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Book Will Describe Raid That Killed Bin Laden
mediadecoder ^ | August 22, 2012 | By JULIE BOSMAN

Posted on 08/22/2012 10:05:38 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar

A detailed first-person account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, written by a member of the Navy SEALs who participated in the mission and was present at Bin Laden’s death, will be released next month, the publisher said on Wednesday.

A closely held secret within Penguin, the publishing house that is planning to release it on Sept. 11, the book promises to be one of the biggest titles of the year, with the potential to rattle the presidential campaign in the final weeks before the Nov. 6 election.

Titled “No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama bin Laden,” the book was written by a member of the SEALs who is using the pseudonym Mark Owen. Dutton, the imprint of Penguin that acquired the book, said he used a pen name and changed the names of other SEAL members for security reasons.

The author, a former member of SEAL Team 6, was a leader in the operation that resulted in the death of Bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on May 2, 2011. According to a description of the book provided by the publisher, the author gives a “blow-by-blow narrative of the assault, beginning with the helicopter crash that could have ended Owen’s life straight through to the radio call confirming Bin Laden’s death.” It describes the book as “an essential piece of modern history.”

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1 posted on 08/22/2012 10:05:40 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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2 posted on 08/22/2012 10:06:57 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Cindy

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3 posted on 08/22/2012 10:07:32 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar
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4 posted on 08/22/2012 10:10:06 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: ASA Vet

Thanks. The title did not show up in the search.


5 posted on 08/22/2012 10:17:52 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

Different article.. Just passing on the other thread so you can read it and the comments.


6 posted on 08/22/2012 10:34:54 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Welp, my Kindle is all fired up and ready to go.


7 posted on 08/22/2012 10:36:59 PM PDT by PhxTM06 (")
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To: Jet Jaguar

Judging by the reactions of Navy Seals to the release of information by the Obama administration, there are going to be a lot of pixxxxed off Navy Seals when this book is released.

Is it patriotic to buy a book like this?


8 posted on 08/22/2012 11:01:29 PM PDT by juno67 (Gua)
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To: juno67

No. You’ll encourage more of them and isn’t that what the SEALs are pixxed off about?


9 posted on 08/22/2012 11:16:04 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Jet Jaguar

OOK OUT SEALS!!!! Obama made you all come to the White House so many people KNOW who you are and where you live! If you don’t pay homage to Obama, the IRS will come after you.


11 posted on 08/23/2012 12:43:47 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

LOOK OUT SEALS!!!! Obama made you all come to the White House so many people KNOW who you are and where you live! If you don’t pay homage to Obama, the IRS will come after you.


12 posted on 08/23/2012 12:43:56 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: juno67

I’m on the fence on this but judging by old Tom Clancy books, as long as the names are changed due to security reasons, I;m cool with it.

And...as long as the author gives the REAL story of how the Pentagon tried to hide the operations from obama, who was found at the gold course all clueless except for the picture taking later on.


13 posted on 08/23/2012 1:00:44 AM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Jet Jaguar

I may be wrong but I thought the team that killed Bin Laden were killed.


14 posted on 08/23/2012 1:17:55 AM PDT by funfan
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To: funfan

Wrong, no US were killed.


15 posted on 08/23/2012 2:30:07 AM PDT by richardtavor
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16 posted on 08/23/2012 2:40:25 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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17 posted on 08/23/2012 2:43:07 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: richardtavor

He means later when the helo crashed in afghan with a lot of them onboard.


18 posted on 08/23/2012 4:20:43 AM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: funfan; Bulwyf

No, None were killed in the helicopter downing later. Some from Seal Team 6, but not any that took part in the raid.


19 posted on 08/23/2012 4:39:37 AM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
I don't think so. They are pixxed off about the leaking of info on the raid that occured immediately after the operation that was leaked solely to make Obama look like he was tough on terrorists- those leaks ended up in the arrest of the Pakistani doctor that helped the US, and put family members of the SEAL teams at risk. Up until that raid any captures or kills made normally stayed unexplained until months later. While it is hard to deny that a raid occured -when your helicoptor's tail rotor is spinning on the ground- there was no need for the US to go public with the details of the raid or even with who was or was not captured, or who or what the raid targetted while Osama's body was still warm.

Another thing that apparently has them pixxed off, IIRC, is that Obama gave hollywood access to the SEAL's facilities and ordered current SEALs to cooperate with the production of a movie that was originally planned for release in October.

20 posted on 08/23/2012 5:05:05 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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Fox News, that I will no longer watch, has revealed the Seal’s indentity. CNN said they will not. CNN? Fox News is filled with traitors.


21 posted on 08/23/2012 3:04:33 PM PDT by Terry Mross (To all my relatives and former friends: Do not contact me if you still love obama.)
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To: piasa

The most significant immediate problem the disclosure caused was nullification of the intel acquired in the raid. Al Queda operatives gained time they otherwise wouldn’t have had, to change their locations and communication methods.


22 posted on 08/23/2012 4:42:31 PM PDT by research99
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To: Jet Jaguar

Anybody remember Dr. Afridi? We recruited him to get into bin Laden’s compound under the guise of a hepatitis inoculation program. That op was needed because we just weren’t sure who was in the compound.

That op involved 25 tasking and travel contacts with our CIA team in March and April of 2011. After that op terminated mid-April, and we had acquired enough other intel, we waited until the next dark of the moon that occurred on May 2, 2011, the day of the raid.

It’s all a matter of record and science. Obama made the call, that any responsible President would have done.

All this talk about Hillary and Jarett and whomever pushing an uncertain Obama on the raid is just nonsense. This was Admiral McRaven’s call mainly and Obama listened and agreed.

Let’s hope this latest “insider” is for real. I will be reading this new book closely.


23 posted on 08/23/2012 8:33:32 PM PDT by gandalftb (The art of diplomacy says "nice doggie", until you find a bigger rock.)
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