Tail wags dog…. or “pay no attention to that man behind the curtain…”

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.

Other details: 

  • 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 38 13 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. 

Spot the outsider: In a room filled with the most important people in the United States government, Audrey F. Tomason is the only women - apart from Secretary of State Hillary ClintonLastly… what the hell?

Who is Audrey Tomason? The mystery of the woman in the situation room photo 

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.  

White House Propaganda Minister: “Osama bin Laden Was Not A Muslim Leader”…

And to prove it they had a U.S. Navy imam give him a “strict” 40 minute Islamic funeral . . . no, wait?


About Gary Alexander

Volunteer coordinator for veterans support network in North Texas. Now retired from his private psychotherapy practice, I specialized in the diagnosis and treatment posttraumatic stress, working with victim assistance programs, veterans and the Veterans Administration for over 20 years. After being wounded in action in Vietnam, I was medically retired from the Marine Corps and know first hand many of the readjustment difficulties and psychological stresses experienced by today's OIF and OEF veterans. I am available, at minimal cost, to speak at your functions on several subjects including veterans issues, Vietnam, the Medal of Honor, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and critical incident debriefings.
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12 Responses to Tail wags dog…. or “pay no attention to that man behind the curtain…”

  1. Bob Mack says:

    I gotta say, I never thought Panetta had it in him–or Madame Nhu, er..Hillary. The WH crew are nothing but Keystone Cops, & if our National Security depends on that doofus Brennan, we might’s well go out & buy prayer rugs right now. And If I see too many more libs strut around with their chests puffed out like parade ground Rambos, I’m gonna go ballistic.

    • And of course… comments praising the right decision even by ones political enemies defines the difference between conservatives and liberals.
      Virtually everying Bush had the guts to do has been vindicated by history and certainly by the water-boarding path directly to OBL. And Bush rebuilt from whole cloth our intellegience community after Clinton had pretty much destroyed our capabilities which produced 9/11 in the first place.

      And…. this was made deadly necessary by Jimmy Carter’s single-handed creation of radical Islam in Iran as bungler-in-chief; he’s the only CnC to ever surrender a US Embassy to chating students.

      Panetta’s coup must be commended for taking over and protecting our nation when we were essentially leaderless.

      There comes a point when that decision is easily made for someone of common sense and patriotism. Now, most democrats just vote “present”, side with the enemy or hit the links.

  2. roxannadanna says:

    I’m with Bob – I really never thought that Panetta had the balls but Hillary on the other hand, I’ve always had more confidence in her (and Gates) than any one else in this regime.

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  4. roxannadanna says:

    I’ve also linked you to my blog. Hope you don’t mind.

  5. Steve says:

    Have you ever been in a school yard fight? Have you ever, as a young kid, been suddenly confronted with a “tough” decision. A decision that you knew went against your mother and fathers training. A decision that you just knew was “that decision” that would change your perspective on life. I hope that some of your readers viscerally understand what that means.
    As a young kid, having to make a decision that ultimately clears the path for the rest of your life, is or can be a wonderous thing. It can sharpen your focus, it can awaken you from your prepubescent state, it can “make” you.
    I wonder if the children of today have EVER had an experience like that. Have they been ALLOWED to have an experience like that? Or have they been protected, and coddled and stilted by helicoptor parents?
    When I read your account of the obumbler and his dofus squad….I get the feeling these assholes have never had a chance to awaken from their adolescent prepubescent state. They have never entertained thoughts of how to protect themselves, or how to protect their loved ones. They have never had thoughts that there really are “bad” people out there! Their thoughts revolve around the idiotic thinking that “all people have some good in them”. Their default position is “negotiate”. In this case a cowards position.
    Those of us that have had that defining moment in our lives will sit back, relax and savor the moment. We won’t brashly bang our drums. We will just reflect on the manliness of the team that brought about this changing moment for our country.
    God bless those brave and courageous MEN!


    • Well said, my friend, on all counts. When I contrast my childhood with what I see now I am continually amazed that we can consistantly produce an outstanding military force.
      I knew I’d go in the military when I was in grade school, and put reading and learning history as my priority in school and outside. Most kids today simply do not feel they have an obligation to serve; they often look at me blankly when I ask.

      The reaction is close to that I imagine if I told them the national cell phone system had failed.

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  7. Grumpyelder says:

    For all we know the bunch in the situation room may have been watching I Love Lucy reruns and Obama’s scowling because he was overuled, he wanted to watch basketball reruns..

    Or they could have just learned about the drop in Oil Futures Prices… and they’re wondering how badly it hurt them personally..

  8. Steve says:

    Ha, that first pic showing the “war” room…..looks like people watching “Dancing With the Stars” when Kristie Alley waltzed out…….


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