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CNN: SEC OF DEFENSE GATES SAYS RAID DETAILS WERE SUPPOSE TO BE KEPT SECRET!

Posted on 05/12/2011 5:17:41 PM PDT by macquire

CNN: Gates gave a speech today blasting the fact so many raid and Navy Seal details were released by the government. Gates said this in front of several thousand US Marines.


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KEYWORDS: gates; nationalsecurity; navyseals; obamaleaks; obltermination; opsec
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To: EagleUSA

***America — how much are you going to tolerate???***

Now’s a good time to pray for the safety of the Seals and their families.


51 posted on 05/12/2011 5:55:02 PM PDT by kitkat ( I sure HOPE that it's time for a CHANGE from Obama.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

“My money would be on Valerie Jarret. More concerned about Obie’s reelection than ANYTHING else.”

I misread your comment to say “more concerned about Obie’s REFLECTION than anything else”

Note the illustration re: narcissism http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narcissism


52 posted on 05/12/2011 5:56:05 PM PDT by Bluebird Singing
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To: macquire

I think there are two camps within the White House:

The first is the military/intelligence community that is carrying on as best they can with the war on terror.

The second is the political machine that was installed on January 20, 2009.

The second camp ran amok with this story, making it up due to a lack of details as they saw it as a political advantage.


53 posted on 05/12/2011 5:56:24 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: upchuck

CNN had at as breaking news on TV on SPitzers show.

Now it is popping up on some news reports on the internet. Should be all over pretty soon - gates made this speech to several thousand us marines today.


54 posted on 05/12/2011 5:58:27 PM PDT by macquire
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To: macquire

Just trying to help you out, spud.

No need to get all huffy.


55 posted on 05/12/2011 6:03:35 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: macquire

Now is the time to name ‘Loose Lips Obama’ and make it STICK!


56 posted on 05/12/2011 6:04:42 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: maine-iac7

The ONLY person with hate in his eyes in that photo is Ubama. Look at their expressions. Concern, coolness of decision-making, precision expectancy of military operation, OMG (Hillary), and a look, practiced or not, of hate and fury in Ubama’s eyes ALONE.


57 posted on 05/12/2011 6:10:20 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: maine-iac7

Oh. And the POTUS was NOT in the middle, as the CIC, large and in charge. He was huddled in the corner, in the black befitting a mullah.


58 posted on 05/12/2011 6:12:59 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: macquire
General Gates just said and let me interpret... “President obama gave me his word and I received assurances from his cabinet that their team would remain silent. They lied to me and the Whitehouse can no longer be trusted”... he just can't come out and say it. The Military and civilian Intel community is fuming... and payback for so much that he has done to harm America... is a biotch!

LLS

59 posted on 05/12/2011 6:15:34 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (THANK YOU PRESIDENT BUSH!)
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To: Fantasywriter
Secretary Gates was "not pointing fingers at any particular individual or any particular building" for details becoming known.

"Building?" And what kind of "building" would he be referring to? A "house"? A white one?

60 posted on 05/12/2011 6:32:34 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Shemp was the Fourth Stooge of the Apocalypse.)
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To: macquire
Coming up on Hannity right now.

Ollie North on with Sean. "This administration has to learn how to keep their mouth shut".

61 posted on 05/12/2011 6:36:33 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Voting for the crazy conservative gave us Ronald Reagan....Ann Coulter)
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To: skeeter

Yes...all done in the name of The Children.

It would be hilarious if it weren’t so darned serious.


62 posted on 05/12/2011 6:39:49 PM PDT by rlmorel (Capitalism is the Goose that lays The Golden Egg.)
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To: Gene Eric

The Soros media will be blaming the Republicans for leaking out the secrets of the raid tomorrow. Republcians will stutter and hide. McCain will agree with his friends across the aisle and denounce the blabbing Tea Party extremists. Meghan will strip off her top on CNN in protest.


