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    Default No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden

    http://thinkprogress.org/security/20...in-laden-raid/

    Fox News today published the name of a U.S. Navy SEAL who led the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan last year that ended up in the al-Qaeda leader’s death. The SEAL under the pseudonym Mark Owen is the author of a book set to be released on Sept. 11 detailing the events of the raid. The book’s publisher says Owen “was one of the first men through the door on the third floor of the terrorist leader’s hideout and was present at his death.”
    Fox News said that “multiple sources” told the news outlet Owen’s real name but Fox did not provide any details about its decision to publish it. The book seemingly provides some clues as to the SEAL’s real identity as, according to the New York Times, Owen “recalls his childhood in Alaska.”
    Defense Department, CIA and White House officials said they have not reviewed the content of Owen’s book and that they first heard of its existence from media reports. And as the Fox report publishing Owen’s name notes, he “could be exposing himself to legal trouble, as the Pentagon has not vetted the account“:

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    This guy clearly wanted to cash in. No problem there, he derserves it, and no problem for Fox putting his name out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaboChris View Post
    This guy clearly wanted to cash in. No problem there, he derserves it, and no problem for Fox putting his name out there.
    Current and former SEALs criticized Owen for speaking out. “How do we tell our guys to stay quiet when this guy won’t?” one SEAL told Fox while others reportedly called Owen a “traitor.”
    Looks like some have issues with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocknblues81 View Post
    Looks like some have issues with it.
    Sour grapes, I would think.

    It's not like the guy was a spy and gave up info, pertaining to national security. He described his role in ridding the world of a pig.

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    Why would the death of a pig, be something that we should keep under lock and key? The world was done a great service and all the details should be made public.

    I want to see that piece of shit with his head blown off. Give us the photos to see for ourselves.

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    My guess is you will see the photos a few weeks before the election.
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    I'm wondering how much of a risk to this man's personal security it is for his real name to be made public...It seems that he must have had some concerns in order to use a pseudonym in the first place...
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    I dont have a problem with him writing it but he had to know that eventually, his name was gonna get leaked one way or another. He's got to deal with that.
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    If you're looking for "real" news anywhere keep looking. This guy used a pseudonym to protect himself from prosecution, not al-Qaida. He was outed because normally these types of books need to be authorized. He didn't, which implies there's stuff the Pentagon wouldn't have authorized--not to mention he didn't use his name.

    But MSNBC has already used this as another way to slam Fox, implying that this guy having a hit on him in terrorist blogs is a bigger deal than Security breaches, and that if he dies Fox News killed him.

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    Sorry, guys, but FoxNews won't get me killed, and you may find out my real name, but not my real address.



    I'm sorry, but I can't wait to read this book! I want to know everything about that raid. I'll be first in line for it. It's like officially having Chapters 19 and 20 of Sammy's never-published book available in the store.

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    Default Navy SEAL's bin Laden book already No. 1 on Amazon’s bestseller list

    "One commenter said: "If the POTUS (President of the United States) hadn't spilled what he did I would say that the book should not have been written. Since he did blab and is having a movie made about it, I think it needs to be told, but in a way that does not compromise SEAL Team 6...Looking forward to the book."

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    A guy writes a book, circumventing the approval of the government, about a top-secret raid (so it could reveal secrets vital to national security) under a pseudonym and his identity isn't newsworthy? This issue of Fox outing him is a non-issue to me.

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    I think any talk about national secrets is a bit of an overreach here. For one, we left a fucking tail rotor assembly from a stealth helicopter which is in China. Second we lost a drone in Iran which is being reversed engineered. Third it was leaked that we hacked into Iran's nuclear program to delay any nuclear projects.

    Details about a SEAL mission pales in comparison to any of these three security breaches.

    I would be my left nut that the official word on what happened is a lie. Not because I don't dislike Obama but I have watched Bill Clinton say something about the military no longer performing certain missions however watched countless orders contradicting his statement come through via message traffic.

    It happens more often then you think.

 

 

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