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Navy Seals in Gunfight Against ISIS

The Navy Seal who died yesterday in a shootout with ISIS is Charles Keating IV, grandson of the late Congressman who was convicted and served jail time the 1980's savings and loan scandal

Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Charles H. Keating IV, 31, was shot and killed during a two-hour battle with about 125 militants who had stormed the Kurdish-held town of Tel Skuf, about 20 miles north of Mosul.

Keating “got hit just in the course of his gun battle. Whether it was a sniper or some fighter with his [rifle] is unclear,” Warren said. “This was a gunfight so there were bullets everywhere.”

As the militants advanced, the U.S. force was sent in to extract the Americans and to help the Kurdish fighters, who have been key allies in the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State.

Here'a a video of the Navy Seals participating with Peshmerga Kurdish forces in direct clashes with ISIS in Telskuf in Mosul. (No graphic images or victims)

How is this not "boots on the ground?"

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    Charles Keating, Jr. was never in Congress. (none / 0) (#1)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Wed May 04, 2016 at 04:49:28 PM EST
    Rather, several congressmen were in his back pocket. ;-D

    Before he gained notoriety in the Saving and Loan scandals of the 1980s, the elder Keating actually first came to public prominence as an anti-adult entertainment crusader in his native Cincinnati. He was the guy who led public agitation in his hometown to indict, try and convict Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt on charges of pandering and racketeering. (Flynt's conviction was later overturned on appeal.)

    As head of "Citizens for Decent Literature" in 1965, Keating, Jr. produced a rather campy little 30-min. film called "Perversion for Profit" that was narrated by George Putnam, a popular but thoroughly bombastic right-wing L.A. news anchor from that era who was later caricatured rather deftly by actor Ted Knight on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show." (See the resemblance?)

    Aloha.

    Seals were sent to rescue (none / 0) (#2)
    by Green26 on Wed May 04, 2016 at 06:04:22 PM EST
    US advisors who were in danger from a fairly big surprise ISIS attack, which broke through the front lines. Read that the whole battle was about 12 hours. Don't know how long the Seals were there. As I've said previously, I suspect that there are US troops there than have been announced, especially these special ops troops.