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Obama meets elite Seal team members

2011-05-06 22:38

Kentucky - US President Barack Obama on Friday held private meetings with unidentified members of the elite commando team that took part in the raid that killed al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden.

Obama flew into an army base at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and immediately went into behind-closed-doors encounters with service members the White House would only term as "special operators."

"While at Fort Campbell, President Obama and Vice President Biden will have the opportunity to hear from and thank some of the special operators involved in the operation," a White House official said.

The men Obama met took part in the helicopter-borne raid led by the Navy's elite Seal commando unit, which penetrated Pakistani airspace and landed at bin Laden's compound in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad.

But officials declined to say if Obama would meet the commandos that fired the fatal shots or even identify the specific military unit that Obama would encountered.

Comments
  • lenand40 - 2011-05-06 23:22

    http://www.infowars.com/us-government-contractor-claims-al-qaeda-has-confirmed-bin-laden-fairytale/

      slg - 2011-05-07 04:39

      Piss off Lenand. You're a creep.

      slg - 2011-05-07 07:21

      Don't listen to these delusional people everyone, they don't know what they're talking about. Here is a clean, reliable source on what is really happening in Afghanistan, Western Pakistan and with the fundamentalist Islamic insurgency. It's clean and reliable, non-commercial. The DVD "Fighting for Bin Laden" is good. I think you can watch it online. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/

      slg - 2011-05-07 07:51

      Follow the link from there to www.pbs.org/newshour for general news that is also clean. There are no hidden agendas here.

  • Kevin Rack - 2011-05-07 01:41

    State sponsored assinations??? Looks like the Israeli/American alliance dont mind killing. Osmama Bin Laden received exstensive training from the CIA and as with many of the sico dictators America sponsors, turned on them. American foreign policy needs changing. Pratice what you preach and back democratic organisations and not mass murderers like Pinochet, Mubarrak, Al Saud family dinasty(Osmama relatives), Saddam Hussien etc... As with Osmama, Saddam recieved backing and milatry weapons and once the American backed physco was not needed the faked a war to get at the oil. There were no weapons of mass destruction, no link to extrememists and more than 100 000 people died in Iraq by American hands. Who are the real terrorists??? We in the west have had so many enemies and how many wars have we fought????? We are the aggressors hiding behind Democracy.

      Niccolo - 2011-05-07 02:19

      ...and then Kevin woke up and his coffee was cold.

      slg - 2011-05-07 07:22

      Don't listen to these delusional people everyone, they don't know what they're talking about. Here is a clean, reliable source on what is really happening in Afghanistan, Western Pakistan and with the fundamentalist Islamic insurgency. It's clean and reliable, non-commercial. The DVD "Fighting for Bin Laden" is good. I think you can watch it online. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/

      slg - 2011-05-07 07:52

      Follow the link from there to www.pbs.org/newshour for general news that is also clean. While not perfect, there are no hidden agendas here.

  • Dolittle - 2011-05-07 08:24

    these seal guys do not even come close to our "old" recces! Only difference is that in la-la land they will hollywood this osama bin laden thing until the cows come home and use it as just another p.r.o. exercise to keep mr barak obama in power......and of course we have an ANC regime in South Africa. These seal guys must just hope and pray that an "ANC" type of government never takes power in la-la land, they will all be dragged in front of a truth & reconciliation farce and jailed for live, because how dare they protect innocent civilians lives from tyranny.

  • Dan - 2011-05-08 08:06

    Obama meets seal team ..... Osama also met seal team

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