It’s always terrible when a life is lost on the battlefield, and it’s especially concerning when it’s one from our most elite team, the Navy SEALS.
But it’s not right to always lay that blame at the foot of the President like so many in the mainstream media have been doing.
In Trump’s first authorized raid as President, yes, a life was lost.
But was it his fault?
Delta Force Operator, Green Beret, and Master Sergeant Dale Comstock says no. See this quote from IJR.com:
[Comstock] then laid into those who are trying to blame Trump for Owens’s death:
“People going after Trump for Yemen do not understand how raids work. I’ve been on several, and sometimes the worst-case scenario is what happens.
They don’t have any idea what could have gone wrong, how complex the planning was, and if anyone on the SEAL team made a mistake.
To blame it on Trump is more than short-sighted. He doesn’t control the forces on the ground. And he has enough respect for our military that he defers to the professionals who he chose to lead the greatest fighting force on the planet.
It’s tragic that a SEAL lost their life, but when they signed up, they knew the risk. Every time I went out and fought for my country I knew the risk. I’ve seen a lot of bad sh*t happen.”
Comstock finished by pointing out who he held chiefly responsible when he lost friends on the battlefield, “I’ve lost my buddies on the other side of the world. But the main person I held accountable for their death wasn’t the Commander-in-Chief I was serving at the time, it was the enemy I was sent to kill.”
“Much of the media has no f****** clue what they’re talking about.
I’ve been to over seventy countries in the world as a soldier, security consultant, and civilian. I’ve been to every country in the Middle East. Yemen is one of the most dangerous countries on the planet. Syria isn’t the most dangerous country in the Middle East, Yemen is.
Most roads in Yemen have manned checkpoints. There are terrorist groups at every checkpoint. There is Al-Qaeda, ISIS, and the Houthis — who are funded by Iran. The streets aren’t safe.
If you have a white face on the streets of Yemen, it’s a death sentence. There is a very high chance that you will get captured and killed.”