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Obama Administration Upset / SEAL Will Release First Hand Account of Mission to Kill Osama Bin Laden
thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 8-23-2012 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 08/23/2012 6:54:02 AM PDT by servo1969

A Navy SEAL is releasing the real story on the Osama Bin Laden raid.

For the first time a member of SEAL Team 6 has written a book setting the record straight on the raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan. The book was not authorized by the Obama Administration and will give the real story not told by the Obama-media. The book was vetted by a former special operation’s attorney. The majority of the proceeds from the book will go to charities that support families of fallen Navy SEALs. Reuters reported:

The U.S. government was surprised by the news that a Navy SEAL who participated in the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan has written a book about the operation in which the al Qaeda leader was killed, U.S. officials said on Wednesday.

“No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama Bin Laden” was written by a Navy SEAL under the pseudonym Mark Owen with co-author Kevin Maurer and is to be released next month on the anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

It was not vetted by government agencies to ensure that no secrets were revealed.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012; banglist; binladenraid; elections; freepered; fubo; navyseals; obama; osamabinladen; sealteamsix; tyranny
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I don’t see why they are so upset. Now everyone will know exactly how Obama did it. /s

(Had to shorten the title to make it fit.)

1 posted on 08/23/2012 6:54:13 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

As long as they include the picture of Obama rapelling out of the helicopter with a knife in his teeth, I don’t think the White House will have a problem with this...


2 posted on 08/23/2012 6:58:53 AM PDT by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: servo1969

3 posted on 08/23/2012 6:58:56 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: servo1969

Let the Swiftboating Begin!


4 posted on 08/23/2012 7:00:44 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: servo1969
What does Ubama have to fear from this book?

Won't it show his deep involvement in the mission?

He should have nothing to fear from this SEAL account.

Unless of Course, he lied about his involvement.

http://binarybiker.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/trollflagchris1.jpg

U Mad, Ubama?

5 posted on 08/23/2012 7:02:40 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Normalcy results in the creation of life, Sodomy results in AIDS)
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To: Haiku Guy
“As long as they include the picture of Obama rapelling out of the helicopter with a knife in his teeth, I don’t think the White House will have a problem with this...”

My thoughts exactly!

Of course Axelrod is already preparing the “disgruntled SEAL” smear about the author.
What an ugly group occupying the White House right now. Picking a fight with SEAL’s; not the sharpest knives in the drawer.

6 posted on 08/23/2012 7:02:55 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: servo1969

Why assume this book will be negative toward Obama?


7 posted on 08/23/2012 7:04:48 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Servant of the Cross

Where can i donate?


8 posted on 08/23/2012 7:05:48 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: servo1969

I read a piece over on Jammie Wearing Fools that suggests Valerie Jarrett wanted to hold off on the bin Laden raid until the end of October of 2012, just before the election, to get a bump for Obama. She reportedly was “furious” that Hillary Clinton, Leon Panetta, and Robert Gates went around Obama when they were as certain as possible they could get bin Laden. If this story is true, it is despicable at best, treasonous really, and should be investigated under oath. I personally don’t doubt it is true.


9 posted on 08/23/2012 7:08:13 AM PDT by astounded (Barack Obama is a clear and present danger to the USA)
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To: servo1969

The only National Security secrets he cares about are those that would put his ass in a sling.


10 posted on 08/23/2012 7:09:29 AM PDT by AU72
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To: KC_Lion
What does Ubama have to fear from this book?

Won't it show his deep involvement in the mission?

He should have nothing to fear from this SEAL account.

Unless of Course, he lied about his involvement

Short Introduction: FUBO

11 posted on 08/23/2012 7:10:12 AM PDT by immadashell
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To: servo1969
It was not vetted by government agencies to ensure that no secrets were revealed.

I sure hope it doesn't reveal anything. That's for the obama campaign to do!

