May 1, 2012

News: Delta Force and SEAL TEAM Six Ordered To Support President Obama or Else

This is no secret to those who have served in the U.S. Military. Every Warfighter’s job is to support their Commander-in-Chief regardless of political affiliation.

So be careful of catchy headlines that mislead like the one I used just now and the one the Daily Mail used yesterday. SOFREP does not speak for either of these communities (Delta or Six), we have our own voice and expertise as Special Operations veterans from all branches of service.

Our editors are committed to keeping an open mind with regards to any topic we take issue with and we are careful not to stand to the right or left very long for risk of association.

We like to be in our own boat and I’m thankful that we are our own masters when it comes to the content on this site. This means we don’t have to rely on a heavy handed handler (Military working dog speak) that points us and our editorial content in one direction or another and yells “attack”.

American Idol Culture

We are all entitled to our own political views, it makes this country great, but lumping a few sound bytes together and deciding that me and my SEAL friends speak for the entire community and making our minds up for us is a big mistake for the Daily Mail (The Tabloid Headline In Question authored by Toby Harnden). It’s also a sure way to not get a call back in the future and you risk a punch in the throat if you ever meet these gentlemen in person.

Editor’s note: I’ve spoken to Toby (apparently his article was named without his consent), we both agreed he wrote a fair piece but I drove home my message that the title was very misleading and ultimately puts a good write up to shame. Toby and I are now good, his editor and I not so much. – Brandon

I guess most journalists are too shortsighted to notice that our community is very small and fickle, and that there’s consequences for this type of tabloid journalism.

There’s some damn good journalists across the spectrum, I’ve met many recently on my own book tour and through founding SOFREP (ABC, Fox, CNN, Newsmax, BBC and GBTV to name a few).

The team at SOFREP have plenty to talk about and criticize across party lines but I will point this out. Obama inherited a very robust Spec Ops package from George W, but he had the balls to finish what President Bush started when he stood on top of a pile of rubble and said to the American people, “the people who knocked these buildings down are going to hear from all of us very soon.” Bush was right and Obama made sure that the last three things UBL heard was three cracks from a SEAL’s M-4 assault rifle that sent three well placed shots into his head and ended a decade long game of hide and seek. Bush and Obama have no problem killing bad guys or making tough decisions when it comes to killing terrorists.

Put Another Log on The Bonfire of Radical Islam

So on the anniversary of Osama’s death, the political fight is heating up and the media smells blood in the water. Of course nobody is thinking about the consequences of celebrating UBL’s death. Or who LeT is and the fact that they make AQ look like Girl Scouts in comparison.

So some choose to continue to celebrate UBL’s death like an American Idol after party. I’m guessing this will re-stoke the fires of radical Islam across the globe and ultimate strengthen the tree of Islamic extremism at the root. How about we stop clipping prickly branches off the tree and kill Islamic extremism at the root.

About the Author

is a former U.S. Navy SEAL with combat deployments to Afghanistan, and Iraq. During his last tour he served as the west coast sniper Course Manager at the Naval Special Warfare Center. He is Editor-in-Chief of SOFREP.com, and a New York Times best selling author (The Red Circle & Benghazi: The Definitive Report). His writing has been featured in print, and digital media worldwide. You can follow him on twitter here.

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  • Raymond Enigma

    2 Thumbs up!

  • Bee Aich Wetwork

    KevinChilders Yup. We do all this to ourselves by getting in the spotlight

  • Bee Aich Wetwork

    KevinChilders Yup. We do all this to ourselves by getting in the spotlight

  • KevinChilders

    There is something to be said for the bad old days when almost nobody knew SOF existed, and those who did mostly didn't like us and buried anything we did in a dark place.  Allowed for freedom of action out of the spotlight, even if it made almost all funding and support a nightmare to get.

  • kevinnash87

     @Tango9  Even Dalton Fury said that in all his years as a Delta commander, SOCOM and JSOC has never rejected his plan.....i havent studied military tactics at Westpoint but I would trust a ground commander's opinion  rather than a guy in a suit half a world away. Even the CIA officer Gary Berntsen requested additional muscle like the 75th ranger to secure all possible exists. instead they told him to use the muj (a bunch of untrained mountain boys). those muj would eventually betray delta force. The CIA officer Gary Bernsten would eventually be replaced due to his "persistance".  Its another example of how beacracy and politics gets in the way of accomplishing an objective. please bare with me.....I havent read several books such as "jawbreaker" and "Kill bin Laden" so obviously iam not "well informed" on the matter. but please feel free to "educate" me......