Mainstream media never reported either the engagement of US troops in combat actions in South Sudan or the casualties they suffered as a result of engaging rebel forces. This story ought to go viral. First because of the actions of this young airman to save American lives, and secondly because the American people need to know that these US special forces operators were critically wounded, while engaged in combat action support roles in South Sudan.
Those who are familiar, may recall several months ago, when Barack Obama sent 45 US military personnel into South Sudan to supposedly provide aid. Since then, nothing has been reported in American media concerning their actions or whereabouts. Go ahead Google it and see what you find. Google US special forces in South Sudan. Or wounded US special forces in South Sudan. What you will find is a report: "Four American service members were injured Saturday when rebel gunfire hit U.S. military aircraft trying to evacuate American citizens in South Sudan"
According to the information that was released to the media.
Air evacuation vehicles were heading to Bor, the capital of the state of Jonglei and scene of some of the nation's worst violence over the last week.What this report fails to report and in fact obscures, it that the three aircraft involved were US Marine Corps Osprey attack transports. Ospreys are not typically used as evacuation aircraft. US Black Hawk Helicopters, specifically modified for evacuation and transport of injured personnel are used. Additionally, US Special Forces Operators are not utilized for evacuation missions. They are used to interdict hostile enemy positions and or defend other American military personnel while they are being evacuated.
The U.S. military's Africa Command (AFRICOM) said the three fired-upon aircraft were "participating in a mission to evacuate American citizens in Bor."
"After receiving fire from the ground while approaching the site, the aircraft diverted to an airfield outside the country and aborted the mission," the statement said. LINK TO THIS REPORT
According to the same report, those injured in the operationnever touched the ground in South Sudan.
"The damaged aircraft diverted to Entebbe, Uganda, where the wounded were transferred ... and flown to Nairobi, Kenya for medical treatment," said a follow-up AFRICOM statement.
So.....the damaged aircraft never touched down. The aircraft reportedly sustained damage from sufficient small arms fire, to critically injure four US Special Forces operators and sufficient to severely cripple at least one of the Marine Osprey involved in the mission.
For those interested, Barack Obama has sent US military personnel into harms way and purposely placed them in the middle of ethnic fighting between two factions of former combatants who have waged war in this country for the last twenty five years.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir said this week that an attempted coup triggered the violence now pulsing through South Sudan. He blamed the country's former vice president, Machar. The men are from the different Dinka and Nuer ethnic groups who are at loggerheads in the country's festering conflict.
What is also not being reported, is that the former Vice President Machar, a (Nuer) is attempting to prevent the present president from allowing Muslim factions inside President Salva Kirrr regime, from taking complete control of South sudan and turning it into another African country controlled by Islamic radicals.
Bottom line? America under Obama is supporting the Muslim side of the rekindled civil war that has now become an ethnic war between Christians and Muslims.