12 posted on 08/23/2012 7:12:06 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: servo1969

Hmmm, I dunno on this one yet. I get the desire to set the record straight, and I have more faith in an actual SEAL to be prudent in what he does (and does not) put into print for the public to see than anyone on Obama’s team (including Obama himself).

Still, I’m always uneasy about these things on the possibility that something slips out that maybe shouldn’t. I’m one of those folks who is thankful that UBL was taken out, but don’t feel the need to know anymore than that it “got done.” I never felt the need to know the SEALs were the ones who did the deed, anymore than I want to know if Delta and AFSOC were part of the operation as well.

Then again, maybe this book will make future administrations think twice about opening their fat yaps and putting the spotlight on (and taking credit for) the work of incredibly brave men who want only to remain in the darkness.


13 posted on 08/23/2012 7:15:28 AM PDT by DemforBush
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To: servo1969

Does this mean that our FEARLESS LEADER(Barack Hussein Obama)wasn’t there?I think I’ll cry myself to sleep!!!!!!!!!!!


14 posted on 08/23/2012 7:15:36 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: servo1969

This guy needs to publicly announce that he’s not suicidal. Just sayin.


15 posted on 08/23/2012 7:17:59 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: servo1969

The author should invite O to book signing parties.


16 posted on 08/23/2012 7:19:11 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: servo1969
But it was no surprise Obama gave his Hollywood friends unprecedented access to the CIA and State Dept. to make a movie.

Just pre-ordered my copy.

17 posted on 08/23/2012 7:19:15 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: servo1969

Once again, SEALs coming to the country’s rescue...
God bless ‘em....


18 posted on 08/23/2012 7:19:58 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: Servant of the Cross

Awesome!


19 posted on 08/23/2012 7:20:58 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

All copies of the book will be seized and it will only be reported here, on Fox and on Talk Radio.


20 posted on 08/23/2012 7:21:22 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: TexasCajun
A senior Republican has called for an inquiry into reports the White House fed secrets about the killing of Osama Bin Laden to Hollywood film-makers.

New York Times writer Maureen Dowd said film-makers had "top-level access".

21 posted on 08/23/2012 7:22:10 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: astounded

Everything this administration does is political. Everything.


22 posted on 08/23/2012 7:23:12 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: servo1969

I saw this on Drudge last night and immediately pre-ordered it. Can’t wait!


23 posted on 08/23/2012 7:24:54 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: Haiku Guy

Stand back, Rocky, it’s President Rambo!


24 posted on 08/23/2012 7:25:51 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: CincyRichieRich
OPSEC Team.org
25 posted on 08/23/2012 7:27:18 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: count-your-change
Bravely leading the move up from the beach, SEAL Commander Bozo O'Rambo
fearlessly rallied his hand picked team in full view of the dangerous enemy forces.


26 posted on 08/23/2012 7:35:12 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: servo1969
Former government/military personnel know more of what the government did than any group in the government. Too bad someone does not have a whistle blower forum to get the truth out on the elected crooks in office.
27 posted on 08/23/2012 7:46:07 AM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: TexasCajun

Hmmmm, now this could get interesting. Methinks Hollyweird might have to revamp their movie about the raid as the version they got came from the White House, and the Seal’s book that is coming out in September most likely tells a very different tale. In order words, the White House version of the raid as told to their Hollyweird pals, was undoubtedly padded, inflated, disingenuous, misleading, full of lies, etc. etc., and most likely will not match up well with the true story that is coming out, written by a Seal who was actually there.

I suspect the screenwriters for the movie version will be frantically rewriting their scripts immediately after this book hits the market, and scenes will have to be reshot to conform with the actual truth of the event, not the spin version given by the White House. Chortle, a cog is being thrown into the White House/Hollywood’s wheel.


28 posted on 08/23/2012 7:46:50 AM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: astounded

The more that I hear and read about Jarrett the madder I get. Who vetted her a** anyway . . . oh whoops, sorry I forgot that vetting is not acceptable within the Odumbo administration, it wouldn’t be PC.


