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Revealed: How Obama was Playing Golf until 20 minutes before Navy SEALS began Mission to take out Bin Laden

Daily Mail UK

  • Stayed out on golf course to distance himself if it went wrong, book claims
  • We would have taken him alive if he surrendered, says commander
  • Al-Qaeda leader's wife screamed: 'No, no, don't do this... it’s not him!'
  • SEALs nicknamed Bin Laden 'Bert' in reference to Sesame Street muppet
Last updated at 7:41 AM on 7th November 2011


In the official photograph, he looked every inch the commander in chief.

Strain etched on his face, Barack Obama watched as the raid to kill Osama bin Laden played out on a television in front of him.

According to a new book, however, the President was not nearly that engaged – and was actually playing golf until 20 minutes before the operation began in earnest.






Quick change: President Obama was golfing just 20 minutes before Osama Bin Laden was killed and he was pictured looking on intently in the Situation Room, right, according to a new book (File golf picture from June)


Only then did he down his clubs and return to the White House to watch what he later trumpeted as a great success of his presidency.


A new book claims the official account was riddled with errors and that Bin Laden was referred to as 'Bert' and not just 'Geronimo'.


Also, none of the Navy SEALs said the now famous words: 'For God and country', and when they burst into Bin Laden's room, his wife screamed: 'No, no, don't do this... it’s not him!'
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Important CIA Bin Laden Informant Gets 30yrs Jail- US Cuts Aid to Pakistan

US Cuts Pakistan Aid over Jailing of 'Bin Laden Doctor'

BBC 25 May 2012



Dr Shakil Afridi

A US Senate panel has cut $33m (£21m) in aid to Pakistan in response to the jailing of a Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA find Osama Bin Laden.
The Senate Appropriations Committee has said it will cut US aid by $1m for each year of Shakil Afridi's sentence.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said his term was "unjust and unwarranted".
Dr Afridi was tried for treason under a tribal justice system for running a fake vaccination programme to gather information for US intelligence.
Bin Laden was killed by US forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan, in May 2011.
The move from the Senate panel follows earlier cuts to the White House's budget request for Pakistan. The cuts would be part of a bill that would send $1bn in aid to Pakistan in the next financial year.
"We need Pakistan, Pakistan needs us, but we don't need Pakistan double-dealing and not seeing the justice in bringing Osama Bin Laden to an end," said Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, calling Pakistan "a schizophrenic ally".
Meanwhile Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy said: "It's Alice in Wonderland at best. If this is co-operation, I'd hate like hell to see opposition."



Hillary Clinton: ''We regret both the fact that he was convicted and the severity of his sentence''

Correspondents say the cuts reflect mounting frustration in Congress over Pakistan's role in fighting terrorism on its soil.
Absent from court Meanwhile, Mrs Clinton spoke out against Dr Afridi's sentence.
"The United States does not believe there is any basis for holding Dr [Shakil] Afridi. We regret the fact that he was convicted and the severity of his sentence," Mrs Clinton told reporters on Thursday.
She added that she would continue to pursue the issue with the authorities in Pakistan.
The killing triggered a rift between the US and Pakistan, whose government was seriously embarrassed as it emerged Bin Laden had been living in Pakistan.
Islamabad felt the covert US operation was a violation of its sovereignty.

HOW IT HAPPENED

Osama Bin Laden's death: How it happened
  • 1
    Helicopter-borne US Navy Seals fly from Afghanistan to Osama Bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, arriving at
    around 0030 Monday (0930GMT Sunday).
  • 2
    Two Black Hawk helicopters set down at the compound after one develops problems. A team of 25 Seals breaches at least three walls to reach the main building.
  • 3
    As they go through the compound one person fires on the commandos. Three men and a woman are killed by the US Navy Seals. There are no
    US casualties.
  • 4
    On the second floor US commandos find Osama Bin Laden in a room with his wife. She is shot in the leg. Bin Laden, who is unarmed, is shot twice
    and killed.
  • 5
    Computer hard drives and other evidence is taken from the compound, along with Bin Laden's body. The US team departs after destroying the damaged aircraft.


