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Did Bidenís Loose Lips Sink a Team 6 Airship?
Patterico's Pontifications ^ | 8/6/2011 | Patterico

Posted on 08/06/2011 2:12:54 PM PDT by Qbert

After Bin Laden was killed, Robert Gates was insistent that nothing be revealed about the unit that accomplished the deed. But one man could not keep his mouth shut: Joe Biden, who credited the SEALs in a speech:

Let me briefly acknowledge tonight’s distinguished honorees. Admiral James Stavridis is a, is the real deal. He can tell you more about and understands the incredible, the phenomenal, the just almost unbelievable capacity of his Navy SEALs and what they did last Sunday.

Further irresponsible leaks from the Obama administration revealed the unit involved, causing the unit members to fear for their safety and that of their families:

The Department of Defense is looking into ways to “pump up the security” for the team of Navy SEALs who helped kill Osama bin Laden after the commandos expressed concern for their safety and the safety of their families, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday.

Gates made the comment in response to a question at a town hall meeting at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. A Marine asked what measures were being taken to protect “the identities and the lives” of the SEALs involved in the takedown of bin Laden in Pakistan a week ago, as well as other troops deployed in the region, from the threat of retaliation.

“We are very concerned about the security of our families – of your families and our troops, and also these elite units that are engaged in things like that. And without getting into any details … I would tell you that when I met with the team last Thursday, they expressed a concern about that, and particularly with respect to their families,” Gates told the audience.

“Frankly, a week ago Sunday, in the Situation Room, we all agreed that we would not release any operational details from the effort to take out bin Laden. That all fell apart on Monday, the next day.”

Gates specifically talked about the fear of potential retaliation:

Gates acknowledged the threat of retaliation against Team 6 and troops deployed in the region.

“There is an awareness that the threat of retaliation is increased because of the attacks – because of the action against bin Laden,” he said.

Today, that retaliation may have come to pass, as a Taliban RPG killed at least 20 members of Team 6, in “the single deadliest incident for U.S. soldiers by far” in the Afghanistan war. The members apparently were not part of the group involved in the raid, we are told (why are we told this? Won’t it keep the jihadis hunting?), and there is no way to know whether this was an orchestrated ambush targeting Team 6. But it is an important reminder why it’s not just comedy relief to have cynical glory-seekers and complete buffoons at the highest levels of


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; badgenerals; badleadership; biden; collusion; conspiracy; idiotveep; jihad; joebiden; looselips; marxistprez; muslimprez; navyseals; seals; talibanshootdown
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1 posted on 08/06/2011 2:12:58 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

Biden or someone else, this was a setup, IMO.


2 posted on 08/06/2011 2:14:40 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Qbert

Bastard RATS!!!

Biden should be called out.


3 posted on 08/06/2011 2:14:51 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (where is the Great Santini when we need him??)
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To: combat_boots

I know more and more why Gates left.


4 posted on 08/06/2011 2:15:51 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (where is the Great Santini when we need him??)
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To: Qbert

Perhaps this has something to do with all those “there is no such thing as Seal Team 6” and “Seal Team 6 was actually disbanded several years ago” stories that came out immediately after Bin Laden got whacked.

Remember how Disney wanted to come out with some kind of “Seal Team 6” product and got talked out of it?


5 posted on 08/06/2011 2:16:23 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Qbert

The blood is still on Obama’s hands. He had to choose such a complete idot for a VP!


6 posted on 08/06/2011 2:17:13 PM PDT by Paperdoll (BUMP)
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To: combat_boots

They are politicians.

We are expendable.


7 posted on 08/06/2011 2:17:25 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Make your choice ! There are NO civilians.)
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To: Qbert

Stand up, VP Crackedhead.

Biden, Obama, a jihadist on board, etc. Bottom line, this was a set up well planned and executed.


8 posted on 08/06/2011 2:17:28 PM PDT by bgill
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Its time for the firestorm from hell to rain down upon every village in Afghanistan where there MIGHT be a single taliban. Its time to win the war. Of course with the wimps we have running the show we are too worried about staining our “image” abroad so instead we just hang around and be targets.


9 posted on 08/06/2011 2:17:59 PM PDT by msrngtp2002 (Just my opinion.)
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To: Qbert
Face the long-known truth: the apparently benign-intentioned but bungling idiots are the ones you have to watch out for. Sh*t-eating jerkoff morons like Biden will do more harm than Snidely Whiplash.
10 posted on 08/06/2011 2:18:15 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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Biden obviously blows but don’t these ragheads just randomly shoot at anything that looks like a US copter?

I mean attributing this to some directed plot @ Seals gleaned from Scranton Joes’s blathering?
Can someone ‘splain to me?


11 posted on 08/06/2011 2:18:49 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Qbert

Now let’s see if they make as big a deal out of this as they made out of Valerie Plame.
Knowing these hypocrits they will say nothing. I detest this administration.


12 posted on 08/06/2011 2:18:57 PM PDT by mardi59 (T)
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To: Qbert

never forget that the left **hates** the US military (the love the USSR/Chinese military)

that said, they have no problem pouring our guys into a meat grind and doing everything they can to compromise their safety

spreading intel on our boys & girls is only part of the problem. deliberately putting no-win missions together is another


13 posted on 08/06/2011 2:19:37 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Qbert
The President as Commander in Chief is responsible for the safety of our soldiers.

The whole "show" about taking down Bin Laden should be told....in 50 years.

Damn President knows nothing about war....or anything else.

14 posted on 08/06/2011 2:19:56 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: msrngtp2002
Of course with the wimps we have running the show we are too worried about staining our “image” abroad so instead we just hang around and be targets.

Maybe so, but research has shown that muslims can raise their self-esteem by taking out a few American soldiers.

15 posted on 08/06/2011 2:20:26 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Qbert; Lmo56
Ping
16 posted on 08/06/2011 2:22:15 PM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Krauthammer, Rove et. al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: combat_boots

Yep.
Way too coincidental. Its not the only gunship is it?
This was a payback out of our own system.


17 posted on 08/06/2011 2:22:16 PM PDT by himno hero
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If it’s true the many members of SEAL Team 6 were aboard this helicoptor...I can’t help but ask myself why they were taken out. Why? Because THEY are the only ones that know spit about this operation and the results of it. And now that information could be gone.


18 posted on 08/06/2011 2:23:24 PM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: Steely Tom
You know what I don't like about the whole thing....We lost the real witnesses.

Everything else can be sabotaged, altered, shredded....whatever...

19 posted on 08/06/2011 2:23:35 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Qbert

It was collusion. At the highest levels.

Damn Biden, Damn Gates, Damn the moron _resident!!!


20 posted on 08/06/2011 2:24:06 PM PDT by Palladin (Sarah Palin in 2012!)
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