Air Force Caption Joni Marquez said that Barack Obama lied. She said that if Obama had not altered the rules of engagement of the U.S. military they would have never died. She wants to explain to all U.S. citizens what happened.
And know after this story I believe that Obama has some serious explaining to do.
Marquez said that it was not light out yet while she and her crew were working on their AC-130. Than they were suddenly beckoned to start a new mission. She said that it was something like 9-1-1 situation.
The crew was sent to help troops with the Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment while they were being attacked by eight Taliban insurgents with incredible amounts of weaponry and artillery.
We know some stories about that night, but we don’t know the whole truth.
In the first interview Marquez said:
“I had the sensor operators immediately shift to the eight insurgents the helicopters had taken out. Two were still alive.”
This mission should have been executed properly, but the soldiers weren’t able to do their jobs correctly because Obama’s generals never gave the gunship permission to fire their weapons.
“We had seen two of them (insurgents) moving, crawling away from the area, as to not really make a whole lot of scene. You have two enemy forces that are still alive. Permission to engage,” she added.
She said that the ground commander’s choice to not give permission to the crew to attack the two escaping terrorists is the driving factor in the deaths of those involved in Extortion 17. Without that permission they had no other choice, but to keep tracking the two insurgents. When the two men found their way to a village they gathered more enemy troops to attack the U.S. crew.
Marquez said that if they were allowed to caught that two insurgents, 38 of the soldiers would have survived. “If we would’ve been allowed to engage that night, we would’ve taken out those two men immediately.”
“They continued to essentially gain more and more force behind them because they just kept knocking on doors,. And the two personnel that initially fled ended up becoming a group of 12 people,” she said.
And the scary part was that commanders did nothing to stop the bloodbath.
“Whenever we reached out to the Joint Operations Center, they would essentially just push back with, ‘Find a, a good infill location. Find a good helicopter landing zone,’” said Marquez. She said that by the time they Extortion 17 was on its way in, the terrorists had already won the fight.
“We had to sit and watch that, and I think that was one of the hardest things that I had to do.”
“If we would’ve been allowed to engage that night, we would’ve taken out those two men immediately. I mean, it’s just one of those things where you know that it could’ve all been prevented.”
The only person who is responsable for this is Barack Obama and his “new and improved” military rules. He has to explain this not just to American people, but to the families of those who gave their lives that night.