Tension in the White House situation room



President Barack Obama followed the raid on Bin Laden's compound from the White House situation room - a secure space used to monitor and manage crises. For 40 minutes, the president and his senior aides were kept updated of the progress of the operation. "The minutes passed like days," said White House counter-terrorism chief John Brennan. On hearing of Bin Laden's death, Mr Obama declared: "We got him."

1. Joe Biden
Vice president of the United States

2. Barack Obama
President of the United States

3. Brigadier General Marshall B "Brad" Webb
Joint special operations command

4. Denis McDonough
Deputy national security adviser

5. Hillary Clinton
Secretary of state

6. Robert Gates
Secretary of defense

7. Admiral Mike Mullen
Chairman of the joint chiefs of staff

8. Tom Donilon
National security adviser

9. Bill Daley
Chief of staff

10. Tony Blinken
National security adviser to the vice president

11. Audrey Tomason
Director for counter-terrorism

12. John Brennan
Assistant to the president for
homeland security and counter-terrorism


13. James Clapper
Director of national intelligence

Crashed Helicopter


One of the helicopters used in the operation failed and was destroyed by the special forces before they left.

The Compound


The fortified compound was built on the edge of the hill town of Abbottabad, with no phone or internet connections.

Osama Bin Laden's Compound: How it evolved over time


The Pentagon released satellite images dating back several years of the compound where Osama Bin Laden was discovered. They clearly show how it was extended over the years.
By Adrian Brown BBC News

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It's come down to Pakistan having to figure out which side it's on. One that produces a dilemma no matter which way it turns.

For years, Pakistan has been double dealing. On one hand saying it has nothing to do with terrorists while providing them with a safe haven. It has done so because it can't publicly and outright attack it's sworn enemy, India. Instead the terrorists have been fighting the battle for them, while Pakistan says it can't control them.

On the other hand, it's been telling it's citizenry that it hasn't been working with the US to provide intelligence to the CIA for drone strikes, even while providing an air base to launch them from inside Pakistan. So the citizenry is up in arms about the US invading it's sovereign airspace. Not realizing that the Pakistani government has been playing two-faced.

You can not convince me that Pakistan did not know that Bin Hiddin' was not there. Not being where he was, with in a mile or so of our equivalent of West Point for training cadets for military officers. Nothing in the line of communications could have passed without them knowing. Nothing in the line of people in the town and what they were doing would have passed either.

Pakistan knew just what was going on. It's why all previous efforts of locating Bin Hiddin' though his lieutenants and known messengers had failed. They were being tipped off to get out of the area before the US forces showed up. Pakistan was caught this time with no knowledge to pass on. The Pakistani government was not told of the target nor where the location was until moments before the action happened. It's the first time that things went as planned, because all knowledge of what was to happen was withheld.

Pakistan now has to make a decision on where it's bread is buttered. It's either the US or it's China. China won't put up with that sort of double dealing long, already having been put on display for what it is by the US.

Pakistan has been receiving lots of money to aid us in this business of fighting terrorists. That is now coming to an end as Pakistan shows just what it knew from it's actions. There is no way Pakistan would be seeking vengence through court unless this doctor had upset the balance so carefully crafted by the country's government. It tells all that needs be said through this action. No amount of diplomatic pressure is necessary to read these actions as for what they are.
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The Pakistan Government has two choices, live by the dollar & die by the gun or live by the terrorists.....and at least live
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I disagree for one reason. Either way they go, the terrorists still have to be dealt with.

We've already seen that the local terrorists have no compunctions about striking in Pakistan at the politicians that don't support them. So at some point the terrorists will realize they are better protected and better off, if they themselves rule the country.

Either choice will come down to the same thing, having to deal with terrorists threats. The one choice Pakistan got, was to have the US remove some of the problem, which for a while Pakistan did. Now that the goal posts have shifted, Pakistan will eventually become a terrorist target when they decide that ruling the country is better than sitting on the sidelines trying to find out what is happening around them.
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Turkish Special Forces Capture Top Al Qaida Leader, -Bin Laden’s son-in-law

World Tribune, 7 March 2013

ANKARA — Turkey, in cooperation with the United States, has captured a senior member of Al Qaida.
Turkish and Islamist sources said Suleiman Abu Gheith was captured by special forces in Ankara on 1st Feb, 2013.
They said Abu Gheith, identified as the son-in-law of the late Al Qaida founder Osama bin Laden, entered
Turkey on a forged Saudi Arabian passport.




