he was late; he had to clean OBL's blood off.


He was the Breacher too.

Which is really impressive considering he pulled overwatch too!


Breaking News: Obama caught the malfunctioning helicopter with his bare hands after safely landing his own. What can he NOT do?
Brought this to mind...



Link Posted: 5/2/2011 1:14:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/2/2011 1:16:06 PM EDT by MiloBloom]
Originally Posted By Scott_In_OKC:

Originally Posted By Flamicane:
Originally Posted By chodenut:

Originally Posted By Jarhead08:

Originally Posted By Flamicane:
Originally Posted By scootr29:
I thought according to the speech last night from Obama that he was flying one of the helicopters...what a dude he is...


He was responsible for the double tap too...that's why he was late; he had to clean OBL's blood off.


He was the Breacher too.

Which is really impressive considering he pulled overwatch too!


Breaking News: Obama caught the malfunctioning helicopter with his bare hands after safely landing his own. What can he NOT do?
Brought this to mind...







Great .. thanks for that. Now I'm gonna be having bad dreams involving that jug-eared fuck-stain.

He cured my cancer, and unclogged my drains though.














Link Posted: 5/2/2011 1:29:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Callahan:

Originally Posted By akethan:
I thought Team Six was no longer?

Name changed to DEVGRU.


Didn't they change their official name again? Like how Delta officially went from 1st SFOD-D, to CAG, and most recently ACE?
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 1:32:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By scootr29:
I thought according to the speech last night from Obama that he was flying one of the helicopters...what a dude he is...

Did you hear how he traded the stick for the gun and actually shot Osama from 1500m away!
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