29 posted on 08/23/2012 7:57:05 AM PDT by rhubarbk
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To: flaglady47

It is highly unlikely that Zero Dark Thirty will be altered on the basis of this book.


30 posted on 08/23/2012 8:00:15 AM PDT by karnage
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To: Servant of the Cross
Thanks to a Freeper's posting this, I think this should be on a billboard:

NOBAMA 2012


31 posted on 08/23/2012 8:01:55 AM PDT by QT3.14 (Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it. - Mark Twain)
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To: Iron Munro

Whenever I think about Obama in any military situation, I picture him more like Brave Sir Robin from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. With the media minstrels singing of all his mighty deeds.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYFefppqEtE&feature=fvwrel


32 posted on 08/23/2012 8:08:59 AM PDT by Kandy Atz ("Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want for bread.")
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To: Raycpa
Why assume this book will be negative toward Obama?

That was my first thought also. It sounds a little like he doth protest too much.

I'll bet he hired someone to glorify him in the book.

33 posted on 08/23/2012 8:11:47 AM PDT by zeebee
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To: flaglady47
Delicious thoughts!

We now know from several different sources that Obama has no problem with "re-writing history"! It has been reported that his Administration inserted mention of "our Dear Leader's accomplishments" into the biographies of former Presidents and also into (State Department?) accounts detailing the history of several nations.

It should therefore be no surprise that the "narrative" his administration has given to the Hollyweird writers might be "slightly" at odds with what really happened.

I just hope this novel does what we all hope and pray it will: expose the truth--and not anything that could help and/or embolden our enemies ( Obama included)!

34 posted on 08/23/2012 8:19:27 AM PDT by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement.)
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To: servo1969

“It was not vetted by government agencies to ensure that no secrets were revealed.”

Obama already illegally released the most significant classified infomration about the raid. This SEAL can do little harm past that.


35 posted on 08/23/2012 8:20:20 AM PDT by CodeToad (Anticipate their arrival...they won't.)
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To: karnage

It is highly unlikely that Zero Dark Thirty will be altered on the basis of this book.

If there are discrepancies between the two versions, Hollyweird will have to conform to the soon to be released book’s version or else all those troops involved in the raid will be screaming out to the public about any lies found in the movie version, which will make the Obama Admin look very, very bad.


36 posted on 08/23/2012 8:36:00 AM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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37 posted on 08/23/2012 8:39:32 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

2016 opens this weekend in over 1100 theaters. More than Swiftboating has begun. Jarrett and the nest of traitors in our White House will have a bad case of diarrhea on Monday.


38 posted on 08/23/2012 8:40:48 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: flaglady47

Great point! Hollywood got their version from the WH. Hollywood’s only motive is to make money. If they can get this “author” to sell them movie rights, with the guarantee they’ll follow the book to a “T”, they’ll turn on obama in a heartbeat.


39 posted on 08/23/2012 8:45:41 AM 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: karnage

Let me qualify what I just said. It is possible that the Obama Admin just handed over the actual transcripts of the event to the movie makers, thus completely spilling the beans on the allegedly “secret” raid, giving up state secrets in contravention of law. If that was the case, then there would be little editing upon the book having been released for publication, as the two would match up.

However, that would be an even more ghastly scenario, because if the movie and the book match up almost perfectly, therein lies the proof that the Obama Admin gave away actual secret mission information with impunity to an outside party, putting any future missions in jeopardy, and thus they should be brought up on treason charges for having done so.


40 posted on 08/23/2012 8:47:13 AM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

I don’t want them Swiftboating O. I want them to NUKE his campaign.


41 posted on 08/23/2012 8:47:51 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: zeebee

Man, another great point! “Mark Owen” could very well be the white house staff writers, er, reporters. They’re acting all upset then the book will come out making obama the hero. And right before the election.

If this is the case this book will be quoted over and over at the dem convention.


