SEAL Target Geronimo
The Inside Story of the Mission to Kill Osama bin Laden
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The true story of the killing of bin Laden by author and former U.S. Navy SEAL Chuck Pfarrer
On May 2, 2011, at 1:03 a.m. a satellite uplink was sent from Pakistan crackling into the situation room of the White House: "Geronimo, Echo, KIA." These words, spoken by a Navy SEAL, ended Osama bin Laden's reign of terror. SEAL Target Geronimo is the story of Neptune's Spear from the men who were there. After talking to members of the SEAL team involved in the raid, Pfarrer shares never-before-revealed details in an exclusive account of what happened as he takes readers inside the walls of Bin Laden's compound penetrating deep into the terrorist's lair to reach the exact spot where the Al Qaeda leader was cowering when the bullet entered his head. SEAL Target Geronimo is an explosive story of unparalleled valor and clockwork military precision carried out by the most elite fighting force in the world--the U.S. Navy's SEAL Team Six.
Are you kidding me?
We have a saying in the SEAL Teams about the 90-10 rule. It goes: 90% of the guys that make it through BUD/S training are solid Operators and go on to do great things. The other 10% are constantly bringing the community and their team down.
We are always trying to cull the 10% out of the herd. In the military these guys are commonly referred to as “strap hangers”. You make up your own mind, but after talking to friends in the SEAL community that are still on active duty (and the SOCOM Press Release) Chuck Pfarrer (author) is clearly falling into the 10% category in my opinion. His clenched fists are grabbing at the straps of the good men that participated in this operation.
It makes me sick to my stomach that this guy (FYI-anyone that co-wrote that lame Charlie Sheen screen play for Navy SEALs should be shot on sight) is lying. Why didn’t he just publish this as a work of fiction? It would have sold just as many copies. Even worse is that this news will surely drive his sales into the hundreds of thousands, if not millions of copies sold. Also, the conspiracy freaks will be sure to latch onto this literary piece of garbage and argue for its existence into oblivion.
My advice: don't buy lies.
Son Tay Raid rehearsed in Omaha? The first tidbit that made me question this book. From that point forward, I had to call into question everything written in this book. In fact after I read that little tidbit, I went back and reread other parts that I had read through. Zarkari was killed when a JDAMS was dropped on the house he was in, not as the result of a drone strike. You would think that a someone who was writing a book and including things such as the Son Tay raid would have researched it better. BTW the Son Tay raid was rehearsed at Eglin AFB in Florida. Why? Well because there is an axiom in the military which says "Train as you Fight". If you are going to fight in jungle terrain (vietnam) you trian in jungle terrain (the closest you can come in the United States is Eglin AFB part of which encompasses the Everglades. Pfarrer either didn't bother to research this or didn't have enough respect for the buyers of the book to do the proper research. Those two little missteps caused me to question the rest of the book. And then two days later, the SEAL community calls the book a "pack of lies", and call into question Pfarrer himself. Save your money
The President of the USA does not know who pulled the trigger on OBL Yet, this author has, "first hand accounts," of what happened from the brave men who carried this out??? I doubt it. When reading this book think of it as a novel and not an actual account of what happened on May 02, 2011.