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Navy Seal Pens Book on bin Laden Raid

Discussion in 'The OT' started by Nick, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. Nick

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    My intent was not to make me happy, but to clarify what I believed you intended to say vs. what you actually wrote. My happiness is not at issue, but thank you, anyway. ;)
     
  2. trh

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    Here is one good reason (from an AP article today):
     
  3. runner861

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    Those idiot terrorists will not get anywhere near Bissonnette. Haven't they been trying for Salmon Rushdie for almost two decades or so? I wouldn't even dignify those idiots with a mention in the mainstream news or anywhere else. Back in 2002 they posted pictures of Daniel Pearl's decapitated head to show us what bullies and cowards they were.
     
  4. EdJ

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    Yea... I am sure that the SEAL author is so happy that he has to now watch his back for some potential nut-case hunting him. Perhaps he should go on FOX News to thank them for putting him in some additional danger for the rest of his life.... :mad:
     
  5. Carl Spock

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    I have no love for Fox News but this is Bissonnette's fault. He shouldn't have written the book in the first place.

    Does he think if he was having an affair with his neighbor's wife that he could then complain when he is eventually caught?

    His name would have come out. It always does.

    The ones I feel sorry for are the family and colleagues of this foolish man. They could now well be in jeopardy.
     
  6. runner861

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    If he is really all that worried, which I doubt, he should not have written the book. Perhaps he should not have been a Seal at all.

    But I doubt he is really all that worried about the coward terrorists. They haven't had much success in the US since 2001, and thanks to the activities of the Seals, their network is crumbling.
     
  7. SayWhat?

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    No matter what happens, I doubt he'll enjoy a dime. He'll owe it all to lawyers, even if he manages to stay out of prison.

    Once again, the lawyers are the only winners.
     
  8. AntAltMike

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    I'll never understand why some people call terrorists cowards.
     
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    Because that is exactly what they are. They cover their faces to avoid identification because they are cowards. They won't really stand up for what they believe in. They will blow up people and even children indiscriminantly.

    They might have a lot of nerve to cause this destruction, but, like all criminals, in the end they are cowards. How much courage did it take to cut off Daniel Pearl's head in some house in Pakistan or Afghanistan?

    What kind of courage does it take to shoot someone in a movie theater? Or in a church? Didn't we just have those two events within the last month or so? It may take a lot of nerve, but no courage.

    The true heroes in the world, and there aren't many left, are those police and firefighters who confronted the situation on 9/11 with bravery and tried to help others, sometimes losing their own life in the process. And the police and prosecutors who walk the walk today, trying to keep our society safe.

    If you have spent any time around criminals, whether they are terrorists or any other type of criminal, you will understand that they are all selfish cowards. That is the one thing that they all have in common.
     
  10. James Long

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    It seems that there are only three categories to choose from ... heroes, cowards and nobodies. Let the people who support the causes the terrorists are killing for (and dying for) consider them heroes. I will not.

    If the only alternatives to heroes is cowards then the title fits. They have actually done something for their beliefs ... which is more that many can say about their own beliefs. But what they have done does not have a positive outcome. Perhaps in a forum that allowed political discussion one could discuss whether or not the actions of our heroes have had a positive outcome. This is not that forum.


    As far as the seal ... as a "hero" in the eyes of many it will be hard to prosecute him. But he should NOT have written such a book and planned a media tour if he did not want his name to be attached to it and the personal risk that having his name published may bring him. Perhaps he is still of an age where he believes he cannot be touched and cannot be killed. With his identity compromised, he is useless as a seal.

    Personally I hope he never sees a penny of the proceeds.
     
  11. klang

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    Pretty sure he is already retired. Also, it is SEAL.
     
  12. dpeters11

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    I'd like to see the proceeds go to a (or several) military related charity.
     
  13. SayWhat?

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    One word ... perspective.

    The British considered the Minutemen terrorists.

    The Germans considered the French Resistance terrorists.



    I already told you where the money is going.
     
  14. dpeters11

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    Doesn't change where I would like to see it go.
     
  15. trh

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    At age 36, I wonder what type of retirement he has. He has a Purple Heart, so maybe he took a medical retirement?

    I'm sure we'll learn more during his 60 Minute interview (where he face will be obscured. Question runner861: does that make him a coward?)
     
  16. SayWhat?

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    This guy has more reason to fear the US Government than anyone else, or have we already forgotten what happened to the last guy who 'leaked' things?
     
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    I'm not aware that a 60 Minutes interview has been scheduled. And given the publicity and the money that he is obviously seeking, I wouldn't buy the book and I wouldn't take anything he says at face value. What about all the other members of Seal Team 6 who didn't write a book?
     
  18. trh

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    I guess then that you didn't read the OP's first post that started this thread.

    But maybe now that his name and picture has been posted on the internet, he won't be hidden during the interview?

    I'm going to hold judgment on this book until after it has been released. His unclassified record shows he has earned five (5) Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart. I'm not sure I'd dismiss this book. Richard Marcinko, the first commanding officer and founder of Seal Team Six, wrote several books on the SEALS; why can't this guy?
     
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    As I understood the first posting in the thread, the possibility of a 60 Minutes interview was speculation. There was only a general reference to interviews. Perhaps I misunderstood.
     
  20. dpeters11

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    Those books were probably cleared by the Pentagon.
     

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