Skip to comments.Peter King Demands Probe of WH on SEALs Movie
Posted on 08/15/2011 11:04:46 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Rep. Peter King, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, is demanding an investigation into whether the White House might have leaked classified information on the Navy SEALs raid that killed Osama bin Laden to Hollywood filmmakers.
Director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal have been given top-level access to the most classified mission in history, The New York Times reported. The pair made The Hurt Locker, the 2008 Oscar-winning drama about the Iraq war, and they now are said to be working on a film about the May raid in Pakistan where SEALs executed the al-Qaida leader.
The movie reportedly is scheduled for release on Oct. 12, 2012, less than a month before the general election.
King, a New York Republican wrote to the inspectors general of the Defense Department and the CIA, asking them to investigate the reported leak.
The administrations first duty in declassifying material is to provide full reporting to Congress and the American people, in an effort to build public trust through transparency of government, King said in the letter.
In contrast, this alleged collaboration belies a desire for transparency in favor of a cinematographic view of history," he wrote.
He warned that any leaks of classified information could jeopardize future U.S. missions. He cited a June 15 report in The Washington Post that Pakistanis who had helped the CIA in the raid had been arrested.
Further participation by JSOC [Joint Special Operations Command] and the Agency [CIA] in making a film about the raid is bound to increase such leaks, and undermine these organizations hard-won reputations as quiet professionals − reputations important for their continued operational success, King wrote And, the success of these organizations is vital to our continued homeland security.
Jay Carney dismissed the report that filmmakers had been given classified information.
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If they can stop a Kennedy flick...they can stop this flick.
The enemy is in the White House.
Also, Peter King needs to look into the arms we're giving to Al Qaeda in Libya and see if there's a connection to the increased violence in Afghanistan.
After Project Gunrunner I trust nothing about this WH.
The enemy is indeed the White House
Obama gave China our stealth technology.
“The commander in chief is a security risk and could not get top-secret clearence.”
He would not qualify for a CONFIDENTIAL clearance.
Cost to taxpayers for trip from DC for photo-op as Navy Seals come home DESPITE requests of families and Pentagon that no photos be taken: Unknown
Emotional cost to families that their wishes not honored: High
The lives of these now departed brave warriors in another Vietnam: PRICELESS!
I hope he isn't holding his breath until the inJustice Dept launches a probe. He'll be a purple as Hussein's lips!
They should probe the whole thing on how it came out in the media. My preference would have been to keep the raid secret long enough to harvest the information taken from OBL’s compound and then a simple announcement that US Forces has killed OBL and not even mention which branch or group of the US service that killed him.
If history is any guide, this POS movie will be as accurate as “Top Gun” — a fantasy about the military. We vets laughed at Top Gun and will at “Obambo.”
Peter King should investigate the use and abuse of SEAL Team 6. We have been made to believe all the people on the raid of bin Ladin’s compound were members of SEAL Team 6 and that the raiders would have brough him back alive but had to kill him.
SEAL Team 6 was augmented by the CIA. The SEALs would have captured bin Ladin and hauled him out. The CIA operative was told to assassinate him.
Why then were so many members of SEAL Team 6 on the Chinook that went down? Could it be that the CIA was eliminating witnesses to what really happened in Abbottabad?
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