Skip to comments.Report: Leon Panetta revealed classified SEAL unit info
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 units ground commander at a 2011 ceremony attended by Zero Dark Thirty filmmaker Mark Boal, according to a draft Pentagon inspector generals report obtained by a watchdog group.
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What a bunch of traitorous fools!
yep ... wish I was shocked.
Robert Gates was the only adult in the room.
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.
The list, Ping
Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list
I’ll be waiting for the arrest warrant signed by Eric (The Red) Holder.
I’ll bet this is the first time Obama has heard anything about this.
Ship of fools
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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 ODonnell 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 ODonnell 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 were not going to accept this kind of behavior, because if we dont, then everybody else who pledges to ensure that that doesnt happen is going to get the wrong signal, that somehow they can do it without any penalty to be played.
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.
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.
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.
As I understand it, such lapses result in immediate expulsion for actual members...
Looks like they found somebody to throw under the bus.
Break out your nitro pills...
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.
I like that first link.
Oh please don’t mistake my hopelessness for objectionable action. I won’t fire the first shot or even entertain the idea.
"Oh, that's just
Sandy Leon being sloppy. Sloppy, sloppy, sloppy! You know how sloppy Sandy Leon can be!!"
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.”
Good, am counting on you.
Days Go By!
yes, we shall talk about tomorrow .. tomorrow.
You’re counting on me to do what? Stay strong? I’m trying. Lord willing and the creek don’t rise.
Right there with you FRiend! Weaving a rope and tying knots.
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 ODonnell, 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.
ODonnell then asked Panetta a direct question: Whats the difference between what the SEAL did and the leaks that have come from the administration to journalists and filmmakers? Panetta spun: Theres 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 thats 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 Obamas kill list, US assistance to the rebellion in Syria, and the ongoing cyber war against Iran.
Now we know why: Despite the administrations denials, President Obama himself authorized those leaks.
More: SEAL Team Six parents say the leaks put targets on the troops backs.
This should be a prison term.
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.
“...Ill 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!
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)?
“...buried on page 4.....”
More likely buried deep in the classified section.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wish I could argue with that, but you’re right.
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....
Stand down everybody, Susan Rice will protect us all./s
[did i really need to do that?]
Or a drop through a trap-door.