"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Washington Whispers: SEALs Angry at Attention, Want it Stopped

From the beginning we have been shocked at the amount of information leaked to the media from Obama and his staff in the White House.  Obama and every person in that situation room agreed to Secretary Gates' demand that nothing be leaked about the operation.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said President Obama's national security team initially agreed to keep details of the bin Laden raid secret, but that didn't work out so well. 
"Frankly, a week ago Sunday, in the Situation Room, we all agreed that we would not release any operational details from the effort to take out bin Laden," Gates said during a town hall with Marines at Camp LeJeune, N.C. "That all fell apart on Monday -- the next day."
Took less than 24 hours and the Counterterrorism Chief Brennan was out shooting off his mouth along with the Press Secretary Carney, and Vice President Biden about details of the operation followed by a some info from Secretary of State Clinton and Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA).  CIA Director Panetta has been giving the facts to counter misinformation that Obama and his minions keep providing the media in their rush to prop up Obama during the week after Bin Laden was killed. The amount of information leaking including now showing the helmet cams of the SEALS where you can make out who they are is beyond disgusting.  Believe now that some members of the Obama media will write and print anything without one thought to who it might harm if it makes Obama look good.

Obama and his minions exposed how our special operations operate, have not protected the location of our SEALS along with their identity with releasing video from the helmet cams, or the data they risked their lives to retrieve from this operation.  This Administration has put the NAVY Seals and all other special operations people at risk with their leaking details of the operation to boost Obama politically.

It goes from the disgusting to the bizarre as Disney is now seeking to trademark "Seal Team Six."  What right did they have to trademark that name?  Then we have the Hero Makers Obama SEAL doll complete with a machine gun for the man that wants gun control.  That action figure may backfire on Obama if the comments on various websites are any indication.  Everyone knows he was playing golf on Sunday afternoon and they had to bring him in from the golf course not to mention he had been dithering on taking out Bin Laden since August 2010 when CIA Director Panetta told him of Bin Laden's whereabouts.

This was a special ops mission that our people could have been killed and Obama, his minions, and now toy makers treat it like it is a movie not reality.

Sad of state of affairs when you cannot trust the occupant of the White House to keep secrets.  Why is Obama so quick to leak what is obvious classified information in violation of his agreement to Gates but keeps anything about himself secret.  He is the most secretive President ever with the biggest mouth when it comes to other people.  He quit protecting the SEALS when he had them fly to Fort Campbell, an Army, base to meet with him and all the leaks have added to the worry about their safety and that of their families.  Obama and his people are providing the Islamic terrorists with a blueprint on how our special operations forces work.  WHY?

Obama has always been about politics and his reelection from day one but this time he has crossed the line putting our military and their families at risk.  If this leaking from the White House keeps up, then we can safely assume Obama and his people could care less about protecting our military who he had such disdain for before he was elected.
SEALs Angry At Attention, Want It Stopped 
By Paul Bedard

Posted: May 13, 2011 
U.S. Navy SEALs, like the teams that killed Osama bin Laden, are grateful for nation's show of support but are growing angry with the continued focus on their operation, tactics, and tools, claiming it could jeopardize future raids and their safety. 
"My friends in the community tell me they're very glad for the bit of attention they got," said former Pentagon deputy undersecretary Jed Babbin, "but at some point the best way to help them is to stop. You guys in the press have done a good job, but stop for God's sake, stop." 
[See photos of the reaction to bin Laden's death.
The latest straw came when CBS revealed that the members of Special Warfare Development Group, formerly SEAL Team Six, wore helmet cams into bin Laden's lair. For many, that was a detail too far and could lead those being targeted by the military to somehow deploy countermeasures. 
And Washington Whispers this week reported on two blogs that identified the type of gun the SEALs likely used to kill bin Laden, the HK416 . 
"Anything further that comes out," added Babbin, a sponsor of the Special Operations Warfare Foundation, "could damage their operational security, maybe reveal tricks of the trade or even endanger their families."
Rob Curtis, who writes the Gear Scout blog for Military Times, said that there are concerns that the focus on the bin Laden raid has distracted the special operations world. "There are still plenty of HVTs [high-value targets] out there that Joint Special Operations Command is hunting and according to my sources close to and inside of SOCOM this story has become a huge distraction for the community."
[Check out political cartoons about the War in Afghanistan.
What's more, he adds, "It's my feeling that the administration has aimed a spotlight into one of the darkest corners of our national security apparatus without regard for the damage it might do to its ongoing operations."
Of course, President Obama led the SEALs parade, even visiting with many after the killing in Pakistan. What's more, the public has a huge appetite for what some call "SEAL porn," stories about every little detail on how the special operations warriors operate. 
Source: US News and World Report
Once again Paul Bedard of US News and World Report has brought the facts that Obama and the leakers from his Administration along with the Obama media have put these men and their family at risk with their big mouths.  Because they have also revealed the details of how this operation went down including with the choppers, they are putting other special operations forces at risk as well.

The more we read from various sites the more we find other people share our opinion about all the leaking harming our special ops missions by telegraphing how missions go down and what tactics are used.  Is it all to prop up Obama for his reelection or is it something more sinister?  We frankly don't know.  What we do know is that it is time for this White House led by Barack Obama to quit playing political games when it comes to the safety of any of our military.

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