The former US Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden says he would ‘kill everyone he sees’ if he was on a Kabul rescue mission to save stranded Americans there.
He shared his strategy for getting Americans out of the country, which included walking through the streets and killing ‘everyone he sees’ and criticized the Biden administration and admirals and generals, who he said should have resigned or been fired over the withdrawal fiasco.
During his appearance O’Neill also told Cain that Americans ‘should feel gross’ about how the US has dealt with the Taliban
Taliban soldiers are pictured at the entrance of Afghanistan’s international airport in Kabul Tuesday
‘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,’ he added. ‘This is nonsense. It’s insulting.’
O’Neill was the Navy SEAL who shot bin Laden three times in the head during a top-secret May 2011 raid on his hideout in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
The veteran, who had served in the Navy since 1995, was reportedly forced from the team soon after the raid for allegedly openly bragging in bars about being the man who fired the fatal shots.
His latest outburst was condemned by Tony Thomas, the 11th commander of the US Special Operations Command.
Thomas tweeted: ‘I apologize. We, Special Operations, raised this guy. We promoted him through the ranks and ultimately gave him the honor of representing this country on the raid to kill Usama Bin Laden. He has turned it into his money making embarrassing schtick.’
During his appearance O’Neill also told Cain that Americans ‘should feel gross’ about how the US has dealt with the Taliban.
11th Commander of US Special Operations Command Tony Thomas blasted O’Neill over his proposed rescue strategy
President Joe Biden took a defiant stance in an address to the nation Monday afternoon where he admitted the collapse of the Afghan government was quicker than the US anticipated but insisted he stands behind his decision to withdraw troops
‘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.
O’Neill also took a shot at military higher ups who have criticized him on Twitter, where he has been railing against the Biden administration for days.
‘Hey everyone: watch as these politicians and ‘generals’ come at me,’ he tweeted on Sunday. ‘They are all completely worthless. They are why we lost.’
Afghanistan fell to the Taliban within 11 days, rather than the 30-90 days US intelligence analysts predicted, undoing two decades worth of gains made by US troops stationed in the country in the wake of 9/11.
The extremist fighters made strong advances across the country over the weekend before seizing the capital Kabul Sunday, causing US officials to accelerate the evacuation of US embassy personnel, citizens and Afghan nationals out of the nation.
Biden took a defiant stance in an address to the nation Monday afternoon where he admitted the collapse of the Afghan government was quicker than the US anticipated but insisted he stands behind his decision to withdraw troops.
Biden revealed US forces may stay beyond his deadline of Aug. 31 as he tries to accelerate the operation to rescue Americans after days of chaos and crushes at Kabul airport.
He said that U.S. forces had expanded the perimeter around the airport amid fears terrorists may seek to exploit the operation by attacking Americans or Afghan civilians.
But things were moving in the right direction with some 33,000 people brought to safety, he said.
‘Let me be clear – the evacuation of thousands of people from Kabul is going to be hard and painful,’ Biden said during a speech at the White House.
‘No matter when it started, when we began, it would have been true if we had started a month ago, or a month from now.
‘There is no way to evacuate this many people without pain and loss and heartbreaking images you see on television.
‘It’s just a fact.’