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Caption this photo of Hussein addressing the Seals (TOTUS)
ABC ^ | 5/6/11 | ABC News

Posted on 05/06/2011 7:13:15 PM PDT by Grim

President Obama today privately thanked the Navy SEALs who cornered and killed Osama bin Laden, congratulating them for a "job well done."

The president met the elite Team 6 squad on the same day that bin Laden's terror network, al Qaeda, admitted that its leader was dead. Al Qaeda vowed that it would try to make America pay for his death.

Among the team members the president met was the SEAL who fired the shot that killed bin Laden, though he was not told which one it was, according to administration sources.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 72versions; leadingfrombehind; navyseals; notnavyseals; obama; obamaganda; obltermination; osama; screamingeagles; spikingtheball; teleprompter; totus
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To: Grim

The Navy Seals have more than a lot going for themselves these days so in swoops Obama like an energy vampire trying to suck some juice out of them.

21 posted on 05/06/2011 7:28:14 PM PDT by dennisw (NZT - "works better if you're already smart")
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To: Fast Moving Angel

Or get his worthless throat ripped out by it. I hope “Old Abe” is up to date on his shots, there is no telling what is swimming around in that guy’s blood!

22 posted on 05/06/2011 7:29:22 PM PDT by NWFLConservative (Game On.......Fight Like a Girl!!...............Saracuda in 2012)
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To: Eccl 10:2

Ohhhh, YOUUU are BAAAAAAAD! lol

23 posted on 05/06/2011 7:31:39 PM PDT by alley cat
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To: South40

Are you sure he met with them at FT Campbell? The SEALS are based in Norfolk, VA and Coronado, CA.

24 posted on 05/06/2011 7:34:06 PM PDT by NWFLConservative (Game On.......Fight Like a Girl!!...............Saracuda in 2012)
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To: Grim

The following was sent in an email. This is more in line with the DimBO I know. He is not capable of making a decision, yet, alone, the most important military decision of the last 100 years:

A somewhat different, inside picture of what really may have happened leading up to the mission to get Bin Laden.

This incredible, but believable, tidbit is from a Navy source and is worth noting, digesting and disseminating.

This from an informed USNA classmate of mine, contains a lot of opinion along with first hand observation & shows a shocking amount of tension in the upper councils of our government. Some of this has leaked to our various media, but a lot of it hasn’t/won’t, IMNSHO. An interesting read and store of information to compare in the future as history books are written.

I can believe it. The below sounds really like it might have happened, but what really is convincing me that it did is that photo in the situation room watching and listening to the minute by minute take down and seeing POTUS siding to one side. He looked like he just delivered a sack of big macs and decided to watch what was happening. Plus nobody told him to leave. Look at it and you’ll see what I mean. That’s nobody in charge of anything, believe me. My thanks goes to Lamont Cranston for forwarding this to me.

Note: This update comes some 24 hours after our longtime Washington D.C. Insider first outlined shocking details of an Obama administration having been “overruled” by senior military and intelligence officials leading up to the successful attack against terrorist Osama Bin Laden. What follows is further clarification of Insider’s insights surrounding that event.


Q: You stated that President Obama was “overruled” by military/intelligence officials regarding the decision to send in military specialists into the Osama Bin Laden compound. Was that accurate?

A: I was told – in these exact terms, “we overruled him.” (Obama) I have since followed up and received further details on exactly what that meant, as well as the specifics of how Leon Panetta worked around the president’s “persistent hesitation to act.” There appears NOT to have been an outright overruling of any specific position by President Obama, simply because there was no specific position from the president to do so. President Obama was, in this case, as in all others, working as an absentee president.

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I was correct in stating there had been a push to invade the compound for several weeks if not months, primarily led by Leon Panetta, Hillary Clinton, Robert Gates, David Petraeus, and Jim Clapper. The primary opposition to this plan originated from Valerie Jarrett, and it was her opposition that was enough to create uncertainty within President Obama. Obama would meet with various components of the pro-invasion faction, almost always with Jarrett present, and then often fail to indicate his position. This situation continued for some time, though the division between Jarrett/Obama and the rest intensified more recently, most notably from Hillary Clinton. She was livid over the president’s failure to act, and her office began a campaign of anonymous leaks to the media indicating such. As for Jarrett, her concern rested on two primary fronts. One, that the military action could fail and harm the president’s already weakened standing with both the American public and the world. Second, that the attack would be viewed as an act of aggression against Muslims, and further destabilize conditions in the Middle East.

Q: What changed the president’s position and enabled the attack against Osama Bin Laden to proceed?

