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SEALs Angry At Attention, Want It Stopped
usnews.com ^ | May 13, 2011 | Paul Bedard

Posted on 05/13/2011 1:16:57 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

U.S. Navy SEALs, like the teams that killed Osama bin Laden, are grateful for nation's show of support but are growing angry with the continued focus on their operation, tactics, and tools, claiming it could jeopardize future raids and their safety.

"My friends in the community tell me they're very glad for the bit of attention they got," said former Pentagon deputy undersecretary Jed Babbin, "but at some point the best way to help them is to stop. You guys in the press have done a good job, but stop for God's sake, stop." [See photos of the reaction to bin Laden's death.]

The latest straw came when CBS revealed that the members of Special Warfare Development Group, formerly SEAL Team Six, wore helmet cams into bin Laden's lair. For many, that was a detail too far and could lead those being targeted by the military to somehow deploy countermeasures.

And Washington Whispers this week reported on two blogs that identified the type of gun the SEALs likely used to kill bin Laden, the HK416 .

"Anything further that comes out," added Babbin, a sponsor of the Special Operations Warfare Foundation, "could damage their operational security, maybe reveal tricks of the trade or even endanger their families."

(Excerpt) Read more at usnews.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 72versions; bustickets; enemedia; jedbabbin; narcissistinchief; nationalsecurity; obama; obamaleaks; obltermination; opsec; publicity; seals
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1 posted on 05/13/2011 1:16:59 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Nothing is out of bounds when getting 0bama Bin Lying re-elected.


2 posted on 05/13/2011 1:18:30 PM PDT by Perdogg (0bama got 0sama?? Really, was 0sama on the golf course?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Barry and Slow-Joe need to stop spiking the football!


3 posted on 05/13/2011 1:18:57 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Don’t the SEALS realize they are on Obama’s re-election committee??


4 posted on 05/13/2011 1:20:37 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hence this article...


5 posted on 05/13/2011 1:21:21 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

probably even more so now that the MSM is jabbering about confiscating Osama’s porn stash...


6 posted on 05/13/2011 1:21:31 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“President Obama led the SEALs parade, even visiting with many after the killing”

This whole thing started at the top with President Ubama bin Stanley and VP Biden.

They should have just shut up about the whole op for at least several days in order to allow the intelligence agencies time to exploit any leads found in the compound.

And then, like they agreed with Gates, they should have released no operational details on the mission.

Instead, he had to dance in the end zone on worldwide television the same night the operation happened.


7 posted on 05/13/2011 1:24:49 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: Meet the New Boss
Instead, he had to dance in the end zone on worldwide television the same night the operation happened.

When Trump's program was on, no less.

8 posted on 05/13/2011 1:25:45 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Protecting our own.


9 posted on 05/13/2011 1:25:56 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

But, but, but Obama needs the votes and he likes his ego stroked.

Obama wants to be recognized as a SEAL by proxy.

Never assume the American media will do anything for the security of our military or our country.

I don’t blame these SEALs from being pissed, I know I’d be.


10 posted on 05/13/2011 1:27:12 PM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I liked one comment at the website

First rule of fight club....don't talk about fight club...ever.

11 posted on 05/13/2011 1:29:26 PM PDT by DainBramage
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To: Free ThinkerNY

As former Army (1969-70) special ops .. There are NO secrets that the enemy aren’t up on .. more so than the average person.

The Big difference is in the intelligence and the training!


12 posted on 05/13/2011 1:29:49 PM PDT by freejohn
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To: Free ThinkerNY

You guys in the press have done a good job, but stop for God’s sake, stop.”

...nope. They have to get the kenyan re-elected! Even if it means pretending to like you and respect you. Even if it means your family’s safety is at stake. They don’t care. “Loose Lips Sink Ships” means nothing!


13 posted on 05/13/2011 1:32:06 PM PDT by albie
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I know I wouldn’t want anyone to know my identity if I were in their teams. It could put the team, family and friends at risk. No thanks.


14 posted on 05/13/2011 1:33:50 PM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

it should have been announced that the tool was dead and that was it but no bozo the clown saw his chance of not letting this go.

His party came right out and whopped it all up

Then this corrupt media have been banging on about this since it happened.

I was getting an oil change earlier and there were 5 others in the waiting room and all watching TV.
Everyone of us said we are fed up of hearing it about this and we need now to move on.

It is the media who are doing what they can to give their messiah more ratings and higher numbers.

Even Gates who I do not like said they did not want all of this.


