Charlie Strange, the father Michael Strange, one of the 30 Americans SEAL’s, who died Aug. 6, 2011, from a rocket-propelled grenade, asks himself and others he meets: “Was Michael, my son, was set up by someone inside the Afghan government or the US government wanting revenge on American and Afghan warriors who killed Osama bin Laden’s.
“Somebody was leaking to the Taliban,” said Mr. Strange, whose son intercepted communications as a Navy cryptologist. “They knew. Somebody tipped them off. There were guys in a tower. Guys on the bush line. They were sitting there, waiting. And they sent our guys right into the middle.”
He and other family members wants to know why “the fuck” (my words might even be his too) the BORG “command” sent his son into Tangi Valley toward a “hot landing zone” in a “hello freaking” cargo carrier instead of a special operations helicopter. The MH-47 and the MH-60 Black Hawk, are Hot Rod choppers, which SEAL Team 6 rode to kill bin Laden. These flown by Night Stalker pilots who are skilled in fast, ground-hugging maneuvers to avoid detection. And therefore more likely to survive. Instead the BORG “command” sent this crack group of some of the most highly trained and intelligent fighters into a Hot LZ in a “flying pickle”
Patrick Hamburger, an Army staff sergeant, also perished when the helicopter was transformed into a fireball, yards from where armed Taliban resistance fighters watched from a turret. “When you want to fly them into a valley, when you’ve got hillsides on both sides of it with houses built into sides of the valley, that is an extremely dangerous mission,” said Patrick’s father, Doug Hamburger, “The MH, the new model, they’ve got radar that will pick up an incoming missile or incoming RPG. They’re faster. They’re quicker on attack. They’re more agile. So there was every reason in the world to use the MH that night.”
Sith Douangdara, whose 26-year-old son, John, was a Navy expeditionary specialist who handled warrior dog Bart, said he has lots of unanswered questions. “I want to know why so many U.S. servicemen, especially SEALs, were assembled on one aircraft,” he said. “I want to know why the black box of the helicopter has not been found. I want to know many things.”One individual says, “there is nothing to see, move along folks” is Newly PROMOTED Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Colt who's "report covered" all issues.