Suleiman Abu Gheith is the husband of Fatima bin Laden, who currently lives in Saudi Arabia.
Abu Gheith is a Kuwaiti national who had his citizenship revoked.

Turkish authorities arrested the Kuwait national Suleiman Jassim Abu Gheith,” the Islamic Observatory said.

For nearly a decade, Abu Gheith was said to have been based in Iran. The sources said Abu Gheith, who
married bin Laden’s daughter, Fatima, served as spokesman of Al Qaida.

“Turkish security forces were able to arrest Suleiman Abu Gheith, son-in-law of Al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden,
after Turkish authorities received intelligence from the CIA regarding his arrival in Turkey,” the British-based
Observatory said.

The sources said Abu Gheith, transferred to Turkey’s General Security Directorate, has asked Ankara for asylum
while the United States sought to interrogate the Al Qaida leader. They said Abu Gheith had intended to leave
Turkey for Saudi Arabia to be reunited with his wife.

In 2001, Kuwait stripped Abu Gheith of his nationality in wake of Al Qaida’s suicide air strikes in the United
States. It is believed he was involved in the organisation of the 9/11 attacks.

More than a decade later, the United Nations removed Abu Gheith’s name from the so-called terror watch list. <<< DUH!

In another development, at least two people were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside the U.S.
embassy in Turkey. Later, a leftist group, Revolutionary People’s Liberation Front, claimed responsibility for
the Feb. 1 attack.

“This attack will not affect Turkish-American relations, and we still
see you as a friend,” U.S. ambassador to Turkey, Francis Ricciardione, said.
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I really hate these topics as I don't really believe Al Qaida did the bombings in the US??????
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United States of America Bin Laden's Hate for The West Grew in Shakespeare's Birthplace

EXCLUSIVE - Navy SEAL who Killed Bin Laden Revealed:
-Rob O'Neill Named as SEAL Team Six Hero who Shot 9/11 Mastermind Three Times in Head - and has Already Inspired Series of Hollywood Films

  • SEAL Rob O'Neill named ahead of Fox News interview in which he will tell how he killed bin Laden and why he is giving up his anonymity
  • Navy hero is upset at lack of healthcare and retirement after leaving the service and wants to speak out
  • In an exclusive interview with MailOnline, Rob's father reveals he and his son are NOT worried about being in the ISIS crosshairs
  • Dad says 'I'll paint a big target on my front door and say come and get us'
  • His actions have already featured in three movies including Captain Phillips, Zero Dark Thirty and Lone Survivor
  • Decision to out himself as 'the shooter' has caused fury at SEAL headquarters and in the Pentagon
  • 'Family man' completed more than 400 combat missions, killed more than 30 targets and is one of the most-decorated SEALs ever
Daily Mail UK, 6 November 2014


The Navy SEAL who shot Osama bin Laden dead in the special force's most famous operation can be named today.
The Navy hero is set to give a full interview to Fox News later this month and waive his anonymity but MailOnline has established that he is Rob O'Neill, a highly-decorated veteran who quit after 16 years service.
In an exclusive interview Rob's father, Tom O'Neill, tells MailOnline, 'People are asking if we are worried that ISIS will come and get us because Rob is going public. I say I'll paint a big target on my front door and say come and get us.'
Rob O'Neill, 38, is a former member of SEAL Team Six who has been portrayed on screen in Zero Dark Thirty, Captain Phillips and Lone Survivor.