15 posted on 05/13/2011 1:34:12 PM PDT by manc (Hannity is a fraud , he admitted he's socially liberal on his show, he's took us for suckers)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Whose lame brain idea was it to bring CAMS into a firefight? Someone had to have known this was a tremendous security risk. I wouldnt put it past someone in Obama’s admin to “leak” it should any SEAL say something negative about The Won.


16 posted on 05/13/2011 1:34:41 PM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: Free ThinkerNY

You are not helping!!!!!


17 posted on 05/13/2011 1:36:10 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Those members of ST6 and their families need TDY out of CONUS. That is, put one family in luxury housing in Seoul, with the SEAL authorized to wear an Air Force uniform; dress another one as an Army LTC and put him and his family in luxury housing in Germany; yet another one wears a business suit, as him and his family get an assignment to the US embassy annex in Scotland, etc.

Basically, “Where would you and your family like to go on an all-expense paid holiday for six months, maybe a year, anywhere around the world?”

They “done good”, so think of it as a modest reward.


18 posted on 05/13/2011 1:37:22 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Free ThinkerNY
identified the type of gun the SEALs likely used to kill bin Laden, the HK416

Damn, the Germans are good at making stuff that goes BOOM.

19 posted on 05/13/2011 1:37:39 PM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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DONATE



20 posted on 05/13/2011 1:37:44 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: albie

exactly
the corrupt biased media are pushing this more and more even FOX.

People are fed up of hearing about it now, you can bet the media and the left will have ADs running showing obama and the seals, photo’s of the seals will leak out standing there with bozo the clown and can someone tell me this

WHY THE HELL IS THIS INFO BEING LEAKED OUT?
WHY IS THIS MEDIA SO BLATANTLY BIASED FOR OBAMA and the GOP not doing or saying anything about it?


21 posted on 05/13/2011 1:39:04 PM PDT by manc (Hannity is a fraud , he admitted he's socially liberal on his show, he's took us for suckers)
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To: Gator113

And you DO NOT want to piss those guys off.


22 posted on 05/13/2011 1:39:09 PM PDT by tgusa (Investment plan: blued steel, brass, lead, copper)
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To: Perdogg

Don’t worry folks, Omoslem is a patriot.

/S A R C


23 posted on 05/13/2011 1:39:24 PM PDT by LyinLibs (All moslems are somewhere on the killing-you spectrum)
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To: Gator113

When he inevitably throws the SEALs under the bus, they can just blow it up.

I loathe <0.


24 posted on 05/13/2011 1:41:04 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep....the clowns will eat me.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
And Washington Whispers this week reported on two blogs that identified the type of gun the SEALs likely used to kill bin Laden, the HK416 .

Not exactly a secret that SF are armed with HK416's.

25 posted on 05/13/2011 1:43:18 PM PDT by Campion ("Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies when they become fashions." -- GKC)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Want to learn how these operations are conducted? Read some Mitch Rapp novels.


26 posted on 05/13/2011 1:44:47 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Shemp was the Fourth Stooge of the Apocalypse.)
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To: Salamander

I would like the end result.

I loath him too.


27 posted on 05/13/2011 1:46:14 PM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Im still willing to bet Øbama will somehow manage to leak the names of these soldiers,,,, as being Heros of course.


28 posted on 05/13/2011 1:51:14 PM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways a Guero y Guay Lao >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It should have stopped at Osama has been killed. Upon questions for more details, they could have said an elite fightiung force moved in a killed him. Nothing else.


30 posted on 05/13/2011 1:58:16 PM PDT by vpintheak (Democrats: Robbing humans of their dignity 1 law at a time)
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To: DainBramage

31 posted on 05/13/2011 2:02:25 PM PDT by Miss Behave
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Not long as that Kenyan nincompoop can use them for his reelection material.


32 posted on 05/13/2011 2:08:57 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

SEALS, you have Obama, his incompetent Administration, and the perceived need to keep talking about this operation as a tool to get him re-elected, to thank for all this over-exposure, (and that’s just what it is, NOT attention.)
Over-exposure is the precise tipping point of selling, and it’s Obama that’s being sold.


33 posted on 05/13/2011 2:09:51 PM PDT by supremedoctrine (Burma Shave! (- sorry you missed the first six taglines--))
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To: CodeToad

Reminds me of the Nelson DeMille novel - The Lion’s Game. Didn’t end well.


34 posted on 05/13/2011 2:10:42 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: manc

Quote: “WHY THE HELL IS THIS INFO BEING LEAKED OUT?”

the media is doing their part to
1. get WTF relected.
2. puff enough smoke to disguise who actually outs the Seals identities. [remember the USS Carl Vinson had muslim sailors who performed the 4 takbirs at OBL’s burial at sea . . .a phrase which should raise concerns about their loyalty to our military].


