Skip to comments.Obama under fire for giving Hurt Locker director access to Navy SEALs to make Bin Laden film
Posted on 08/10/2011 6:25:36 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch
Hollywood is looking to shed light on the top-secret commandos who killed the worlds top terrorist, and the White House is helping, one congressman says.
The U.S.'s top brass is reportedly giving filmmakers the inside scoop to all things Navy SEAL for a movie about the squad who took out Osama bin Laden.
Rep Peter King has called for a probe into the access allowed to filmmakers for a movie about SEAL Team 6
The New York Times reported this week that military officers were shocked when writer Mark Boal showed up at a CIA ceremony in honour of Team 6.
Boal, along with director Kathryn Bigelow, wrote the Oscar-winning Iraq war drama The Hurt Locker, and is now scribing a Navy SEAL film.
For the project, Mr Boal and Miss Bigelow reportedly have been granted unique access to the inner workings of the Pentagon.
Rep. Peter King, Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, said letting Hollywood in on sensitive information like SEAL Team 6 may cost lives.
In addition, the lawmaker contends that granting such privileges could tarnish the war on terror and other disastrous consequences.
Mr King asked the inspectors general of the CIA and the Department of Defense to determine what consultations occurred in the White House about providing Hollywood with access to covert military operators and clandestine CIA officers.
In a letter dated August 10, Mr King demanded an investigation into 'ongoing leaks of classified information regarding sensitive military operations.'
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.....does anyone still think that Dumbass had nothing to do with the AF One fly over Manhattan for the photo op a few months after his election?
I’d say shameful, but this administration has no ability to feel shame.
Yes it is a big coincidence that everything 0 has done is a big FU to America.
A sane Pentagon would insist that touchy secret details be sanitized, changed, or omitted from a show like this. But it’s unclear to me whether the current Pentagon is sane. I’m sure Obama sees this as his hawk credentials.
...listen very carefully what a Seal dad say’s about sheep, sheep dogs, and wolves..........
Why would someone who doesn’t consider themselves an America feel shame?
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I sent a complaint to my Rat Congress Be-itch on this issue. She is on House Armed Forces Committee..you would think she would be concerned about the welfare of our Service members and their families.
I predict this will leave a mark for the WH.
Gee. What information could get out about our guys?
The producers of the Hurt Locker are also the MOST HATED amongst the bit torrent download community.
250,000 lawsuits have been filed against people who “downloaded’ the file through a small network.
My retired and active duty shipmates, their wives, and their kids loathe Obama and his gaggle of criminals. Trust me.
Obama is all about PR
That’s why he’s such a failure - he’s not a leader, he’s a political marketer.
We lost 30+ SEALS which the Administration readily admits could have been retaliation for the killing of OBL.
Why is the Pentagon or the Administration leaking information that is for their own political gain while putting more of our Military in harms way?
I’ll bet the picture they leaked of Obama meeting the plane makes the film.
Once again, we have to go overseas to get real news on what’s happening here in the U.S. Our “journalists” are too busy preening.
We used to have patriotic film makers in this country. Men like Frank Capra and John Ford. And we used to have patriotic journalists, like Ernie Pyle. Now we have a bunch of politically motivated bums.
Is this how the Taliban and iran got the intel to kill our Seals?
Could the mission of those SEALs who just died have been compromised because of this?
for giving Hurt Locker director access to Navy SEALs to make Bin Laden film................................................................ OK, tell me that there is no kickback involved here. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
I can’t hear...my tears are getting in the way.
I hope the Navy Seals don’t play ball. Hussein is a disgrace.
With Obama, it’s always ME, ME, ME!
Even if it violates national security or endangers the lives of our greatest men.
Now we know when the confirmation photos will be released
The exploiters involved deserve serious condemnation.
I hope they include the photo of Little Stevie Dunham holding Fareed’s book—”The Post American World”-(or whatever that piece of trash was), and all the photos of Barry removing shoes in preparation for prayers facing Mecca.
K5, that is the most obvious question. How much ‘access’ was this Hollywood group given; and when did it start?
Could the ‘unprecidented access’ have compromised the mission?
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
They are outraged, right?
They are outraged, right?
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I had heard that Thomas Dewey, prior to the 1944 election vs FDR, had known of the Japanese Code being broken by us a couple of years earlier.
From the story I had heard etc, Dewey refused to use the information as he figured it was none of the Japanese ‘business’ that we knew what they were doing.
Imagine a pol sitting on that kind of info today. HA...
Imagine a pol sitting on that kind of info today. HA..
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This sitting pResident would probably reveal the info himself if he thought it would garner him a couple of votes...
Seriously, this man must be impeached. He blames our financial troubles on a big, messy, tough democracy. He is giving classified information to moviemakers to produce a movie for his reelection. (Incidentally, are the producers going to give their profits back to the American people since we funded the raid.) He is using the return of the remains of the Navy Seals as a photo-op against the will of the families. This guy has to go.
Which studio produced this film, and what other films are they releasing in the coming year?
Do we as filmgoers need to give them our business?
“Which studio produced this film”
Sony Pictures. All of my electronics are Sony, but it’s time to switch brands since they feel that they need to inject themselves into the election.
Obama has absolutely no shame- using our military in his sorry effort to get re-elected.
Only one answer- the ditz making this POC WILL get an Oscar, and that’s a given. But “as for me and my house”, we will not put ONE penny in her pocket. Might I suggest that we all choose not to see this piece of dreck?
No, not at all. It is supposed to make Obama look good! I was being sarcastic in my post meaning that no one could afford to go to the movie at regular price.
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The Amazing Spider-Man
Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star
Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
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Think Like A Man
Attack The Block
Friends With Benefits
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>Hollywood is looking to shed light on the top-secret commandos who killed the worlds top terrorist, and the White House is helping, one congressman says.
The U.S.’s top brass is reportedly giving filmmakers the inside scoop to all things Navy SEAL for a movie about the squad who took out Osama bin Laden.
Rep Peter King has called for a probe into the access allowed to filmmakers for a movie about SEAL Team 6<
If civilian filmmakers are given what is the most top secret information on our nation’s elite forces, our future security will be compromised. I hope Peter King can stop this affront to our best and brightest before it’s too late.
Well, I don’t recognize any of those movies!!
In the real world this would result in the House charging 0bama for treason. But in this Brave New World no big deal.