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  • Navy SEALs cut ties to national museum after Colin Kaepernick K-9 demonstration video

    08/04/2020 10:39:27 PM PDT · by Stravinsky · 15 replies
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | August 4, 2020 | Ryan Young
    The Navy SEALs will suspend their support of the National Navy SEAL Museum after videos showing dogs attacking a man wearing a Colin Kaepernick jersey during a demonstration last year went viral last weekend, according to the Associated Press. The National Navy SEAL Museum, located near Fort Pierce, Florida, is a nonprofit organization not overseen by the military. “Each and every one of us serves to protect our fellow Americans — ALL Americans. Even the perception that our commitment to serving the men and women of this nation is applied unevenly is destructive,” Rear Admiral Collin Green, who heads the...
  • Navy SEALs launch investigation after dog demonstration used Colin Kaepernick jersey to slam protests

    08/02/2020 6:24:24 PM PDT · by Stravinsky · 51 replies
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | August 2, 2020 | Ryan Young
    The U.S. Navy SEALs are investigating after video surfaced from a fundraiser last year in Florida that showed a K-9 demonstration using a “Colin Kaepernick stand-in.” The video — which was posted last January, but went viral this weekend — shows what appear to be Navy SEAL dogs attacking a man wearing a Colin Kaepernick jersey during a demonstration. A second video shows the dogs taking the man in the Kaepernick jersey down. Finally, after the dogs are pulled off, the man in the jerseys said, “Oh man, I will stand.” Laughter ensued from the crowd, clearly taking his statement...
  • Great white sharks not the only threat gray seals bring

    07/18/2020 6:49:30 PM PDT · by Capt. Tom · 46 replies
    Capr Cod Times ^ | Jul 18, 2020 | By Peter Howell
    July is here and “Jaws” reruns herald the return of white sharks to our waters, attracted by our ever-growing gray seal population. Over the winter, gray seals have — thanks in large measure to the protection afforded by the Marine Mammal Protection Act — further augmented their numbers. The “gray seal buffet” is once again open for business. But this season is, of course, unlike any in recent times. For the Cape and Islands, the coronavirus poses a far greater threat to the safety of its beachgoers and well-being of its economy than white sharks. But those threats are not...
  • Navy SEALs To Be Replaced With Social Workers

    06/22/2020 3:48:10 PM PDT · by DFG · 14 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 06/22/2020
    The Navy SEALs are being disbanded and replaced with a new branch of the military: The United States Social Workers. The social workers will be dropped into terrorist hideouts to talk with militants about their feelings and defuse the situation. The move was made as a push against police work and firearms continues across the nation. As people continue to call on police departments to be defunded, the next logical target was the Navy SEALs. "I can tell that you're angry at America -- do you want to talk about that?" one social worker asked after she was dropped off...
  • LETTER: Sharks contribute to Cape economic, safety crisis

    06/21/2020 4:35:33 PM PDT · by Capt. Tom · 22 replies
    Cape Cod Times ^ | June 21, 2020 | Ron Beaty
    Because of our menacing great white shark and the seal overpopulation dilemma, Cape Cod is in an ecological, public safety and economic crisis. The exploding seal population is a consequence of the federal Marine Mammal Protection Act, which allowed for the rapidly growing seal overpopulation. Seals attract great white sharks, which feed upon them and ferociously attack humans. We once had a thriving fishing industry, kept healthy in part by a bounty system of predator control. That ended in 1972 with the passage of the protection act, which not only lifted the bounties on fish-eating predators like seals, but placed...
  • Top Navy SEAL resigns after Trump row: Report

    02/04/2020 10:30:20 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 39 replies
    MSN.com ^ | Feb 4 2020 | Staff
    The U.S. Navy admiral responsible for the service's special operations forces will step down from his position, the Intercept first reported Monday evening.
  • Attorney: Navy retaliating against SEAL helped by Trump

    11/20/2019 2:19:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 20, 2019 | Julie Watson and Lolita Baldor
    An attorney for a Navy SEAL convicted of posing with a dead Islamic State militant contended Wednesday that Navy leaders are trying to remove him from the elite force in retaliation for President Donald Trump’s decision last week to restore his rank. Rear Adm. Collin Green made his intentions clear at a staff meeting Monday that he wants to remove Special Warfare Operations Chief Edward Gallagher’s Trident pin, which designates him as a SEAL, attorney Timothy Parlatore said. Green is the Naval Special Warfare commander. “What I’m hearing is that the rear admiral said very disparaging comments about the president...
  • U.S. Expelled Two Chinese Diplomats after Unauthorized Entry into SEAL Team 6 Headquarters

