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graniteclimber

Trad climber
The Illuminati -- S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Division
Topic Author's Original Post - May 2, 2011 - 12:01pm PT
It's on-topic because they are honorary climbers.
























dirtbag

climber
May 2, 2011 - 12:02pm PT
Amen!!!

Thank you!!!
labrat

Trad climber
Nevada City, CA
May 2, 2011 - 12:04pm PT
Thanks for your service!
Erik
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Carson city Nev.
May 2, 2011 - 12:04pm PT
SALUTE!!
graniteclimber

Trad climber
The Illuminati -- S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Division
Topic Author's Reply - May 2, 2011 - 12:13pm PT
About the raid: We have new details about the raid itself. It was launched from a base in Afghanistan. It was a squadron of U.S. Navy Seals that took part in it. That is about 40 Navy Seals. About 24 of them landed on the ground and entered the compound. We're told that they offered him a chance to surrender; but, they didn't waste much time. That's when the shooting began. There was lots of shooting - no U.S. service members were injured in the firefight that ensued.

One of the U.S. helicopters that flew in the raid had mechanical difficulties, we're told by a U.S. military official. That helicopter had to make a hard landing and we're told that it was destroyed ... by the others involved in the mission. We're also told the Navy Seals were practicing over a week. They knew about this mission for a week and they had been practicing for the raid until given the orders.

Continue reading on Examiner.com: Flawless Navy Seal Bin Laden raid: Muslim sea burial by U.S. forces - National Political Transcripts | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/political-transcripts-in-national/flawless-naval-seal-bin-laden-raid-muslim-burial-24-hours-possibly-at-sea#ixzz1LDtEguib
fattrad

Mountain climber
GOP Convention
May 2, 2011 - 12:15pm PT
They could work on my LEO team anytime.



The evil one
Gene

climber
May 2, 2011 - 12:17pm PT
Shut up, Fattrad.
karodrinker

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
May 2, 2011 - 12:19pm PT
Fatty, we all know you don't have an LEO team. SEALs are the real deal, the opposite of you.
Hawkeye

climber
State of Mine
May 2, 2011 - 12:27pm PT
fattard, AC must have really gotten you riled lately. you are even more of an ass than normal.

salute to the seals!
Josh Nash

Social climber
riverbank ca
May 2, 2011 - 12:46pm PT
Discovery did a special on BUDS. It's really worth watching and amazing what the human body can endure when willpower is involved.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQkn9qFsDzE
Dirka

Trad climber
SF
May 2, 2011 - 12:58pm PT
They make sacrifices beyond anything that I would know.
Thanks for your service.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
May 2, 2011 - 01:05pm PT
http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/469758/SEa-Air-Land

I did this before, but yeah, I appreciate them!!!
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
May 2, 2011 - 02:14pm PT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhzRYMz3cwU&feature=related
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
SoCal
May 2, 2011 - 02:28pm PT
I learned to appreciate Navy Seals many years ago. I was horsing around with one, the game got rougher and rougher. He finally picked me up and threw me double overhand like a some pro wrestler move. I landed on my back on concrete. I learned how not to be a wimp at the moment right after impact.

A big thanks to Navy Seals everywhere, past, present and future.
lostinshanghai

Social climber
someplace
May 2, 2011 - 02:58pm PT
Salute: covered or uncovered, to not only the strike team, but also to the eyes and ears that helped accomplish their mission.
marv

Mountain climber
Bay Area
May 2, 2011 - 03:55pm PT
has anyone climbed with SEALs? I recall reading that a few big-name climbers occasionally get DoD contracts to take these guys climbing

there's no doubt they're fine athletes, but I wonder how well they take to climbing. Probably pretty well.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
May 2, 2011 - 04:00pm PT
Jay Smith spent quite a few years training Seals in rock climbing and ice climbing. I went on a week long training exercise with Seals in 1965 when I was in the 7th Special Forces and was impressed with their training and physical conditioning.
audiobahn1000

climber
May 3, 2011 - 05:18am PT
I have climbed with many SEAL's, over 10. I can tell you as far as climbing goes, they are nothing special. I have seen a SEAL get scared and back off a 5.8 sport climb. At the end of the day being able to kill someone in 500 ways and being to bench press a car means nothing when it comes to climbing, they still have to practice just like any other noob. They are in good shape yes, but they still make the same mistake everyone else does when they start, not using their feet! Those biceps will give out eventually, no mater how often you work them. And they still have the same leading fears anyone else has when they lead their first few climbs.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 3, 2011 - 08:07am PT
The son of a friend who lives in Ouray is a new (1 year) Seal and two well-known
climbers brought him up to speed. Being from Ouray he already had a rolling start though.

But I gotta say why did they use 'Geronimo' for bin Laden's code?
That doesn't seem very 'sensitive' these days. Seems like 'Septic Tank' or
something similar would have worked as well.
Weld_it

Trad climber
Chatsworth
May 3, 2011 - 08:08am PT
FACT: GOT MY WHITE BELT IN KARATE BY MAPPING THE FLOOR WITH A SEEL. THEA ARE BADAZZ THO. OORAH!
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