This opinion editorial from SOFREP refers to 'rumors' and 'I heard from so-and-so' statements.
In early 2012, I had an unexpected conversation with my friend Chris Kyle (author of American Sniper) about the Katrina debacle. I had heard rumblings about Special Operations snipers being deployed to New Orleans to support the effort to restore order. He confirmed the rumors and shared his own intimate knowledge that close contacts of his, many active duty Spec Ops snipers (some Navy SEALs), took leave to work for the controversial PMC (Private Military Company), Blackwater.I would hope that none of our SF teams were participating in taking out U.S. civilians. From what I've been told, the only ones who would most likely to participate in this type of activity would be Delta Force. Although others can't be ruled out. Remember Waco?
Chris went on to tell me that the bulk of the guys he knew directly had racked up over thirty kills between them. I asked him about Rules of Engagement, and asked, “Who were they shooting at,” and he just gave me a big Texas shrug and smile. I figured out really quick that it was 180 grains of due process (usually to the head at 200M).
Anyone out there who can confirm if any of this actually occurred? Preferably from someone who was there with boots on the ground.
Something to think about when the SHTF, either natural events or man made events.