    12/17/2019 8:46:26 PM PST · by lasereye · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | December 17, 2019 | ZACHARY EVANS
    The U.S. secretly expelled two Chinese diplomats in September after entering a Virginia military base that houses the headquarters of SEAL Team 6, the New York Times reported Tuesday. The diplomats, along with their wives, were detained after the four drove through the outer perimeter of the Dam Neck Annex of Naval Air Station Oceana, south of Virginia Beach. They ignored orders from guards to turn back and were only stopped by fire trucks that were driven to block their path, according to the Times. One of the men is allegedly an intelligence operative with diplomatic cover. The U.S. has...
  • Grieving officers gather at funeral for slain Jersey City detective

    12/17/2019 8:46:16 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement
    ABC ^ | Dec. 17, 2019 | Emily Shapiro
    A sea of blue filled a New Jersey church on a frigid, rainy Tuesday morning for the funeral of a Jersey City detective shot dead before a massive gun battle last week. Officers on foot, horseback and motorcycles lined up along the street as Det. Joseph Seals' coffin, draped with the American flag, arrived at Jersey City’s Saint Aedan's Church.
  • Eddie Gallagher controversy: Esper fires Navy secretary amid Navy SEAL case, Pentagon says

    11/24/2019 2:48:33 PM PST · by Widget Jr · 134 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 24, 2019 | Andrew O'Reilly, Vandana Rambaran
    Defense Secretary Mark Esper fired Navy Secretary Richard Spencer Sunday over his handling of the case of a Navy SEAL who posed for a photo next to an Islamic State terrorist's corpse in Iraq, a Pentagon spokesman said Sunday. “Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper has asked for the resignation of Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer after losing trust and confidence in him regarding his lack of candor over conversations with the White House involving the handling of Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher," Department of Defense spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said in a statement Sunday. Controversy continued to swirl around whether...
  • Exclusive: U.S. Navy secretary backs SEAL's expulsion review, despite Trump objection

    11/22/2019 3:03:10 PM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 81 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov 22, 2019 | Steve Scherer
    HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (Reuters) - U.S. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer said on Friday a Navy SEAL convicted of battlefield misconduct should face a board of peers weighing whether to oust him from the elite force, despite President Donald Trump's assertion that he not be expelled. "I believe the process matters for good order and discipline," Spencer told Reuters, weighing in on a confrontation between Trump and senior Navy officials over the outcome of a high-profile war-crimes case.
  • Officer DEFIES Trump's Pardon For Eddie Gallagher And Sends His Case Before Military Board

    11/20/2019 6:12:50 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 123 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11/19/19
    A top Navy SEAL officer is defying President Donald Trump’s defense of Chief Petty Officer Eddie Gallagher by sending his controversial case to a military review board which could result in his ultimate expulsion from the SEALs.On November 15 Trump reversed the demotion of Gallagher, a Navy SEAL who acquitted of murder this summer, and restored his title of Chief Petty Officer. The president also pardoned two other officers jailed for war crimes as well. Trump’s grant of executive clemency has been harshly criticized over violations of international humanitarian law.Despite the Commander in Chief's pardon, Rear Admiral Collin Green, the head of...
  • Top Navy SEAL sends Eddie Gallagher's case to review board

    11/19/2019 3:42:20 PM PST · by DoodleDawg · 130 replies
    MSN News ^ | 11/19/19 | David Martin
    In what will undoubtedly be interpreted by many as an act of defiance against President Trump, the top Navy SEAL, Rear Admiral Collin Green, will notify Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher and three other officers that their case is being sent to a review board which could end in their expulsion from the SEALS. "This is a review of their suitability to be a SEAL," a Navy Officer said. The action would come less than a week after Mr. Trump intervened in the military justice case against Gallagher by ordering him restored to the rank of Chief Petty Officer, despite his...
  • Why are great white sharks swimming so close to North Atlantic beaches?

