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Black Ops: Fact or Fiction?


What do our troops overseas really do? Are they part of some conspiracy to control all of the oil in Afghanistan and Iraq? Do they do secret missions to assassinate leaders America doesn’t like and plant new ones into place? Why are we really there? These are all good questions, the answers of which will vary in many different degrees depending on who you talk to. Given the history of the CIA and FBI, one wonders just how far government agencies will go to accomplish their goals. Now I can tell you from personal experience that every unit does something illegal or underhanded, something outside of protocol, but not necessarily of a clandestine nature. When you are on the front lines of combat there are times when you must make decisions, split second decisions which can be the difference between life or death for you or your brothers, and in that split second there isn’t always time to consider the increasingly tight legal boundaries.

There are many missions that are secret and top secret in nature, missions where you leave in the dead of night to do a raid on a compound to capture a specific individual or to take out a known enemy hideout. Not one single mission in my entire career did I ever sit on some oil line, or go assassinate a leader, or sabotage something. However; I have been a part of missions with Special Forces and Rangers where we weren’t told anything about the mission other than what our position was to be and what we were to do. No details about why or what for, just “do this”. These missions made me scratch my head and I was filled with questions that went unanswered. Is it possible that I was unknowingly an integral part of some form of black ops? I don’t know for sure. Is it possible that many underhanded missions that are never recorded take place? Perhaps, I’ll leave this for you to decided, tell me what you think.

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Sean Culver
Sean’s fascination with Martial Arts began when he was a child going to karate classes in a gym at a local school in Lake Forest, CA. Although his training was cut short, his passion was not. Over the years he became active in competitive wrestling where he took first place in almost all tournaments he competed in. Upon graduating High School Sean felt a higher calling to serve in the military, more specifically, the Army Airborne Infantry. During his time in service he trained in Modern Army Combatives, which is based largely on Brazilian Jui-Jitsu, as well as extensive training on military weapons and tactics. Due to his mental and physical prowess he was sent to intensive training for hand to hand combat tactics where he honed his skills for combat in full battle attire. Having done over two years of combat time in Afghanistan, Sean can bring to light a new side of fighting and tactics that he has not only experienced first hand, but has employed while being in direct contact with the enemy. In addition to Modern Army Combatives, Sean has also trained in Muay Thai, Boxing, and Wing Chun. With as much as Sean loves the Martial Arts, it was only natural that competitive fighting and MMA would draw him into its world of high class fighters.