Ex-Navy SEAL Robert O'Neill who shot Bin Laden says he needs '9 guys' to save Americans in Kabul
A former Navy SEAL, who is said to have shot Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, believes he could rescue Americans stuck in Kabul with just "nine guys" amid the Taliban's hostile takeover of Afghanistan.
Robert O'Neill chimed in on the Afghan fiasco during an appearance on Fox News show Primetime with Will Cain. The 45-year-old veteran said that many US admirals and generals should have resigned or been removed from office over the events that unfolded in the past week. O'Neill was a member of the elite SEAL Team Six which raided bin Laden's Abbottabad, Pakistan, den and killed the terrorist leader in 2011. The veteran later said he delivered the kill shot that took down bin Laden, but that claim was disputed by another Navy SEAL who was involved in the sensational raid.
"I'm a big believer in the acronym KISS: Keep it simple, stupid," O'Neill told Cain. "And I was talking to another SEAL Team Six operator with whom I've served for 20 years. I'm just gonna call him Tiny. And Tiny told me the response: 'Here's how you get the Americans out. Tiny smash with hammer. And that's it,'" he said.
O'Neill then railed against the Biden administration and questioned the legitimacy of his presidency.
"Look, I don't want to be in charge, but if I was - oh I want to get the Americans? Cool. Give me nine guys. I'm gonna walk through the streets and I'm gonna kill everyone I see, and I'm gonna grab the Americans. It is not difficult," he said. "But we have these people who are in charge that are a disgrace. I am amazed that there haven't been at least 30 generals and admirals that haven't resigned or been fired today. But we won't because we have a commander-in-chief that was put there through whatever happened at four in the morning on election night. This is nonsense. It's insulting," he added.
O'Neill said Americans "should feel gross" about how the US has dealt with the Taliban in the past few days.
"Everyone veteran, Marine, airman and navy SEAL ... coastguards ... everyone I've talked to today, all they tell me is they feel gross," O'Neill continued. "And that's how you should feel. You should feel gross. We don't ask the Taliban's permission. You know what we do? We kick their ass, that's it," he said.
MEAWW previously reported how Biden had plans to go on holiday as Kabul continued to burn, but it later emerged he canceled the trip due to mounting pressure on his administration. The commander-in-chief was scheduled to leave the White House Saturday, August 21, to visit his Delaware home as his administration faced its biggest crisis to date. It has been said that Biden worked just four days in the last fortnight since the Taliban captured their first regional capital. Only last week, he went on a long weekend break with first lady, Jill Biden.
Meanwhile, Vice President Kamala Harris also reportedly left Washington on Friday night, August 20, to visit Singapore, Vietnam, and then California. Her office has claimed she will be working on the Afghan fiasco while on tour.