"In the predawn hours on May 17, Navy SEALs launched a tactical assault on Irma Lake Lodge, meeting resistance shortly after they breached the property and crept toward the underground lair. Gates’ security personnel, dressed in paramilitary gear and armed with automatic weapons, detected the intrusion and opened fire on the SEALs. The SEALs returned fire in what turned out to be a 15-minute firefight in which one SEAL and 8 enemy combatants lost their lives.
Having suppressed Gates’ security, the SEALS found a trap door hidden beneath piles of hay in a horse stable. The door concealed a steel platform—an elevator of sorts—that descended 300’ below ground and opened into a hewn chamber 150’ in diameter and with tunnels branching off in several directions. The SEALs, our source said, spent hours scouring the tunnels for signs of life, but no children were found. However, the operation was not in vain, as they did uncover a facsimile of a young girl’s bedroom, with a pink-frame platform bed, stuffed animals, and racks of child-sized clothing. Moreover, three DSLRs on tripods had been aimed to video whoever had lain on the bed. At least one camera still had an SD card.
The SEALs, our source added, seized the cameras before exfiltrating the compound.
In closing, our source said he believes—but cannot confirm—the military has infiltrated other properties owned by Gates."