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Report: Leon Panetta revealed classified SEAL unit info
Politico ^ | |6/5/13 9:38 AM EDT Updated: 6/5/13 11:53 AM EDT | By JOSH GERSTEIN

Posted on 06/05/2013 7:32:27 AM PDT by Perdogg

Former CIA Director Leon Panetta revealed the name of the Navy SEAL unit that carried out the Osama Bin Laden raid and named the unit’s ground commander at a 2011 ceremony attended by Zero Dark Thirty filmmaker Mark Boal, according to a draft Pentagon inspector general’s report obtained by a watchdog group.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: benghazi; binladen; navyseals; osama; panetta; panettaleak; puettas; punettas; sealteam6; sealteamsix; threatmatrix; treason
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1 posted on 06/05/2013 7:32:27 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

What a bunch of traitorous fools!


2 posted on 06/05/2013 7:34:29 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Perdogg

bttt


3 posted on 06/05/2013 7:34:57 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Perdogg; ConservativeMan55

yep ... wish I was shocked.


4 posted on 06/05/2013 7:35:31 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Perdogg

Robert Gates was the only adult in the room.


5 posted on 06/05/2013 7:36:35 AM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Perdogg

It’s every God-forsaken day. EVERY FREAKING DAY!

I doubt there’s a single person from the top down at least 2 levels in the Federal government who hasn’t done SOMETHING against the law. Yet we’re all just sitting here.

I don’t believe the United States of America exists any more. We are a group of sovereign states, but the Federal government is a dictatorship. There’s not a free-thinking man among them.


6 posted on 06/05/2013 7:37:18 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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7 posted on 06/05/2013 7:37:33 AM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: ConservativeMan55

I’ll be waiting for the arrest warrant signed by Eric (The Red) Holder.


8 posted on 06/05/2013 7:38:08 AM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: rarestia

I’ll bet this is the first time Obama has heard anything about this.


9 posted on 06/05/2013 7:38:50 AM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (Impeach the Liar.)
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To: Perdogg

Ship of fools


10 posted on 06/05/2013 7:41:19 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: Perdogg

politico.com is unavailable at this time.


11 posted on 06/05/2013 7:41:58 AM PDT by PuzzledInTX (Everything will be OK in the end. If it is not OK, then it isn't the end.)
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To: Perdogg

Defense Sec. Panetta On CBS: Navy SEAL Should Be Disciplined For Publishing Book On Bin Laden Raid

September 11th, 2012

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta appeared on CBS This Morning, and finally opened up about the controversial book written by a Navy SEAL detailing the raid that took out Osama bin Laden. Panetta suggested that the SEAL could face heavy punishment because if the government did not take such action, others would interpret it as a sign that military officials could go public about any secret missions without facing the proper consequences.

Norah O’Donnell asked Panetta, who was the director of the CIA when the raid was carried out, why the government is unhappy with the book by the Navy SEAL coming out when the government itself provided information about the bin Laden raid to several news publications and the makers of a Hollywood film about the raid. Panetta said that there is a clear difference between government officials being authorized to provide information to certain individuals and a lone individual releasing details on his own terms.

When O’Donnell asked if the SEAL should be prosecuted for writing the book, Panetta said some disciplinary action should be taken to discourage future activity by military members.

“I think we have to take steps to make clear to him and the American people that we’re not going to accept this kind of behavior, because if we don’t, then everybody else who pledges to ensure that that doesn’t happen is going to get the wrong signal, that somehow they can do it without any penalty to be played.”

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/defense-sec-panetta-on-cbs-navy-seal-should-be-disciplined-for-publishing-book-on-bin-laden-raid/


12 posted on 06/05/2013 7:44:12 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: SueRae
Robert Gates was the only adult in the room.

Gates to National Security Team on Osama Raid: 'Shut the F--- Up'

White House Leaks Threaten Lives

13 posted on 06/05/2013 7:44:27 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Perdogg

Panetta, Clinton, Huma, and Obama wanted them DEAD.