A: Nothing changed with the president’s opinion – he continued to avoid having one. Every time military and intelligence officials appeared to make progress in forming a position, Jarrett would intervene and the stalling would begin again. Hillary started the ball really rolling as far as pressuring Obama began, but it was Panetta and Petraeus who ultimately pushed Obama to finally act – sort of. Panetta was receiving significant reports from both his direct CIA sources, as well as Petraeus-originating Intel. Petraeus was threatening to act on his own via a bombing attack. Panetta reported back to the president that a bombing of the compound would result in successful killing of Osama Bin Laden, and little risk to American lives. Initially, as he had done before, the president indicated a willingness to act. But once again, Jarrett intervened, convincing the president that innocent Pakistani lives could be lost in such a bombing attack, and Obama would be left attempting to explain Panetta’s failed policy. Again Obama hesitated – this time openly delaying further meetings to discuss the issue with Panetta. A brief meeting was held at this time with other officials, including Secretary Gates and members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, but Gates, like Panetta, was unable to push the president to act. It was at this time that Gates indicated to certain Pentagon officials that he may resign earlier than originally indicated – he was that frustrated. Both Panetta and Clinton convinced him to stay on and see the operation through.

What happened from there is what was described by me as a “masterful manipulation” by Leon Panetta. Panetta indicated to Obama that leaks regarding knowledge of Osama Bin Laden’s location were certain to get out sooner rather than later, and action must be taken by the administration or the public backlash to the president’s inaction would be “…significant to the point of political debilitation.” It was at that time that Obama stated an on-ground campaign would be far more acceptable to him than a bombing raid. This was intended as a stalling tactic, and it had originated from Jarrett. Such a campaign would take both time, and present a far greater risk of failure. The president had been instructed by Jarrett to inform Mr., Panetta that he would have sole discretion to act against the Osama Bin Laden compound. Jarrett believed this would further delay Panetta from acting, as the responsibility for failure would then fall almost entirely on him. What Valerie Jarrett, and the president, did not know is that Leon Panetta had already initiated a program that reported to him –and only him, involving a covert on the ground attack against the compound. Basically, the whole damn operation was already ready to go – including the specific team support Intel necessary to engage the enemy within hours of being given notice. Panetta then made plans to proceed with an on-ground assault. This information reached either Hillary Clinton or Robert Gates first (likely via military contacts directly associated with the impending mission) who then informed the other. Those two then met with Panetta, who informed each of them he had been given the authority by the president to proceed with a mission if the opportunity presented itself. Both Gates and Clinton warned Panetta of the implications of that authority – namely he was possibly being made into a scapegoat. Panetta admitted that possibility, but felt the opportunity to get Bin Laden outweighed that risk. During that meeting, Hillary Clinton was first to pledge her full support for Panetta, indicating she would defend him if necessary. Similar support was then followed by Gates. The following day, and with Panetta’s permission, Clinton met in private with Bill Daley and urged him to get the president’s full and open approval of the Panetta plan. Daley agreed such approval would be of great benefit to the action, and instructed Clinton to delay proceeding until he had secured that approval. Daley contacted Clinton within hours of their meeting indicating Jarrett refused to allow the president to give that approval. Daley then informed Clinton that he too would fully support Panetta in his actions, even if it meant disclosing the president’s indecision to the American public should that action fail to produce a successful conclusion. Clinton took that message back to Panetta and the CIA director initiated the 48 hour engagement order. At this point, the President of the United States was not informed of the engagement order – it did not originate from him, and for several hours after the order had been given and the special ops forces were preparing for action into Pakistan from their position in Afghanistan, Daley successfully kept Obama and Jarrett insulated from that order.

This insulation ended at some point with an abort order that I believe originated from Valerie Jarrett’s office, and was then followed up by President Obama. This abort order was later explained as a delay due to weather conditions, but the actual conditions at that time would have been acceptable for the mission. A storm system had been in the area earlier, but was no longer an issue. Check the data yourself to confirm. Jarrett, having been caught off guard, was now scrambling to determine who had initiated the plan. She was furious, repeating the acronym “CoC” and saying it was not being followed. This is where Bill Daley intervened directly. The particulars of that intervention are not clear to me beyond knowing he did meet with Jarrett in his office and following that meeting, Valerie Jarrett was not seen in the West Wing for some time, and apparently no longer offered up any resistance to the Osama Bin Laden mission. What did follow from there was one or more brief meetings between Bill Daley, Hillary Clinton, a representative from Robert Gates’ office, a representative from Leon Panetta’s office, and a representative from Jim Clapper’s office. I have to assume that these meetings were in essence, detailing the move to proceed with the operation against the Osama Bin Laden compound. I have been told by more than one source that Leon Panetta was directing the operation with both his own CIA operatives, as well as direct contacts with military – both entities were reporting to Panetta only at this point, and not the President of the United States. There was not going to be another delay as had happened 24 hour earlier. The operation was at this time effectively unknown to President Barack Obama or Valerie Jarrett and it remained that way until AFTER it had already been initiated. President Obama was literally pulled from a golf outing and escorted back to the White House to be informed of the mission. Upon his arrival there was a briefing held which included Bill Daley, John Brennan, and a high ranking member of the military. When Obama emerged from the briefing, he was described as looking “very confused and uncertain.” The president was then placed in the situation room where several of the players in this event had already been watching the operation unfold. Another interesting tidbit regarding this is that the Vice President was already “up to speed” on the operation. A source indicated they believe Hillary Clinton had personally made certain the Vice President was made aware of that day’s events before the president was. The now famous photo released shows the particulars of that of that room and its occupants. What that photo does not communicate directly is that the military personnel present in that room during the operation unfolding, deferred to either Hillary Clinton or Robert Gates. The president’s role was minimal, including their acknowledging of his presence in the room.

