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VANITY: Just heard real name of SEAL author given on Fox news.
FOX News | 8/23/12 | Me

Posted on 08/23/2012 8:12:16 AM PDT by matginzac

At the risk of repeating an earlier mistake of reporting something said on Fox and not having a link, I thought this was outrageous and emailed Fox to condemn the report. Jennifer Griffin just reported the real name of the SEAL who has written the book on the Osama raid. Apparently, he also was in on the merchant captain's rescue from pirates, taking out some of the pirates. Sorry, I didn't get nor will I repeat the man's name here - I was screaming at the TV for them to NOT say it! For those who need proof, it was the last segment of the Bill Hemmer/Martha MCcallum show.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: vanity

1 posted on 08/23/2012 8:12:21 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: matginzac

I think journalists should have their home addresses published.


2 posted on 08/23/2012 8:15:23 AM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: samadams2000

Totally agree...
Then maybe they would understand how wrong this is.


3 posted on 08/23/2012 8:17:38 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: matginzac

Methinks TPTB got their panties in a wad and dropped the docs on this guy.


4 posted on 08/23/2012 8:17:51 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: matginzac

The SEALS chose to play hardball politics. Welcome to the Chicago Way.


5 posted on 08/23/2012 8:18:54 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: matginzac

I have read a few articles on this, it seems a lot of current SEAL members are upset about this as well.

“The tell-all book also has apparently upset a large population of former and current SEAL members who worry about releasing information that could compromise future missions. One Navy SEAL told Fox News, “How do we tell our guys to stay quiet when this guy won’t?”

I would have to agree, seems it could compromise future efforts by them...


6 posted on 08/23/2012 8:21:58 AM PDT by wyowolf
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To: wyowolf

So they handle it internally.
To give the guy’s name out on national TV is irresponsible at best.
The enemy has a long memory and is very patient, as we know.
And this SEAL has a family and did what he did in service to his/our country. No excuse....


7 posted on 08/23/2012 8:25:28 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: matginzac

He’s a former SEAL. Like many former operators who have written books, his name is all over the place.


8 posted on 08/23/2012 8:25:28 AM PDT by Flightdeck (If you hear me yell "Eject, Eject, Eject!" the last two will be echos...)
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To: matginzac

So he wrote the book under a pseudonym?


9 posted on 08/23/2012 8:26:49 AM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party of No! Nobama, No Way, No How!)
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To: Flightdeck

From what I understood, he wrote the book and was using a pseudonym.
Again, not appropriate to shout it out on national news...


10 posted on 08/23/2012 8:28:26 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: matginzac

If Fox said it I suspect the name has been circulating all over DC and NYC already.


11 posted on 08/23/2012 8:30:22 AM PDT by CodeToad (Anticipate their arrival...they won't.)
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To: matginzac

I agree about giving his name out, but putting yourself out there, against your fellow team mates opinions is asking for trouble IMO.

Everything I have ever read about them it seems there motto is always watch out for each other... this guy is putting himself and others at risk..


12 posted on 08/23/2012 8:31:28 AM PDT by wyowolf
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To: Flightdeck

“Like many former operators who have written books, his name is all over the place”.

What is it?


13 posted on 08/23/2012 8:31:49 AM PDT by Gettin Betta
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To: Flightdeck

One the one hand, you’re essentially correct — Dick Marcinko, Eric Haney, Chris Kyle, etc. are all former operators with very public names attached to books.

But, this is a pretty recent operation ... and Bin Laden has a hoard of suicidal lackeys that might want to avenge his death. This is probably a special case where it would be better to leave his real name undisclosed for a while.

SnakeDoc


14 posted on 08/23/2012 8:34:38 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens, Justified)
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To: Gettin Betta

Not going to get it from me.
And according to some on this thread, it’s out there so you should have a pretty easy time finding out.
Maybe these guys will help you.


15 posted on 08/23/2012 8:37:31 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: matginzac

Thank God the guy is retired.


16 posted on 08/23/2012 8:40:49 AM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: matginzac
u mentioned McCallum..something about her..maybe cause she is roughly in my age group..hard to believe an old geezer appreciating a woman more or less his own age


17 posted on 08/23/2012 8:42:03 AM PDT by wardaddy (this white hair don't cover up my redneck......)
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To: matginzac

He shouldn’t have published a book revealing details of the mission. ‘Loose lips sink ships’ and in some cases ‘people’.


18 posted on 08/23/2012 8:44:08 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Yeah, that’s the job of “our” president.

This guy was way above his pay grade.


19 posted on 08/23/2012 8:50:00 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1312 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: wardaddy

Just hawt. In a classy sense.


20 posted on 08/23/2012 8:57:55 AM PDT by jagusafr
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To: matginzac

Its at the top of the page on Google news.


