Retired Air Force Capt. Joni Marquez, a highly decorated officer, is telling the story about how Barack Obama caused the deaths of 38 soldiers in Afghanistan in what was the deadliest attack on Navy SEALS in U.S. history.
This information comes 6 years after the tragedy occurred.
According to Marquez, had Obama not compromised the safety of these SEALS, in a sick effort to protect lives of Muslim terrorists, these American soldiers would still be alive today.
The attack on these soldiers took place in on August 6, 2011. On that day Marquez and her crew were working on their AC-130 gunship, when they were told to take part in a mission that she described as “almost like a 9-1-1 type of a situation.”
According to a report in Circa:
The gunship was ordered to fly close-in air support above Afghanistan’s dangerous Tangi Valley, in Wardak Province, assisting troops with the Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment who were being fired on by eight heavily armed Taliban insurgents.
The Rangers had called in for assault helicopters to engage the enemy hiding among the rocky valley. The air weapons team fired on the Taliban fighters, but not all of the insurgents were killed as originally believed.
According to Marquez, what should have been a simple mission of taking out terrorists never occurred, as Obama’s generals never gave the gunship permission to fire on them.
Marquez explained, “We had seen two of [the insurgents] moving, crawling away from the area, as to not really make a whole lot of scene.” Marquez then said to the ground commander, “You have two enemy forces that are still alive,” she said. “Permission to engage.”
Marquez was never given the go-ahead to engage, allowing the two terrorists to get away.
Marquez and her team then tracked the enemy insurgents, watching as headed to a village, where they rallied more terrorists to join them in their fight.
During this time, a CH-47 Chinook helicopter, with the call sign Extortion 17, was brought into the firefight.
Ultimately, a rocket-launched grenade from a Taliban fighter connected with the Chinook, sending the helicopter into a downward spiral, which killed all 38 people who were aboard.
Seventeen of the victims were Navy SEALs.
Marquez emphasized, “If we would’ve been allowed to engage that night, we would’ve taken out those two men immediately”
Marquez’s account of that painful day has been corroborated by the Inspector General of the Defense Department, in a top-secret report that was previously sealed.
Had Obama not made changes to the U.S. military’s rules of engagements in 2009, essentially giving precedence to the lives of Muslim terrorists over the lives of American soldiers, it is likely that this tragedy would have been avoided.It is Marzuez’s hope that her story will be shared so as to expose the truth about what happened that night. She wants our military’s rules of engagement to be changed and she thinks this could be part of a plan to accomplish that.
Marquez said, “I won’t rest until some kind of justice is served, in a manner of either, you know, the people that were responsible for that night, for making those calls, come forward and are honest about it…”