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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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.
Ironic, since there is a school of thought that believes Stalin intended to let the Axis and Allies chew each other up and then the Reds would sweep up the pieces. That plan went out the window with Operation Barbarossa.
We were also a little busy in the Pacific too. Sorry if we didn't move fast enough for your commie ass, Uncle Joe.
Yep our professions safety an abilities was based on total secrecy an a valid need to know. To many career climbing dipshits who used such to impress the press as they pressed the flesh endangered generations of EOD techs.
Same gap in the ability to work safely, effectively with economy of manpower an material is created by polidiots who allow presstitutes to “know the details”....SEAL’s or not.
No need to say UBL was killed with a 147gr OSM subsonic 9mm hollow point jacketed bullet fired from a Heckler & Koch MP5SDA3 suppressed subgun etc...
He’s dead.....next !
Sadly so ....
Well well, good place to start looking for the leaks.
I missed the Post, thanks for the link.
All they have to do is tell the press that if the dont leave them alone, they will do a special ops job on the record offices at harvard and hawaii, like the FBI agents told bill clintoon when he thought he could pardon Leoanard Peltier. 400 current and retired agents came to the white house and said not a rock in his life would remain unturned if he did. Bill didnt look back and put up his pen.
that respectful ceremony pisses me off so much
Obama ordered that his last respects be granted, this to a man responsible for thousands of deaths
it’s sickening and the GOP shut up as usual about this
"Generations" being a key word there. Add to it the loss of unknowable but likely large quantities of highly actionable and strategically valuable intel due to the dumbing down of our interrogation techniques and we can expect many unpleasant surprises for the foreseeable future.
It's disgusting but the sheeple just don't get that actions, and inactions, have consequences without fail.
I have confidence there are still men an women who love this nation an its traditions that still quietly do what really needs to be done for the most part. Americans that still know the value of a secret.
I don’t doubt that a bit. I think that throughout the armed services we have some of the finest people to ever serve in any military and as big as the bureaucracy is that is a phenomenal fact. I just hate the political slugs that send them to war and the media that makes it all a show.