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« Reply #25 on: September 04, 2012, 05:50:46 AM »

Any type of service/rites/burial of the douche bag anywhere on the planet that involved land would have automatically become a magnet for the dumb ass fanatics to bomb and terrorize. 

The only other option rather than dumping him in the ocean would have been to strap the camel dung lump to a rocket and send him into orbit.
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« Reply #26 on: September 04, 2012, 07:18:26 AM »

Any type of service/rites/burial of the douche bag anywhere on the planet that involved land would have automatically become a magnet for the dumb ass fanatics to bomb and terrorize. 

The only other option rather than dumping him in the ocean would have been to strap the camel dung lump to a rocket and send him into orbit.

I like the second option better Smiley
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« Reply #27 on: September 11, 2012, 05:11:39 AM »

EXCLUSIVE: Parents of SEAL Team Six member say unit endangered by Obama administration statements

By Catherine Herridge, Pamela Browne
 
Published September 11, 2012
 
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Identifying the Special Operations Force behind the Usama bin Laden raid amounted to placing a target on the back of the team members as well as their families, according to the parents of Aaron Vaughn, a member of SEAL Team Six who was killed in Afghanistan in 2011.
 
The Vaughns spoke with Fox News as part of an ongoing report on the war in Afghanistan for an upcoming episode of the "Fox Files." While the Vaughns do not believe their son was part of the bin Laden mission, they said the entire team shared the victory, and eventually the shock, of being named.
 
“Aaron called me and said, 'Mom, you need to wipe your social media clean of any reference to me or any of my buddies. Just disconnect completely,'” Karen Vaughn said her son warned after Vice President Biden publicly identified the SEALs on May 3, 2011 -- two days after the raid.  “He [Aaron] actually said to me, 'Mom, there's chatter, and all of our lives could be in danger, including yours' ... then I realized all of those families, you know, you're talking about a community of around three hundred families who were all of a sudden made targets by this administration.”
 
With Tuesday marking 11 years since the Sept. 11 attacks, the Vaughns said that the terror strike gave their son the drive to join the elite Navy SEALs, adding that a “passion stirred in his heart.”
 
But Aaron's father Billy Vaughn said it was a betrayal to identify these selfless young men who put their country before everything else.
 
“We expect better out, out of the, the high-up's in our government. We, as American citizens, look to our government.  We elect them, we look to them to take care of the best interests of the American citizen, and especially the warrior. And I believe what the administration did, then I believe it was criminal.”
 
Karen Vaughn stressed that SEAL Team Six members want to stay private.
 
“I can tell you one thing, SEAL Team Six did not want to be identified,” Karen Vaughn said. “So it wasn't that they were trying to be proud of them, because those men do not need a pat on the back. They don't work for that. They spend their entire lives in this code of secrecy and privacy, and […] they do not want attention.”
 
She said members of the Navy SEALs may be “the most humble men you will ever meet on this earth, because they accomplish great things,” but that does not mean they seek recognition for their efforts.
 
Three months after bin Laden was killed, on August 6, 2011, Aaron Vaughn died when his helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan. He was among 17 SEALs killed in the incident. A total of 30 service members lost their lives that day serving their nation.
 
The Vaughns are now speaking publicly about their son, what it meant to lose him in Afghanistan, and they are sharing their experience with other military families. One day they hope to extend their support of the U.S. Military by setting up a foundation called “Operation Three Hundred.”  Their goal is a yearly camp for the kids who have lost a parent, like Aaron’s two children.
 
Asked whether they could accept that the administration identified the SEALS because they were so grateful, Billy Vaughn flatly rejected the suggestion.  “No matter how proud they were of it, it was very unprofessional. The fact, they could have, the administration could have said special operators.”
 
Fox News asked the White House National Security spokesman and the vice president's office for a response, but none was immediately available. 


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/09/10/parents-seal-team-six-member-say-unit-endangered-by-obama-administration/#ixzz26A7vfxpb
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« Reply #28 on: September 15, 2012, 06:10:58 PM »

Finished the book today. 

Good read.    Obama had absolutely ZILCH to do w bin and raid.   

