Skip to comments.'No one could breathe for 35 minutes': Hillary Clinton reveals tension in Situation Room
Posted on 04/12/2012 5:07:41 PM PDT by traumer
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has told how she and the fellow White House officials were so transfixed by live footage of the raid that took out Osama bin Laden raid they couldn't breathe for 35 minutes. In the famous Situation Room picture released by the White House, Mrs Clinton, President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and members of the national security team are seen watching as Navy Seals storm the compound in Abbotabad, Pakistan, to take out the Al-Qaeda chief. Yesterday, in a speech to cadets at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, Mrs Clinton gave a first-hand account of the incredible tension in the room as the drama unfolded.
When a cadet asked her to reflect on bin Ladens death and the process leading up to the mission that killed him she began by recalling her time as a New York senator during 9/11, and how the attack had affected so many of her constituents.
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Didn’t it come out that this picture was only a staged photo op and not real? The only footage they had to watch was from above in the air, they couldn’t see anything on the ground or in the compound. Sounds like she isn’t aware that the public knows that they didn’t see much of anything at all.
One of the funniest comments I’ve ever read on FR accompanied that picture when it first came out - Obama looks like he’s there on ‘take your child to work day’.
Too bad Hildabeast is speaking metaphorically. The Republic would be in much better shape were she speaking literally!
Was she also “gulping air” in disbelief?
Isn’t it enough that she explained why everybody in the Obama Regime seems to be BRAIN DEAD?
Hitlery must have cut a world class lingering fart while laughing hard at nobama hiding his eyes.
I still say this was a fakeroo. Maybe ST1 did snuff osama obama, but the idiots in that room had zero to do with it.
All unsuccessfully but they did leave in the packing so his head looks larger than anyone's now.
In all the times I’ve seen this picture, I’ve always been curious as to the subject of the picture in front of Hillary. I thought someone would have blown it up by now.
We have very large NRO satellites in geosynchronous orbit that can easily pick up the signals from tiny cameras anywhere on the earth. These NRO sats have antennas of about 350' diameter. That's comparable to the Green Bank radio telescope.
The reason such a large dish can be lifted to orbit is because it can be very lightly built as it does not need to contend with gravity or wind. It could be unfolded from a relatively small package and open much like an giant umbrella. It probably has an active surface but could operate well even without one. The Green Bank dish has an active surface because it deforms due to gravity and must be adjusted to work at all above 3.5GHz or so.
The Greenbank dish
With such incredible equipment in orbit all sorts of tiny cameras can be deployed, placing them in common ordinary looking objects would be a good use of the capability. Think rocks that can see, all that's needed is a tiny pinhole opening for the cmos sensor and a sub milliwatt rf transmitter.
I'm a ham radio geek, I'd love to play with these expensive toys! :-) This is all conjecture on my part but I see little possibility that I am wrong here. The NRO sats are common knowledge and it's easy to calculate what the abilities would be with a dish that size from a mere 23,000 miles out looking down on the planet.
Crappy reporting - the only ‘cadets’ at USNA are the prisoner exchangees from the other academies. USNA prepares Midshipmen for service in the Fleet and Marines.
Go Navy Beat Army
What’s Hillary doing in “the situations” room? Would
snooki get jealous?
Seriously what bunch of buff-ooons....couldn’t breath
for 35 minutes?...Wow , Hill...you were really under
pressure.....yeah....could feel the helicopter blade
backwash, right? She wants to be commander in chief
but cannot breath for 35 minutes when one dangerous
operation is going on? Oh, I feel your pain.
Rubbish! They are all still alive.
Pfarrer suggests that much of the misinformation was likely born out of operational ignorance, even among those sitting in the White House.
One of the things that happened was that there were only a handful of people who know about this mission, he said. On the civilian side, there were only a handful of people in the situation room who were watching the drone feed. They were looking at the roof of a building taken from a rotating aircraft at 35,000 feet.
None of those guys, not a single one of them, had a background in special operations, with the exception of General Webb who was sitting there running a laptop, Pfarrer went on. No one knew or could even imagine what was going on inside the building. They didnt know.
There was an alternative feed going to CIA headquarters where Leon Panetta sat there with the communications brevity codes [a guide sheet for the mission's radio lingo] in his lap and a SEAL off-screen by his side to be able to tell him what was going on, he said. But these guys, none of them, really knew what they were looking at.
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