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'Gutsy Call' Not So Gutsy After All, New Book Reveals (Bin Laden Kill)
Arutz Sheva ^ | 30 July 2012 | Rachel Hirshfeld

Posted on 07/30/2012 6:26:56 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi

At the urging of senior advisor Valerie Jarrett, President Barack Obama canceled the operation to kill Osama bin Laden on three separate occasions before finally approving the May 2, 2011 Navy SEAL mission, according to a new book scheduled for release August 21, The Daily Caller (DC) reported.

In “Leading From Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors who Decide for Him,” Richard Miniter writes that Obama canceled the mission in January 2011, again in February, and a third time in March.

Valerie Jarrett, a senior advisor and assistant to the president for Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs, reportedly persuaded Obama to hold off each time, the book reveals, according to The DC.

Miniter, a two-time New York Times best-selling author, cites an unnamed source with Joint Special Operations Command who had direct knowledge of the operation and its planning.

Obama administration officials said after the raid that the president had delayed giving the order to kill the arch-terrorist the day before the operation was carried out, in what turned out to be his fourth moment of indecision.

At the time, the White House blamed the delay on unfavorable weather conditions near bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. However, when Miniter obtained that day’s weather reports from the U.S. Air Force Combat Meteorological Center, he said, they showed ideal conditions for the SEALs to carry out their orders.

“President Obama’s greatest success was actually his greatest failure,” Miniter told The DC. “Leading From Behind,” he said, traces six key decisions of the Obama administration, and shows how the president made them, or, in many cases, failed to make them.

The president has made the assassination of Osama bin Laden a focal point in his re-election campaign, calling it one of the "gutsiest calls of any president in recent history."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 72versions; gutsycall; leadership; marxistbrotherhood; miniter; nationalsecurity; navyseals; obama; obamunism; obl; obltermination; seals; valeriejarrett; vettingobama
There were rumors of this at the time........
1 posted on 07/30/2012 6:27:02 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi
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To: Erik Latranyi

That’s why BO looked like a little whipped dog in the picture taken in the War Room during the attack. He already had his cover story ready, blaming the gung-ho military if the mission failed.

That’s what “leading from behind” looks like.


2 posted on 07/30/2012 6:37:47 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Erik Latranyi

Its interesting that Obama’s Iranian born senior advisor was so interested in keeping the murderer of 3000 American civilians out of harm’s way.


3 posted on 07/30/2012 6:37:47 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Erik Latranyi
At the urging of senior advisor Valerie Jarrett, President Barack Obama ..................fill in the blanks....

He spends most of his time either campaigning, golfing or asleep in the family quarters upstairs. He is to be awakened only at meal times. She is the most dangerous woman in America today.

4 posted on 07/30/2012 6:38:29 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Erik Latranyi
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I'm not a real general, but Valerie lets me play one on TV.

5 posted on 07/30/2012 6:39:06 AM PDT by newheart (At what point does policy become treason?)
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To: Erik Latranyi
I don't believe that bin laden was shot and buried in the sea.
I believe that the whole story is a lie.
6 posted on 07/30/2012 6:43:48 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: Don Corleone
Ed Klein, author of The Amateur, was interviewed on C-SPAN this weekend. According to what he learned, both Bill Daley and Rahm Emanuel were forced out of the White House because they clashed with Valerie Jarrett. Because of her domination of Obama, she is the most powerful person in America, and most of the public doesn't even know who she is.

Daley's offense was bringing in Archbishop Dolan to argue against forcing the mandate for birth control and sterilization on the Catholic Church.

7 posted on 07/30/2012 6:45:05 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Erik Latranyi

I wonder if the real story is that word failed to reach Osama in time to save him.


8 posted on 07/30/2012 6:53:35 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: txrefugee
I'm interested in knowing whether Valerie Jarrett was even around the white hut in the hours leading up to the May 2 raid. I wouldn't be surprised to learn that Hillary or Leon Panetta or Susan Rice had assigned to TDY at the time.
9 posted on 07/30/2012 6:54:24 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Obama’s Rasputin...


12 posted on 07/30/2012 6:55:53 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: SampleMan

That’s a very good way of putting it!


13 posted on 07/30/2012 6:59:29 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum [of good]")
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To: Erik Latranyi
There were rumors of this at the time........

Yep.

Hillary C was one of the leaders of the opposition in the WH who helped make the actual attack happen. She has more b*lls than Ears has.

Of course, after the raid turned out to be successful, Obama stepped up to take all the credit for it.
14 posted on 07/30/2012 7:10:40 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: SampleMan
I wonder if the real story is that word failed to reach Osama in time to save him.

Probably, hence the payback with the shoot-down of Extortion 17.

15 posted on 07/30/2012 7:10:51 AM PDT by Trailerpark Badass
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To: novemberslady
I have said the same thing since the first time I heard this story. Prove that the POS is dead. I doubt very much the story that he was given a proper burial. As to who ever or what ever was thrown over the side, I do believe that at least 1 true American out of 5000 on the aircraft carrier placed some of his or her breakfast meat in the sheet that wrap Obama (I mean osama)
16 posted on 07/30/2012 7:11:51 AM PDT by pietraynor (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. Ronald Reagan)
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To: novemberslady
I don't believe that bin laden was shot and buried in the sea. I believe that the whole story is a lie.

Oh yeah? Just ask Seal Team 6!... oh wait
17 posted on 07/30/2012 7:14:01 AM PDT by Ragnar54 (Obama replaced Osama as America's worst enemy)
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To: Erik Latranyi

What if:
Bin Ladin was killed in an early strike during the Bush administration. He was declared alive to keep the war machine cranking. Obama was saving the ‘kill’ for a rainy day, such as when the phony Birth Cert was about to be called out in a presser. Had to bury bin Ladin at sea because the effects of deep freezing was visable. Seal team needed to disappear after they were used. Is this possible in the real world?


