U.S. Special Operations Command spokesman, Col. Tim Nye, says Former U.S. Navy SEAL commander, Chuck Pfarrer’s book on the Navy SEAL take down of Osama bin Laden, is a lie. “It’s just not true. It’s not how it happened.” Pfarrer accused the White House of putting the SEALs in harms way with the quick announcement about the raid. Pfarrer contends that he personally spoke to the SEALs and to those in the second helicopter.
‘I have truth on my side,’ Pfarrer said in an interview. ‘I spoke to the guys on the ground and in the secondary bird,’ he said, referring to the aircraft full of a second SEAL team that was there to rescue the first if it came under attack so far inside Pakistan’s borders…
Nye says Pfarrer had no access to any troops connected to the mission. He said there will be no investigation into whether individual SEALs spoke to Pfarrer because his account is so off-base…
Pfaffer has said that he helped troops train for high-value target missions, although it’s unclear if he was claiming he trained those SEALs involved in the bin Laden mission.
‘That is categorically incorrect,’ spokesman Nye said of the passage. ‘He was not involved in mission planning, execution or close mission analysis.’
Two senior military officials with knowledge of the raid seconded that denial. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.
Pfarrer said Obama was on the golf course that day long enough, that if the operation went south, he could disavow any part in it.
The Daily Mail article contends that Pfarrer’s book is wrong on many levels, and even doubts the author’s claim of suffering from colon cancer. See my background story on Pfarrer’s book, Osama Bin Laden SEAL Target Geronimo here.
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