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Special Operations Speaks calls for Panetta's resignation
Special Operations Speaks ^ | 09-16-12 | Larry Bailey, Captain (SEAL), USN (Retired)

Posted on 09/16/2012 6:23:03 PM PDT by lward99

WASHINGTON, DC – Special Operations Speaks (SOS) today called upon Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to resign from office for his claim that Barack Obama had special authority to provide classified information about the Navy SEAL attack on Osama bin Laden to Hollywood filmmakers and others with no security clearance.

Panetta made the claim in a September 10th interview on CBS This Morning. As he threatened to punish former Navy SEAL “Mark Owen” for revealing details about the assault on the bin Laden compound in his book No Easy Day, he stated that Department of Defense release of top secret information to Hollywood filmmakers “…were authorized by the President of the United States, who has that authority…”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: failure; leaks; middleeastfailure; navyseals; obama; obamaforeignpolicy; obamaleaks; opsec; panetta; seals; traitors; treason
About time. Love this quote “Leon Panetta is covering up for an Administration that has compromised national security for cheap political theater.” – CAPT Larry Bailey
1 posted on 09/16/2012 6:23:09 PM PDT by lward99
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To: lward99

>> Barack Obama had special authority to provide classified information about the Navy SEAL attack on Osama bin Laden to Hollywood filmmakers

I’m offended. Detain the filmmakers. /s


2 posted on 09/16/2012 6:25:34 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: lward99

I am sure the American public will hear all about this


3 posted on 09/16/2012 6:26:38 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: lward99

From a legal perspective, Panetta is correct. The President has effectively unlimited authority to classify and declassify information.


4 posted on 09/16/2012 6:28:02 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: lward99

Mr. Panetta, by his own deeds, has earned the title of ‘traitor’!


5 posted on 09/16/2012 6:30:02 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: lward99

Ping


6 posted on 09/16/2012 6:39:07 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Strategerist

That might be a problem for the President since he won’t have anybody to throw under the bus for releasing information to Hollywood. If the Spec Ops PAC claims those releases have endangered lives Obama will be left holding the political bag.


7 posted on 09/16/2012 6:40:03 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: lward99

You will note that DOJ is still studying the matter before filing charges against Owen. Translated, that means Eric the Corrupt is searching for one miniscule fact that the Food Stamp President and his gaggle of simpering fools hasn’t already compromised. Watch, Eric the Corrupt will come up with some fact like the way they laced their boots or some other nonsense as classified. What really irks the Food Stamp President and Slow Joe are the low esteem that they are held and they are out for revenge for the insult to the most high and anointed.


8 posted on 09/16/2012 6:47:29 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Skittle pooping unicorns are more common than progressives with honor & integrity.)
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To: lward99

Leon has been trained to be a worthless lump during the Clinton years.


9 posted on 09/16/2012 6:47:57 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: lward99
Dishonorable Disclosures (22:00 Youtube video)

Special Operations (OPSEC) (website to get involved)

(Use keywords 'obamaleaks' and 'opsec' for this topic)

10 posted on 09/16/2012 6:48:28 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: lward99

11 posted on 09/16/2012 6:48:52 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Gene Eric
"Barack Obama had special authority to provide classified information about the Navy SEAL attack on Osama bin Laden to Hollywood filmmakers"

Obama has "special authority" from whom? Is it in the Constitution? Does he get it from himself? Does he get special authority from Panetta? Who gives Obama the authority to put American's in harms way?

12 posted on 09/16/2012 6:50:13 PM PDT by mia
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To: lward99

Bump


13 posted on 09/16/2012 6:51:05 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (The pundits have forgotten the 2010 election.)
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To: uncbob

“I am sure the American public will hear all about this.”

Only through foreign sources....


14 posted on 09/16/2012 6:52:35 PM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some prettyI good ideas.)
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To: lward99
0bastard, Hillbilly and Ricecakes say the problem is movies.
Movies cause terrorist attacks.

Terrorists say "0bama we are all Osama!"

This film hits the theaters Dec. 19th.