The intel was first gotten via KSM , another detainee, and the tireless work of a CIA intelligence operative known as Jen.   
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« Reply #29 on: September 15, 2012, 07:08:54 PM »

Bin Laden Shouldn't Have Been Hunted & Killed -- Mitt Romney 

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« Reply #30 on: September 15, 2012, 07:12:37 PM »

source for this?
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« Reply #31 on: September 15, 2012, 07:15:41 PM »

id like to see the source as well
I searched his quote and all I found was 3 posts from him on getbig lol... He made it look like a quote without the quote marks so if he is paraphrasing, it's a dirty way to do it.  I'd like to see the source on this.
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« Reply #32 on: September 15, 2012, 07:17:31 PM »

I searched his quote and all I found was 3 posts from him on getbig lol... He made it look like a quote without the quote marks so if he is paraphrasing, it's a dirty way to do it.  I'd like to see the source on this.
hahahha, well getbig is a where I get my news so...
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« Reply #33 on: September 15, 2012, 07:19:50 PM »

Another thing.   22 SEALS carried out bags and bags of hard drives , scan disks, videos, intel etc and had hoped to use said intel to get more terrorists.    But guess who fucked that all up in the quest to take credit for something he had nothing to do with? 
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« Reply #34 on: September 16, 2012, 09:02:24 AM »

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« Reply #35 on: September 16, 2012, 06:46:14 PM »

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/valerie-plame-wilson/bin-laden-book_b_1885408.html


LOL.  Hero of the left supports the book.
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« Reply #36 on: September 16, 2012, 06:59:52 PM »

RELEASE: Special Operations Speaks Calls For Panetta's Resignation
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“Leon Panetta is covering up for an Administration
that has compromised national security for cheap
political theater.” – CAPT Larry Bailey

SOS calls on Panetta to resign for claiming Obama
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about SEAL take down of bin Laden

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WASHINGTON, DC – Special Operations Speaks (SOS) today called upon Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to resign from office for his claim that Barack Obama had special authority to provide classified information about the Navy SEAL attack on Osama bin Laden to Hollywood filmmakers and others with no security clearance.

Panetta made the claim in a September 10th interview on CBS This Morning.  As he threatened to punish former Navy SEAL “Mark Owen” for revealing details about the assault on the bin Laden compound in his book No Easy Day, he stated that Department of Defense release of top secret information to Hollywood filmmakers “…were authorized by the President of the United States, who has that authority…”

“Mr. Panetta's claim reveals a profoundly disturbing sense of his role – and that of the President – in protecting both national security and the lives of our soldiers,” said SOS co-founder and chairman CAPT Larry Bailey, USN (Ret). “If he really believes that the President is justified in handing out classified information to his Hollywood cronies, his ignorance of the both the letter and the spirit of the law requires he resign. And if he doesn't, his duplicity disqualifies him from office.

“He is clearly putting his allegiance to the man who appointed him above his loyalty to the office he holds. And for that, he should forthwith resign from office.”

According to government documents obtained by the legal watchdog group Judicial Watch, beginning in mid-2011, the Obama/Panetta Defense Department begin providing special access to individuals and information involved in the bin Laden assault to Kathryn Bigelow, the director of The Hurt Locker, and screenwriter Mark Boal.  Bigelow and Boal are making a film expected to be laudatory of the President's role in the assault.

The White House has denied that the filmmakers were given classified information. But, government emails and transcripts obtained by Judicial Watch under the Freedom of Information Act suggest that is not the case. The documents show that Hollywood film crews were given exclusive access to classified facilities and were allowed to meet with top administration officials.

SOS is not alone in its strong reaction to the Obama/Panetta revelations. Lucy Dalglish, executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, called the special treatment given to the filmmakers “outrageous,” adding, “If these filmmakers got access that trained national security and military reporters did not, then it’s telling the public: ‘We are not going to allow trained journalists to tell this story. If you want to know what happened, go buy a ticket to a movie.’”

Steven Aftergood, the director of the Project on Government Secrecy at the Federation of American Scientists said, “The whole interaction with the filmmakers appears to be self-serving and self-aggrandizing [attempts] in an election year to glorify the administration.”

According to the Judicial Watch FOI documents, one of those to whom the Obama/Panetta DOD provided the filmmakers exclusive access was the “planner, SEAL Team 6 Operator and Commander.” In confirming the set-up, Under-Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Michael Vickers appears to acknowledge the top-secret nature of the information being revealed saying, “The only thing we ask is that you not reveal his name in any way as a consultant because . . . he shouldn’t be talking out of school.”

Also according to the FOI documents, the filmmakers were provided rare access to “The Vault” – which is described in the documents as the CIA building where some of the tactical planning for the bin Laden raid took place. So sensitive is “The Vault” that the actual location of the building has been redacted in the documents provided Judicial Watch.

The documents further reveal that according to DOD officials, the DOD was “basically using W[hite] H[ouse]-approved talking points we used the night of the operation.” Significantly, those talking points called the raid “a gutsy decision” by the President, adding that “WH involvement was critical.”

“The bottom line,” Bailey said, “is that, at the behest of the Obama White House, Leon Panetta knowingly allowed classified information to be given to left-leaning Hollywood filmmakers. And he is now launching an attack on a brave Navy SEAL simply for revealing where bin Laden was shot, while covering up for an Administration that has compromised national security for cheap political theater. It is time for him to go.”

Special Operations Speaks (SOS) is a nationwide organization led by highly decorated Special Operations veterans. Among its stated goals is a commitment “to illuminate the failed operational security environment of the Administration and to provide the public with accurate information about these repeated releases of highly classified information.

The group's website is www.specialoperationsspe aks.com.

Grassroots petition to demand Panetta's resignation http://specialoperationsspeaks.com/petition/panetta

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« Reply #37 on: September 16, 2012, 07:49:19 PM »

Yeah im not buyin the Osama story and believe he died a decade ago. If you look at the progression of videos before and after 9-11 he either found the cocoon of eternal youth or its not the same guy, but people generally will base their decision on whatever doesnt get snickers of a tin foil hat wearing conspiracist. I saw Biden giving a speech once and he was so drunk I thought he was about to break out into song. lol.
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« Reply #38 on: September 17, 2012, 11:36:24 AM »

Details of bin Laden raid leaked first by Obama aides
 


 
The Obama administration has gone to extraordinary lengths to publicize details of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, even as it threatens to file criminal charges against a former Navy SEAL because he provided the same type of mission rundown in his recently published book.
 
An examination by The Washington Times shows that several details in the book "No Easy Day" already have appeared in print based on interviews with administration officials and likely will be included in an upcoming movie and another book.
 
Perhaps the most detailed account of the raid appeared in a 2011 New Yorker article based on authorized interviews with White House officials. A source close to SEAL Team 6, which carried out the May 2011 mission, said unit members were told after the article was published that it was based, in part, on an authorized interview with a mission planner.
 
Internal administration emails released last month in a Freedom of Information lawsuit show extraordinary cooperation between filmmakers working on a movie about the bin Laden raid and Obama political appointees. At least one person who took part in the raid was made available to the movie's director and screenwriter, the emails show.
 
A book coming out three weeks before the Nov. 6 election details the bin Laden raid, step by step. It also is based on cooperation with the White House, according to the source close to SEAL Team 6. The book's publicity blurb says it will focus on President Obama, who has made the bin Laden killing a focal point of his re-election campaign.
 
"No Easy Day" author Matt Bissonnette, a former SEAL who used the pen name Mark Owen, has been threatened by the Pentagon with criminal charges for his first-person account of the bin Laden mission.
 
George Little, a spokesman for Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, flatly accused Mr. Bissonnette of divulging secrets.
 
Mr. Bissonnette's attorney said in a letter that the book does not contain classified information and that his client did not violate a nondisclosure agreement that calls for pre-publication review.
 
What has struck some is the zeal with which the Obama administration is going after Mr. Bissonnette, even though senior officials have released details on how bin Laden was killed in a hideout in the Pakistani garrison town of Abbottabad.
 
"The Obama administration strategically leaked details of the bin Laden raid for political advantage," said Charles Gittins, a criminal defense lawyer who has defended scores of military clients, including SEALs. "The author of the book is writing about what he personally observed, which really can't be classified, which I am confident the administration knows, and is the reason they didn't move more strongly to stop the publication.
 
"Using strategic leaks for political gain, while complaining that a witness to events wrote about what he personally saw and did, really is the height of hypocrisy," Mr. Gittins said.
 
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The Pentagon's position is that, regardless of what has been released by administration officials, the ex-SEAL violated rules by failing to have his manuscript reviewed.
 
Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman told The Times: "I don't really want to litigate this in the press. But the view of the department is that he had a clear and unambiguous obligation to consult with us prior to publishing, and he did not. He also had a clear and unambiguous obligation not to disclose classified information, and he did."
 
The White House push to tell the bin Laden story has resulted in scores of pre-"No Easy Day" accounts of the raid in newspapers and magazines. The articles quote administration officials, White House aides and Pentagon sources. Some are quoted on the record, some on background.
 
The most detailed account appears to be an article titled "What happened that night in Abbottabad" in the Aug. 8, 2011, issue of the New Yorker. Citing authorized interviews, it offers direct quotes from Ben Rhodes, a deputy national security adviser for strategic communications; Mr. Obama's counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan; and Marine Gen. James Cartwright, then-Joint Chiefs of Staff vice chairman. It also includes statements from a "senior Obama adviser."
 
The article's sequence of events closely mirror what Mr. Bissonnette wrote: The Black Hawk helicopters' route, how the SEALs entered the compound, how they moved from room to room, the weapons used, how security was maintained around the perimeter, the killing itself, the radio broadcast to Washington that confirmed the death, the hunt for intelligence documents, and the "exfil," or flight back to base.
 
Mr. Bissonnette's book describes the same events, only in first-person with the author's thoughts and actions at the moment. The New Yorker author has said he did not interview any of the 24 men on the mission itself.
 
For instance, when the SEALs entered bin Laden's room, two of his wives protected the gravely wounded al Qaeda leader.
 
The New Yorker author wrote: "Fearing that one or both women were wearing suicide jackets, he stepped forward, wrapped them in a bear hug, and drove them aside. He would almost certainly have been killed had they blown themselves up, but by blanketing them he would have absorbed some of the blast and potentially saved the two SEALs behind him. In the end, neither woman was wearing an explosive vest."
 
Wrote Mr. Bissonnette: "Swinging his gun to the side, the point man grabbed both women and drove them toward the corner of the room. If either woman had on a suicide vest, he probably saved our lives, but it would have cost him his own."
 
The New Yorker article relies on quotes from a "special operations officer."
 
For example: "'Special operations is about doing what's not expected, and probably the least expected thing here was that a helicopter would come in, drop guys on the roof, and land in the yard,' the special-operations officer said."
 
When the New Yorker article was published, the members in SEAL Team Six surmised it was just another series of leaks from the White House, the source close to the SEALs told The Times.
 
But later, word spread that a planner for the raid, but not an actual participant, had been authorized to talk to the New Yorker.
 
Kenneth McGraw, spokesman for U.S. Special Operations Command, told The Times in an e-mail: "Whoever gave you that information is wrong. No such interview took place, and USSOCOM has never authorized anyone to discuss that mission."
 
Asked if the New Yorker received an authorized briefing from a mission planner, a magazine spokeswoman told The Times that the author's "aggressively reported story relied on numerous sources. However the New Yorker has a policy of not discussing confidential sources."
 
Next, 'The Finish'
 
The New Yorker article was hardly the first account of the raid based on interviews with Obama officials. On May 3, 2011, two days after the operation, the New York Times ran a large graphic showing the compound, a description of the SEALs movements and how the raid was executed.
 
Internal administration emails reveal that officials showed a detailed model of compound to moviemakers, with specific rooms identified.
 
Likewise, Mr. Bissonnette's book contains a model of the bin Laden compound and a graphic on how the raid was carried out.
 
A May 2011 New York Times' story cited "a dozen White House, intelligence and Pentagon officials" who "described the operations." Mr. Brennan, the counterterrorism aide, spoke to the Times on the record.
 
Clearly, the same administration that now is threatening Mr. Bissonnette was knowingly releasing the same kind of detail a year earlier, the source close to the SEALs said.
 
Next month brings a new book on the raid, "The Finish" by best-selling author Mark Bowden, who wrote "Black Hawk Down," the tale of a failed special operations mission in Somalia.
 
The source close to the SEALs said that unit members have been told that Mr. Obama and Navy Adm. William McRaven, who commands U.S. Special Operations Command, cooperated with the book's author.
 
Publisher Grove/Atlantic's blurb says it will be favorable to the president.
 
