Skip to comments.SEALs Angry At Attention, Want It Stopped
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."
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Nothing is out of bounds when getting 0bama Bin Lying re-elected.
Barry and Slow-Joe need to stop spiking the football!
Don’t the SEALS realize they are on Obama’s re-election committee??
Hence this article...
probably even more so now that the MSM is jabbering about confiscating Osama’s porn stash...
“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.
When Trump's program was on, no less.
Protecting our own.
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.
First rule of fight club....don't talk about fight club...ever.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
You are not helping!!!!!
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.
Damn, the Germans are good at making stuff that goes BOOM.
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?
And you DO NOT want to piss those guys off.
Don’t worry folks, Omoslem is a patriot.
/S A R C
When he inevitably throws the SEALs under the bus, they can just blow it up.
I loathe <0.
Not exactly a secret that SF are armed with HK416's.
Want to learn how these operations are conducted? Read some Mitch Rapp novels.
I would like the end result.
I loath him too.
Im still willing to bet Øbama will somehow manage to leak the names of these soldiers,,,, as being Heros of course.
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.
Not long as that Kenyan nincompoop can use them for his reelection material.
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.
Reminds me of the Nelson DeMille novel - The Lion’s Game. Didn’t end well.
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].
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.
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.
He is an IDIOT.
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.
The media was actually on the beach where the US forces landed, and televised it!
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.
Compromised national security is what you get when a completely inexperienced, narcissistic Marxist is put in the WH.
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".
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.
Or those of us who respect and admire them...
Waiting on the beaches...hell, they'd be embedded with the NAZI's.
Actually they would constantly whine that compared to the glorious Red Army, the Allies weren’t doing anything to take out Hitler.
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.
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.