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Leon Panetta Warns CIA Employees: No More OBL Raid Leaks
ABC News ^ | May 19, 2011 | by Luis Martinez

Posted on 05/20/2011 7:17:19 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

CIA Director Leon Panetta sent a message Wednesday to CIA employees cautioning that there should be no more leaks about the bin Laden raid and how it was conducted.

In the message, obtained by ABC News, Panetta acknowledges that it’s likely some of the classified information about the raid that has emerged in the press has come from beyond the CIA, but he warns employees to protect classified information or they could face investigation and possible prosecution by the Justice Department.

Yesterday, Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen told reporters at a Pentagon briefing that they too wanted to see an end to leaks about the raid.

Mullen said very forcefully, “from my perspective it is time to stop talking. And we have talked far too much about this. We need to move on. It's a story that, if we don't stop talking, it will never end. And it needs to. ” He explained that enough information had been made public that “we are close to jeopardizing this precious capability that we have, and we can't afford to do that. This fight isn't over.”

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.abcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 72versions; obamaleaks; obltermination; opsec; panetta

1 posted on 05/20/2011 7:17:21 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obama is the one who needs to be impeached and tried for treason.


2 posted on 05/20/2011 7:18:35 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
In the message, obtained by ABC News, Panetta acknowledges ...

So, how's that working out so far?

3 posted on 05/20/2011 7:19:25 AM PDT by phrogphlyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Maybe he should warn the white house since that’s where the leaks seem to come from.


4 posted on 05/20/2011 7:19:48 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Nothing left to leak EXCEPT the identities of those on the raid..


5 posted on 05/20/2011 7:20:08 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Is there anything left to leak?


6 posted on 05/20/2011 7:20:24 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (When you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras.)
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To: ken5050
Nothing left to leak EXCEPT the identities of those on the raid..

They identified the specific squad, which narrows that list down to a few dozen people, who are commonly known to train at one specific base.

If somebody really wants to identify them, it would not take long.

7 posted on 05/20/2011 7:22:52 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (When you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
But I thought leakers were patriots?

IMHO Bradley Manning should hang.
8 posted on 05/20/2011 7:23:25 AM PDT by TSgt ("Some folks just need killin'" - Sling Blade (2006))
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To: ken5050
Nothing left to leak EXCEPT the identities of those on the raid..

So far, I've met about 700 of them. /s

9 posted on 05/20/2011 7:24:41 AM PDT by Former War Criminal (My senior Senator [who served in Vietnam and Rhode Island] said so.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

so the leakers even leaked the no-leaks message to ABC News, that stalwart bunch of patriots

Take that “Leon”


10 posted on 05/20/2011 7:25:19 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Quick! Somebody lock the barn! The horses have been stolen!


11 posted on 05/20/2011 7:27:55 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (The theft being perpetrated by Congress and the Fed makes Bernie Maddoff look like a pickpocket.)
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To: TSgt

Bradley Manning.

Yeah, that’s the guy, the one who killed Bin Laden.
All that wikileaks stuff was justa cover.


12 posted on 05/20/2011 7:32:06 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

I might have changed my mind.

Firing squad.


13 posted on 05/20/2011 7:34:58 AM PDT by TSgt ("Some folks just need killin'" - Sling Blade (2006))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The Discovery program that aired last night on the killing of OBL gave all the credit to our tremendously brave and astute decision making Pres—ent. It was a barfer and played him up as most courageous White House sitter ever. I was amazed at how they revealed all the intel down to number of hard drives, puters, thumb drives and other storage devices. Even revealed that the secret stealthy blackhawks costs 60. million each yet they flew with unstealthy chinooks. The whole think stunk including the photo of everyone watching the action on the photo op blank screen.


14 posted on 05/20/2011 7:45:32 AM PDT by mcshot ("...of the people, by the people, for the people..." but we aren't "his people".)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Expect the leaks now to magically stop. This regime is all about taking advantage of crisis to further their agenda. They are efficient and use ALL aspects to advantage. In this case, they’ve determined when to stop the leaks - and now want to use the cut-off to advantage as well, to let it appear that they control and rule, they announce a crackdown. This also gives the appearance that they are not the source, when indeed they are.


15 posted on 05/20/2011 7:46:24 AM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Panetta. Sigh. Another retard. Barn door. Horse. Jackass.


16 posted on 05/20/2011 7:52:31 AM PDT by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

These aren’t leaks from the CIA, they are campaign press releases from the white house staff.


17 posted on 05/20/2011 7:54:24 AM PDT by wrench
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Funny how after all those leaks we still dont know Sh%$!
For instance:

Who are the Seals?

Why did they not get a medal of honor ceremony?

Why was there there no medical autopsy?

Why did they really decide to dump that body?

Why did they put out that OBL tape watching himself on TV in the “so-called” Al-Caida command and control center. Then later we find out it was the next door neighbor?

Why the fake situation room photo? Was that Ray Romano and Louis Dreyfus in the background?

We caught Saddam Hussien and did’nt kill him. He went through a public trial and a public hanging. Case Closed, no conspiracy questions.

I guess this president just loves good mystery.

Newsflash to Zero...American people are tired of your comedy of lies and myteries! Americans don’t like to be punked!


18 posted on 05/20/2011 8:04:48 AM PDT by rwoodward ("god, guns and more ammo")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obama continues on his “spiking the football” campaign tour today when he speaks at the CIA.


19 posted on 05/20/2011 8:11:56 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: thethirddegree

Leaks coming out have been for political gain so guess where they are coming from.


20 posted on 05/20/2011 8:16:04 AM PDT by kempster
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

translation: a copy of the corpse photo has gone missing...


21 posted on 05/20/2011 8:16:58 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: All; Oldeconomybuyer
From Drudge:
I ME MINE: Obama praises CIA for bin Laden raid -- while saying 'I' 35 times...

'Not worried about who's getting the credit'...

22 posted on 05/20/2011 4:17:17 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Circular firing squad has killed GOP's 2012 chances.)
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To: thethirddegree

It is not the CIA employees. It is the politicians.


23 posted on 05/20/2011 4:25:54 PM PDT by Roklok
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