Thank God there was a man, an American, at the helm when 30-40 DEVGRU SEALs hit the deck in Osama bin Laden’s courtyard, but you won’t see him in the above faked photo attempting to portray President Hussein as the Commander-in-Chief. I do like the shot though… it makes him appear to be the littlest punk at the table; hell, even the numbskull “Plugs” Biden has his own top/sec laptop.
The credit for killing OBL goes to CIA Director Leon Panetta.
I received the following information from a career military friend, “Bill”, with flag-officer rank contacts who were involved in the planning of the SEAL Team assault which began last August.
“Leon Panetta, director of the CIA, for (took) the initiative… putting his head on the chopping block, initiating the operation …. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, General David Petraeus, White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley, and Vice President Joe Biden (supported) Panetta, and made this operation go despite President Obama’s calculated stalling and being unaware it had even begun.
Yes, Obama was on a golf outing and had to be litterally pulled back to the White House and informed that the helicopters were already launched and the operation was underway. Even when informed, witnesses say that Obama was confused and out of his element, totally. He had to be sat down and spoon fed. Even his speech that he later read after the completion of the mission was handed to him as he was briefed and the operation already executed, triggers pulled and boots on the ground. Clearly the President was not in command. Why? Because he could not make a decision when time and mission were at critical mass. Others had to do it for him.”
This Socyberty.com blog post by “Ulsterman”, quoting a White House insider and a Democrat who paints a fly-on-the-wall view of the “least competent man in any room he enters”; this explains why in the aftermath of highly successful kill the White House more resembles Animal House. Obvious lies, multiple contradictions–many within the same hour–corrections, misstatements… are all signs of internal power wrestling by the administration’s biggest heavyweights in the mil-intel community.
Q: You stated that President Obama was “overruled” by military/intelligence officials regarding the decision to send in military specialists into the Osama Bin Laden compound.
A: I was told – in these exact terms, “we overruled him.” (Obama) I have since followed up and received further details on exactly what that meant, as well as the specifics of how Leon Panetta worked around the president’s “persistent hesitation to act.” There appears NOT to have been an outright overruling of any specific position by President Obama, simply because there was no specific position from the president to do so. President Obama was, in this case, as in all others, working as an absentee president.
- Obama favored a ground attack over a bombing raid which was the military’s first choice; though it would put the SEALs in grave danger, bombing might kill civilians and this endanger his chance for re-election.
- The ground option was Jared’s; it was nothing more than a stall tactic against Panetta and the others.
Jarrett informed Panetta that he would have sole discretion to act against the Osama Bin Laden compound. Jarrett believed this would further delay Panetta from acting, as the responsibility for failure would then fall almost entirely on him. Petraeus and the others warned Panetta he was being set up to take the fall.
But what Jarrett, and President N. Nameonly, did not know was that Panetta already initiated the assault mission on the OBL compound that reported only to him.
SecDef Gates was on the verge of resigning over Obama’s unwillingness to act and act swiftly; Panetta and the others convinced him to stay on.
In the end here’s how it finally went down: Clinton was first to pledge her full support for Panetta and would publicly stand by him. Gates followed and with Panetta’s permission, Clinton met in private with Obama advisor Bill Daley who ultimately agreed and instructed Clinton to delay action until he got POTUS approval.
In a courageous and historical significant act, Panetta initiated the 48 hour engagement order. At this point, President Hussein was not informed of the order, and it did not originate with him; and for several hours after the order had been given and the special ops forces were preparing for action into Pakistan from their position in Afghanistan, Daley successfully kept Obama and Jarrett insulated from that order.
The Socyberty.com piece continues: “This insulation ended at some point with an abort order that I believe originated from Valerie Jarrett’s office, and was then followed up by President Obama. This abort order was later explained as a delay due to weather conditions, but the actual conditions at that time would have been acceptable for the mission. Check the data yourself to confirm. Jarrett, having been caught off guard, was now scrambling to determine who had initiated the plan. She was furious, repeating the acronym “CoC” and saying it was not being followed.
