Posted by: maboulette | February 26, 2017

Father of Navy SEAL Slain in Yemen Raid Refused to Meet President


Navy SEAL who was killed in a recent anti-terrorism raid in Yemen; father demanding an investigation into the planning and is criticizing Trump administration for its timing.


Bill Owens father of Chief Special Warfare Officer William “Ryan” Owens told The Miami Herald in a story published Sunday  he refused to meet with President Trump when both were at Dover Air Force Base to receive the casket with his son.


Owens who is a retired Fort Lauderdale police detective and veteran is demanding an investigation.  “The government owes my son an investigation,” said Owens.


Owens who is also a veteran of armed services had trouble with Trump’s treatment of a Gold Star family during the presidential campaign.  Owens is now a Gold Star parent and he has very deep doubts about the way this decision to launch this raid was his made.


White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on ABC’s “This Week” that she believes the president would support an investigation.


Ryan and as many as 29 civilians were killed in an anti-terrorism mission in Yemen on January 28th.  What was meant to be only a quick raid to grab cell phones, laptops as well as other information about terrorists turned into what became an hour-long firefight in which “everything went wrong,” according to U.S. military officials who spoke to the New York Times.

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