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August 16, 2012

SPECOPS is Pissed About Lack of Obama’s OPSEC

Translation… Special Operations Forces are very not thrilled with “The Administration’s” universal lack of respect for Operational Security. 

“They leak more than the Titanic!”

Apparently some Special Ops Guys have had it with leaking Operational Secrets in the name of Political Grandstanding, Showboating or Gasconade. "Spiking the football" and sharing too much with your NYT reporter buddy have serious consequences for National Security and more importantly, in my view... the lives of those 'Boots on the Ground' who have to first execute these highly dangerous missions and then have to suffer through a Political Narcissist's Braggadocio at their expense!

The organization they have created is called OPSEC.  In addition to the video they have produced (below) they also effectively outlined their frustrations in this presentation [LINK].

Granted, the focus and the catalyst of this message can be construed as political in nature, as the target of the angst shared by these Special Forces operators is directed at the current Administration, calling out President Obama specifically... and as CNN was fast to point out...

"...shares offices with two Republican political consulting firms in Alexandria, Virginia. Its spokesman Chad Kolton worked for the Bush administration as a spokesman for the Director of National Intelligence..."

(… Hmm, sure wish more news organizations including CNN! would divulge who shares offices with who and who worked for who...)

But the message is one that transcends Administrations and needs to be learned and applied by all Administrations, current and future!  I know a number of Special Ops guys (many retired and some still active) and the feelings on this matter are indeed universal. "Shut the F*ck Up!"

There is NOTHING to gain from sharing methods! Those on active duty cannot (by law) speak their mind publicly regarding their opinion of their chain of command, all the way up to the President. But I can assure you, the "Snake Eaters"?... they are not fans of politicians of any ilk... but they especially loathe the guy in the chair now. Not (as many of his political class would like you to believe) because of his Race, his Religion, or even his political party affiliation... it is simply because "He Doesn't Get It!"

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“I don’t take these folks too seriously,..." blah, blah, "one's a birther,... another is a tea party candidate" - POTUS BHO Nice answer chicago-style. Don't answer the question & attack/slime opposition. Very Alisky.

Posted by: KenofSoCal | Aug 21, 2012 9:19:02 PM

BHO only has use for the military to do that make him look good (killing OBL), advance his social agenda, or raid the Pentagon accounts to pay for his non-military programs. OMG, some of these guys worked for Bush!! Blah Blah. The willful use and release of Operational Secrets, actionable intell (before the operators can take action) is just disgusting and will get our military personnel killed. Its on-the-job training and amateur hour for BHO and staff. Hope & Chains...

Posted by: KenofSoCal | Aug 16, 2012 2:17:39 PM

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