Jun 5, 2013
Loose Lips Sink Seal Team 6
Former CIA Director Leon Panetta is the bonehead who revealed the name of the Navy SEAL unit that carried out the Osama Bin Laden raid and named the unit’s ground commander at a 2011 ceremony attended by Zero Dark Thirty filmmaker Mark Boal, according to a draft Pentagon inspector general’s report obtained by a watchdog group.
Panetta also disclosed information - classified information - information that was designated as “top secret” and “secret” during his presentation at the CIA awards ceremony, says the draft IG report published Wednesday by the Project on Government Oversight.
The report does not make clear whether Panetta was aware that Boal was present at the ceremony, held under a tent at the CIA complex on June 24, 2011. “Approximately 1300” people from the military and the intelligence community were on hand for the event, according to a CIA press release issued the following week.
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(Ahem...) but when Valerie Plame was revealed to be a CIA employee it was yelling and hollering and wall to wall coverage from the press for months! Treason, they screamed! However, naming the unit that killed Osama Bin Laden? Every soldier in SEAL Team 6 a marked man by Al Qaeda hit squads? Meh. So little press, that I have to report it
Posted by Capn at Wednesday, June 05, 2013