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SEAL Who Killed bin Laden Jobless,Offered No Security
The Washington Examiner ^ | Monday, February 11, 2013 | Paul Bedard

Posted on 02/11/2013 6:23:31 AM PST by kristinn

The Navy SEAL Team Six "shooter" who put two rounds into Osama bin Laden's forehead May 2, 2011, is jobless, struggling to pay basic bills and has been offered no protection from the retaliation he anticipates from al Qaeda, according to his first interview.

Only described as "the shooter" by Esquire, he also charges that the SEAL who recently wrote a book about the raid, celebrated in the new movie Zero Dark Thirty, wrongly took credit for killing the 9/11 mastermind. The shooter said that the other SEAL simply shot the corpse of bin Laden in the chest.

The long article in the upcoming magazine said that the shooter came forward to talk about the raid to bring attention to the lack of support offered by the Pentagon or administration for troops once they come home.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: navyseals; obama; osamabinladen; seal; sealteamsix

1 posted on 02/11/2013 6:23:36 AM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

He should go to work for Mossad


2 posted on 02/11/2013 6:24:50 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: kristinn

Most ex-seals don’t remain unemployed long.


3 posted on 02/11/2013 6:27:27 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: kristinn

Absurd isn’t it.


4 posted on 02/11/2013 6:27:33 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: kristinn
And he added one interesting detail: If captured by Pakistani troops, Vice President Biden was to negotiate their release.

A suicide mission, in other words.

5 posted on 02/11/2013 6:29:24 AM PST by skeeter
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To: kristinn

Why should we believe any of this “interview”?


6 posted on 02/11/2013 6:30:25 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: jsanders2001

I am sure Blackwater or some other high end sequrity firm would hire him in an instant.
However, if he wants to run his mouth(unlikely), he could become a consultant for Fox News.


7 posted on 02/11/2013 6:30:35 AM PST by woodbutcher1963
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To: kristinn

So 0’s administration threw him under the bus?


8 posted on 02/11/2013 6:32:47 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: treetopsandroofs

I am skeptical too. Seals get hired, as they should. They are amazing people, and there’s not a lot of amazing going around.


9 posted on 02/11/2013 6:33:20 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: kristinn
to bring attention to the lack of support offered by the Pentagon or administration for troops once they come home.

Welcome to Odungoworld

10 posted on 02/11/2013 6:35:29 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: kristinn
"The shooter said that the other SEAL simply shot the corpse of bin Laden in the chest."

What!!??? Well, this is an injustice that must be immediately corrected! We must assure that this other Seal is ALSO unemployed as-soon-as-possible and denied protection from those who might seek retribution!

Nuthin' but the best for our boys! (/sarc)

11 posted on 02/11/2013 6:35:44 AM PST by DJ Frisat ((optional, printed after my name on post))
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To: kristinn

“But the Shooter will discover soon enough that when he leaves after sixteen years in the Navy, his body filled with scar tissue, arthritis, tendonitis, eye damage, and blown disks, here is what he gets from his employer and a grateful nation: nothing. No pension, no health care, and no protection for himself or his family.”

Am going to raise the BS flag. Judging from his injuries incurred in service, he is eligible for disability payments and care from the VA. Also, why separate at 16 years? One more tour would have qualified him for a pension. Very curious.


13 posted on 02/11/2013 6:36:35 AM PST by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: treetopsandroofs

I’m with you. Why believe this BS? Maybe the writer found a good way to discourage others to fight for their country.


14 posted on 02/11/2013 6:37:26 AM PST by albie (`)
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To: kristinn

Hold on, I thought OBAMA killed Osama.


15 posted on 02/11/2013 6:41:37 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: kristinn
In the book "NO EASY DAY" here on my desk on pages 295 -296-297 the author says that the "point man" in front of him actually shot Obama and the author and another seal put some rounds into the body laying on the floor because - "In his death throes, he was still twitching and convulsing."...

The author does not say that "he" killed Obama.

16 posted on 02/11/2013 6:47:16 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: kristinn

It’s hard to believe what has become of our military. What should be public is kept secret and what should be secret is headlines. This problem is systemic at all levels.


