Posted by: maboulette | February 26, 2017

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


navy%20seal%2001%20ekm

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.

MIAMI HERALD

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.

RETIRED POLICE

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

VETERAN

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.

ABC’S “THIS WEEK”

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

MISSION

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.

 Related content

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

%d bloggers like this: