Skip to comments.VANITY: Just heard real name of SEAL author given on Fox news.
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.
I think journalists should have their home addresses published.
Then maybe they would understand how wrong this is.
Methinks TPTB got their panties in a wad and dropped the docs on this guy.
The SEALS chose to play hardball politics. Welcome to the Chicago Way.
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...
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....
He’s a former SEAL. Like many former operators who have written books, his name is all over the place.
So he wrote the book under a pseudonym?
From what I understood, he wrote the book and was using a pseudonym.
Again, not appropriate to shout it out on national news...
If Fox said it I suspect the name has been circulating all over DC and NYC already.
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..
“Like many former operators who have written books, his name is all over the place”.
What is it?
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.
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.
Thank God the guy is retired.
He shouldn’t have published a book revealing details of the mission. ‘Loose lips sink ships’ and in some cases ‘people’.
Yeah, that’s the job of “our” president.
This guy was way above his pay grade.
Just hawt. In a classy sense.
Its at the top of the page on Google news.
There’s another thread on this just posted..
Haven’t looked but bet you’ll get the name through the Fox link.
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.
Dick Couch as well.
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
Who in the White House leaked his name?
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.
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.
He wrote this under a pseudonym Mark Owen
Was it another name?
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.
It will be one of the main questions I have for my congressman at the up coming candidates forum...and he’s a conservative!
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..
Wonder who they paid off in CT to hide the SSN info.
He has a real name...
Not going to post it, sorry.
I see him moving to back woods Idaho...just saying.
Hope the wife and kids don’t mind, though.
Yes, I blame Obama for loosing our very best. He's so damn stupidly evil.
Dishonorable Disclosures (22:00 Youtube video)
Special Operations (OPSEC) (website to get involved)
Time to call in the usual suspects, Richard Armitage and Scooter Libby.
It’s Faux News, what do you expect? They push just as much sleaze and b.s. as the other MSM networks.
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!
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