“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
Pakistan knew what was going down. This is the biggest problem I have with the story now. Not that I don't understand it.
IMO the Seals know that stories like this will be spun for maximum political value. They don't care.
raid was all over Twitter within 24-Hours and the source was a Pakistani national who just happened to live in the neighborhood, heard gun fire and the explosion from the downed Stealth helicopter and jumped on the social network to give his account of what was happening.
The White House would have been very foolish to try and deny what was happening at the Bin Laden compound. I agree that they could have held back on some of the intell, i.e., stating that CIA operatives had been camping out at a nearby Pakistani residence conducting survellience or that they had collected flash drives and laptops, etc. However, I seriously doubt that the WH could have kept a lid on this raid or the killing of OBL for very long. I mean, the man's wife and children were witnesses to his assassination. Does anyone think they would keep quite about this once our Navy SEALS left?
Last edited by Objective Voice; 11-09-11 at 05:00 PM.
As to the intel gathered, again I agree the WH should have kept some of the details quite alittle while longer, but I don't think releasing what they did know, i.e., that they had gathered flash drives, CDs, operations manuals, did too much damage. I mean, they were about to confirm that the America Terrorist was in Yemen based on the intel gathered from the raid and look at how well that turned out?
DING, DONG, The American Al Quaida terrorist recruiter is dead, too!
You can't be upset about how well that bombing raid went either.
Oh, wait...this is a public forum. And you're entitled to your opinion no matter how wrong it may be.
My bad...rant away, oh, yea of no faith.
Of course, why should he have waited? GWB sure didn't wait when he got his public enemy #1, Saddam. Hell, America waited for 11 YEARS to get this guy! Why should Pres. Obama have waited to report that we got the man responsible for the death of near 3,000 American lives whereas Saddam killed or was responsible for killing how many Americans?
That's what I thought.
NEXT FOOLISH RANT...PLEASE!!!
Last edited by Objective Voice; 11-09-11 at 05:20 PM.
Here's a clue as to the answer to the question: CHIRP, CHIRP, CHIRP....
How far can those drones fly without needing to be refueled? And I'll remind you they are radio controlled. So, unless you have a monitoring station nearby housing someone trained to fly the darn thing...
(It's okay...you're having one of those V-8 moments... )