Reasons unclear fully as yet, except they always
are there to help al Qaeda over ANY American.


14 posted on 06/05/2013 7:47:30 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Perdogg

SEAL Parents: Obama Put Our Kids in Danger

Panetta hints at reprisals for author of bin Laden book

By Kevin Spak, Newser Staff

Sep 11, 2012

(Newser) – The parents of one of the members of SEAL Team Six say President Obama endangered their son, and the entire unit, by publicly identifying it as the team that killed Osama Bin Laden. “Aaron called me up and said, ‘Mom, you need to wipe your social media clean of any reference to me or any of my buddies,’” Aaron Vaughn’s mom tells Fox News. “’There’s chatter, and all of our lives could be in danger, including yours.’ Then I realized all of those families … were all of a sudden made targets by this administration.” Vaughn was killed in Afghanistan last year.

• The accusation hits amidst controversy over a new book from an ex-SEAL Team Six member giving an insider account of the bin Laden raid. Leon Panetta hinted this morning that there might be reprisals for the author. “We have to take steps to make clear to him and to the American people that we’re not going to accept this kind of behavior,” he told CBS, according to the AP.

• Meanwhile, Shakil Afridi, the Pakistani doctor whose intelligence made the raid possible, tells Fox News that Pakistani intelligence views the US as “our worst enemies, worse than the Indians. I tried to argue that America was Pakistan’s biggest supporter … but all they said was ‘These are our worse enemies.’” Afridi also said it was “indisputable” that the ISI funds the Haqqani network and other militants.

http://www.newser.com/story/153839/seal-team-6-parents-bash-obama.html


15 posted on 06/05/2013 7:47:40 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Perdogg

Another day, another “behaved improperly, won’t happen again” misstep from this admin. The LSM will give 0 another slap on the hand, buried on page 4.


16 posted on 06/05/2013 7:48:43 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Perdogg

As I understand it, such lapses result in immediate expulsion for actual members...


17 posted on 06/05/2013 7:48:53 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

Looks like they found somebody to throw under the bus.


18 posted on 06/05/2013 7:48:55 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
GRRRR

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19 posted on 06/05/2013 7:49:10 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: Travis McGee

Break out your nitro pills...


20 posted on 06/05/2013 7:52:03 AM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: rarestia
I don’t believe the United States of America exists any more.

yes, the United States of America exists and this is our First in action, while Americans pray and speak and beg God, America does not have to utilize our Second. Americans exhaust all possibilities. While I agree the Second may have to be utilized. Let them (the obama crowd) fire the first shots, please.

21 posted on 06/05/2013 7:53:11 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Servant of the Cross

I like that first link.


22 posted on 06/05/2013 7:55:12 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: no-to-illegals

Oh please don’t mistake my hopelessness for objectionable action. I won’t fire the first shot or even entertain the idea.


23 posted on 06/05/2013 7:55:28 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Perdogg
(Dusting off the "he's just sloppy" excuse from the "What Difference Does It Make" files)

"Oh, that's just Sandy Leon being sloppy. Sloppy, sloppy, sloppy! You know how sloppy Sandy Leon can be!!"

24 posted on 06/05/2013 7:55:45 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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Remind Me!


25 posted on 06/05/2013 7:55:57 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Perdogg

February 11, 2013, 6:00 AM

The Man Who Killed Osama bin Laden... Is Screwed

For the first time, the Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden tells his story — speaking not just about the raid and the three shots that changed history, but about the personal aftermath for himself and his family. And the startling failure of the United States government to help its most experienced and skilled warriors carry on with their lives.

The man who shot and killed Osama bin Laden sat in a wicker chair in my backyard, wondering how he was going to feed his wife and kids or pay for their medical care.

What is much harder to understand is that a man with hundreds of successful war missions, one of the most decorated combat veterans of our age, who capped his career by terminating bin Laden, has no landing pad in civilian life.

