The team that finally went in and killed bin Laden yesterday were not only Navy SEALs, they were the most badass Navy SEALs money can buy. Informally code named Seal Team 6 (their real name is highly classified), they’re the black ops team that the US military calls in to do things that are possibly outside the law and incredibly dangerous and sensitive. They’re the motherfuckers you bring in when you want results.
The Team was labeled 6 at the time to confuse Soviet intelligence about the number of SEAL teams in operation at the time. There were only two others.
Team 6 poached the top operatives from other SEAL units and trained them even more intensely from there. Even among proven SEAL’s the attrition rate for Team 6 is reported to be nearly half.
There are no names available for current Team 6 members, but the CIA does recruit heavily from their numbers for their Special Operations Group, so it makes sense that they were chosen to work with the CIA on this mission.
Team 6 is normally devoted to missions with maritime authority: ship rescues, oil rigs, naval bases or land bases accessible by water. There are no waterways near Bin Laden’s compound.
When a former Navy SEAL was called for a comment about this article all he could say was: “You know I’d love to help you man, but I can’t say a word about Team 6. There is no Team 6.”
So don’t expect to see any of these guys on the news with Osama’s ear or anything. They’re like Batman and the A-Team and Delta Force combined into one super secret killing machine.
Also: There will be display of bin Laden’s body if you were wondering. He was buried at sea last night, in accordance to Islamic law that the dead be buried within 24 hours. Since we didn’t want to hand the body over to any nation, we just dumped his ass out to sea.
So we’re waiting for pics, because I’m sure someone took pics.
There’s this fake ass image that’s been floating around on Indian TV, but it’s obviously fake. (Thanks to Mojoo for the link)