Skip to comments.The Truth about the Killing of Bin Laden
Posted on 05/03/2012 1:06:17 PM PDT by Jeff Head
|Activity Description||Decision Maker||Those Opposing||Time Frame|
|Going to war with Al Quida and the Taliban||Bush, CIA, NSA, Military||-||2001|
|Setting up the intelligence apparatus||Bush, CIA, NSA||Obama & DNC||-|
|Establishing the enhanced interrogation||Bush, DOJ, CIA, Military||Obama & DNC||2002-2003|
|Establishing off-shore holding areas (Gitmo||Bush, CIA, NSA||Obama & DNC||-|
|Capturing the terrorists||CIA, Military||-||2003-2006|
|Interrogating with enhanced methods||CIA, Military||Obama & DNC||-|
|Analyzing the info||Bush, CIA, Military||-||-|
|Tracking the Intel||CIA, NSA, Military||-||-|
|Standing against those opposed to these methods||Bush||Obama & DNC||2006-2008|
|Getting the essential intelligence||CIA, NSA, Military under Bush||-||-|
|Finding the psuodo-name of the courier||CIA, NSA, Military||-||-|
|Identifying the Courier's name||CIA, NSA, Military under Obama||-||2009|
|Identifying Bin Laden's location||CIA, NSA, Military||-||2011|
|Planning varios options||CIA, NSA, Military||-||-|
|Choosing a plan to execute||Obama, CIA, NSA, Military||-||-|
|Ordering the operation executed||Obama, Military||-||-|
|Carrying out the Order||CIA, NSA, Military||-||-|
|Taking Credit for the whole||Obama||Romney, GOP, CIA, Military||2012|
|Using the event for political purpose||Obama||Romney, GOP, CIA, Military||-|
|Saying his opponent wouldn't have given the order||Obama||Romney, GOP, CIA, Military||-|
From this chain of events, it is obvious that the mission to capture Osama Bin Laden was a years long effort requiring commander in chief approvals and a lot of coordination, work and oversigth by the CIA, NSA, and our armed forces.
The key elements that allowed for the mission to come together...to find and then kill Bin Laden...were the fact that the Bush administration set up a very comprehensive intelligence apparatus, got legal approval for establishing enhanced interogation techniques (water boarding, sleep deprivation, nutrition modification, contant music playing, and phsycological methods) to glean the intel from the captured terrorist leaders. In addition, he established off-shore places to hold these prisoners were their security could be maintained, and where no calls to try and extend these enemy combatants (who according to the rules of war in the geneva convention could have been summarily executed) US legal protection. Barack Hussein Obama and the DNC leadership vocally and directly opposed all of this, both as a Senator and then later when running for President, where he vowed to end it. After being elected, he did end most of it, but was never able to close down GITMO because he had no better alternative acceptable to the American people.
But, lickily, by that time the military, the CIA, and the NSA already had gleaned the essential intelligence and they followed it and ultimately used it to find Osama bin Laden hiding in Pakistan. Once it was known, and an operation was planned, it was put off for several months by the Obama administration. We do not know exactly why, but the longer it was put off, the more likely it was for bin Laden to either find out, or move somewhere else. Could it be possible Obama was waiting for the best opportunity to gain political capital before making the call? You be the judge.
Ultimately the call was made and the armed forces of this nation, assisted by the CIA and NSA, pulled off the mission to a tee and assaulted and killed bin Laden and then got everyone out of the situation safey. For the decision to make the call...to say, "Yes, do it," the credit goes to Obama. But, given the same circumstances with the avowed leader of the terrorists who killed over 3,000 Americans on 911, who would not have made that call? The answer to that is clear...but also not without controversy as we shall see.
The credit for getting us to that point, for the hard decisions and then the discipline to stick with it, goes to others, notably the Bush administration and the intelligence, clandestine, special forces, and regular forces of the US Military.
At the time, Obama, although identifying the units involved and how they went about it (which was a horrible mistake from an intelligence and special forces standpoint, they would have rather the details not been made public), Obama indicated that there should be and would be no chest thumping or spiking the football regarding this operation. That was a correct course of action.
However, now several moths before his re-election bid, Obama, on the 1st anniversary of the event, flew to Afghanistan and made a big show of taking credit for the operation, saying "I did", and "my decision," and "me," over and over, and rarely or not at all mentioning the other critical players who made this possible.. You would have thought he himself caught the terrorists, detained them, interrogated them, analyzed and follow-ed up on the info, found the courier, tracked him to Pakistan, planned the mission, made the call, and went in himself to shoot bin Laden.
