Skip to comments.Gates: plan to keep raid details secret fell apart
Posted on 05/12/2011 5:36:11 PM PDT by macquire
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (NewsCore) - Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday that Obama administration officials had initially agreed no details of the US Navy SEALs' raid on Usama bin Laden's Pakistan hideout would be made public, but that those plans "all fell apart."
"Frankly, a week ago Sunday, in the Situation Room, we all agreed that we would not release any operational details from the effort to take out bin Laden," Gates said at a town hall with Marines at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, according to FOX News Channel. "That all fell apart on Monday -- the next day."
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Gates had been asked by a Marine what measures the Obama administration was taking to protect the lives and identities of the SEALs who took part in the raid and of all US forces to thwart potential retaliation following the terror chief's death.
The defense secretary said the team who carried out the operation had expressed "concern" about security, "particularly with respect to their families."
Gates said there has been a "consistent and effective effort to protect the identities of those who participated in the raid" and said officials "are looking at what measures can be taken to pump up the security," FOX reported.
For the sake of history, we need to know who these SEALs were, but not now. Perhaps 50 years from now. These operators will need to be memorialized.
“Gates said there has been a “consistent and effective effort to protect the identities of those who participated in the raid” and said officials “are looking at what measures can be taken to pump up the security,” FOX reported.”
*After* <0 takes another couple hundred victory laps, spikes it a few thousand times more *and* gets re-elected.
<0 is hell spawn.
[no offense intended to all other, more ethical hell spawn]
Nope. We should never know who they were. It may be generations but Muslim Terrorists are STILL exacting revenge for events from a thousand years ago. The Muslims 1,000 years in the future would RELISH cleaning out the bloodline of the man who shot Bin Laden.
How about finding out who leaked the information and hang them. My guess would be Valarie Jarret.
They still site the Crusades in their rhetoric, for God’s sake!
The Obama Administration had nothing to do with this raid, other than saying “Go” and then jumping up a down screaming “We’re not celebrating!!!”
The only thing they are good at doing is screwing things up. They can do that really well.
Now, whats the likely hood the seals will want some sort of contract for their safety before they are willing to go on the next mission?
We have seals and other covert/undercover groups for a damn reason. Zero should protect them just as much as his original unaltered LFBC.
Unforgivable blabbing endangering soldiers is the calling card for Obama boosting Obama. A weak Commander in Chief commands NO confidence when glaringly incompetent to master secrecy in his administration and the military. Under threat of firing squad the blabbers might have been more inclined to swallow their tongue before they revealed the details they freely threw around. Positively scary for troops to have these boobs anywhere near special operations.
Particularly serial gab Biden.
Lefties would publish the list of every Navy Seal member on that team in the NYT if they had it.
The news said not even the President would be told which Navy Seal pulled the trigger on Bin Laden; of course not: Obama would turn him in to his attorney general to press charges.
Too bad there is no one in charge in this administration.
Now, now....you make it sound like someone was “spiking the football” on the day after the raid.
Don’t you know that’s just not who “we” are...??
Redundant. All other ARE more ethical.
More like manipulators. National security is nothing more than another convenient tool to leverage for political advantage. Democrats are evil.
I’d call for an investigation into who leaked the details. But Obama said more than I thought he should have.
The President of the United States should have simply announced, “Today American forces killed Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan. We have confimed he’s dead. His body has been buried in the ocean. Good night and God Bless.”
Instead, he got up there, “I....on my orders....me.....my....I....”
I just watched the movie Salt.
I feel like it is absurd to think no Muzzie sympathizer has access to the info on those Navy Seals.(well, I know Obama is a security hazard)
Their names are going to get out.
If CIA agents can get outed..so can the Navy Seal team.
The White House Insider might just be a guessing game...but it sure looks like there are factions deep in the bowels of the WH that are at war with each other.
That movie pissed me off because it said ‘don’t piss off islamics so spare mecca/medina’.
They’re already as pissed as they can be. It WILL go nuclear with them eventually, one side will be destroyed. Do it now or later when our side might not make it. I guess we’ll just have to wait until it balances out and we both go.
For being amateurs, this Administration seems to be more than exceeding the expectations of those who are applauding it for destroying the stability and security of this nation!
This sickens me. Gates is the last adult in that room...and he retires at the end of June. God save our troops, Obama won’t. I am sickened by this.
He’s more interested in using the Armed forces and particularly this team as an election prop. I cannot voice in a public forum what I want to say..so I’ll just say..words fail me.
They just got the destruction part down
On second thought...how the eff does a guy get elected that would NEVER qualify for ANY kind of security clearance in the civilian world???????? rant off (at least in public)
Brennan blabbed. So did Biden. Idiots at the top.
Gates is the adult. And I am giving credit to Hillary on this as well. She hasn’t said much. She is still walking a tightrope of diplomacy to retrieve the remains of that aircraft.
The first rule of fight club is: You do not talk about fight club.
The second rule of fight club is: You DO NOT TALK ABOUT FIGHT CLUB.
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