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Seal Team November 6: Aims to Stare Down Voter Intimidation in Philadelphia
Philly Mag ^ | November 1st, 2012 | Larry Mendte

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 there’s 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 aren’t easily intimidated,” adds Brink.

Don’t 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 Vegas—big cities in swing states that have had a history of reports of voter intimidation.

But isn’t sending big, strapping, steely-eyed men with buzz cuts and special-ops tattoos, at the very least, visually hypocritical? Don’t these guards against voter intimidation intimidate people themselves? “That is not our purpose,” assures Brink. “Voters showing up to the polls probably won’t even notice they are there. These men are trained to be ghosts.”

TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: blackpanthers; electionday2012; elections; nbp; newblackpanthers; philly; seals; voterfraud; voterintimidation
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To: glennaro

Um, if they can gather a gaggle they might think they could take him out ... but I assure you, less than six or seven and it just intensifies the workout a little. But one word of caution to the panther kitties, if you stretch the odds, you might force the Seal to quickly terminate a few, just to balance the odds on the remaining half-dozen.

41 posted on 11/06/2012 7:45:12 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Optimom

General Idea: Say, Anyone tried an infiltration technique, such as call an NBPP office somewhere, (perhaps Philly in the belly of the beast), imitate an African American voice (or a Black conservative doing this is fine), and finding out exactly from them in their own words what precisely they are doing today and what their intent is on the polling premises, and if they can be joined or assisted? Find out from their own words what they are planning, they could very well become boastful and slip and say something that will hoist them on their own petard. Check the state you call in regarding restrictions on recording telephone conversations. Again, I say call the New Black Panther Party directly about this one. Someone do it (caller ID from Japan would make the call suspect from here).

42 posted on 11/06/2012 7:46:48 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Donate, & walk precincts, not for "Parties", but for individual, principled "Candidates" (& for FR)
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To: astounded
Man you can spot those guys a mile away just by their muscles on top of muscles.
43 posted on 11/06/2012 7:47:59 AM PST by Americanexpat
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To: Graewoulf

Well said. AMEN! God Bless our military. And, God Bless America.

44 posted on 11/06/2012 7:48:18 AM PST by PearlHarbor2
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To: Americanexpat

You’d be surprised at the number of SEALs who are NOT musclebound as you seem to think....

45 posted on 11/06/2012 7:56:51 AM PST by Boonie
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To: AmonAmarth

Go SEALs! But wait — where are the esteemed U.N. observers? Isn’t this exactly the sort of thing they should be documenting and doing something about?

Where are the TV cameras and news reporters? Imagine the howls from the tribe of media-controllers if the skin colors were reversed — lead story, evening news; page one, above the fold. Election invalidated, Romney forfeits, white areas burned to the ground by imported ghetto rioters.

The U.N. observers are probably hanging out in some lily-white suburb just waiting for some racist, melanin-enhanced Bonzo voter to claim that he wasn’t treated with kid gloves.

46 posted on 11/06/2012 7:57:48 AM PST by PermaRag (If Trayvon had a father, he'd look just like Obama)
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To: bray
WOW! What a JOY it would be to see our state go RR!

Bray--thanks again for all your prayers and encouraging words. Woke up this AM doing what my dear Oswald Chambers call a sin--FRETTING--BIG TIME!

So--feeling like a weak old ewe and frightened little lamb all mixed up in one, I went to my Shepherd--opened my Bible and read John 14:1

"Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me."

Nothing like a good dose of "Thy Strong Word" to calm a "bleating" heart!

Now, here on FR with NO TROUBLE--yet--am enjoying so much a sense of "fellowship" with all you fellow FReepers.

God bless you all--especially JimRob--and God Bless the USA!

47 posted on 11/06/2012 8:01:19 AM PST by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement.)
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To: AmonAmarth

Any FReepers out there have pics of those UN observers?

48 posted on 11/06/2012 8:10:24 AM PST by Hulka
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To: Boonie

I know a 61 year old semi fat 5’8” guy who occasionally works as a bouncer at a local biker bar. A 25ish lout started mouthing off. The head of the bouncer crew ... a 6’5”ish biker asked the kid who he would rather mess with ... the kid said the fat old guy ... the biker said “wrong choice”. The old fat guy is also an active master martial artist and instructor

49 posted on 11/06/2012 8:13:44 AM PST by clamper1797 (I mourn for the America I grew up in ..fought for ..and loved ..July 4 1776- June 28 2012)
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To: Hulka
Any FReepers out there have pics of those UN observers?

Just a tall skinny black guy with Jamaican-style dreadlocks at my polling place. Seemed very out of place. Not dressed in NBP garb, did not say anything to me or to anyone while I was there. I presumed he was waiting for his chance to pounce when the first black voter without ID showed up. Was he UN? Who knows?

50 posted on 11/06/2012 8:28:38 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: bray

Oregon ? a link ?

51 posted on 11/06/2012 9:00:52 AM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin will DEFEAT the Obama-Romney Socialist Gay-Marriage Axis of Evil)
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To: AmonAmarth

I once heard a martial arts description of interest about such people.

It was that competent, or expert, fighters rarely get into spontaneous fights, because they project an “aura”, as it were, of being able to fend for themselves that most belligerent people can sense.

Very good expert fighters appear laid back, yet sparkly eyed and almost giggling, like they are having fun all the time. But make no mistake, they could mop the floor with the first group. They are at the point where they can fight while making it look like a bumbling chain of accidents, profusely apologizing while utterly incapacitating their opponent.

A subset of this group seem to be just the opposite, the “ghost men” who seek not to just look ordinary, but uninteresting. They are extremely dangerous because they do not intend to fight, but kill. If they do not kill, it is because they have made extra effort to not kill.

52 posted on 11/06/2012 9:08:18 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: sanjuanbob
May the heros of Benghazi be proud of how we vote today.

I second that!

53 posted on 11/06/2012 9:09:52 AM PST by GBA (Vote as if your Freedom depends on it...)
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To: Stillwaters
Fox News had video of a Black Panther outside a polling place in Philly this morning.

We've arrived at a time in our nation's history where special forces are required to protect our right to vote, free of intimidation tactics.

I hope we get to see some pictures or videos of our warriors standing guard today.

54 posted on 11/06/2012 9:14:37 AM PST by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: AmonAmarth

The pampers are the new Redcoats and whitey is the new defenders of freedom. Whitey is a coward!
The redcoats are here and where are the defenders?
Hiding unwilling to risk thier precious self for the nation.
It’s just that simple.

55 posted on 11/06/2012 9:23:56 AM PST by Wi40
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To: albie

The black panties vs the seal team

56 posted on 11/06/2012 9:28:44 AM PST by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: Boonie

Hey Bonnie I was being a smart ass. However, I have worked around and with enough special ops types I can pick em out pretty easily.

57 posted on 11/06/2012 9:39:18 AM PST by Americanexpat
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To: AmonAmarth

Has it been verified/confirmed that the SEALS are in Philly at the polls?

58 posted on 11/06/2012 10:55:56 AM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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