At the conclusion of the mission, after it had been repeatedly confirmed a success, President Obama was once again briefed behind closed doors. The only ones who went in that room besides the president were Bill Daley. John Brennan, and a third individual whose identity remains unknown to me. When leaving this briefing, the president came out of it “…much more confident. Much more certain of himself.” He was also carrying papers in his hand that quite possibly was the address to the nation given later that evening on the Bin Laden mission. The president did not have those papers with him prior to that briefing. The president then returned to the war room, where by this time, Leon Panetta had personally arrived and was receiving congratulations from all who were present.

In my initial communication to you of these events I described what unfolded as a temporary Coup initiated by high ranking intelligence and military officials. I stand by that term. These figures worked around the uncertainty of President Obama and the repeated resistance of Valerie Jarrett. If they had not been willing to do so, I am certain Osama Bin Laden would still be alive today. There will be no punishment to those who acted outside the authority of the president’s office. The president cannot afford to admit such a fact. What will be most interesting from here is to now see what becomes of Valerie Jarrett. One source indicated she is threatening resignation. I find that unlikely given my strong belief she needs the protection afforded her by the Oval Office and its immense powers to delay and eventually terminate investigations back in Chicago, but we shall see.

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25 posted on 05/06/2011 7:35:06 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (Hope and change is share the poverty.)
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To: trimom

All of the services cross train in various specialties.

Even though I was in the army, I was stationed at the Navy Amphibious Warfare base at Littlecreek VA.

26 posted on 05/06/2011 7:35:29 PM PDT by dglang
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To: dglang

Version 1A, I was stationed there for 6 months back in 1964-65.

Further details may or may not be released.

Not that it matters, LOL.

27 posted on 05/06/2011 7:37:49 PM PDT by dglang
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To: Grim

“Say it with me now, O-ba-ma, O-ba-ma...”

28 posted on 05/06/2011 7:40:52 PM PDT by Mr. Blond
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To: NWFLConservative
I am sure.

Remarks by Obama, Biden to Troops at Fort Campbell

29 posted on 05/06/2011 7:42:30 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long history of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: depressed in 06

Is Jarrett the de facto President? Or is she really, really, close to him?

30 posted on 05/06/2011 7:43:14 PM PDT by pankot
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To: Grim

Obama didn’t have the stones to order the attack, Panetta and Clinton had to do it and later when it was over and successful, Obama accepted the praise.

31 posted on 05/06/2011 7:44:54 PM PDT by RicocheT
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To: Mr Rogers

I cannot believe that Obama is paying 100k for Teleprompter coaching. Wonder who’s paying for it.

32 posted on 05/06/2011 7:46:52 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (***Only candidates whose voting record has financially supported our military)
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To: Grim

Let’s hope these idiots are smart enough not to release any pictures showing the actual guys who were on the mission.

33 posted on 05/06/2011 7:50:41 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Yes We Can, have smaller government)
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To: Grim


34 posted on 05/06/2011 7:54:14 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: South40

The way I read this, they are welcoming back 3ID BCT and 160th SOAR, (who fly the “baddest of the bad” versions of the Blackhawk) and not the SEALS.

35 posted on 05/06/2011 7:54:17 PM PDT by NWFLConservative (Game On.......Fight Like a Girl!!...............Saracuda in 2012)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

The same person you see when you shave each morning.......

36 posted on 05/06/2011 7:55:02 PM PDT by NWFLConservative (Game On.......Fight Like a Girl!!...............Saracuda in 2012)
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To: rockinqsranch

ping later

37 posted on 05/06/2011 7:56:02 PM PDT by Broker (Mabuhay!)
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To: rockinqsranch

ping later

38 posted on 05/06/2011 7:56:02 PM PDT by Broker (Mabuhay!)
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To: NWFLConservative
Maybe this is better...

President Obama met on Friday with Navy SEALs who took part in the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound.

The meeting took place before Mr. Obama spoke to service members at Fort Campbell, Ky., who have recently returned from deployment.


I am aware the Seals are based in VA and Coranado. I live just minutes from Coranado. But this meeting took place in KY.

39 posted on 05/06/2011 8:01:16 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long history of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: NWFLConservative
Then there's this...

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. — In private meetings at this Army installation, Obama and Vice President Biden congratulated members of the elite Navy SEAL Team 6 and units that supported their mission, presenting them with the Presidential Unit Citation, the highest award for a military unit, a senior White House official said.


40 posted on 05/06/2011 8:04:57 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long history of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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