18 posted on 07/30/2012 7:18:04 AM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: txrefugee
That’s why BO looked like a little whipped dog in the picture taken in the War Room during the attack

I've always wondered why that was. Guess now we know. Also, he is sitting way off to one side in that pic. Marginalized.

19 posted on 07/30/2012 7:28:58 AM PDT by Poison Pill (Take your silver lining and SHOVE IT!)
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To: Erik Latranyi

IIRC, wasn’t there a story right after the raid that said Panetta threatened to tell the press if Obama didn’t ok the raid. I think I read it here. If so, then it would make this story even more believable.


20 posted on 07/30/2012 7:40:29 AM PDT by engrpat (A village in Kenya is missing their idiot...lets send him back)
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To: ArtDodger

Special Forces operators, such as SEALs, are chosen for both their physical stamina/capacity AND their intelligence and analytical abilities.

There’s no way that the servicemen in SpecOps wouldn’t be able to quickly connect the dots if their own leadership set a bunch of their own up to die in order to keep inconvienient mission facts hidden, or that they would sit idly by and tolerate it.


21 posted on 07/30/2012 7:52:14 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Poison Pill
Obama was fuming--"You pulled me off the golf course for this?"

It might have been more valuable to have taken Osama alive and gotten information out of him--but the ACLU and other groups would have turned the case into a real nightmare, and Obama's "anti-torture" rules would have prevented him from asking Osama anything.

22 posted on 07/30/2012 8:03:11 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: tanknetter

With all due respect, Tank, there is no way the US would abandon its southern boarder, no way the congress would pass a huge health care legislation without reading it, no way 50% of Americans would embrace socialism. No way.. you get the picture. I just threw out some conjecture and I appreciate your response. I hope to the Lord you are right, but my heart is troubled.


23 posted on 07/30/2012 8:07:01 AM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: ArtDodger

What if:
Bin Ladin was killed in an early strike during the Bush administration. He was declared alive to keep the war machine cranking. Obama was saving the ‘kill’ for a rainy day, such as when the phony Birth Cert was about to be called out in a presser. Had to bury bin Ladin at sea because the effects of deep freezing was visable. Seal team needed to disappear after they were used. Is this possible in the real world?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWihNBmupdI


24 posted on 07/30/2012 8:16:46 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Erik Latranyi

Here is a link to an unsubstantiated claim that has been posted on FR and removed several times because the author is NOT a reliable source.

With this new info I’m beginning to wonder...

http://emergingcorruption.com/2011/05/4762/


25 posted on 07/30/2012 8:53:36 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (EAT MORE CHICKEN! Beef is too high!)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Maybe Osama was killed in that raid and maybe he wasn’t. We have no way of actually knowing. We were given a song and dance about adhering to Muslim culture. Although the Seal Team was wearing video cameras, we have no pictures of Osama while he was alive or after he was dead. All we have is a picture of people pushing something over the side of a boat into the water. For all we know, that could have been a roll of carpet. It appears that those who could have shed some light on what happened are no longer with us. What we do know is that the cover-up associated with Osama is consistent with many other events in Obama’s life.


26 posted on 07/30/2012 9:00:39 AM PDT by broadcastdude (Tagline to be announced later.)
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To: NY Attitude

for later


27 posted on 07/30/2012 9:04:18 AM PDT by NY Attitude (Make love not war but be prepared for either.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

As I understand it from a former Seal, Seal Team 6 is a generic designation. The actual name of the now disbanded and informally called Seal Team 6 is classified. I never could got a clear answer from him as to the structure and naming conventions of the Navy’s special forces commonly refereed to as Seal Teams.

I wear my tinfoil hat when necessary but not on whether Osama was killed and especially not on killing Seal Team 6 to cover up irregularities on killing Osama. I will give Obamassiah credit for his continuing campaign of killing them when and where he finds them. Maybe water boarding them for intel is better but killing them is o’k by me.

But I must say I like the idea that Bush covered up Osama’s death so that we could play “whack-a-mole” with the terrorists. I was concerned that if we killed Osama too soon we would declare victory and quit killing terrorist too soon.


28 posted on 07/30/2012 10:27:54 AM PDT by FreedomNotSafety
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To: Erik Latranyi

This entire story and that part of Miniter’s book is just pure nonsense.

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 whom were 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. I am no fan of Jarrett but we make ourselves look foolish with pathetic attacks like this.

I am tired of all these “insiders” writing no better than trash novels with a laughable lack of research.


29 posted on 07/30/2012 4:41:05 PM PDT by gandalftb (The art of diplomacy says "nice doggie", until you find a bigger rock.)
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To: gandalftb
I am tired of all these “insiders” writing no better than trash novels with a laughable lack of research.

....and how much of it is raw meat to bait conservatives into embarassing themselves?

30 posted on 07/30/2012 4:51:14 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Good Point.

These writer are all trying to cash in on the bin Laden raid with the most ridiculous scenarios and anti-Obama types just lap it up.

I’m as conservative as anyone but don’t understand how journalists fall for any book without checking the facts themselves.

They’re saying this book has blockbuster revelations. I guarantee Miniter has chained himself to Hannity’s desk. I love Sean but he gets hustled sometimes because one of his producers gets him lit up.

Rachel Maddow and her ilk will let Fox News get hustled and then throw out the points I just did and we all end up looking like fools.


31 posted on 07/30/2012 7:25:38 PM PDT by gandalftb (The art of diplomacy says "nice doggie", until you find a bigger rock.)
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