It was as brazen a politicization and "spiking the football" display as can be imagined. In short, it was dispicable. He even went so far as to indicate that his challenger, Mitt Romney, if he had been President, would not have made the same call, thus trying to use a critical national event, that should uniyte us, to divide us and cast disperison on his opponent.
A sad spectacle for the office of the Presidency.
The fact is this, had Obama relly been in charge the whole time, we never would have captured the other terroorists, never would have gottent he specific information, and never would have been able to conduct the mission into Pakistan to get Osama. The least Obama could do is to admit this, graciously, and give that credit where it is due, along with the high prasie of the military personnel who risked their lifes for years to make this a reality, and ultimately risked their lifes going in to get bin LAden.
Clinton, in suppoorting Obama talked about how tough a call it was and what a "terrible risk," Obama took should those troops have been captured, tortured or killed. Really, Bill? Obama was taking the risk? YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME?
What a sad day that this administration and its supporters would be so callous about the lifes of our service personnel and so anxious and selfish to try and bolster their political careers on a mission like this which was for the good of all Americans.
But this is the truth of the matter and something every American should consider when voting this fall, in November 2012.
The truth about these events needs to be spread around to counter the garbage the Obama admin is putting forward, politicizing and dividing with something that should unite all Americans.
Excellent, Jeff...thank you.
Excellent summary and absolutely spot on!
Yes, after five months of parties, vacations and golf games, our fearless president never hesitated (cough) to make that gutsy call. Thanks, President Golf Guy, you can tell by the faces of our brave soldiers just how much they respect and admire you.
Obviously, President Romney would have consulted with his attorneys before making any such decision as he stated in the debates.
OUTSTANDING compilation, Jeff Head! Thank you, sir.
The ultimate truth is the public, and especially the 911 families, have yet to see one iota, one shred, one scintilla of evidence that OBL is even dead.
We are suppose to trust THIS administration?? A guy who can’t even get his own autobiography right?
Curious how a bunch of Navy Seals, Team 6 were shot down in a helicopter a month after OBLs “death”. Funny how a bunch of camel jockeys can suddenly get that kind of intel.
Since when is “not offending Muslims” MORE important than bringing closure to the 911 families? A good friend of mine lost his brother on 911. He wrote Obama demanding proof of the death of OBL. So far he has received no reply. And I know he is not the only one to write to our first foreign born unconstitutionally elected POTUS about this.
Like the Matador said when he stepped into the ring and heard a squish: ‘Yo BULLS**T!’
Thanks very much.
God bless President Bush, our brave troops and Seal Team 6.
I don’t believe it.. I think killed a Binny look-alike..
Used for recruiting purposes.. thats why they deep sixed him.. from the carrier..
Binny was smushed in a cave in Tora-Bora years ago...
No doubt they(the Pakis) will have another.. or will soon..
But the real issue is the politicizing of it and the not mentioning our troops, the clandiestine operatives, the inelligence types, all those who actually did the work so he could say, "Yes."
It's disgusting and all the more reason why the man needs a swift boot in the back side on his way out. Bush was much more responsible for getting Osama, though like any good leader, he does not crow about it or seek fame for it.
He knows who the real warriors were.
Anyhow, that's why I posted this...I just can't stand seeing Obama's smug mug up there trying to convince everyone how strong and decisive he is for America when he is the exact opposite in truth.
Amen to that!
You are very welcome.
Obama is proving himself incapable of even using the positive things that happened on his watch to his own advantage. His 'trickle-down arrogance' will be his undoing.
So many sacrifices in this too long war. The Marxist has little, if any respect, for our military and its fighting forces.
Good work, Jeff. Thanks for putting this together, and your continuing efforts for our country.
That is EXACTLY what I think
He is about as arrogant as anyone I have ever seen. If you just look at the disdane Holder has for the laws of this nation, nd the vast majority of people who abide them, and how easily he gives internal, domestic criminals and terrorists a pass...knowing all along that Obama is in full agreement...you know what they would turn into if they ever thought for a moment that they had unfettered claims on power.
The 2nd amendment and the law abiding people of this nation, along with a large prt of the military who would not abide his usurpation, keep them in check to this point...but their disdain for us is palatable.
You are welcome...please pass it around...the more who know and recognize or learn about these details, the better.