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Chicago aldermen want ticker tape parade for Navy SEALs who killed bin Laden
Sun Times ^

Posted on 05/05/2011 10:25:48 PM PDT by Jim 726

The city that was the first in the nation to hold a cathartic welcome home parade for Vietnam War veterans would do the same for the elite Navy SEALs team that took out Osama bin Laden under a plan floated Wednesday by five influential aldermen.

Ald. James Balcer (11th), the Vietnam War veteran who has championed veterans issues in the City Council, is pushing for the ticker-tape parade to honor the military in general and the Navy SEALs Team Six credited with executing bin Laden in particular.

Balcer was joined by Aldermen George Cardenas (12th); Edward M. Burke (14th); Ariel Reboyras (30th), and Ray Suarez (31st).

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1 posted on 05/05/2011 10:25:50 PM PDT by Jim 726
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To: Jim 726

Does the team really want this exposure? Doubt it.


2 posted on 05/05/2011 10:30:05 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: Jim 726

Will they be wearing bullseye uniforms?


3 posted on 05/05/2011 10:30:28 PM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: Jim 726

Sure...make them known and targets. What a bunch of backward idiots in Chicago!


4 posted on 05/05/2011 10:33:16 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: Jim 726
Nuts to that.

Have a parade to celebrate the death of an enemy, sure. But leave the SEALs out of it. They don't want the notoriety, nor do their families. There are still plenty of enemies out there and they're f**king crazy. Discretion is the better part of valor -- avoid a needlessly endangering exposure. The SEALs and their families have already done enough for America.

5 posted on 05/05/2011 10:37:57 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Jim 726

These people do not understand military men at all.


6 posted on 05/05/2011 10:42:08 PM PDT by RingerSIX (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccine that they offer down at our Church.)
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To: Jim 726

What’s next, a ticker tape parade for our best spies?


7 posted on 05/05/2011 10:43:31 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: RingerSIX

You’ve got that right. Obama needs to leave these guys alone. They do their job and it is very dangerous. They need not be identified or glorified. This idiot administration is just trying to knock it down.


8 posted on 05/05/2011 10:45:56 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Jim 726

They should stick to their strong suit -— Graft and corruption


9 posted on 05/05/2011 10:46:49 PM PDT by dennisw (NZT - "works better if you're already smart")
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To: Jim 726

I’d be fine with a general celebration of the bin Laden’s defeat. Heck, they could throw an old-fashion Roman-style Triumph as a sign of America’s strength and ultimate victory over bin Laden, and I’d be just fine with that, too.

BUT I absolutely, positively DO NOT want the identity of the men who carried out this mission revealed to the general public. To do so would: A) End their careers as SEALs by destroying their anonymity; B) Make them the target of every Islamist nutjob around the globe; C) Put these men’s families and friends at risk (Chicago aldermen are plenty stupid, but I’m sure no one on FR is naive enough to think Al-Qaeda would hesitate to target the SEAL team’s parents, siblings, and children as revenge).


10 posted on 05/05/2011 10:49:59 PM PDT by DemforBush
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To: Jim 726

Even the thought of this is a bad idea on just about every level.


11 posted on 05/05/2011 10:56:29 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: Jim 726

Doubtless well intended, like the parade for the Viet vets, but yeah, this is not the time to remove the Seals’ secrecy. No need to rail at the aldermen, just tell them thanks but no thanks, the honorees will not wish to be known or present.


12 posted on 05/05/2011 10:58:05 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Jim 726
I am a full time professional freelance photographer in Tampa, FL. MacDill AFB is in Tampa and it's home to operations for the Special Ops people. I do an occasional shoot out there for MacDill and I can tell you firsthand this kind of attention would NOT be welcomed by the men and women of SOCOM!

Recently I covered a promotion ceremony for one of their men who nearly died, and in fact lost a leg, as the result of an IED in Iraq. It took me more than an hour to Photoshop out of the pictures all indications of rank or ID.

13 posted on 05/05/2011 10:58:20 PM PDT by jwparkerjr (I would rather lose with Sarah than win with a RINO!)
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To: Jim 726

Flippin’ politicians just don’t “get it”, do they?


14 posted on 05/05/2011 10:59:17 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("...that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,..")
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To: LibWhacker
"What’s next, a ticker tape parade for our best spies?"


These people watch way to many movies with no sense of reality

15 posted on 05/05/2011 11:00:26 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: FlingWingFlyer

>> Flippin’ politicians just don’t “get it”, do they?

The problem is they can’t get enough.


16 posted on 05/05/2011 11:01:58 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: Jim 726
Great idea Alderman. If you dopes in Chicago do this ticker tape, watch all the filthy radical muslims in Detroit to head down en mass with guns. Something tells me that the parade will turn into a shoot out at the OK Corral. Absolutely ridiculous idea.


17 posted on 05/05/2011 11:02:16 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Jim 726
Chicago aldermen want ticker tape parade for Navy SEALs who killed bin Laden

I thought Chicago aldermen were just corrupt, not morons.
18 posted on 05/05/2011 11:02:45 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Lazlo in PA

All this celebrating is not a good thing. I would have been fine with the Pres. just visiting the troops to congradulate their mission. But all this with students in the streets celebrating, Ground Zero photo opt, and now there’s more! Bull crap...it’s getting to be just another political circus and it looks bad for Americans to be making this kind of fuss......especially since there’s no body to prove anything Washington’s says.


