Three families of Navy SEAL Team VI Special Forces servicemen and another family of an Army National Guardsman are scheduled to appear at a press conference on Thursday to “disclose never before revealed information about how and why their sons along with 26 others died in a fatal helicopter crash in Afghanistan,” according to a press release issued by the families.

The helicopter, carrying 25 members of SEAL Team VI and five other Americans, crashed in August of 2011 after it was reportedly shot down by insurgents. A total of 38 people died including seven Afghans and an interpreter. The tragic incident occurred just a few months after the successful raid on the compound of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.

The families will reportedly be joined by retired military experts to explain “how and why the government is as much responsible for the deaths of their sons as the Taliban,” the release adds.

More from the press release obtained by TheBlaze:

The areas of inquiry at the press conference will include but not be limited to:

How President Obama and Vice President Biden, having disclosed on May 4, 2011, that Navy Seal Team VI carried out the successful raid on Bin Laden’s compound resulting in the master terrorist’s death, put a retaliatory target on the backs of the fallen heroes.

How and why high-level military officials sent these Navy SEAL Team VI heroes into battle without special operations aviation and proper air support.

How and why middle level military brass carries out too many ill-prepared missions to boost their standing with top-level military brass and the Commander-in-Chief in order that they can be promoted.

How the military restricts special operations servicemen and others from engaging in timely return fire when fired upon by the Taliban and other terrorist groups and interests, thus jeopardizing the servicemen’s lives.

How and why the denial of requested pre-assault fire may have contributed to the shoot down of the Navy SEAL Team VI helicopter and the death of these special operations servicemen.

How Afghani forces accompanying the Navy SEAL Team VI servicemen on the helicopter were not properly vetted and how they possibly disclosed classified information to the Taliban about the mission, resulting in the shoot down of the helicopter.

How military brass, while prohibiting any mention of a Judeo-Christian God, invited a Muslim cleric to the funeral for the fallen Navy SEAL Team VI heroes who disparaged in Arabic the memory of these servicemen by damning them as infidels to Allah. A video of the Muslim cleric’s “prayer” will be shown with a certified translation.

The Thursday press conference has not been highly publicized. The press release also criticizes the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq as the “result of politics” and “poorly conceived and implemented, resulting in the deaths of thousands and the maiming of tens of thousands of our brave heroes.”

TheBlaze will be covering the press conference and will also be investigating some of the claims being made by these military families. Stay tuned Thursday for additional updates to this story.

 

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