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Panetta: Obama Couldn't Watch Bin Laden's Death but Heard 'Geronimo' Signal(video)
PBS ^ | May 3, 2011

Posted on 05/03/2011 5:33:14 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

In a newsmaker interview with Jim Lehrer on Tuesday, CIA Director Leon Panetta describes the final tense seconds of the commando raid on the compound housing Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.

(Excerpt) Read more at youtube.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: obama; osama; panetta
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1 posted on 05/03/2011 5:33:17 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Our President is a &*^sy!!!


2 posted on 05/03/2011 5:36:49 PM PDT by GoCards (RUN SARAH RUN)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

???

didn’t this one get erased here earlier today as...”garbage”???


3 posted on 05/03/2011 5:36:52 PM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: gunnyg

how can it be garbage..Panetta is saying it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnD9_NcjmO8


4 posted on 05/03/2011 5:39:09 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: GoCards

It’s because he’s a Muzzie....Probably something in the Koran about witnessing.....


5 posted on 05/03/2011 5:39:20 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The message in the video was that they didn’t have video feed.

It was also apparently a very fast operation. It sounds to me like our guys didn’t give their guys time to do anything except surrender or die.

And they probably would’ve had to have made up their minds beforehand that they were going to surrender if we stormed in. I don’t think they were allowed a lot of time to stand there and weigh the pros and cons.

Giving them time to weigh the pros and cons would’ve also given them time to pull a grenade.


6 posted on 05/03/2011 5:39:24 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: Free ThinkerNY
What a not a man.
7 posted on 05/03/2011 5:40:44 PM PDT by svcw (Non forgiveness is like holding a hot coal thinking the other person will be blistered)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I would have had a giant bowl of real popcorn, with real butter and watched him in 3D on my 65” screen and probably break the replay button.


8 posted on 05/03/2011 5:41:07 PM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How many different stories will the White House release on this?


9 posted on 05/03/2011 5:41:57 PM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: gunnyg
didn’t this one get erased here earlier today as...”garbage”???

No - what got deleted was a thread that reported it was Panetta who organized the strike force and gave the order. Obama wouldn't/couldn't make the decision because Valerie Jarrett had his ear. So this report said.....

10 posted on 05/03/2011 5:42:26 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Uncertainty: it's the new normal)
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To: GoCards

“Our President is a &*^sy!!!”

LOL! Like we didn’t know that already. :)

Most dims are...


11 posted on 05/03/2011 5:43:12 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (DeMint/Ryan 2012!!!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Panetta: Obama Couldn't Watch Bin Laden's Death but Heard 'Geronimo' Signal

So, our sissy, pipe-stemmed armed resident of our White House couldn't look at the murder that he ordered. Is that a muslim thing? On the other hand, ya' know, it DID interrupt his 18-holes that day . . .

12 posted on 05/03/2011 5:44:57 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: laweeks
In a close up of the "War Room" shot, Obie almost looked sad.

This man has divided loyalties.

13 posted on 05/03/2011 5:46:59 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Put Obie in a dress and call him "The Last Queen of Scotland".)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Good thing he doesn’t have to see a pregnancy terminated.


14 posted on 05/03/2011 5:46:59 PM PDT by stevecmd
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Honestly I wouldn’t want to watch but if I order someone’s death I better damn well be able to watch.


15 posted on 05/03/2011 5:47:08 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

ALEX!!!!YOU MUST WATCH!!!!


16 posted on 05/03/2011 5:48:13 PM PDT by eastforker
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

Chicken in Chief


17 posted on 05/03/2011 5:48:59 PM PDT by Rodm
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To: Caipirabob

Amen.


18 posted on 05/03/2011 5:49:22 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." DorothyBernard)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
In a close up of the "War Room" shot, Obie almost looked sad. This man has divided loyalties.

There's no divided loyalties . . . he's a muslim through and through. And he and his wife are also anti-American . . . great pair to have living in our White House.

19 posted on 05/03/2011 5:49:38 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: eastforker

Someone please post A Clockwork orang Pic.


20 posted on 05/03/2011 5:49:48 PM PDT by eastforker
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To: RummyChick
penetta is not saying the pres couldn't watch it. He's saying they didn't see it. What a disingenuous title
21 posted on 05/03/2011 5:49:57 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: TexasNative2000

This is supposed to be a Commander in Chief?! What is the deal with this Valerie Jarrett character anyway? Anybody know.


22 posted on 05/03/2011 5:50:26 PM PDT by Jean2
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To: Free ThinkerNY

All this noise is beginning to sound like a commando raid on public opinion. Which Alinsky tactic would this be?


23 posted on 05/03/2011 5:51:29 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I'm thinkin' Michelle enjoyed it a little, though . . .

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24 posted on 05/03/2011 5:51:29 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wait a minute. According to that group photo the WH released, Obama and his aides were watching events live as they unfolded. So how did Obama know the moment to avert his eyes, if that’s what happened? Or did he leave the room after that photo was shot? Or what?


25 posted on 05/03/2011 5:53:01 PM PDT by Wolfstar ("If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his friend." Abraham Lincoln)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

When they first showed that war room photo it was evident to me something wasn’t kosher. Seating arrangements do matter, it’s a power thing and often times will be seen in high end meetings..Hillary is flanked...while Obama is off by himself almost as an afterthought....and still wearing causual clothes...so what was with that?


26 posted on 05/03/2011 5:53:28 PM PDT by caww
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To: Caipirabob
How many different stories will the White House release on this?

The truth is eternally fungible for this group, and the media will never call them on it.

27 posted on 05/03/2011 5:55:22 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The fact that Pinheada says he could not watch means
there is headcam video of his death. Will it ever be released?