17 posted on 02/11/2013 6:47:32 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: KeyLargo
Freudian slip?
18 posted on 02/11/2013 6:51:13 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: KantianBurke

Yes, it sounds like a bunch of hooey.


19 posted on 02/11/2013 6:52:56 AM PST by bgill
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To: kristinn

Reads as though Obama has had all the SEALS associated with the mission blackballed.


20 posted on 02/11/2013 6:54:20 AM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: kristinn

Says he is worried about his family’s safety.

I always believed, that the best way to stay safe and stay out of trouble was keep your piehole shut. I would think that SEALs had a code for this type thing.


21 posted on 02/11/2013 6:56:47 AM PST by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!!)
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To: kristinn

Since he is effectively anonymous, I am suspicious since he offers no form of evidence.

Tips from expert of exposing fake Navy SEALs:

http://www2.tbo.com/news/military-news/2012/dec/17/former-seal-helps-ferret-out-fake-credentials-ar-583844/


22 posted on 02/11/2013 6:57:30 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: kristinn

Weird article. I wonder what the author is trying to obfuscate?

1. No Easy Day author said that the point man shot Bin Laden. That he only shot a convulsing body afterwards. Is the author of the article lying on purpose?

2. The Navy SEAL is not alone, nor abandoned. The SEAL community is legendary for its assistance with time, cash, and job opportunities - and protection, if needed.


23 posted on 02/11/2013 7:00:39 AM PST by Noamie
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To: kristinn
What would keep any ex seal from making this claim? I have no idea if this guy is legit or not....could go either way and still be believable!!
24 posted on 02/11/2013 7:01:10 AM PST by ontap
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To: Cvengr

“...had all the SEALS associated with the mission blackballed.”

how many are still alive???


25 posted on 02/11/2013 7:01:25 AM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: DJ Frisat

I’m sure there are loads do chicks ready to take their places on the teams.

McRaven says they’ll be stupendous.


26 posted on 02/11/2013 7:01:59 AM PST by Dr. Pritchett
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To: KantianBurke

He also could have gone through a med board to try to get retirement, even at 16 years if his injuries made him unfit service. Husband had 18 years and 6 months in, went through a med board for his injuries and was medically retired as he was no longer fit for service. The threshold is only 30% in order to receive retirement benefits, which includes tricare for the family. Hell, he could have claimed PTSD alone and would have a gotten a minimum of a 50% rating (albeit not a permanent one...those guys get put on the temporary disabled retired list and are re-evaled every 18 months I think) due to a class action lawsuit.

See, that’s the thing VA disability doesn’t cover the family. I don’t understand why he didn’t go for a med board or just hang out till he hit 20 and he would have gotten full benefits potentially through a med board or would have gotten them by waiting till he hit 20.


27 posted on 02/11/2013 7:02:21 AM PST by rangerwife
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I love how they try to pull on the heart strings by talking about his pension. So why didn’t he stay in for 20? Did he get kicked out on a medical?

No help transitioning?

The opportunities on post to find a job, the resume writing classes, the jobs fairs, the counseling... There is a ton of help for getting an outside job. And a Seal? These guys are snatched up.

None of this passes the smell test.

Except for the lack of security. That part I believe.


28 posted on 02/11/2013 7:04:24 AM PST by Marie ("The last time Democrats gloated this hard after a health care victory, they lost 60 House seats.")
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To: rangerwife; KantianBurke

VA disability doesn’t provide health care coverage for the family, that is.

That’s what I’m not getting...he had to know the deal.


29 posted on 02/11/2013 7:04:45 AM PST by rangerwife
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To: KeyLargo

The author does not say that “he” killed Obama.””

Exactly, I have the same book at home on the reading table.


30 posted on 02/11/2013 7:08:32 AM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: Marie

If it was medical reasons, he would have gone through a med board. The threshold is 30% disabled to receive full retirement benefits. I know the disability rating math is crazy, but if he has all the injuries he’s claiming, he might have reached that 30%. Plus, like I said if he just claimed PTSD and that’s it, he would have been given a minimum rating of 50%.


