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Navy SEAL Group Will Air Anti-Obama Ads During Harvey Weinstein's 'SEAL Team Six' Film
US News ^ | October 25, 2012 | By Elizabeth Flock

Posted on 10/27/2012 4:05:27 PM PDT by 11th_VA

A group of Republican-leaning Navy SEALs is battling with movie mogul and Democratic donor Harvey Weinstein for voters' attention Nov. 4, just two days before Election Day.

The Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund, a political action committee made up of former special operations and intelligence members, says it will air an anti-Obama ad in key swing states during the prime-time debut of Weinstein's new "Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden."

The dramatic film, which prominently features President Obama's role in the raid that killed bin Laden, will debut on National Geographic and release on Netflix the following day.

OPSEC's ad, called "A Bump in the Road," is narrated by the group's president Scott Taylor, who says the Obama administration didn't "tell the truth about what happened" in the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya in September. That attack killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and two former Navy SEALs working as security contractors there. "And the president says it's just 'a bump in the road,'" Taylor says. "There is nothing acceptable about playing politics with national security and American lives."

"A Bump in the Road," which is already airing in the swing states of Ohio and Virginia, echoes criticism from Mitt Romney and a number of other Republicans upset that Obama told 60 Minutes the protests in the Middle East after the attack in Libya were a "bump in the road" to democracy.

Taylor says OPSEC decided to buy spots for the ad beyond just Ohio and Virginia after realizing Weinstein was involved in the SEAL film, and that the film was airing on National Geographic just two days before the election.

"It's a political move and it's disappointing that National Geographic is running it," Taylor says. "In response to that we decided to sandwich the film with our ad."

Neither National Geographic nor the Weinstein Company immediately responded to request for comment about the film.

But the New York Times reported Tuesday the original version of Weinstein's film had been recut to include a more prominent role for Obama. "The star turn is virtually certain to bolster claims that the approximately 90-minute film amounts to a political stunt," the Times wrote. Weinstein told the Times the scenes with Obama were added to give the film a greater sense of realism.

This is not the first time OPSEC has accused Obama of politicizing the death of Osama bin Laden. In August, the group released a documentary short film called "Dishonorable Disclosures" on the issue. That documentary has now been viewed 4.7 million times and has raised approximately $2 million since its release, according to OPSEC.


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazicoverup; benghaziseals; harveyweinstein; kenyanbornmuzzie; libya; natgeo; nationalgeographic; obamaleaks; opsec; waronterror
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When it absolutely has to be destroyed in the morning ... I love it !!!
1 posted on 10/27/2012 4:05:33 PM PDT by 11th_VA
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I’ll be doing my own personal boycott of this Weinstein Kenyan lovefest. I’m not going to let Weinstein and National Geographic take a crap in my living room.


2 posted on 10/27/2012 4:09:00 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Osama bin Laden is dead, Chrysler moved to Italy and China.)
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To: 11th_VA

Gallup: Obama’s approval rating down 7 points in the last week. People aren’t buying his bull$#!t.

And some “stupid video” isn’t going to change that.


3 posted on 10/27/2012 4:14:01 PM PDT by bigbob
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Navy SEAL Group Will Air Anti-Obama Ads During Harvey Weinstein's 'SEAL Team Six' Film

That's gonna leave a mark.

4 posted on 10/27/2012 4:14:56 PM PDT by Palmetto Patriot (2010 All Over Again. Make it happen. Get Busy!)
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The "Swift SEAL veterans" for truth movement....I love it.

Kerry eat your heart out!

5 posted on 10/27/2012 4:15:14 PM PDT by Scooter100 ("Now that the fog has lifted, I still can't find my pipe". --- S. Holmes)
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Cool! Obama deserves a swiftboatng from real heroes.
6 posted on 10/27/2012 4:16:48 PM PDT by dancusa (Re-electing Obama is like the Titanic backing up and ramming the iceburg again.)
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To: 11th_VA

National Geographic has turned into a leftist rag. I quit them after 35 years of membership.


7 posted on 10/27/2012 4:16:56 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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Somebody needs to do a film about Benghazi as a follow up. Two SEALs are dead because Barry didn’t have their back.


8 posted on 10/27/2012 4:18:17 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Osama bin Laden is dead, Chrysler moved to Italy and China.)
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To: Cold Heart

By the way, Obama 2016 is on Dish pay per view now.


9 posted on 10/27/2012 4:19:16 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: 11th_VA

Good for them! I love it when true heroes come forward to stand for their country.


10 posted on 10/27/2012 4:20:07 PM PDT by JustaCowgirl (Storm the heavens with your prayers for Mitt Romney tonight.)
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WOW...This going to be the first time I skip the show and watch the commercials...

SEALS..hit this bastard HARD!!!!

11 posted on 10/27/2012 4:24:31 PM PDT by fedupjohn (America...Designed by Geniuses...Now run by Idiots..Palin 2012...I wish)
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To: Scooter100

Has McCain condemned them yet?


12 posted on 10/27/2012 4:27:38 PM PDT by Terry Mross (To former friends and relatives. Don't ever contact me if you still support obama.)
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To: 11th_VA
The Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund, a political action committee made up of former special operations and intelligence members, says it will air an anti-Obama ad in key swing states during the prime-time debut of Weinstein's new "Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden."

Cool! I just made an online donation to the OPSEC PAC. I want them to have all the help they can get for sending their message out far and wide.

http://www.opsecteam.org/

13 posted on 10/27/2012 4:30:12 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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14 posted on 10/27/2012 4:31:49 PM PDT by CodeToad (Padme: "So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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Special Operations OPSEC targets Obama for reckless intelligence leaks (FR thread)

Dishonorable Disclosures (22:00 Youtube video)

Special Operations (OPSEC) (website to get involved)

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

15 posted on 10/27/2012 4:33:39 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Terry Mross

Ooooh, good point. That’ll be the litmus test that it is working. Kind of sad to have to admit this isn’t it? Will we ever be rid of Juan?


16 posted on 10/27/2012 4:39:47 PM PDT by Scooter100 ("Now that the fog has lifted, I still can't find my pipe". --- S. Holmes)
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AD by Seals...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkIO7mNwi4o&feature=relmfu


17 posted on 10/27/2012 4:42:31 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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GOD BLESS OUR NAVY SEALS!

18 posted on 10/27/2012 4:45:06 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Travis McGee

Don’t know why your screen name didn’t “take”. My apology.


19 posted on 10/27/2012 4:46:58 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: CodeToad; onyx; All
BTTT!

20 posted on 10/27/2012 5:24:00 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=om93destr)
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