The father of one of the 22 Navy SEALs killed in August 2011 when their Chinook helicopter was shot down by the Taliban in Afghanistan, told talk-host Michael Savage he believes the U.S. government sent his son and his colleagues to their deaths.
After Vice President Joe Biden revealed that SEAL Team 6 carried out the operation that killed Osama bin Laden in May 2011, Strange said the members of his son's team gave startling indications to their families they were about to meet their demise.
Charles Strange, the father of slain SEAL Michael Strange, told Savage Wednesday night that in June 2011, on at least three separate occasions his son grabbed him by the bicep and announced that he had prepared his will.
The bewildered father finally was able to find out what it all meant.
Michael Strange, his father recalled, said, "Something's going on with the team. Somebody's leaking things out. Something's going on."
Savage, reacting with emotion, asked: "Your son knew he was being sent to his death?"
"They knew," Strange replied. "They knew something was up. Every one of them."
Other families of the victims have reported similar experiences with their sons the last time they saw them, Strange said.
Strange said documents related to the crash that he obtained show that, among other anomalies, the rescue team was held back.
"This was all planned," he said. "I have it in the paperwork."
Strange affirmed that there was no chase helicopter or any other kind of support for the team.
"So, you're saying they planned to execute your son and the others on purpose?" Savage asked.
"One hundred percent, sir," Strange replied.
Prompted by the concerns expressed by family members, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, said his subcommittee on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is investigating the crash.
As WND reported in May, Strange recalled to the National Press Club in Washington his experience with President Obama at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware Aug. 9, 2011, when the remains of 30 U.S. troops were brought home from Afghanistan.
He leaned over to whisper into President Obama’s ear to ask if there would be a congressional investigation into the death of his son.
President Obama whispered back, “We will look very, very, very deep into this.”
But Strange said he hadn't heard a word since that encounter.
The families have filed a lawsuit against President Obama, Vice President Biden, the Taliban, the governments of Afghanistan and Iran, because the Islamic regime promises to pay $10,000 for every dead U.S. service member.
Among their many suspicions, the families question the sudden replacement of seven Afghan commandos on board the helicopter just before takeoff. The seven who died in the attack are not the seven listed in the flight manifest. The families say that to this day, they don't know the identities of the dead Afghans.
Strange noted that the chopper’s black box was never recovered and doubts the explanation that it was washed away in a flash flood.