    09/27/2019 9:54:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 102 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 26, 2019 | Staff
    Just 20 years ago, great white shark sightings were so rare in the North Atlantic that they were declared "vulnerable" and given protected status by the U.S. government. Now they are seen so often, and so close to shore, they are drawing a public outcry, particularly on Cape Cod. Bill Whitaker reports on the great white controversy for the 52nd season premiere of "60 Minutes" on Sunday, September 29 at 7:30 p.m. ET and 7 p.m. PT on CBS. It's true there are many more great whites now say scientists who study them. Whitaker saw them not much more than...
  • How shark attacks are pitting US conservatives against liberals

    09/14/2019 11:19:36 AM PDT · by Capt. Tom · 85 replies
    NewStatesmanAmerica ^ | Sept. 6, 2019 | Louis Amis
    In Cape Cod, right-wing demagogues are using the politics of fear to demand a mass cull of sharks and seals. ..snip.. It turned out that the aftermath also fit the pattern of 9/11, demonstrating once again how statistically low-risk but viscerally alarming threats – especially when those threats come from perceived foreign elements or new arrivals – are ripe for demagoguery. Two days after Medici’s death, Howie Carr, a talk-radio host in nearby Boston, took time out from railing against the “Mueller witch-hunt” to warn of “the growing menace” on Cape Cod, being abetted by “environmental extremists.” a Cape radio...
  • Experts: Sharks are here to stay in the waters off Cape Cod

    08/19/2019 10:45:10 AM PDT · by Capt. Tom · 68 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Aug 19, 2019 | Rick Sobey
    “It’s not going to be like in the past when seals had a bounty on them and were wiped out,” King said. “As long as the federal government protects the species, the problem is not going to be solved.”
  • Motive for Wayne County bomb makers still a mystery, sheriff’s office says

    08/15/2019 3:34:35 PM PDT · by csvset · 26 replies
    WNCN ^ | Aug 15, 2019 | Holden Kurwicki
    DUDLEY, N.C. (WNCN) – Neighbors in Wayne County are still shaken but hoping for answers after an explosives bust earlier in the week. “At one time years ago, we would deal with people finding dynamite in old pack houses, but what we found Sunday I’ve had very few experiences like that,” said Maj. Richard Lewis of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office. “They had enough explosives over there to blow Dudley off the map,” said Linda Jones. After raiding a Dudley trailer, deputies arrested Corey Bernard Manuel and Monica Lynn Hunt on felony charges of manufacturing and possessing a weapon of...
  • Navy drops charges against SEAL Edward Gallagher's platoon leader, orders JAG review

    08/02/2019 12:55:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 2, 2019 | Robert Gearty
    The Navy has dismissed charges against Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher’s platoon leader and ordered a review of its justice system. Lt. Jacob Portier was charged with covering up war crimes in connection with the Gallagher prosecution and faced trial in September. “Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson today dismissed all charges in the case of Lt. Jacob Portier,” a Navy statement said Thursday, according to the San Diego News-Tribune. “Richardson took this action in the best interest of justice and the Navy.” Richardson also ordered a review of the Navy’s Judge Advocate General Corps, which prosecuted Gallagher and Portier....
  • Trump orders Navy to rescind medals from lawyers who prosecuted SEAL Eddie Gallagher

    08/01/2019 11:19:00 AM PDT · by Baynative · 120 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/31/2019 | Mark Moore
    ​President Trump said Wednesday that he would order the Navy to rescind medals given to military lawyers who prosecuted a ​former ​Navy SEAL the president supported during his court martial on murder charges. “The Prosecutors who lost the case against SEAL Eddie Gallagher (who I released from solitary confinement so he could fight his case properly), were ridiculously given a Navy Achievement Medal,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “I have directed the Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer & Chief of Naval Operations John Richardson to immediately withdraw and rescind the awards​,” Trump continued.
  • Top US Navy SEAL tells commanders in light of misconduct: 'We have a problem'

    08/01/2019 12:17:44 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug 01, 2019 | Barbara Starr
    The top US Navy SEAL recently sent a blistering letter to the force, writing in boldface type, "We have a problem," following several high profile incidents of alleged misbehavior by the US Navy's elite service members, CNN has learned. Rear Adm. Collin Green has given commanders until August 7 to detail the problems they see and provide recommendations on how they will ensure troops are engaging in ethical and professional behavior. The letter -- dated July 25 and exclusively obtained by CNN -- comes in the wake of several high profile incidents of alleged misbehavior by SEALs. "I don't know...