This is where Daley intervened directly. The particulars of that intervention are not clear to me beyond knowing he did meet with Jarrett in his office and following that meeting, Valerie Jarrett was not seen in the West Wing for some time, and apparently no longer offered up any resistance to the Osama Bin Laden mission. What did follow from there was one or more brief meetings between Bill Daley, Hillary Clinton, a representative from Robert Gates’ office, a representative from Leon Panetta’s office, and a representative from Jim Clapper’s office. I have to assume that these meetings were in essence, detailing the move to proceed with the operation against the Osama Bin Laden compound. I have been told by more than one source that Leon Panetta was directing the operation with both his own CIA operatives, as well as direct contacts with military – both entities were reporting to Panetta only at this point, and not the President of the United States. There was not going to be another delay as had happened 24 hour earlier. The operation was at this time effectively unknown to President Barack Obama or Valerie Jarrett and it remained that way until AFTER it had already been initiated.
Obama “very confused and uncertain” had to be jerked off the golf course in his golf shoes to join the adults, and pretend he was Commander-in-Chief for the photo-op; this way he could take full credit for killing Obama when he really did nothing and tried in all ways possible to avoid calling the shot.
And let’s not foget about the photo of Obama watching the operation “in real time”. What that photo does not communicate directly is that …. the president’s role was minimal. And beside…
From the UK’s Daily Mail.com
Panetta confirmed that: “Once those teams went into the compound I can tell you that there was a time period of almost 20 or 25 minutes where we really didn’t know just exactly what was going on.”
- President ‘slept on it’–waited 16 hours– as tense military chiefs waited
- Action started the next morning when Obama declared ‘it’s a go’
- Live feed from Navy Seals helmet cameras was cut off as they entered compound.
- Iconic image of President Obama and national security aides may not have been them watching mission unfold.
- Those were
3813 of the most intense minutes,” Clinon said. “I have no idea what any of us were looking at that particular millisecond when the picture was taken,” she said on today.
Lastly… what the hell?
And if you’re keeping score, or if you have these numbers in the Obama Lie of the Hour Pool:
1) There was a firefight.
2) There was no firefight.
3) Bin Laden was “resisting.”
4) Bin Laden wasn’t armed. (Makes the concept of “resisting” interesting.)
[4.a) And the newest one: the SEALS thought bin Laden was reaching for a weapon.]
5) He used his wife as a shield.
6) His wife was killed too.
7) He didn’t use his wife as a shield. She ran at a SEAL who shot her in the leg, but she’s fine.
8 ) Some other woman — the maid? — was used as a shield. By somebody. Downstairs.
9) That other woman — downstairs — was killed.
10) Maybe not. She was killed unless she wasn’t — and who was she, anyway?
11) Bin Laden’s son was killed.
12) Unless it was some other guy.
13) Bin Laden’s daughter saw him get killed. She’s undoubtedly traumatized, poor dear.
14) They were going to capture Bin Laden until the problem with the helicopter, which was:
A) It had mechanical trouble
B) It did a hard landing
C) It crashed
D) It clipped a wall with a tail rotor, effectively a crash
15.) They were never going to try to capture him; it was always a kill mission.
16.) No, it wasn’t. The Bookwork Room has 26 items listed. This will make 27.
From Reuters’ White House photographer Jason Reed:
As President Obama continued his nine-minute address in front of just one main network camera, the photographers were held outside the room by staff and asked to remain completely silent. Once Obama was off the air, we were escorted in front of that teleprompter and the President then re-enacted the walk-out and first 30 seconds of the statement for us.
Like I always say… we cannot believe anything coming from this White House, even if we see it with out own eyes.
And to prove it they had a U.S. Navy imam give him a “strict” 40 minute Islamic funeral . . . no, wait?