63 posted on 05/12/2011 6:46:52 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Jeff Chandler

Your point sounds like a good one, and I’m glad you pinged me to your post. Otoh, I wonder if you perchance have me confused with someone else? I just went back and read my own post, and there’s nothing about a ‘building’ in it.


64 posted on 05/12/2011 6:47:22 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Jeff Chandler

Oops. I guess you were quoting from some source other than my post, and using it to answer my question. Thanks; you input really does help out.


65 posted on 05/12/2011 6:49:59 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: skeeter

OOOOOOOOOOOH SO RIGHT ON!!!


66 posted on 05/12/2011 7:08:21 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: LibLieSlayer

If Gates had any honor, he’d resign immediately, call a press conference, and say this in front of cameras. That he hasn’t done so diminishes him and what he has to say.


67 posted on 05/12/2011 7:09:09 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: rlmorel

Good post!

“That is who has his hands on the machinery of leadership. It scares the hell out of me.”

We too!


68 posted on 05/12/2011 7:14:37 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: rockinqsranch

I hope we can make it through the next two years intact...to even have a chance.


69 posted on 05/12/2011 7:17:54 PM PDT by rlmorel (Capitalism is the Goose that lays The Golden Egg.)
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To: macquire

I thought this from the outset. The first SEAL or family member killed will bleed on Joe Biden’s hands.


70 posted on 05/12/2011 7:21:36 PM PDT by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will have more quality executive experience than Barack Obama.)
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To: macquire

I don’t believe there was ever any plan within the Admin to keep the raid a secret. Did Gates really say there was? If so, he is either misleading people or REALLY naive.

But why would anyone think so anyway? Bush didn’t keep it secret when they apprehended KSM and Ramzi bin al Shibh. Should he have kept the apprehension of Saddam secret?


71 posted on 05/12/2011 7:55:55 PM PDT by PaleoBob
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To: Carley
Extreme Ways by Moby
72 posted on 05/12/2011 8:07:19 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.conservativedna.com/)
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To: combat_boots
He was huddled in the corner, in the black befitting a mullah.

That's his golf shirt and windbreaker. I wouldn't be surprised if the rookie Hussein left spike marks in the hardwood floors.

73 posted on 05/12/2011 8:22:00 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: macquire

Small chance it would be kept secret with a few dozen executive branch personnel being updated as the mission took place, and who knows how many others knew about it.


74 posted on 05/12/2011 8:22:00 PM PDT by Will88
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To: rlmorel

Outstanding synopsis of liberalism and its failings, thank you.


75 posted on 05/12/2011 8:34:24 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: maine-iac7

Panetta, H. Clinton, Gates, and even Biden and Daley deserve the credit for pushing this mission despite Val Jarret and her puppet, the guy on the little chair. Panetta and Clinton already had to publicly backpedal on the situation room photo. Wonder what threats were made?


76 posted on 05/12/2011 8:48:40 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: ntnychik

She has bouts of “shocked allergy syndrome”, I’m sure the diagnosis will stick.


77 posted on 05/12/2011 8:52:55 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: eyedigress

LOL.

I think we’re about to see Chicago “mafia” vs. Arkansas “mafia”. The team with the gonads were Clintonistas. Not sure if Biden is, but he went along with them.


78 posted on 05/12/2011 9:04:57 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: eyedigress

LOL.

I think we’re about to see Chicago “mafia” vs. Arkansas “mafia”. The team with the gonads were Clintonistas. Not sure if Biden is, but he went along with them.


79 posted on 05/12/2011 9:05:54 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: ntnychik

Biden still can’t believe getting into the house near the WH was as simple as selling your soul.


80 posted on 05/12/2011 9:09:12 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: PaleoBob

Re: Bush,

Uh, nobody knew we HAD either of them until many days after their capture. Obama runs to the camera within hours of the event.

God Bless GW BUSH.