Others also knew, from the commander-in-chief on down. The bin Laden shooting was a staple of presidential-campaign brags. One big-budget movie, several books, and a whole drawerful of documentaries and TV films have fortified the brave images of the Shooter and his ST6 Red Squadron members.

There is commerce attached to the mission, and people are capitalizing. Just not the triggerman. While others collect, he is cautious and careful not to dishonor anyone. His manners come at his own expense.

“No one who fights for this country overseas should ever have to fight for a job,” Barack Obama said last Veterans’ Day, “or a roof over their head, or the care that they have earned when they come home.”

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 healthcare for his wife and kids, no protection for himself or his family.

When the family asked about any kind of government protection should the Shooter’s name come out, they were advised that they could go into a witness-protection-like program.

Just as soon as the Department of Defense creates one.

“They [SEAL command] told me they could get me a job driving a beer truck in Milwaukee” under an assumed identity. Like Mafia snitches, they would not be able to contact their families or friends. “We’d lose everything.”

http://www.esquire.com/features/man-who-shot-osama-bin-laden-0313


26 posted on 06/05/2013 7:56:28 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: rarestia

Good, am counting on you.


27 posted on 06/05/2013 7:58:16 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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Days Go By!


28 posted on 06/05/2013 8:00:34 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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yes, we shall talk about tomorrow .. tomorrow.


29 posted on 06/05/2013 8:01:59 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: no-to-illegals

You’re counting on me to do what? Stay strong? I’m trying. Lord willing and the creek don’t rise.


30 posted on 06/05/2013 8:02:57 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: rarestia

Right there with you FRiend! Weaving a rope and tying knots.


31 posted on 06/05/2013 8:05:40 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Perdogg

Panetta on National Security Leaks: President Obama Did It, and That Makes It Okay

by Bryan Preston

September 11, 2012 - 6:51 am

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta made a striking admission today. In an interview with CBS’ Norah O’Donnell, Panetta threatened legal action against the Navy SEAL who wrote, under a pen name, about the raid that killed terrorist Osama bin Laden. Panetta said that any sanctions against the SEAL, who wrote No Easy Day under the name Mark Owen, would be intended to send a message that others entrusted with national security secrets should not divulge what they know.

O’Donnell then asked Panetta a direct question: What’s the difference between what the SEAL did and the leaks that have come from the administration to journalists and filmmakers? Panetta spun: “There’s a fundamental difference. The people that presented some of the details of the operations were authorized to do that by the president of the United States, who has that authority to do that, and inform the American people as to what happened. In this case, that was not the case. And that’s the difference.”

Among the information that Panetta now says the president authorized to be released were the identities of the leaders of the SEAL team that killed bin Laden. Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence Michael Vickers released that classified information to Hollywood producers who were working on the film Zero Dark Thirty, which was at that time intended for release just weeks before the 2012 presidential election. Vickers remains in his job. No one in the administration has come under any penalty for the numerous and damaging leaks of other operations, including President Obama’s “kill list,” US assistance to the rebellion in Syria, and the ongoing cyber war against Iran.

Now we know why: Despite the administration’s denials, President Obama himself authorized those leaks.

More: SEAL Team Six parents say the leaks put targets on the troops’ backs.

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2012/09/11/panetta-on-national-security-leaks-president-obama-did-it-and-that-makes-it-okay/


32 posted on 06/05/2013 8:06:05 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Perdogg

33 posted on 06/05/2013 8:07:56 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Perdogg

This should be a prison term.


34 posted on 06/05/2013 8:09:34 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: rarestia

You won’t have to fire the first shot. These fascist bastards will generate a “1776 moment”, either the first shot or an over the edge equivalent.


35 posted on 06/05/2013 8:10:36 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

“...I’ll bet this is the first time Obama has heard anything about this....”

Oh, he’ll find out about this the same way he finds out about averything. From the newspaper.

What a POS!


36 posted on 06/05/2013 8:21:14 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (The LEFT's intolerance of the RIGHT is intolerable.)
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To: RJS1950

My concern as of late is somewhat the opposite of what you describe.

