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Saturday, August 18, 2012

The 'Truth Team' leaks: Dishonorable Disclosures

By Auntybrat

It is on the record - more than a few times - what I think of the current resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: the Mouth In Chief. The list is long of information he has shared that should never have seen the light of day, but the latest egregious example - the blatent public clamouring to claim credit for the actions of our most quiet professionals in ridding the world of Osama bin Laden - has not gone unanswered by those most affected by this latest flapping of Obama's jaws.

Aug 15, 2012 by

Intelligence and Special Operations forces are furious and frustrated at how President Obama and those in positions of authority have exploited their service for political advantage. Countless leaks, interviews and decisions by the Obama Administration and other government officials have undermined the success of our Intelligence and Special Operations forces and put future missions and personnel at risk.

The unwarranted and dangerous public disclosure of Special Forces Operations is so serious -- that for the first time ever -- former operators have agreed to risk their reputations and go 'on the record' in a special documentary titled "Dishonorable Disclosures." Its goal is to educate America about serious breaches of security and prevent them from ever happening again.

Use of military ranks, titles & photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement of the Dept of the Army or the Department of Defense. All individuals are no longer in active service with any federal agency or military service.

THIS civilian *gets it* that some things the general public does NOT need to know... Period.
Others than the QP have had harsh words for the MIC and his disgraceful jeopardizing of our Troops and their families.

From War On Terror News:

Dishonorable Disclosure: The Silent Professionals Speak Up

"Loose lips sink ships!"

There are thousands to millions of individuals that have devoted their lives to silently serving and sacrificing to keep this Nation safe. Having sacrificed their bodies, having given up holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, births, deaths, and graduations with their families to serve in the worst s***holes of the world, they've withheld from even those families, the valorous acts they've undertaken. They've lived the law of "need to know" even when their colleagues had the security clearance to hear. Video produced by Special Operations (OPSEC) Political Committee.
It should be no surprise that there's a burr under their saddles, when politicians put those lives at risk, to prove how smart they are. The video above spells out why pretty clearly. I encourage readers to not only watch the video but share the video with everyone they know. But, before I saw the video, I heard complaints about it, from supporters of the Politician leaking the information. Those supporters "couldn't understand" why this would be an issue. As such, I'll throw my own two cents in the ring:
WOTN does, indeed, put his 2 cents in and it IS a must read here.

It seems that the current leakers are not happy with the QP's, so have defaulted to their usual response to facts they can't manipulate and gone directly to smear:

Swift Boat 2.0: Conservative groups behind false attacks on the President’s national security recordAugust 16, 2012

When President Obama took office, the U.S. was engaged in two wars and and al-Qaeda’s leader Osama bin Laden was still at large. As commander-in-chief, President Obama refocused our priorities on the most significant security threats to the country and on fulfilling our promises to our servicemembers. Under the President, we have eliminated more than two-thirds of al-Qaeda’s core leadership—including bin Laden.
But a new cadre of conservative groups are trying to “Swift Boat” the President by manufacturing false attacks about his national security record. A collection of super PACs and organizations are deploying the same “discredited” and “hardball smear tactics” against President Obama that were used to attack Sen. John Kerry’s military service in 2004. ...(here)

Blah blah blah, and more attempts to smear our Troops.
I found that BHO non-response via This Ain't Hell and yes, there is more (plus comments) here. BlackFive weighs in, here.
Go read them all.

There are so many things wrong with the current administration, even as they loudly proclaim themselves as the only credible purveyors of truth and light (and the American way???!)

Truthfully? From where I sit, the MIC and the ObamaBots can insist all they like they are just sharing the truth as they work for the average American people blah blah blaaaaaaah. I'm not buying it. From what I can see, (and you don't need to be a news junkie to come to this conclusion) the MIC endangers not only our QP's but all our Troops.

As one of the QP's on the video says: 'Obama needs to shut the f*** up.'

THAT'S the truth.....

[cross-posted from Assoluta Tranquillita]