21 posted on 08/23/2012 8:59:54 AM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: Ben Ficklin

Oh swell.
There’s another thread on this just posted..
Haven’t looked but bet you’ll get the name through the Fox link.
Shameful.


22 posted on 08/23/2012 9:05:55 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: matginzac

It’s reasonable to conclude that the leak that lead to those 21 Seals and 2 pilots being shot out of the sky in Afghanistan had to came from someone inside our government. People in the MSM never even questioned that security breach and who ever leaked that info will likely never be charged. The entire military should have come unraveled at the WH for that breach.


23 posted on 08/23/2012 9:11:16 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: SnakeDoctor

Dick Couch as well.


24 posted on 08/23/2012 9:22:15 AM PDT by ro_dreaming (G.K. Chesterton, “Christianity has not been tried and found wanting. It’s been found hard and lef)
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To: matginzac

Not sure I understand the issue - the man wrote a book, for public sale, and now the book is being promoted. Wouldn’t you expect his name to be revealed?

Also, as I understand, he is not an active member of the SEALS any longer

yes?


25 posted on 08/23/2012 9:26:21 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: matginzac

Who in the White House leaked his name?


26 posted on 08/23/2012 9:27:26 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: matginzac

The Seals rescue of that merchant cargo vessel captain allowed shipments (there was also a second ship) allowed Obama to pay off Kenya to close down all records of Obama’s birth(whether in or out of Kenya) and mama Stanley’s visit to Kenya.


27 posted on 08/23/2012 9:32:13 AM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: matginzac

Writing a book describing Operation Osama isn’t much different from that sleezebag Julian Assange. It’s gonna get someone killed or a future mission compromised.
There’s a reason the details of missions like this are secret.


28 posted on 08/23/2012 9:33:53 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Repeal Obamacare, the CITIZENSHIP TAX)
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To: matginzac

He wrote this under a pseudonym Mark Owen

Was it another name?


29 posted on 08/23/2012 9:43:50 AM PDT by wardaddy (this white hair don't cover up my redneck......)
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To: matginzac

A lesser well known military adage:

“When life gives you lemons, set up an ambush.”

In this case, he has to move himself and his family, but he and his former SEAL buddies can set up several supposed sites where they moved to, as traps for anyone who might come hunting.

For example, a nice isolated cabin in the woods, very difficult to find unless you are looking for it. Car gates with keep out signs that have to be opened, and hidden pressure activated tire spikes in the dirt road.

And out of sight there might be an abandoned mineshaft and a small John Deere backhoe.

Since it’s inconvenient to wait for company to come calling, send out some invitations on the Internet to see who bites.

A car full of jihadis with all sorts of guns and explosives just decide to go camping right there, opened gates and trespassed. And they were never seen again.

That Blair Witch does get around.


30 posted on 08/23/2012 10:09:54 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: drypowder

Absolutely agree.
It will be one of the main questions I have for my congressman at the up coming candidates forum...and he’s a conservative!


31 posted on 08/23/2012 10:36:16 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: PGR88

Not to put too fine a point on it, we know the bad guys would like nothing more to avenge Osama’s death in any way they can and against anyone they can..
Understand that?


32 posted on 08/23/2012 10:38:41 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: noinfringers2

Interesting...
Wonder who they paid off in CT to hide the SSN info.


33 posted on 08/23/2012 10:40:10 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: wardaddy

He has a real name...
Not going to post it, sorry.


34 posted on 08/23/2012 10:41:43 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

I see him moving to back woods Idaho...just saying.
Hope the wife and kids don’t mind, though.


35 posted on 08/23/2012 10:43:51 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: drypowder
Damn straight. As soon as Obama/Biden opened their mouths you knew there was going to be pay back.

Yes, I blame Obama for loosing our very best. He's so damn stupidly evil.

36 posted on 08/23/2012 10:59:32 AM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. TY)
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To: matginzac
Special Operations OPSEC targets Obama for reckless intelligence leaks (FR thread)

Dishonorable Disclosures (22:00 Youtube video)

Special Operations (OPSEC) (website to get involved)

37 posted on 08/23/2012 12:13:45 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: CodeToad

Time to call in the usual suspects, Richard Armitage and Scooter Libby.


38 posted on 08/23/2012 2:15:31 PM PDT by JediJones (Too Hot for GOP TV: Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Allen West and Donald Trump)
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To: matginzac

It’s Faux News, what do you expect? They push just as much sleaze and b.s. as the other MSM networks.


39 posted on 08/23/2012 4:46:55 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: af_vet_rr

Well, in a weak defense, another FReeper has said they did stop giving out this guy’s name, after the damage was done.
But I don’t blame you one bit.
Hey, watching Ryan on Kudlow right now..
Not one uh, er, uh, um, gunna in the entire interview....love him!


40 posted on 08/23/2012 4:51:26 PM PDT by matginzac
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