One of the scariest aspects of having former reality TV star Donald Trump as our President is that he is now also, of course, the Commander-in-chief of our nation’s powerful military.
In his first practice run with his new toys and toy soldiers, 70-year-old man-child Trump authorized a failed raid in Yemen that resulted in the death of U.S. Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens. William Owens, Ryan’s father, is not pleased with how his son was sacrificed for Trump’s war game, and is taking action against the President.
When Ryan’s remains were brought back to Dover Air Force Base, the senior Owens refused to meet with President Trump. Stated William to the Miami Herald, referring to what he said to the chaplain present, “I’m sorry, I don’t want to see him. I told them I don’t want to meet the president. I told them I didn’t want to make a scene about it, but my conscience wouldn’t let me talk to him.” William was sharply critical of the mission, saying, “Why at this time did there have to be this stupid mission when it wasn’t even barely a week into his administration? Why? For two years prior, there were no boots on the ground in Yemen — everything was missiles and drones — because there was not a target worth one American life. Now, all of a sudden we had to make this grand display?”
Owens is now calling for an investigation into the botched raid. He said, “Don’t hide behind my son’s death to prevent an investigation, I want an investigation. … The government owes my son an investigation.” Owens also feels that the announcement of Trump’s travel ban the day before the raid may have doomed it. He stated, “It just doesn’t make any sense to do something to antagonize an ally when you’re going to conduct a mission in that country. Did we alienate some of the people working with them, translators or support people. Maybe they decided to release information to jeopardize the mission. I think these are valid questions. I don’t want anybody to think I have an agenda, because I don’t. I just want the truth.” Do you support Williams Owens?