Tag: United States Navy SEALs

Somalia Raid

From the file full of things that make you say, “America … Fuck Yeah!”

U.S. Special Operations Forces stormed an outdoor encampment in Somalia early Wednesday, rescuing a kidnapped American aid worker and her Danish colleague and killing nine men who held them captive, officials said.

The Pentagon later confirmed reports that the rescue was carried out by the same Navy SEAL unit that found and killed Osama bin Laden — the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, also known as SEAL Team 6.

Are SEAL Team 6 running for President? I did get that impression last night. Would certainly vote for them over what’s-is-face and whozits.

It goes without saying that there is no other country in the world that can get anyone anywhere and get out before the echoes die.

Did you know Obama shot bin Laden himself? I saw it in a movie!

It looks like the Obama propaganda machine is in full force for the 2012 election. He never stopped campaigning & raising money – considering his skill set is limited to those of an Alinskyite disciple and community organizing, I am not surprised at this either – which explains why the country is doing so well. They have been controlling the press and have gotten real angry when the reporters haven’t stayed on message. The usual suspects in the LSM have tried hard, but in vain, to convince us that things are getting much better – suddenly 9%+ unemployment isn’t so bad when they constantly complained of a 4% unemployment during the Bush years for example – but even the most partisan hack sees through the bullshit. Their latest tactic, to blame the Tea Party for the US credit rating downgrade by the S&P, has also already derailed and failed miserably.

But have no fear, our Noble peace Prize winning prez and his team have plans, and now we find out that one of the big the plan is to use a great success by our military to make Obama out as a great warrior leader. It seems Hollywood is putting together a movie about how our SEALs bagged bin laden. One scheduled to come out just a month before the November 2012 elections. And the WH has given them full clearance to look at everything, just a few months after a critical operation when that intel is still hot and can be used to go after the personnel involved or damage the operational capabilities employed by exposing them, so they can make this movie.

Yeah, Hollywood. The place whose leftard dominated crowd of idiots’ idea of what the military is like produced such great fare as “The Hurt Locker” or that horrible “Green Zone” with Matt Damon, and whatever else anyone but the rabid anti-Bush leftists that ended up wasting their money watching these stupid works of pure unrealistic fiction most, if not all, of the sane public ignored at the theaters because they knew better. They are now making a movie about how our military killed bin Laden. And people are suspicious, as they should be, of both this effort and the timing. Especially when you find out these SEALs are now wasting time with Hollywood bozos, who I am sure aren’t going to use this movie to make Obama look good – that was a meant as an insult for those of you that aren’t quick enough to catch the sarcasm – instead of doing the work their country needs them to.

Maybe Obama’s people should stick to throwing lavish fundraiser parties where the elite get to hob-nob with the Hollywood celebs, eat & drink like kings, and dance the night away while Rome burns.

DevGru body count grows

Trademark law, like copyright, is all sorts of jacked up in the United States. Disney is a big part of why. Given that, I don’t think anyone was truly surprised when the House of Mouse tried to trademark everything under the sun relating to SEAL Team Six.

‘Cept uhh, yeah…Navy said no. Well, not exactly no. More like “We’re the Navy, and here’s a list of things that belong to us. You jackasses.” And Disney voluntarily withdrew their trademark applications.

Navy officers privately expressed relief Wednesday that the company had chosen voluntarily to retract its application, saving the organization from a long trademark battle.

The Navy first fired back at Disney with its own filings for trademarks on the phrases ‘SEAL Team’ and ‘Navy SEALs,’ on May 13, several days after Disney’s application. Those terms denote “membership in an organization of the Department of the Navy that develops and executes military missions involving special operations strategy, doctrine, and tactics,” the Navy said in its filings. The Navy had a beachhead with its longstanding trademark on “SEALs,” which it has licensed for videogames,

Here’s the best part. Disney wanted, specifically, “SEAL Team Six.” The Navy’s response to that specific issue is obviously intentionally wry and note-perfect:

Yet Navy officials didn’t file a request for “SEAL Team Six.”

The Navy confirms the existence of SEAL Teams 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 10. The Navy has never acknowledged the existence of Team 9 while SEAL Team 6, the service’s most elite hunter-killer team, is officially called the United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group, or DevGru.

Unofficially, DevGru is widely known as SEAL Team 6.

“We certainly would not request a trademark on a SEAL team that doesn’t exist, like SEAL Team 6,” said a Navy official.

Perfect.

While we’re here, don’t forget to raise a glass this weekend to those who served, those who gave their lives, and those that are serving now. It is, to borrow a phrase, the reason for the “season.” Lastly, don’t forget, our founder was Navy, so raise two glasses. One for the military and one for Lee.