Click on pic to see the trailer @ Youtube.

A film by Kathryn Bigelow w/assistance from the 0bama administration.

Bombs away!!!


15 posted on 09/16/2012 6:54:30 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Strategerist
From a legal perspective, Panetta is correct. The President has effectively unlimited authority to classify and declassify information.

True, but he is not allowed to release classified information. If he wants to legally release the information, it has to be declassified first.

16 posted on 09/16/2012 6:54:53 PM PDT by Go Gordon (It's barack hussein obama - because he doesn't believe in capitalism.)
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To: Go Gordon
True, but he is not allowed to release classified information. If he wants to legally release the information, it has to be declassified first.

Nope. The President can do this on his own by fiat. He's the ultimate classification and declassification authority. No intermediary procedures are required.

The entire legal apparatus surrounding classification and declassification is surprisingly informal (to most people) and entirely the purview of the executive branch; it's all based on executive orders.

17 posted on 09/16/2012 7:10:10 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: Strategerist

If he declassified the information prior to leaking it. But that does not appear to be the case. Also, he said he didn’t do it (Panetta admits that he did) so he lied. Panetta’s Nixonian excuse “Well, when the president does it, that means it is not illegal.” does not negate the fact that Obama leaked the intel, put the lives of our troops in danger and deserves to pay a legal and political price for his actions. Panetta covering that up is deplorable.


18 posted on 09/16/2012 7:12:59 PM PDT by lward99 (http://www.politicalmedia.com)
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To: lward99
nixon-panetta.jpg
19 posted on 09/16/2012 7:13:21 PM PDT by lward99 (http://www.politicalmedia.com)
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To: lward99

See, the problem here is you are imagining there’s some sort of special classification body sitting above (or external to) the President’s control, and there’s some sort of legally mandated “declassification form” the President has to fill out in triplicate. There’s no such thing.

Now the President can DELEGATE classification and declassification authority, and set up procedures for that. But the President himself, per the extant Executive Orders, is not bound by those procedures.

The President could hold a news conference tomorrow (or authorize Panetta to hold such a news conference) and start listing the precise locations of every US submarine at sea, and he wouldn’t be violating the law. Of course, he could be attacked and criticized for releasing that information, but unfortunately under the string of Executive Orders defining classification authority (all from Presidents prior to Obama) he’s not violating the law.


20 posted on 09/16/2012 7:21:43 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: lward99
So it's OK for the Obama Administration to leak sensitive information about our Special Forces weapons and tactics to Hollywood producers so they can use them in a movie and spread a false, self serving version of the events leading to aggrandize the President

It's another thing for one of the actual members of the operation publishing the true story which casts the President in a less favorable light.

21 posted on 09/16/2012 7:25:28 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: bmwcyle

I think he got the worthless lump training when he was a congressman from California.


22 posted on 09/16/2012 7:25:54 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Ignorance is bliss- I'm stoked)
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To: lward99

Lights! Camera! Inaction!


23 posted on 09/16/2012 7:26:36 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 ( . Who knew??)
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To: lward99

Lights! Camera! Inaction!


24 posted on 09/16/2012 7:27:06 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 ( . Who knew??)
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To: lward99
Dissension amongst the ranks.
Smells like civil war.
25 posted on 09/16/2012 7:31:03 PM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (This Message Contains Privileged Attorney-Client Communications)
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To: rdcbn
So it's OK for the Obama Administration to leak sensitive information about our Special Forces weapons and tactics to Hollywood producers so they can use them in a movie and spread a false, self serving version of the events leading to aggrandize the President

It's another thing for one of the actual members of the operation publishing the true story which casts the President in a less favorable light.

From a legal perspective, yes.

Obama is, unfortunately, the President. The author of "No Easy Day" is not, and also has not had declassification authority delegated to him by the President.

26 posted on 09/16/2012 7:31:45 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: Strategerist
Regardless the legality of such a move, the more salient point, to me, is that if there were negative National Security implications to such public revelations, if our methods or resources were impugned, or if people who aided us are now being tortured in foreign rat-hole jails as a result of these divulgences...