42 posted on 08/23/2012 8:48:16 AM 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: ExTexasRedhead
“2016 opens this weekend in over 1100 theaters. “

Went to a regular meeting yesterday morning, for a group of political conservatives. The group gets together to talk about and support conservative candidates and ideas.

The movie was brought up and half the people raised their hands having seen it.

I was embarrassed as I hadn't heard of it as yesterday morning!
I will go this weekend.

43 posted on 08/23/2012 8:51:58 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: zeebee
Even if this "SEAL" who wrote this book has left active duty, there's no doubt he signed a non-disclosure agreement (SF-312) upon discharge.

If this did not have the tacit approval of the DoD and administration, this author would be looking at prison time.

44 posted on 08/23/2012 8:57:43 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Especially if his name has been revealed. And actually, the DOD would be able to figure out who wrote it anyway, just based on who was there. Have to wait and see how it goes, but this looks fishy to me.

Obama is already credited with writing a book (of now-known lies) that somebody else wrote. Now it’s his turn to write a book of lies that somebody else claims to have written.

Unless the authors are either suicidal or else know that the military leadership will cover their back on this, this book will say exactly what Obama wants people to believe.


45 posted on 08/23/2012 9:19:09 AM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: servo1969

Will anyone be surprised if Obama’s people leak the SEAL’s actual name and home address? I hope not, but with Obama, it would not shock me.


46 posted on 08/23/2012 9:45:01 AM PDT by PghBaldy (http://hotair.com/greenroom/archives/2012/08/22/missouri-voters-chose-akin-not-so-much/)
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To: Joe 6-pack
Yes and no.

NDA applies to Confidential, Secret and Top Secret, as well as EEFI — you promise to keep secret the secrets you know.

As long as no EEFI or compromise of classified data was revealed, then no foul. This is especially true if open source information is out there to demonstrate the info was already released. . .like the leaks from the WH. And he did have a former SOF lawyer do a review. I am also sure he ran the book past Team members for their take on compromising sensitive data/info, as their LIVES are at stake.

Approval to write a book after retirement is not necessary, strictly speaking. The review is to officially get a reading on questions of classified information.

Retired officers and enlisted write and get published letters to the editor all the time. They also write books (”Nickel on the Grass” by Col Phil “Hands” Handly, for ex), and don't run it by the DOD for approval. They also appear on TV as commentators and they never obtain approval.

If classified or EEFI is compromised then they would be in trouble. . .hence the review. If on active duty, then they MUST do the review, regardless.

But other than that, no real risk at all.

47 posted on 08/23/2012 9:45:48 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: Hulka
I made my statement on the assumption classified material was included. If he was only rehashing open source info that's already been de-classified or leaked, the book wouldn't really be making much of a stir.

Again, admittedly it's an assumption on my part, but I would think that any new specific knowledge or information that this guy could offer by virtue of his status as a SEAL and participant in the mission would still carry at least a SECRET classification.

48 posted on 08/23/2012 9:52:38 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: flaglady47

Can’t Obama just declassify whatever he wants? Isn’t that a problem for anyone trying to stop or prosecute him?


49 posted on 08/23/2012 9:54:44 AM PDT by PghBaldy (http://hotair.com/greenroom/archives/2012/08/22/missouri-voters-chose-akin-not-so-much/)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Thanks for the clarification.

Because the book has not been published/released, I have my own thoughts.

I think the SEAL will be providing a different perspective as to the mission and how it went down. I think it instructive when the author talks about the number of times they were stood up with a “go” order and then told to stand down. . .political in-fighting in the administration, for sure.

I think no new classified is leaked, or EEFI compromised.

I think embarrassment of the administration is certainly a given when it is revealed as indecisive, incompetent and downright gutless. . .then leaking the info. . .that is the most important part, the book will likely point out how the guys on the line were appalled at the leaks and the risk they were now facing because of partisan hacks trying to score points.

Cheers.


50 posted on 08/23/2012 10:11:42 AM PDT by Hulka
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