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Navy Seal Pens Book on bin Laden Raid

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

  1. klang

    klang Hall Of Fame

    Oct 14, 2003
    Assuming the story is accurate, I'm a lot more troubled about the government lying to us about what happened.

    I also think the government should have kept their yaps shut.
  2. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

    Jun 6, 2009
    having sympathy

    Where did you see that?

    Imagine the information we might have gotten out of him if the Ops had followed their orders.
  3. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010
    Keep that in mind when you vote in November. ;)
  4. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010
    Where did I see that? In your post! If bin Laden posed no threat why was he number one on the FBI's ten most wanted list? :rolleyes: We got a gold mine of information out of that operation. Better to cut off the head of al-Qaeda and disrupt and disorganize it's body.
  5. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

    Jun 13, 2009
    Please remember not to direct posts at other members, no need to get personal.

  6. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    Identifying their target would be the first issue. Per what you posted above, they did not know it was Bin Laden until after he was fatally wounded.

    As far as being upset over not hearing this particular version of the story (which the fellow soldiers deny) ... let's hope that this story does not upset those who want to harm America. Yeah, this "seal" is such a hero for spinning a tale that gives comfort to the enemy. :mad:
  7. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

    Nov 2, 2007
    NE FL
    As 'Mark Owen' said last night in his interview, when the SEALS got to the first door, shots were fired through the door at them. When they went up the stairs (either the first or second landing), there was a man with an AK47 who was shooting at them. OBL apparently stuck his head out the door as the first two SEALS approached and that is when #1 shot him. They didn't know if he was going to toss a grenade next, point an AK47 at them and spray them or set off a suicide bomb. When they got inside the room and he was still moving, #2 and #3 shot him. #1 grabbed the two women in the room and hugged them and moved them to the far side of the room so they couldn't set off any suicide bombs and if they did, it would minimize casualties to the rest of the team. They also found two guns right next to the door within OBL's reach.

    They did what they were trained to do and what we pay them for.
  8. runner861

    runner861 Icon

    Mar 20, 2010
    I'm sure some find the Bissonnette story interesting. But truthful? Who knows? And newsworthy? Certainly not. That the US killed bin laden is newsworthy. How we accomplished it is not newsworthy and can serve only to endanger those left on the battlefield. Of course, the whole thing is also making a lot of money for the publisher, for Bissonnette, and for CBS (since apparently they bought the exclusive).
  9. BattleScott

    BattleScott Hall Of Fame

    Aug 28, 2006
    #1 - Lawyers wouldn't have any say in the mission. Any statements they made would be soley to protect the administration from accusations of assasination. Make sure the blame stops before the oval office.

    #2 - No way in hell a Navy Seal gets that order and can't remember who it came from. If such a statement was made, it was simply to provide cover for the real "implied" order that was given by the CIC.

    #3 - By his own recount, they had already encountered resistance in the compound and their presence was not a secret. At that time, every target had to be treated as an immediate threat to the team.

    #4 - Someone definitely should be prosecuted, Bissonnette, for treason. I would have no problem seeing him face the consequences for his betrayal of the code he swore to and the danger he has placed on those still in harms way.
  10. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    ...and now, today, 11 years later, we remember.

    9/11/2001 -- Never Forget :flag:
  11. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010
  12. EdJ

    EdJ Legend

    Jan 9, 2007
    One could say the same thing about ANYBODY who writes a book about some event in history. How many people are going to write a book and publish that book and not expect/hope to earn some profit for their effort?

    BTW, it was stated in the 60 Minutes piece that most of the profits were going to Vet assistance organizations.
  13. Carl Spock

    Carl Spock Superfly

    Sep 3, 2004
    Exactly. Let's take a day off from the rancor of this thread. Today let's not make it about the book or what it says.

    Let's remember the people who died, who worked in the towers and those who tried to save them. Say a prayer for the people on Flight 93. Give pause to remember those who have spent the last eleven years without a parent, sibling, partner, child or friend. Let's give thanks to those who have tried to right a terrible wrong. We need to pause and reflect on the braveness implied in being a patriot. Let us all be Americans for a day.

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