35 posted on 05/13/2011 2:15:29 PM PDT by wtd
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To: PGR88

Actually, they basically just put an FN/FAL gas system on an M4 carbine to make the HK416. The Sturmgewehr 44 was a really innovative weapon.


36 posted on 05/13/2011 2:19:21 PM PDT by MikeSteelBe ( "Failure to speak out against evil is evil itself" - Dietrich Bonhoeffer)
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To: Perdogg

That’s right. This never would have happened under Bush. In fact, it never did happen under Bush. This is all part of the Obama victory lap. Leak all details of something that has been happening for years in order to take credit for it. What a scum he is.


37 posted on 05/13/2011 2:27:36 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
No way should obama be called Comander and Chief

He is an IDIOT.

38 posted on 05/13/2011 2:33:46 PM PDT by just me (Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom. (John Adams)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Personally, I would not want to make enemies of those I pay to take a bullet for me, nor of those who can show up as you turn around...without a sound. Someone suggests giving out names of the most lethal men on earth? Really?

I would not think their families would take such things well, either. Or their friends. Or their colleagues. Or their former colleagues. Or former friends. Or people who work for them. Or those who are retired from same.


39 posted on 05/13/2011 2:52:33 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I don't remember it it was the SEALs or Marines, but does anyone else here remember when the US first invaded Somalia? I distinctly remember shouting "TURN THOSE DAMN LIGHTS OUT! YOU'RE GOING TO GET THEM KILLED!" at the TV.

The media was actually on the beach where the US forces landed, and televised it!

Mark

40 posted on 05/13/2011 3:02:29 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: combat_boots

Why the hell am I thinking about Philip Agee? The turncoat CIA agent who published a book that resulted in a lot of agents in Athens station getting killed?

BTW do not ever mention Philip Agee with George H W Bush and Barbara Bush around. You will get at least the death stare.


41 posted on 05/13/2011 3:12:35 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (All Hail the No Talent Pop Star pResident.)
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To: Squantos; Travis McGee
ping

Compromised national security is what you get when a completely inexperienced, narcissistic Marxist is put in the WH.

42 posted on 05/13/2011 3:14:04 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The media is simply eating up the info being fed to them. The Seals should be blaming the Obama Admin, not the media. They have to realize that the media are simply a bunch of synchophants for Obama and will do whatever they can to get him re-elected.
43 posted on 05/13/2011 3:15:38 PM PDT by Major Matt Mason (RINO's are more interested in defeating conservatives than they are in defeating Marxists.)
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To: MarkL
...when the US first invaded Somalia? I distinctly remember shouting "TURN THOSE DAMN LIGHTS OUT! YOU'RE GOING TO GET THEM KILLED!" at the TV.

The landing force should have taken out the enemidia for that very reason. "When we hit the beach, spotlights lit us up, and we had to eliminate the threat".

44 posted on 05/13/2011 3:24:14 PM 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: MarkL
The media was actually on the beach where the US forces landed, and televised it!

Can you imagine if today's media were around during WWII? They probably would have been waiting on Omaha Beach for the troops to come.

45 posted on 05/13/2011 3:25:56 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: combat_boots
I would not think their families would take such things well, either. Or their friends. Or their colleagues. Or their former colleagues. Or former friends. Or people who work for them. Or those who are retired from same.

Or those of us who respect and admire them...

46 posted on 05/13/2011 3:27:15 PM 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: dfwgator
Can you imagine if today's media were around during WWII? They probably would have been waiting on Omaha Beach for the troops to come.

Waiting on the beaches...hell, they'd be embedded with the NAZI's.

47 posted on 05/13/2011 3:43:16 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Covenantor

Actually they would constantly whine that compared to the glorious Red Army, the Allies weren’t doing anything to take out Hitler.


48 posted on 05/13/2011 3:46:36 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What the Seals and CIA should be worried about is the threatened U.N investigation. Does anyone doubt that the Zero Admin would hand over their names and addresses?

This is probably going to end badly for the Good guys. This Administration is incompetent, malevolent and have a shocking lack of seriousness re National Security.


49 posted on 05/13/2011 3:51:27 PM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: dfwgator
Actually they would constantly whine that compared to the glorious Red Army, the Allies weren’t doing anything to take out Hitler.

Actually, Stalin believed that - he felt that the US and Britian wanted Hitler to damage the USSR as much as possible and drug their heels on a European invasion. He might have been right.

50 posted on 05/13/2011 3:52:16 PM PDT by Hacksaw (Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy ┬Ś H.L. Mencken)
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