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In action: A rare picture of O'Neill as a serviceman shows him in uniform in Liberia, where the Navy was involved in operation to stabilize the war-torn country




Hometown boy: Rob O'Neill is a native of Butte, Montana, and joined up after he was jilted by a sweetheart. He remains proud of his roots in the West




New role: O'Neill is now a regular motivational speaker and spells out a message about planning and training meaning it is possible to execute


He is one of the most distinguished members ever of the elite force - but now faces being frozen out of its circles for revealing its most closely-held secrets.
O'Neill was personally congratulated for killing bin Laden - in his account at close range with three shots to his forehead - during the SEAL raid on Abbottobad, in Pakistan, on 2 May 2011.

Questions have previously been raised over the exact narrative of how bin laden came to die, although the dispute centers on an alternative account which claims O'Neill shot him once, leaving him mortally-wounded and the terrorist was killed by two other SEALs with further shots to the chest rather than forehead.

O'Neill's decision to speak out was prompted by losing some of his military benefits by quitting the SEALs after 16 years rather than staying for a full 20 years of service.

Today details of his extraordinary military record can be disclosed.
O'Neill grew up in Butte, Montana, a former copper mining boomtown that has now fallen on hard times.
Tom O'Neill lives in a single story home with a garage full of stuffed animals — including a bear, moose, caribou, big horn sheep and several deer — shot by the two men. A full stuffed kodiak bear has place of pride in his living room.

O'Neill has said the basic reason he became a SEAL was a teenage romance gone wrong. At 19 he went to a Navy recruiter's office in an attempt to get over his lost love.

But his father gave a different story in his exclusive interview with MailOnline.

'We were going hunting and a friend asked us to take a guy who was a Navy SEAL with us,' said Tom O'Neill, 65. 'We were expecting someone who was 6 ft. 8 in. who could lift a house with his bare hands, but he was this normal guy. And Rob said if this guy could be a SEAL, then so could he.'

In total he was deployed on more than a dozen tours of duty in active combat, in four different warzones, including Iraq and Afghanistan.
In the course of those tours he undertook more than 400 separate combat missions.

He was decorated 52 times, leaving as senior chief petty officer. His decorations include two Silver Stars, four Bronze Stars with Valor, a Joint Service Commendation Medal with Valor, three Presidential Unit citations, and two Navy/Marine Corps Commendations with Valor.

Silver Stars, the military's third highest honor, are awarded for extraordinary gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States.
Bronze Stars with Valor are awarded for merit, signifying a heroic act and direct participation in combat operations.
It is the fourth-highest combat award of the U.S. Armed Forces and the ninth highest military award overall.

Joint Service Commendation Medals are given for senior service on a joint military staff and is the most senior of the commendation medals.

But his father marvels that the one award his son never won was the Purple Heart. 'That's because he was never in action where a colleague was killed or injured.
Details of three of his missions have been turned into Hollywood action hits.





Hollywood version: Zero Dark Thirty portrayed the struggle to find bin Laden and the extraordinary final raid on his hideout in Abbottabad




Lone survivor: O'Neill's SEAL team was featured in the Donnie Wahlberg movie about the only serviceman to return from a mission to kill a Taliban target in Afghanistan


Lone Survivor starring Mark Wahlberg and Eric Bana








At sea: O'Neill was the first SEAL to land on the Maersk Alabama and led to the successful rescue form Somali pirates of Captain Richard Phillips, who was played in the Hollywood hit by Tom Hanks




Real life: Footage of the actual rescue of Captain Phillips from Somali pirates, which was led by O'Neill


He was the lead jumper on the Maersk Alabama, the ship taken over by Somali pirates, whose rescue turned into the Oscar-winning movie Captain Phillips.

'He was the first man out of the bird,' his father remembered proudly.
He helped save SEAL Marcus Luttrell, the one man who lived to tell of a failed mission to capture a Taliban leader in Afghanistan. That made it to the big screen as 'Lone Survivor.'
'He is still friendly with Marcus, they had dinner together just the other day,' said his father.

And then there was 'Zero Dark Thirty,' the Oscar-nominated story of bin Laden's killing.
He will speak fully of his role in that action later in November in the first part of a two-part Fox News interview.

However his decision to speak is at the center of huge controversy.
In a letter to past and present SEALs, Force Master Chief Michael. Magaraci and commander Rear Adm. Brian Losey, made it clear that the vow of silence remains one of the most important tenets of SEAL life.