31 posted on 02/11/2013 7:08:39 AM PST by rangerwife
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32 posted on 02/11/2013 7:09:13 AM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
I don't know if it is true or not but heard Jesse Ventura was technically not a seal. He did go thru some underwater training but was never a seal. Again just passing on the story!!!
33 posted on 02/11/2013 7:11:48 AM PST by ontap
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To: Pan_Yan

It’s hard to believe what has become of our military.””

Your ire is misplaced. The military is not the problem. The problem rests with Odinga and his henchman along with dozens of other demrats out to destroy it our military. Come on, fags in the showers with men, women in combat, restrictice rules of engagement, and the kenyan pig taking credit for what the military has done.


34 posted on 02/11/2013 7:11:48 AM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: kristinn

Why didn’t he stay in?


35 posted on 02/11/2013 7:18:16 AM PST by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: KeyLargo
thank you... i've got the book too
36 posted on 02/11/2013 7:30:50 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Cvengr
“Reads as though Obama has had all the SEALS associated with the mission blackballed.”

Not all.

Some died in that weird helicopter accident, which has never been fully explained. I don't blame this guy for being afraid for his family. Obama has a lot of Muslim sympathizers in top cabinet posts and trying to get more installed.

37 posted on 02/11/2013 7:33:01 AM PST by FR_addict
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To: albie

Osama was gone long ago, this was nothing but a political stunt.


38 posted on 02/11/2013 7:42:17 AM PST by Bulwyf
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To: kristinn

The guy who wrote the book did not tae credit and said he shot OBL in the chest while he was on the floor. Don’t know what this guy is talking about


39 posted on 02/11/2013 7:46:07 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: KeyLargo

Correct - i read the book too and this guy is not telling the truth or did not read the book


40 posted on 02/11/2013 7:49:03 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: KantianBurke

I broke my wrist and knee while on active duty, impairment ratings were part of the discharge process. In fact, they offered me an appeal to increase the rating as part of my discharge and appeared surprised that I didn’t persue it.


41 posted on 02/11/2013 8:04:31 AM PST by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: Neoliberalnot
Your ire is misplaced. The military is not the problem. The problem rests with Odinga and his henchman along with dozens of other demrats out to destroy it our military. Come on, fags in the showers with men, women in combat, restrictice rules of engagement, and the kenyan pig taking credit for what the military has done.

What ire? The military is no more or less than a component of the society that has produced it. Our society is not the same as it was 30 years ago and neither is our military. I do not want my children to join the military and I no longer trust the military on the whole. But I'm not angry at them.

42 posted on 02/11/2013 8:13:21 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: kristinn

Surely he must realize that the killing of bin laden was less about him dying as it was about re-election.


43 posted on 02/11/2013 8:40:47 AM PST by kempster
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To: KantianBurke
But the Shooter will discover soon enough that when he leaves after sixteen years in the Navy, his body filled with scar tissue, arthritis, tendonitis, eye damage, and blown disks, here is what he gets from his employer and a grateful nation: nothing. No pension, no health care, and no protection for himself or his family

You make some very good points. I would also add, there are MANY service men and women who have served their country well, but for many other reasons choose to leave before receiving full retirement. We all understand that, and most of us made that decision on our own free will. This almost reads like some kind of Democratic talking point for government expansion of health and retirement care.

44 posted on 02/11/2013 9:21:41 AM PST by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: kristinn

Maybe he ought to “come out of the closet” and run for political office. Seriously.

Remember “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” ??


45 posted on 02/11/2013 9:24:55 AM PST by Road Glide
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To: Road Glide

“Liberty Valence” is a great movie with an incredible cast—Jimmy Stewart, Lee Marvin, The Duke (John Wayne). It’s also a wonderful love story.


46 posted on 02/11/2013 10:01:40 AM PST by jayrunner
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To: kristinn

Was he thrown out of the Navy, or just didn’t re-enlist? I need more information before I believe anything.


47 posted on 02/11/2013 10:09:26 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: KantianBurke

I would agree.

His whole story, is not on record.


48 posted on 02/11/2013 10:13:50 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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