Extortion 17: Congress to revisit raid on helicopter that killed 38

By Bill Bartel
The Virginian-Pilot
© February 21, 2014

A congressional hearing set for next week will focus on the 2011 attack on a U.S. helicopter in Afghanistan that killed 38 people, including more than a dozen Navy SEALs based in Virginia Beach.

A subcommittee of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is slated to hear testimony Thursday morning at a Capitol Hill hearing titled "Afghanistan: Honoring the Heroes of Extortion 17." A witness list was not available Thursday.

Extortion 17 refers to the call sign of the Chinook helicopter that crashed in Wardak province, southwest of Kabul, on Aug. 6, 2011, after being struck by a rocket-propelled grenade.

http://hamptonroads.com/2014/02/congress-revisit-raid-helicopter-ki...

I have posted the following links for those that may not be familiar with Extortion 17.

http://www.whiteoutpress.com/articles/2014/q1/fallen-seal-team-6-pa...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2ldiPhnZ0s&list=UUMpHXcMaEwk2eO...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sfv-bEa27Mw&feature=

http://www.chinook-helicopter.com/history/aircraft/D_Models/84-2417...

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Unless and until we have true conservatives in our congress we will NOT get answers to anything. Novemeber cannot come soon enough.

It's about time!

I have been wondering why this tragedy has been swept under the rug for quite some time. There was never any explanation as to why so many highly trained Seals & others had been doing there.

Kind of reminds me of Fast and Furious and Benghazi.....

Paul, who was the commander of the forces in Afghanistan at the time?   Was there ever a congressional investigation?

I remember that there were 22 Navy Seals killed, not 17.  There was supposed to be an investigation by Congressman Chaffetz. This happened over a year ago and we hear nothing on why such a large number of highly trained Seals & others were in the area.  Not sure who the commander was.

Paul, I tried to contact Chaffetz through his website and of course it block inquiries from out of his congressional district.  All I have is democrats in my district.

David, do what I do with out of district Congressmen, use a town and zip in their district.  They need to hear the flak.  You can phone his staff without being from his district, it is 202-225-775. The City of Provo, Utah's Zip is 84604.  Email the Democrats anyway as well.  Check this out!

House panel probing chopper crash that killed SEAL Team 6 ...

I believe the seal team knew to much and Obama set them up.  Biden set seal team 6 up by saying they were the ones that took bin laden out.

Russell, you look like the only one that really gets this.    If seal team 6 actually got OBL, he is alive and well probably 8 stories below the earth at Bethesda.....hard to even fathom that some believe this creep in the white house took him out !  Dead men tell no tales ---- same with Benghazi and the gun running!  Chris Stevens was meant to die !

I'm I wrong, but wasn't some of these troops part of Seal Team 6 that took part in the OBL raid? If that's the case they had to be silenced. I wonder if OBL was ever killed to start with. The Obama administration is good at cover scap up. This administration has killed our on troops for what? Lies after lies. Enough is enough how many more Americans will be killed by this President.

This is way past overdue and as Mary Triola points out below here with the present makeup of congress and what resides in our Whitehouse plus the expulsion of 200 or more High Ranking Military under this Administration. We will get nothing short of Bull crap and lies not the truth.

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