A blurb states: "The story focuses on bin Laden, who maintained a stream of despairing correspondence in hiding in the year before his death, and on President Obama, perceived by many as an anti-war candidate, whose evolving views and enormous responsibilities have turned him into one of the most determined warriors to ever inhabit the White House."
 
The book's publicist told The Times "I can't confirm" whether Mr. Obama was interviewed.
 
Adm. McRaven, a SEAL by training who directed the bin Laden mission when he led Joint Special Operations Command, has been one of Mr. Bissonnette's harshest critics.
 
"If the U.S. Special Operations Command finds that an active duty, retired or former service member violated that agreement and that exposure of information was detrimental to the safety of U.S. forces, then we will pursue every option available to hold members accountable, including criminal prosecution where appropriate," he said in a letter to his troops.
 
Mr. McGraw, the special operations spokesman, declined to say if Adm. McRaven helped with the Bowden book.
 
"I am not going to comment on who may or may not have talked to the admiral," he said. "I can say Adm. McRaven decided shortly after the raid the only things he would discuss would be at the strategic level, like the national security decision-making process. He has been very consistent and faithful to that position and does not discuss operational or tactical details."
 
Hollywood beckons
 
The White House has gone to great lengths to help Hollywood make a movie on the bin Laden raid. "Zero Dark Thirty" had been due to come out before the election at the time the White House was helping filmmakers, but now has been delayed until December.
 
Judicial Watch announced Aug. 28 it obtained via the Freedom of Information Act a series of internal emails that show close cooperation between the movie's director and screenwriter and Obama political appointees at the CIA, Pentagon and White House.
 
On June 15, 2011, a month after the raid, White House communications aide Ben Rhodes wrote to spokesman Douglas Wilson at the Pentagon: "We are trying to have visibility into the [bin Laden] projects, and this is likely the most high-profile one. Would like to have whoever the group is that's going around in here at the WH to get a sense of what they're doing/what cooperating they are seeking."
 
Mr. Rhodes at about that time was cooperating with the New Yorker for its August 2011 story.
 
A June 21, 2011 email from a Pentagon public relations official to U.S. Special Operations Command said of the screenwriter: "Of course at some point he hopes to interview SEALs and whether SoCom would be amenable to this kind of research remains to be seen."
 
Following a July meeting at the CIA involving the director, screenwriter and a senior spy, CIA spokeswoman Marie Harf wrote in an email, "told them we're here to help with whatever they need."
 
This email said the moviemakers were due to meet with the translator who was on the raid and with another person whose name is deleted. Ms. Harf was trying to get them briefings from other high-level intelligence and counterterror officials. She had been a CIA Middle East analyst before joining the public relations shop in 2008.
 
Meanwhile, Navy SEALs already have become movie stars.
 
Two active duty SEALs were authorized — some in the community say "ordered" — to appear in the movie "Act of Valor," which debuted in February.
 
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« Reply #39 on: October 26, 2012, 04:38:35 AM »

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A firsthand account of the Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden contradicts previous accounts by administration officials, raising questions as to whether the terror mastermind presented a clear threat when SEALs first fired upon him.

Bin Laden apparently was hit in the head when he looked out of his bedroom door into the top-floor hallway of his compound as SEALs rushed up a narrow stairwell in his direction, according to former Navy SEAL Matt Bissonnette, writing under the pseudonym Mark Owen in "No Easy Day." The book is to be published next week by Penguin Group (USA)'s Dutton imprint.

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Bissonnette says he was directly behind a "point man" going up the stairs. "Less than five steps" from top of the stairs, he heard "suppressed" gunfire: "BOP. BOP." The point man had seen a "man peeking out of the door" on the right side of the hallway.

The author writes that bin Laden ducked back into his bedroom and the SEALs followed, only to find the terrorist crumpled on the floor in a pool of blood with a hole visible on the right side of his head and two women wailing over his body.

Bissonnette says the point man pulled the two women out of the way and shoved them into a corner and he and the other SEALs trained their guns' laser sites on bin Laden's still-twitching body, shooting him several times until he lay motionless. The SEALs later found two weapons stored by the doorway, untouched, the author said.

In the account related by administration officials after the raid in Pakistan, the SEALs shot bin Laden only after he ducked back into the bedroom because they assumed he might be reaching for a weapon.

White House spokesman Tommy Vietor would not comment on the apparent contradiction late Tuesday.

