Skip to comments.Chicago aldermen want ticker tape parade for Navy SEALs who killed bin Laden
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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Does the team really want this exposure? Doubt it.
Will they be wearing bullseye uniforms?
Sure...make them known and targets. What a bunch of backward idiots in Chicago!
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.
These people do not understand military men at all.
What’s next, a ticker tape parade for our best spies?
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.
They should stick to their strong suit -— Graft and corruption
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).
Even the thought of this is a bad idea on just about every level.
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.
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.
Flippin’ politicians just don’t “get it”, do they?
These people watch way to many movies with no sense of reality
>> Flippin politicians just dont get it, do they?
The problem is they can’t get enough.
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.
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.
Not going to happen...Special ops guys don’t want the exposure...
The last thing Chicago would ever do is honor soldiers. They are doing this with nefarious intent.
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.
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.
Libs would be demanding they be trial at the Hague for warcrimes
they simply want pictures of them standing next to our heroes, shaking hand. Photo-op opportunity
So the Jihadis can ID them for future follow up, no doubt.
World Famous Covert Operators
Maybe not a good idea - but if I ever meet any of them I’ll gladly by them all a round or two.
Either they are idiots or they want our heroes punished by revealing their identity.
Given it’s Chicago I believe it’s the latter.
Where’s that graphic “the stupid, it burns”? Grief, what an idiot.
“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 !
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.