81 posted on 05/13/2011 3:32:42 AM PDT by macquire
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To: Wolfstar
Remember that he voted for ubama... he is a rat... do not expect that much out of him. Considering this is a liberal political General, it is amazing that he has said as much as he has. Damning to obamao regardless.

LLS

82 posted on 05/13/2011 4:12:38 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (THANK YOU PRESIDENT BUSH!)
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To: LibLieSlayer
I believe Gates was either an 0-1 or 0-2 in the Air Force. The guy was mainly a CIA/Intelligence stooge and commissioned in the Air Force because his intel back-round. Gates is also arrogant as hell. The guy has an "acedemic/textbook" worldview, he is not effective "at fighting guerrilla warfare(Soft power bull feces)" or war in general as well as overseeing the Defense Department. Gates, another failed Republican/Bush "legacy", no wonder Obama retained him. But "he" got Osama, right.

Basically Gates uses drones to kill/find cockroaches while trying to work with the enemy in "civilian" villages (Because the civilians are actually the enemy). Afghans are playing the bureaucrats for fools.

The root causes are scandalously ignored. The Robert Thompson strategy of COIN does not work on religious fanatics as they easily take advantage of the lack of aggressiveness and have no problems being "drawn out" into a long, slow developing conflict.
83 posted on 05/13/2011 5:01:48 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: PaleoBob
I don’t believe there was ever any plan within the Admin to keep the raid a secret. Did Gates really say there was? If so, he is either misleading people or REALLY naive.

It's doubtful the nature of the raid was meant to be secret (though, keeping it such for at least a few days might have been prudent... then again, the Pakistani ISI had it happen right under their collective nose, so how long would it have been kept quiet anyway?). But the operational details need never have been made public, and certainly not immediately.

84 posted on 05/13/2011 5:13:11 AM PDT by kevkrom ("Winning The Future" = WTF = What The F*** / "Kinetic Military Action" = KMA = Kiss My A**)
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To: rollo tomasi

Absolutely... and gates was scammed by the Taliban out of 1.5 million dollars... never have caught the con men muzzies.

LLS


85 posted on 05/13/2011 5:31:15 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (THANK YOU PRESIDENT BUSH!)
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To: LibLieSlayer
The fact we have to actually pay civilians NOT to plant IEDs is an abomination in fighting a war.

When my wife goes Afghanistan or any other Active Duty/Contractor, she is not considered a citizen or a human being. The only human beings are the Afghans in the politicians mind (Regardless of outward appearances), NATO forces are just expendable pieces of flesh. The civilian/Active Duty bureaucrats' goal is to limited collateral damage at the EXPENSE of Americans serving their Country.

The bureaucrats say they want to limit Islam anger in order to protect their "troops"/resources and preserve the cluster *f of a deluded mission. Bull feces, its about having to prevent the troops from killing a bunch of "civilians" who are actually the sleeping enemy, in self-defense. In short, Afghan civilians are just walking time bombs (In the bureaucrats deluded minds), but that will never change their hearts as long as they are attached to Allah.
86 posted on 05/13/2011 5:49:55 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: rollo tomasi
Mine the mountain passages to the point that they are not usable... kill all of the poppy fields and salt the earth... bring our troops home from Afghanistan... keep drones flying and bomb or attack the enemy wherever we find him... nuke mecca and medina and take iran out with ICBM’s. Yeah... I am crazy... it takes crazy to defeat crazy.

LLS

87 posted on 05/13/2011 8:31:18 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (THANK YOU PRESIDENT BUSH!)
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To: DariusBane

The only thing this government can keep secret is Obama’s birth certificate - the real one.


88 posted on 05/13/2011 1:12:30 PM PDT by duckandcover
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To: DariusBane

The only thing this government can keep secret is Obama’s birth certificate - the real one.


89 posted on 05/13/2011 1:12:45 PM PDT by duckandcover
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To: DariusBane

The only thing this government can keep secret is Obama’s birth certificate - the real one.


90 posted on 05/13/2011 1:13:03 PM PDT by duckandcover
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