...then Barbie O'Bunghole has his rancid paw-prints all over those treasonous realities, all of which auger very directly to the detriment of the United States' international posture and strategic policies.

He has abdicated his Oath of Office for some cheap (ignorant) votes. He is scum.

;-\

27 posted on 09/16/2012 7:46:35 PM PDT by Gargantua ("Barbie O'Bunga ~ America's First Flacid Fag President")
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To: Strategerist
From a legal perspective, yes.
Obama is, unfortunately, the President. The author of “No Easy Day” is not, and also has not had declassification authority delegated to him by the President.


Of course, but it seems that Obama instructed people in the Military and the CIA to give his Hollywood friends and campaign donors debriefs, tours of classified facilities and access to operational and intelligence gathering methods without declassifying the information before presenting it private individuals with no security clearances or confidentiality agreement and with the intent that the information could be Incorporated into a motion picture.

It was only after National Security leaks became a public issue and Congress started calling for investigations and prosecutions that Obama declassified to try lessen the charges that could be pressed keep his aides who were leaking secret information to make the President look good. Admittedly, that's kind of a unique situation that was never spelled out explicitly in law, probably because no one in their wildest dreams could have expected a sitting President to be so irresponsible with National Security and the disclosure of classified, secret information. The only other time I can remember anything remotely similar was when Jimmy Carter told the world about the ongoing development of the then secret B2 Stealth bomber and the existence of radar evading Stealth Technology to justify his very unpopular decision to cancel the B1 when the political fallout from his cancellation of the B1 program was hurting him badly in the polls for his 1980 re election campaign. Come to think of it, there seem to a lot of parallels between Jimmy Cater and Obama these days and it seems history is repeating itself to a remarkable degree with Obama

28 posted on 09/16/2012 8:05:33 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: mia
Obama has "special authority" from whom? Is it in the Constitution? Does he get it from himself? Does he get special authority from Panetta? Who gives Obama the authority to put American's in harms way?

think about it....the president has full authority to determine what is and what isn't classified information. If the president divulges classified information, it is simply no longer classified.

if you don't think that he has that authority, who does???

29 posted on 09/16/2012 8:43:10 PM PDT by terycarl
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To: ansel12; backhoe; CholeraJoe; Criminal Number 18F; DevSix; DJ Taylor; Future Snake Eater; ...

SOCOM Ping


30 posted on 09/16/2012 8:57:00 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: Strategerist; mia

*””He’s the ultimate classification and declassification authority.””*

That is true, we all got into this probably in 2009, and the answer is just that, the President is top of the security food chain.

Here are a couple of links to old threads.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2198742/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2236419/posts


31 posted on 09/16/2012 10:02:39 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: Strategerist
"From a legal perspective, Panetta is correct. The President has effectively unlimited authority to classify and declassify information."

I agree with your assessment. So....all the information the President provided to Hollywood about SEAL Team 6 and related TTP (Read: Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures) is now UNCLASSIFIED. I guess the former SEAL has a pretty air tight case about his book wouldn't you think?

Panetta and the rest of these morons have no clue how the release of this information to the public compromises TTP, unit names, organizations, and future missions.

32 posted on 09/17/2012 8:37:10 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: mosaicwolf; Strategerist
So....all the information the President provided to Hollywood about SEAL Team 6 and related TTP (Read: Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures) is now UNCLASSIFIED. I guess the former SEAL has a pretty air tight case about his book wouldn't you think?

obama and the DOJ now have a pretty slippery slope to traverse if they want to press forward with this case. obama, in his haste to showboat in front of the camera's, announced bin Laden's death and negated the value of all the intel that was captured in that raid.
This book gives the obama administration a black eye because it was written by someone who was actually there, and not by the WH propaganda machine, and I would dare say that it also upstaged some perfumed prince at the Pentagon who wanted to do the same thing.

It won't look good for them.

33 posted on 09/17/2012 2:23:32 PM PDT by Sarajevo (Don't think for a minute that this excuse for a President has America's best interest in mind.)
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