"No Easy Day" was due out Sept. 11, but Dutton announced the book would be available a week early, Sept. 4, because of a surge of orders due to advance publicity that drove the book to the top of the Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com best-seller lists.

The Associated Press purchased a copy of the book Tuesday.

In another possibly uncomfortable revelation for U.S. officials who say bin Laden's body was treated with dignity before being given a full Muslim burial at sea, the author reveals that in the cramped helicopter flight out of the compound, one of the SEALs called "Walt" was sitting on bin Laden's chest as the body lay at the author's feet in the middle of the cabin.

The publisher says the author used pseudonyms for all the SEALs.

Bissonnette also writes disparagingly that none of the SEALs were fans of President Barack Obama and knew that his administration would take credit for ordering the May 2011 raid. One of the SEALs said after the mission that they had just gotten Obama re-elected by carrying out the raid.

But he says they respected him as commander in chief and for giving the operation the go-ahead.

Bissonnette writes less flatteringly of meeting Vice President Joe Biden along with Obama at the headquarters of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment after the raid. He says Biden told "lame jokes" no one understood, reminding him of "someone's drunken uncle at Christmas dinner."

Beyond such embarrassing observations, U.S. officials fear the book may include classified information, as it did not undergo the formal review required by the Pentagon for works published by former or current Defense Department employees.

Officials from the Pentagon and the CIA, which commanded the mission, are examining the manuscript for possible disclosure of classified information and could take legal action against the author.

In a statement provided to The Associated Press, the author says he did "not disclose confidential or sensitive information that would compromise national security in any way."

Bissonnette's real name was first revealed by Fox News and confirmed to The Associated Press.

Jihadists on al-Qaida websites have posted purported photos of the author, calling for his murder.

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« Reply #41 on: December 11, 2012, 09:19:16 AM »

The CIA Agent Who Found Bin Laden Is Not Well Liked And Was Even Denied Promotion
 


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US Navy SEAL Killed During Sunday's Afghanistan Rescue Mission
 
The CIA Agent largely responsible for locating and planning the capture/kill mission of Osama bin Laden, isn't getting the credit she thinks she deserves.
 
Since her — and America's — success tracking down and eliminating Al Qaeda's bossman, she has run into some trouble, according to an article in the Washington Post.
 
"Maya," as she's called in the Kathryn Biglow movie "Zero-Dark-Thirty," is a hero on the silver screen, and in the eyes of many colleagues, but she's become a thumbtack in the big toe of America's storied Intelligence Agency.
 
From the Washington Post:
 
This spring, she was among a handful of employees given the agency’s Distinguished Intelligence Medal, its highest honor except for those recognizing people who have come under direct fire. But when dozens of others were given lesser awards, the female officer lashed out.
 
“She hit ‘reply all’ ” to an e-mail announcement of the awards, a second former CIA official said. The thrust of her message, the former official said, was: “You guys tried to obstruct me. You fought me. Only I deserve the award.”
 
Matt Bissonnette, one of the SEALs on the Abbottabad raid, described the agent as "feisty" and "wicked smart," and all but credits her with the trigger pull when it came to the hunt for Bin Laden. He even said she "teed up" Operation Neptune Spear, the name given to the successful mission.
 
The agent's position was that of a "targeter" — someone who locates and develops assets, as well as leads for potential drone strikes. She operated out of a safe house in Jalalabad, Pakistan, and was among the first to cite bin Laden's network of couriers as a means to reach the man himself, though she received much pushback on the lead, according to Washington Post sources.
 
“After this went right, there were a lot of people trying to take credit,” the former intelligence official told the Post. She “was one of the people from very early on pushing this” courier approach.
 
Also under scrutiny is the agency's access given to movie director Bigelow for "Zero-Dark-Thirty," and her insinuation that torture played an integral role in obtaining information regarding bin Laden (contrary to the evidence). Though Bigelow says she gave the movie a "journalistic" approach when it came to research, it was bound to cause speculative and investigatory stirs in various American communities.
 
"Maya" has since been denied promotion, given instead a "bonus" for the mission, but she remains in service on an undisclosed assignment.  Some colleagues tell the Post they thought the promotion was impossible to deny someone who played such a role in the Agency's highest priority mission.
 
The CIA is also conducting an internal investigation on the disclosure of classified information to Hollywood.


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