19 posted on 05/05/2011 11:07:06 PM PDT by caww
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To: Jim 726
Yeah. That's smart.

Make them living target for the rest of their lives.

Where do these brain dead people come from and why are they all in government - running/ruining our lives.

20 posted on 05/05/2011 11:14:47 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (watch the otherhand)
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To: Jim 726
Al Jazeera would give it commercial free, non-stop coverage...with up close and personal video pieces of each Seal Team member and their families.
21 posted on 05/05/2011 11:15:35 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Not going to happen...Special ops guys don’t want the exposure...


22 posted on 05/05/2011 11:16:48 PM PDT by gman992
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To: gman992
Oliver North would have preferred the WhiteHouse not say anything...and makes a good argument for NOT showing the body.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2715814/posts

23 posted on 05/05/2011 11:20:11 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: WKUHilltopper
Sure...make them known and targets.

That is the whole point my friend. That is exactly what they have in mind.

The last thing Chicago would ever do is honor soldiers. They are doing this with nefarious intent.

24 posted on 05/05/2011 11:22:05 PM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: WKUHilltopper
Sure...make them known and targets.

That's the plan.

The reports from the DC Insider and others (that the CIA and military did an end-run around Obama and the whole Chicago coterie) match up with the body language in the situation room photo -- much more than any of the twenty or so renditions of the story coming from Obama and his media supporters since.

25 posted on 05/05/2011 11:26:33 PM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: Jim 726
Just shoot me !

An American Expat in Southeast Asia

26 posted on 05/05/2011 11:28:34 PM PDT by expatguy (Donations Keep The Expat Fueled !)
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To: caww

This whole PR stunt the WH tried to pull today was a disaster. They had to ratchet it back to a wreath laying after Bush and Clinton said no way to this vulgarity. Even after screening the 911 families to make sure they had a friendly crowd, Burlingame came out of it and exposed it as a sham to the media.

Add that to the constant lies coming out of the WH on what actually happened on Sunday. No one has a straight answer. As extra fun, water boarding has conclusively been proven successful and the left is on the run now with no coherent argument why it is bad. Now we find out the famous PR photo from the Situation Room was a total fake.

This whole episode is going totally sideways on the Regime when you know they were all banking on it as a total win. Even the bump in the polls was weak. Obummer is doomed.


27 posted on 05/05/2011 11:35:23 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Jim 726

Libs would be demanding they be trial at the Hague for warcrimes


28 posted on 05/05/2011 11:38:43 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: FlingWingFlyer

they simply want pictures of them standing next to our heroes, shaking hand. Photo-op opportunity


29 posted on 05/05/2011 11:39:40 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Jim 726

So the Jihadis can ID them for future follow up, no doubt.


30 posted on 05/06/2011 12:03:42 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Jim 726

World Famous Covert Operators


31 posted on 05/06/2011 12:26:22 AM PDT by ninonitti
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To: Jim 726

Maybe not a good idea - but if I ever meet any of them I’ll gladly by them all a round or two.


32 posted on 05/06/2011 12:37:51 AM PDT by jongaltsr (It)
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To: Jim 726
As long as the guys were ski masks and gloves. I don't see the problem.
33 posted on 05/06/2011 12:46:38 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (Northern flags in South winds flutter...)
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To: Jim 726

Either they are idiots or they want our heroes punished by revealing their identity.

Given it’s Chicago I believe it’s the latter.


34 posted on 05/06/2011 12:57:27 AM PDT by Carley (We will not tire. We will not falter. We will not fail. W, 9/20/01)
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To: Jim 726
I'm sure in order to protect their identity, Obama will step in and accept the honor and parade for himself.
35 posted on 05/06/2011 1:25:02 AM PDT by MacMattico
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To: Jim 726

Where’s that graphic “the stupid, it burns”? Grief, what an idiot.


36 posted on 05/06/2011 1:42:25 AM PDT by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: MacMattico
This is 0bungle's fault for making the whole thing a media spectacle in the first place. What a dunce!
37 posted on 05/06/2011 2:02:37 AM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: WKUHilltopper

“Sure...make them known and targets. What a bunch of backward idiots in Chicago!”
LIKE THE OLD QUESTION; Why are there always more horses asses than there are horses !


38 posted on 05/06/2011 4:33:38 AM PDT by aumrl (let's keep it real Conservatives)
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To: meadsjn

Yesterday I read (twice) that DC Insider account and found it very compelling. Do you suppose it comes from the Clintons? They were fond of leaking things to the press during their reign and there is certainly animosity between the camps. My current 2012 prediction: Obama will raise a lot of money leading up to the DNC in 2012. Then some excuse will be made as to why he can’t run (the Parkinson’s, no doubt) and Hillary will become the nominee. This deal was worked out in June 2008 during their secret rendezvous (one report is here:
http://www.americanfreepress.net/html/obama_secret_ties.html). Disclaimer: I admit I am a Bilderberger of sorts! Would love to hear your (and others) thoughts! I just think that Bill and Hillary are the keys to a lot of things we will never know about in our lifetime.


39 posted on 05/06/2011 5:39:02 PM PDT by Rona Badger (Heeds the Calling Wind)
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