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Obama Leaks Risk National Security For Political Gain
Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 4, 2012

Posted on 06/04/2012 6:46:59 PM PDT by raptor22

Security: From leaks about Osama bin Laden to those detailing cyberattacks on Iran, a disturbing pattern of publicly disclosing classified material to give Barack Obama a political boost is emerging. Under this president, our enemies don't need spies.

The fact that the Allies in World War II had the ability to intercept and decode German and Japanese military transmissions, leading to critical military victories at Midway and elsewhere, remained a secret until long after World War II was over, and it didn't matter who knew it. "Loose lips sink ships" was then more than a clever wartime slogan.

The pattern of national security leaks under this administration and its political exploitation of what should be secret has even liberal media flagship CNN wondering if "President Barack Obama's administration can keep a secret — or in some cases even wants to."

With a collapsing economy, rampant joblessness and mushrooming debt, foreign policy seemingly is the only place Obama can boast of any accomplishments.

Yes, Osama bin Laden was killed on his watch. Yet even there, critics say with much merit that the world's most wanted man was killed while Obama was president, not because he was president.

We're all too familiar with Obama's very public celebration after the bin Laden kill, to the point of giving tours of the Situation Room and granting special access to information and people to Hollywood filmmakers. A 17-minute campaign flick was even made.

"Too many people in too many places are talking too much about this operation," Robert Gates said last year when he was defense secretary, adding that the level of disclosures and blabbing violates an agreement reached in the White House Situation Room on May 8, 2011, to keep details of the raid private.

"That lasted about 15 hours," Gates said sourly.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: appeasement; ibd; impeach; iran; navyseals; obama; osamabinladen; partyoftreason; stuxnet; surrender; treason; waronterror

1 posted on 06/04/2012 6:47:19 PM PDT by raptor22
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To: raptor22

This is all predictable. Obama, the radical leftist, has no regard for the highest US secrets and should be impeached for divulging classified information to foreign powers.

2 posted on 06/04/2012 6:54:30 PM PDT by Signalman ( November, 2012-The End of an Error)
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To: Nachum; markomalley; Clairity; Carlucci; grey_whiskers; meyer; WL-law; Para-Ord.45; ...

Impeachment ping

3 posted on 06/04/2012 6:58:57 PM PDT by raptor22 (Join me on Twitter @gerfingerpoken)
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To: Signalman

Another “U.N.B.E.L.I.E.A.B.L.E.

This is 0’s record to run on.
The real record.

4 posted on 06/04/2012 7:07:54 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Criminaliens or Crimigrants...0bamao's people?)
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To: raptor22

Thanks for the ping.

5 posted on 06/04/2012 7:15:10 PM PDT by GOPJ ( "A Dog In Every Pot" - freeper ETL)
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To: raptor22
I know what I had to go through to get my TS clearance. I know what would have happened if I had allowed these things to happen on my watch.

White House gave Kathryn Bigelow access to SEAL Team 6 commander, CIA 'vault'

Serious breech of security and protocol.

Article 104—Aiding the enemy

“Any person who—

(1) aids, or attempts to aid, the enemy with arms, ammunition, supplies, money, or other things; or

(2) without proper authority, knowingly harbors or protects or gives intelligence to or communicates or corresponds with or holds any intercourse with the enemy, either directly or indirectly; shall suffer death or such other punishment as a court-martial or military commission may direct.”
(4) Giving intelligence to the enemy. (a) That the accused, without proper authority, knowingly gave intelligence information to the enemy; and (b) That the intelligence information was true, or implied the truth, at least in part.
Scope of Article 104. This article denounces offenses by all persons whether or not otherwise subject to military law. Offenders may be tried by court-martial or by military commission.
(6) Communicating with the enemy.

(a) Nature of the offense. No unauthorized communication, correspondence, or intercourse with the enemy is permissible. The intent, content, and method of the communication, correspondence, or intercourse are immaterial. No response or receipt by the enemy is required. The offense is complete the moment the communication, correspondence, or intercourse issues from the accused. The communication, correspondence, or intercourse may be conveyed directly or indirectly.

6 posted on 06/04/2012 7:24:40 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: raptor22

It’s all about him donchaknow.

7 posted on 06/04/2012 7:30:35 PM PDT by Eagles6 (S)
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To: raptor22
My son served on a nuclear submarine in the Navy, the USS Alaska. To this day, he has been out of the Navy for 7 years, he will not tell his mother or father how deep they can go or how fast.

He is a patriot!

8 posted on 06/05/2012 7:31:42 AM PDT by thirst4truth (
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To: Signalman
(KRAUTHAMMER) Let your elected know you are watching how Obama treats American security for his friends...not his countrymen.
9 posted on 06/05/2012 11:01:50 AM PDT by yoe (Proud to be part of the Tea Party movement.....!!!!!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks raptor22.

and today’s joke thread:

Senate Democrats blast national security leak on Iran cyberattack
Posted on 06/05/2012 6:38:48 PM PDT by jakerobins

10 posted on 06/05/2012 7:19:58 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time --
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To: Delta 21
Heck, just getting a plain old "Secret" clearance was a pain when I worked for a company that did military work, and I had to see their blueprints in order to quote the jobs.

And I am a natural-born citizen and eligible to be POTUS, not that I would seek the job.
11 posted on 06/06/2012 10:11:18 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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