Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Outing of SEAL Team 6 Author

Some in my earlier posting about the swiftboat II group, I posted here but also on an active political blog where some kept trying to make that all about this clip I posted in it:

Navy SEAL to release book on bin Laden raid
A book company said Wednesday that it will release on September 11 a firsthand account of the raid that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

Christine Ball, director of marketing and publicity for Dutton, a subsidiary of Penguin Group USA, said the book was written by a Navy SEAL under a pen name.

The book is entitled "No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama bin Laden." read abit more>>>

Knowing as little about this whole issue as I do or did at the time.

CBS News just did a report on the author.

So far the author might be in trouble because he didn't vet the book through the proper intelligence chain.

But both FOX and the AP could be in deep shit for outing his name, same for anyone who gave them the information, that's a Federal Crime and as CBS said they wouldn't give his name because of National Security concerns and the now concerns by the author and publisher that the chance of seeking retaliations by al Qaeda sympathizers has now put him in danger.

He did apparently meet with CBS already for a 60min report, doubt that his identity would have been given and still doubt they show his face, to air on Sept. 9th.

Bin Laden raid book author identity leaked One of the Navy SEALS who led the assault on the hideout of Osama bin Laden has written a first person account of the mission in the book "No Easy Day." Bob Orr reports the publisher is concerned for the author's safety after Fox News and the Associated Press revealed his true identity.

Ex-Navy SEAL compromised by identity reveal
23 August 2012 - One of the Navy SEALs involved in the killing of Osama bin Laden was compromised Thursday when his identity was revealed by a television network.

It's the first time anyone on the mission has been exposed publicly. The man is a recently retired member of SEAL Team Six who has written the first, first-person account in a book to be published next month. The book, called "No Easy Day" was written under the pseudonym "Mark Owen."

Owen's true name was disclosed by Fox News today and later repeated by the Associated Press. CBS News does not identify members of classified counter-terrorism units.

The book is being promoted as the first inside account of the most daring counterterrorism operation since 9/11, written by one of the Navy SEALS who led the assault on the hideout of Osama bin Laden.

While much has already been disclosed about the raid, the publisher of the book, Dutton, quotes author Mark Owen as writing: "It is time to set the record straight about one of the most important missions in U.S. military history. 'No Easy Day' is the story of 'the guys,' the human toll we pay, and the sacrifices we make to do this dirty job..." read more>>>

Wondering though if what's his name in the Congressional House will be demanding a Congressional Hearing on all of this!

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