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No Joe Donating Member (106 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 12:22 AM
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Spec Ops Command: SEAL Raid Book "A lie"
Source: msnbc.com

WASHINGTON The U.S. Special Operations Command is calling a former Navy SEAL's book bogus over its claims to describe the "real" version of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

"It's just not true," U.S. Special Operations Command spokesman Col. Tim Nye said. "It's not how it happened."

Laden with conspiracy theories and attacks on the Obama White House, Chuck Pfarrer's "SEAL Target Geronimo" claims an alternative version of the raid in which the SEAL team shot bin Laden within 90 seconds of arriving at the Pakistan compound where the al-Qaida mastermind was holed up.

Pfarrer claims the White House issued a fictional and damaging account of the raid that made the SEALs looks inept. He says President Barack Obama's speedy acknowledgement of the raid was a craven political move that rendered much of the intelligence gathered on the raid useless.

Read more: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45307778/ns/us_news-life/



Can you say "Jerome Corsi"?
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 12:30 AM
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1. Ha Ha... whanna be Conservative expert is a called out as a fraud.
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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 12:32 AM
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2. Pfarrer wasn't there, so he should either shut the fuck up
or label his book as dramatic fiction
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TacticalPeek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 12:35 AM
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3. I recognize the author.
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Politicalboi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 12:35 AM
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4. In Bill O'Lielly's next book
Edited on Wed Nov-16-11 12:39 AM by Politicalboi
How the White House Failed to get Osama. And how 6 Navy Seals were gunned down by Osama himself, due to Obama incompetence. 350 pages of "No Spin" facts. Dictated by well known author Chuck Pfarrer's "SEAL Target Geronimo"
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AtheistCrusader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 01:35 AM
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5. This is the guy with the mental masturbatory 'Kill Che Guareva' book, isn't it?
A 'terrorism thriller'.
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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 08:33 AM
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6. The Seal Team
should have come in Swift Boats.
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ieoeja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 11:02 AM
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7. I was going to add that this is shocking cause SpecOps *never* comments.

Then I read this:

"'We have never come forward and gone after an author and say, that is a lie,' Nye said. 'That tells you how far off the mark we believe this book is.'

"Nye says Pfarrer had no access to any troops connected to the mission. He said there will be no investigation into whether individual SEALs spoke to Pfarrer because his account is so off-base."


I love that. They know they don't have to investigate if anyone spoke without authority because if they did they must have been lying through their teeth.

Further down it quotes Pfarrer claiming to have been in on the training for the raid. But Spec Ops say Pfarrer did *nothing* related to the raid. So on top of lying about what the SEALs did, he is trying to take undeserved credit for himself!

This is a pretty brutal put down. Too bad it will be a one blip story that goes away while Pfarrer's lies go viral.


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Kingofalldems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 11:45 AM
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8. Kick and Rec for all the little freepers to read
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