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The Man Who Killed Osama bin Laden... Is Screwed
Esquire ^ | February 11, 2013 | Phil Bronstein

Posted on 02/12/2013 4:44:11 AM PST by DJ Taylor

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.

Read more: Man Who Killed Osama Bin Laden - Treatment of Veteran Who Shot bin Laden - Esquire http://www.esquire.com/features/man-who-shot-osama-bin-laden-0313#ixzz2Kgh5erQB

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


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: osamabinladen; seal
There are too many things in this story that just "don't come together" for me to comment at this time.
1 posted on 02/12/2013 4:44:15 AM PST by DJ Taylor
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To: DJ Taylor

And now we find out that Osama bin Bama wasn’t buried at sea after all. That was another damned lie by the CIA.

Apparently the corpse was picked and now is in the oval orifice broom closet.


2 posted on 02/12/2013 4:46:39 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: DJ Taylor

The big first point is he spent 16 years in the military and is wondering why he’s not getting retirement benefits.

Duh!!!!!!!!!!!!!


3 posted on 02/12/2013 4:47:11 AM PST by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: DJ Taylor

He was screwed yesterday, too.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2987576/posts


4 posted on 02/12/2013 4:50:29 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: DJ Taylor

> There are too many things in this story that just “don’t come together” for me to comment at this time.

I agree. It reads like fiction. The “character” does not exhibit the personality traits of a Seal IMO...


5 posted on 02/12/2013 5:12:35 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: PeteB570

Things that make you go HMMMMM? He knew the rules when he volunteered for military service. Why after 16 years does he want them to bend for him? We need more information before this case can be evaluated. Also, why did he “retire” after 16 years? There has got to be more to this story.


6 posted on 02/12/2013 5:13:15 AM PST by TexasRedeye (Eschew obfuscation.)
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To: jsanders2001
Yeah, I guess this guy has never heard of the Department of Veterans Affairs or the Veterans Health Administration either.

I agree...this story smells fishy.

7 posted on 02/12/2013 5:14:50 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler

Why don’t we open up a FreeRepublic shooting range in Texas and other Red states, see if Ted Nugent would like to become an iinvestor in it and have this hero run it. He could teach weapons safety and run other classes.

Think about it. A franchise of FreeRepublic gun ranges.


8 posted on 02/12/2013 5:19:47 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (I own a weapon to protect my family from those wanting to take that weapon away.)
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To: IbJensen
Apparently the corpse was picked and now is in the oval orifice broom closet.

I was kind of hoping that they cremated Bin laden and put his ashes in an Urn made out of a pigs anus.

9 posted on 02/12/2013 5:20:34 AM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: DJ Taylor
And the startling failure of the United States government to help its most experienced and skilled warriors carry on with their lives.
I spent 3 years in the Marines and 13 months in combat in VN. My father was a WWII Marine in the Pacific; my FIL fought in the ETO during WWII.
None of us had a clue it was the gubmint's job to help us "carry-on" with our post-military lives, let alone provide a retirement w/ healthcare.
I suggest this guy go out and get a job.
10 posted on 02/12/2013 5:22:54 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: DJ Taylor

First of all, nobody, repeat nobody on any mission is ever supposed to reveal details of the mission and certainly not state that he killed OBL. This is a security breach worthy of a courts martial.


11 posted on 02/12/2013 5:30:38 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Your only guarantee of Free Speech is the Gun in your hand.)
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To: DJ Taylor

It’s not like a Navy SEAL couldn’t get a job anywhere...Blackwater, bodyguard for some Hollywood star, etc.


12 posted on 02/12/2013 5:34:03 AM PST by MuttTheHoople (Pray for Joe Biden- Proverbs 29:9)
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To: DJ Taylor

I trust that National Enquirer more than Esquire ...


13 posted on 02/12/2013 5:34:26 AM PST by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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To: PeteB570

Hannity had Phil Bronstein, the author of this article, on his show last night and asked Bronstein why the shooter didn’t just get a desk job and wait out the necessry three years to retirement. Bronstein replied that the shooter wanted more excitement than a desk job would provide but didn’t want to be in direct combat the way he was. That strikes me as rather odd. After all, the guy spent 17 years suffering and risking his life for his country, picked up a number of permanent injuries that will only get worse as he gets older, and has a family he needs to support. Under circumstances like that most men would hang in there for the rathe sulbstantial pension that would be forthcoming and serve out the rest of their time to retirement.


14 posted on 02/12/2013 5:41:05 AM PST by libstripper
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To: DJ Taylor

This article is false: http://www.stripes.com/blogs/the-ruptured-duck/the-ruptured-duck-1.160117/esquire-article-wrongly-claims-seal-who-killed-bin-laden-is-denied-healthcare-1.207506


15 posted on 02/12/2013 5:48:00 AM PST by Mr. Know It All
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To: libstripper

>> Under circumstances like that most men would hang in there for the rathe sulbstantial pension that would be forthcoming and serve out the rest of their time to retirement.

but of course it’s much less work to sit around and piss-and-moan about your lot in life, and hope someone gives you a handout instead of doing what is required to provide for your family...story sounds pretty fishy to me. Guess everyone is a whiner now...


16 posted on 02/12/2013 5:48:46 AM PST by qwerty1234
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To: TexasRedeye

Manti Teo had his fake girl friend. Michigan had their fake first down. I think Brownstein has his fake Navy Seal. This is not gonna end well for the author.


17 posted on 02/12/2013 5:48:54 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: PeteB570
With you on that, a little over 36 months away from retirement and he walked away. Could have gone to their schoolhouse and passed on his institutional knowledge for his last 3yrs, but chose to ETS. If the story is true, got the utmost respect for him, but he made the choice to ETS instead of retiring.
18 posted on 02/12/2013 5:49:14 AM PST by mikefive (RLTW)
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To: Pontiac
I was kind of hoping that they cremated Bin laden and put his ashes in an Urn made out of a pigs anus.

That's rather harsh... what did the pig do to you?

19 posted on 02/12/2013 5:50:20 AM PST by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: jsanders2001
I agree. It reads like fiction. The “character” does not exhibit the personality traits of a Seal IMO...

My thoughts too. Perhaps it is that his comments were filtered through a spineless, leftist journalist, so that has colored the tone of the article

For a SEAL, healthy, young, and just out of the unit that trained him to be always resourceful and responsible to sound like a welfare queen whining that Uncle Sam is not taking care of him, seems very odd.

20 posted on 02/12/2013 6:12:46 AM PST by PGR88
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To: libstripper

I know for a fact that senior SEALs close to retirement don’t exactly have “desk jobs.” They run training facilities for younger SEALs, and it’s about the best job in the world for guys like them.


21 posted on 02/12/2013 6:14:07 AM PST by EricT. (The Second Amendment is Tyrant Control.)
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To: DJ Taylor

This whole article started going to hell as soon as he said he voted for obama. Come on wake up.


22 posted on 02/12/2013 6:45:29 AM PST by Patriot365
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To: DJ Taylor

Esquire: About as credible as Rolling Stone.


23 posted on 02/12/2013 7:51:29 AM PST by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: DJ Taylor
There's been a lot of glory seeking post UBL raid probably caused by Obama who immediately took credit himself.

Some have made millions on movies, books. Sounds like this guy is jealous.

24 posted on 02/12/2013 11:26:33 AM PST by what's up
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