28 posted on 05/03/2011 5:57:51 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: stevecmd
Good thing he doesn’t have to see a pregnancy terminated.
Yep, and at a clip of over 3,000/day.
29 posted on 05/03/2011 5:58:19 PM PDT by mlizzy (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee ...)
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To: Wolfstar

I don’t believe Panetta, he’s covering up something as they all are...and I’m not a theroist either. But all these changes and I expect more to come...somebody is covering something or avoiding something. Getting tired of the nonesense I tell ya! This is not something they want to be lying about. It just sounds like they are building a story as they go somehow different than the actual...and I’m not so certain it has to do with Ben Laden.


30 posted on 05/03/2011 5:59:52 PM PDT by caww
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Good grief..everyday the story changes. This is ridiculous.


31 posted on 05/03/2011 5:59:55 PM PDT by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: caww
I noticed the seating as well. Obie was detached. I think he had to be coerced to make “the call”. Panetta, Daley or Gates, maybe all.
32 posted on 05/03/2011 6:05:43 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Put Obie in a dress and call him "The Last Queen of Scotland".)
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To: tennmountainman
Of course the MSM is excusing all the shifting stories as the "fog of war". Were this Bush they would be complaining that the Bush administration couldn't get their stories straight.

Brian Williams looked sick when LP told him, yes waterboarding was used on KSM and YES IT WORKED.

33 posted on 05/03/2011 6:10:33 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Put Obie in a dress and call him "The Last Queen of Scotland".)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
In a close up of the "War Room" shot, Obie almost looked sad.

I thought he looked scared.

34 posted on 05/03/2011 6:15:25 PM PDT by pbear8 (the Lord is my light and my salvation)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Couldn’t get in from his golf game in time?


35 posted on 05/03/2011 6:16:07 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I'm certain there was live, high quality video and audio.

That's what those geosynchronous NRO satellites with the 350' antennas do so well. Only takes the weak signal from a very small helmet cam to get a good uplink to a dish that size.


36 posted on 05/03/2011 6:19:58 PM PDT by Bobalu ( "Israel must be like a mad dog, too dangerous to bother." ..Moshe Dayan:)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

There’s just something going on there among them that isn’t right. A president should always be pretty much front and center...in this case at least close to those he depends on...like Gates. But I am very uncomfortable with how Hillary is flanked....even though I detest Obama this photo is very revealing that things are not right among them there.

I learned about seating having been in such situations and having it pointed out to me at an important time for elections within a powerful group. It proved absolutely right as I watched people take their seats....and from then on I took note at various meetings....was very revealing indeed.


37 posted on 05/03/2011 6:20:24 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww

I’ve worked for a military organization for over 21 years. This was a Military Operation and IMO the CIC should have been at the head of the table flanked by the OIC of the operation.


38 posted on 05/03/2011 6:23:48 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Put Obie in a dress and call him "The Last Queen of Scotland".)
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To: caww

Obama did not seem to be actively involved to the extent that the rest of those at the table were. They all had laptops running and HC had papers laid out. O was sorta crunched in the corner


39 posted on 05/03/2011 6:24:41 PM PDT by over3Owithabrain
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Whatever is going on, I sure hope the SEALS do not get thrown under the bus for shooting an unarmed man. It sure seems the “group at the table” went from active participants to “geez we couldn’t see a thing”.


40 posted on 05/03/2011 6:25:00 PM PDT by texteacher
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To: caww
BLUF...

Obie didn't want this operation to happen. Period.

41 posted on 05/03/2011 6:25:47 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Put Obie in a dress and call him "The Last Queen of Scotland".)
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To: Jeff Winston
It sounds to me like our guys didn’t give their guys time to do anything except surrender or die.

What if Obama had a stutter and no one knew it?

42 posted on 05/03/2011 6:26:45 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.conservativedna.com/)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Here’s a wild one. Maybe the watching photo is after the fact. In other words Obama wasn’t there as the action went down, so panetta is “Clinton correct”.

The photo is a replay after the fact and even hillary is seeing it for the first time.


43 posted on 05/03/2011 6:28:15 PM PDT by patriotspride
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To: patriotspride

Not as wild as you think.


44 posted on 05/03/2011 6:30:54 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Put Obie in a dress and call him "The Last Queen of Scotland".)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

The guy wants to blame, not command. He wants deniability.

You’ve seen the type, looking out for only themselves. Disinterested in the craft of command but awaiting the opportunity options.


45 posted on 05/03/2011 6:31:59 PM PDT by KC Burke
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To: GoCards
This is an insult to Native Americans. Geronimo was an American hero. Obama, er... I mean Osama was a terrorist. This is another slap in the American face by the Kenyan usurper...
46 posted on 05/03/2011 6:33:45 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: KC Burke
Never ever in his life has he had to take responsibility for anything. And now he has the blood of Osama on his hands. What happened to the big campaign talker??
47 posted on 05/03/2011 6:36:01 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Put Obie in a dress and call him "The Last Queen of Scotland".)
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To: Caipirabob

History belongs to the victors!
This was the time to shape the story.
But no! They just have to talk to their friends in the press.
No leadership, no management, no control.
Each and every one to the big mouths should have their tongues cut out.


48 posted on 05/03/2011 6:39:43 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What if Osama wasn’t killed...what if they brought him back to the U.S. alive?


49 posted on 05/03/2011 6:39:51 PM PDT by kiltie65
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What if Osama wasn’t killed...what if they brought him back to the U.S. alive?


50 posted on 05/03/2011 6:40:27 PM PDT by kiltie65
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