What happens if our government proves to be so totally inept in their ability to respond to a shot over our bow from, say, Russia or China that it leaves our entire country vulnerable? What happens if all of these rats run from a sinking ship and leave behind a power vacuum in DC? Do we run toward the gash in the bow and pray we can steer the ship to safer waters, or do we succumb to the usurpers who are bound to come rushing to DC to take over (i.e. the Chicom or Russian military or worse, Sharia-imposing Islamists)?


37 posted on 06/05/2013 8:22:36 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Jane Long

“...buried on page 4.....”

More likely buried deep in the classified section.


38 posted on 06/05/2013 8:23:53 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (The LEFT's intolerance of the RIGHT is intolerable.)
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To: ScottinVA

The idiots excuse worked without question before....

“We’re portrayed by Republicans as either being lying or idiots. It’s actually closer to us being idiots.”

— the left’s god Hussein


39 posted on 06/05/2013 8:30:40 AM PDT 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: Perdogg

I feel to left out. If only I knew something classified as Top Secret so I could leak it. All the cool kids are doing it.


40 posted on 06/05/2013 8:39:17 AM PDT by bgill (The problem is...no one is watching the Watch List!)
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To: Perdogg

IMO, this is an act of a traitor.


41 posted on 06/05/2013 8:39:22 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were Iviolated...)
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To: DoughtyOne
DoughtyOne @41: IMO, this is an act of a traitor.

Sadly, our justice system will likely never be used to have Traitorpanetta arrested, indicted, tried, convicted, sentenced, and have a lethal solution pumped into his arm for his treason.

42 posted on 06/05/2013 8:52:12 AM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: DoughtyOne
IMO, this is an act of a traitor.

I've lost count of all the traitorous things this admin has done.

Nothing seems to come of it. "What difference does it make?" is the new normal.

43 posted on 06/05/2013 8:53:04 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Perdogg

Part of the setup to eventually denigrate SEALs and brings back memories of over a dozen of Team 6 members being sitting ducks to be shot down in a helicopter.

Panetta has always been a political appointee as he has no skills to do any government work, nor can he be trusted.

Like all of Obama’s other lackeys, he’s a stinking POS traitor.

Worst. Administration. Ever

Susan Rice is such a sycophantic liar that now she can continue to lie to everyone as National Security Advisor.

She got her reward for pushing Obama’s video excuse to allow the murder of four Americans.


44 posted on 06/05/2013 8:59:44 AM PDT by Syncro ("So?")
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To: Perdogg; ASA Vet; BIGLOOK

This bs has endangered every Seal Team 6 member and their families.

Nelson DeMille in his chilling book, The Lion, has a Lybia Islamofascist coming to the USA to kill the pilots and back seat wizards, who bombed Lybia when krazy Khadfy got out of control.

In the book, the family of the Lion was killed in that raid. Decades later the lion comes to America to kill the USAF men in the raid and some of their wives and a special target.


45 posted on 06/05/2013 9:00:17 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ('How empty and dead' were they to let Chris Stevens, one of them , die for 'Obama-Clinton fiction?')
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To: Carl Vehse

I agree...


46 posted on 06/05/2013 9:06:46 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were Iviolated...)
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To: Jane Long

Wish I could argue with that, but you’re right.


47 posted on 06/05/2013 9:11:10 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were Iviolated...)
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To: Perdogg

Leon Panetta’s a democrat - if we don’t like it he’ll help kill a few more SEALS and stick the IRS on us....


48 posted on 06/05/2013 9:16:22 AM PDT by GOPJ (Swedes bring their cars..savages their flames..burning cars a metaphor. D. Greenfield)
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To: Perdogg

Stand down everybody, Susan Rice will protect us all./s

[did i really need to do that?]


49 posted on 06/05/2013 9:22:27 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: CodeToad

Or a drop through a trap-door.


50 posted on 06/05/2013 9:22:46 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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