'A critical tenant (sic) of our Ethos is 'I do not advertise the nature of my work, nor seek recognition for my actions.' Magaraci and Losey wrote.

'Violators of our Ethos are neither Teammates in good standing, nor Teammates who represent Naval Special Warfare.
'We do not abide willful or selfish disregard for our core values in return for public notoriety and financial gain, which only diminishes otherwise honorable service, courage and sacrifice.'


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People are asking if we are worried that ISIS will come and get us because Rob is going public. I say I'll paint a big target on my front door and say come and get us.'My ex-wife gave birth to a man. We shouldn't be cowering in fear
Tom O'Neill, Rob's father
The two leaders made it clear that O'Neill's decision to go public translates into shame among former SEALs, and that he could even face legal action.
'Classified information is protected by law,' they wrote.

'All members exposed to classified information have a duty obligation to protect this information, regardless of what may be reflected in the media, accurately or otherwise.
'We will actively seek judicial consequence for members who willfully violate the law, and place our Teammates, our Families, and potential future operations at risk.'

O'Neill's father says he cannot understand the fuss. 'He is not allowed to talk, yet they are using this big bullhorn to shut him up,' he said.
'I support him in everything he is doing,' said the twice-divorced older man.
'What are you supposed to do when you come out of the military after such service — become a greeter at Walmart?'
He added: 'People are asking if we are worried that ISIS will come and get us because Rob is going public. I say I'll paint a big target on my front door and say come and get us.
'My ex-wife gave birth to a man. We shouldn't be cowering in fear.'

For O'Neill, the threat is a devastating fall from a position as a national — if unknown — hero.
Although he had previously been interviewed about the shooting of bin Laden, he remained entirely discreet about his role.
However being an unsung hero was not enough. He showed that in a biography prepared for a course in hostage rescue he was instructing in his home state of Montana.

'With most of his career shrouded in a classified cloak. O'Neill was the man on the ground we have never heard of but know exists,' it read.





Lair: Bin Laden in his hide-out before SEAL Team Six were sent in to kill him. The al Qaeda leader was discovered by years of careful CIA work and two helicopters were scrambled to deploy the servicemen




Aftermath: Crowds gathered outside the Abottabad compound after the daring mission to kill bin Laden, which took place under the cloak of darkness. O'Neill saw it all through night vision goggles




Bloodied: the aftermath of the raid showed some suggestion of what had happened as O'Neill and his team stormed the compound. His three shots to bin Laden's head killed the terror chief dead instantly and the SEALs then took his body with them. He was buried at sea to avoid creating a place of pilgrimage for other fanatics




Close to death: One of the helicopters crashed on landing as the 23 SEALS began the raid, and an air strike was called in to destroy it




Mission: Senior White House figures including vice-president Joe Biden (far left) and then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, joining President Obama to watch the mission in Pakistan unfold. O'Neill fired three bullets into bin Laden's head, killing him instantly


'He was one of the quiet professionals performing the most difficult tasks in the most difficult circumstances, serving his remarkable career in the shadows and keeping America safe in the process.'

He agreed to be interviewed on a Fox News special next week called 'The Man Who Killed Osama bin Laden. In it he will talk of his training, and detail the mission to take out the al Qaeda leader.
It follows last year's Esquire magazine interview —by Sharon Stone's ex-husband Phil Bronstein — in which his identity was kept secret. He was referred to only as 'The Shooter.'

He used the interview to raise concerns about how veterans - including himself - were treated. The interview, which was published in March 2013, began with a meeting in April 2012 as he prepared to leave the Navy.
He was especially worried about losing healthcare and pension benefits because he was leaving the service early.


