Skip to comments.Seal Team November 6: Aims to Stare Down Voter Intimidation in Philadelphia
Posted on 11/06/2012 6:58:03 AM PST by AmonAmarth
Call them Seal Team November 6. Special operations veterans, including former Navy Seals, Delta Force will be called back into action on Election Day to make certain theres no voter intimidation at the polls.
Philadelphia is a prime target.
Former Navy Captain Benjamin Brink is leading the operation. The nation saw the video of members of the Black Panthers in Philadelphia intimidating people trying to vote in 2008, Brink told me when I interviewed him during my radio show on IQ 106.9. We are going to try and make certain that nothing like that happens this year.
Brink claims to have over a hundred former Army Rangers, Navy Seal, Delta Force, Green Berets and others who have volunteered for duty. The idea of Navy Seals and Black Panthers getting into it at a Philly polling site gives a whole new incentive for casting a ballot. Our guys arent easily intimidated, adds Brink.
Dont let the bravado fool you. The mission, according to the Captain, is to observe and report, not to engage. We are going to watch for intimidation, videotape it, if possible, and report it to the proper authorities.
Benjamin Brink lives in the St. Louis area. He served in both Iraq and Afghanistan. It was the video of the Black Panthers and the battle over voter ID laws that inspired him to start his clean election movement called Get Out the Vet. The group also works to make certain those serving overseas get ballots and that those ballots are counted. There are men and women fighting right now so that we have the right to vote in free and fair elections, reminds Brink. We are just doing our part to make certain democracy works the way it is supposed to.
Although Philadelphia will get special attention, the special-ops veterans will also be overseeing polling sites in cities like Cleveland, Miami and Las Vegasbig cities in swing states that have had a history of reports of voter intimidation.
But isnt sending big, strapping, steely-eyed men with buzz cuts and special-ops tattoos, at the very least, visually hypocritical? Dont these guards against voter intimidation intimidate people themselves? That is not our purpose, assures Brink. Voters showing up to the polls probably wont even notice they are there. These men are trained to be ghosts.
Or make them ...
Get the popcorn out!
I doubt there will be any "proper authorities" in America again until a true American is elected!
We need some YouTube links. Get to work Philly Freepers. Actually, are there any Philly Freepers?
God please watch over these wonderful men. (the panthers will need the prayers more than the SEALS)
I called the Governor''s Office knowing that Holder would do nothing and they said there were on it.
Corbett is a Republican
Fox News had video of a Black Panther outside a polling place in Philly this morning.
My family went to church last night to pray for the elections and I'm wearing red and will be praying all day.
We live in Nebraska and both my husband and I voted with early ballots. But passing one polling location, noted there were 20 people standing in line before work this morning. There is rarely a line. Wonderful sign of enthusiasm.
...”But isnt sending big, strapping, steely-eyed men with buzz cuts and special-ops tattoos, at the very least, visually hypocritical?”....
For one thing, we aren’t talking about Jar Heads - which the author seems to be describing. I think most folks would be hard-pressed to pick out a typical SEAL or Green Beret from a crowd, especially when he wishes to blend in.
I just saw a Black Panther on Foxnews standing menacingly in front of a Philly polling place.
Whatever happened to the Loitering laws and the Philly Police Dept?
May the heros of Benghazi be proud of how we vote today.
They gave their lives for us, now we need to give our votes for them.
Vote as if the lives of our Military Men and Women depended on it.
PRAY FOR AMERICA!
They are probably off duty Philly cops.
So, if they already have an organization in place (’Get out the vote’) then where are they?
And this Black Panther in his little outfit and combat boots could intimidate somebody just by standing there and staring at voters.
Either get in line if you are a registered voter, or leave. I don’t think he should be allowed to loiter there.
If they show up as ghosts, that definitely will scare off Holder’s NBP people.”Feets, do yo’ duty!”
Not mutually exclusive - it’s actually the perfect package!
The only law in Philadelphia is black justice.
Oh mercy!!! Let the Black Panthers try wielding a nightstick at a polling place with a Seal on site. Those BP’s will be finding their nightsticks used as a suppository on themselves.
GO Seals!!! Go Romney/Ryan Kick butt and make the results beyond question!!!
And don’t forget the Congress critters/senators, we have to overturn Obamacare.
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