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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."

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 72versions; bustickets; enemedia; jedbabbin; narcissistinchief; nationalsecurity; obama; obamaleaks; obltermination; opsec; publicity; seals
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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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