Navy Seals Got Lucky?

Ummm … well, when your boss failed miserably in a similar situation, I guess when someone succeeds, well it must be luck. Unbelievable. Another “Great moments in liberal military analysis.”

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Chris Matthews and Chuck Todd discuss BHO’s amazing military victory in the Somalia Pirate story. And indeed it was a spectacular resolution. But …

To Chuck Todd’s credit, he tried to point out that when it comes to Navy Seals there’s not much luck involved … but … well it’s a little late.

I worked as a reporter for the better part of three years covering the Navy in Norfolk. I knew Navy Seals, submariners and sailors. My Dad served for the better part of 6 years in the Navy as an officer. I can assure you, luck in the Navy is nothing more than the residue of great training, dedication and determination.

5 replies
  1. Wayne SW
    Wayne SW says:

    If anybody wants to get a true sense of what it takes to become a Navy Seal, read this book.  It is written by Marcus Luttrell of Texas.  The books title is "Lone Survivor."  I challenge anyone to read the preface at the front of the book and not shed a tear.  Marcus survived an ambush by the Taliban and he, with his group of 4, were out numbered 150 to 4.  Marcus Survived.  A rescue mission with 16 were killed in their helicopter in this gun battle.

    This book goes into detail of Seal Training and the various skills requried to become a Seal.  Most people would not last 4 hours.  More impressive than the physical training is their loyalty, dedication and love of America.   I salute you Marcus and your fellow serviceman.

    Last week, some "punks" in East Texas went out "shooting chained dogs" in peoples yards for "fun."   These punks shot and killed Marcus' dog, Dasy.  Dasy was the puppy given to Marcus to help him through rehabilitation after his many wounds in Afghanistan.   The name Dasy was the first initial of every Seal in the patrol that were killed on that fateful mission.

    Marcus tracked down these dog killers and turned them over to the Texas Rangers.  When the third person in the shooting learned that the Seals were after him, he turned himself in.  Marcus has been a guest on Glenn Beck this past week, telling of the dog shooting incident.

    Jim, The Seals are part of the Navy.  So, please stop using that term "Like Drunken Sailors."  It is very derogatory to our brave fighting men and woman.

  2. Erik Blazynski
    Erik Blazynski says:

    These are trained professionals shooting someone from 30 yards away. I expect them to kill them with one shot. Nothing lucky about it.

  3. Anne-EH
    Anne-EH says:

    Both the Navy Seals and the Marines have the toughest training going for the armed forces. It is not a matter of "luck", just a LOT of heavy duty training.

  4. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    Maybe Lickspittle Matthews should concentrate more on doing the research for his show and less time trying to relieve the tingles running up his leg.

    Is it me, or does Chrissy actually personify all the liberal criticisms made about Rush?

    God bless our troops.

  5. pjdutch
    pjdutch says:

    Chris is another blowhard from the left who is amazed by his own (lack of) importance!  He lectures about what he knows nothing about.

    Further, altho Seal Snippers are trained to hit their targets up to 3/4 mile away, the condition of the sea made even a short shot dificult!  Give credit where it is due!

    Obarfbag deserves none!

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