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NEVER QUIT: HOW ROB O'NEILL ADVERTISES AS A SPEAKER

O'Neill is represented by a speaking agency which promotes him for engagements around the country.
Its bigraphy of him notes: 'He was a team leader with the Naval Special Warfare Development Group.
With most of his career shrouded in a classified cloak, O’Neill was the man on the ground we have never heard of but know exists.
He was one of the quiet professionals performing the most difficult tasks in the most difficult circumstances, serving his remarkable career in the shadows and keeping America safe in the process.
In his line of work, instant, critical decision-making is an absolute necessity for success, and he has proven experience in exceptionally high-risk and fluid environments.
O’Neill brings this unique expertise to organizations and translates his elite SEAL team training into high-impact, actionable insights on leadership, decision-making, operating in uncertain environments, and how to become the "best of the best".
His mantra is “never quit,” and O’Neill believes this is the single most important factor in determining success.'
But deciding to speak publicly may surprise some. In the Esquire interview his wife spoke about her concerns over a retaliatory attack.
'Personally I feel more threatened by a potential retaliatory terror attack on our community than I did eight years ago,' his wife said in 2013.
At the time the couple were estranged. Their marital status is now unclear.
'We're actually looking into changing my name,' his wife.
'Changing the kids' names, taking my husband's name off the house, paying off our cars. Essentially deleting him from our lives, but for safety reasons. We still love each other.'
O'Neill also described how he had instructed his wife in how to protect their children, and jep a 'blot bag' ready in case they had to flee at any time.
Despite his 16 years of service, O'Neill told the magazine that the SEALs had offered to get him a job delivering beer in Michigan, which he compared to witness protection for Mafia turncoats.
Instead he has become a motivational speaker with an official biography which details a very generic version of his exploits.
He has fulfilled a series of engagements across the United States since leaving the military.
Organizations he has addressed have praised him for the quality of his speech.
One noted that he was speaking to them on 2 May 2013 - the second anniversary of the death of bin Laden, and not knowing his involvement in the most famous of all SEAL operations said: 'God Bless America.'





Life lessons: O'Neill now specializes in passing on what he has learned from his missions to audiences which have included the American Supply Association, a conference on composites, and a wealth management conference at which he said: 'Fear is healthy- panic will kill you.'




Success: O'Neill has had a series of speaking engagements, all of them about applying the lessons of his time in the SEALs to business decision making with tops including: 'Preparation comes from planning, repetition and communication'


O'Neill is now the second SEAL of the 23 involved in the raid to make his identity public.
The other is Matthew Bisonnette, who wrote an inside account of the mission that killed Osama bin Laden.Bissonnette released his controversial book No Easy Day in 2012 - under the pen-name Mark Owen - and immediately faced the ire of the Pentagon and fellow SEALs.


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IS O'NEILL TELLING THE TRUTH?

Questions have been raised over O'Neill's version of events when he first conducted the interview with Esquire where he went under the pseudonym 'The Shooter'.
At the time a serving SEAL was quoted as disputing The Shooter's account that he had killed bin Laden with three shots.
The SEAL - who was anonymous - said that The Shooter had shot bin Laden once in the head as he pointed his head out the door of the room on the top floor where he was hiding - but in fact did not kill him.
The Shooter then rushed two women who were in the bedroom and wrapped his arms around them to stop them detonating any suicide vests which the SEALS feared they might be wearing.
Two more SEALS then rushed into the room and saw a mortally-wounded bin Laden lying on the floor, the SEAL said, then shot him in the chest.
CNN said at the time that their account came from a 'serving SEAL Team Six' operator -although it did not say if he was on the raid.



This week he told CBS that hings have been so bad him that he'd rather personally take on the Islamic State.

'I would go back overseas today and deal with fighting ISIS face-to-face rather than deal with the last two years again,' he said on Sunday.

Bissonnette's surprising statement came as he continued to defend himself against claims he somehow knowingly endangered his fellow SEALs, and even America's safety as a whole, by divulging classified information.

'That's absolutely not what I intended to do. These are my brothers that I served beside for years,' he said.

Bissonnette told CBS he believed at the time of his book's publication that he was acting totally within the law.

However, now Bissonnette says he was following the advice of his attorney at the time when he chose to forego submitting his manuscript to the Pentagon before it went to print.

'I [wanted] to reach out to my former command and say, "Hey, look, sir, let's discuss. I have nothing to hide,"' he said. 'I got a text message back just simply saying, you know, "Delete me."'

With so much venom flying his way, the former soldier says he's had to change his habits in hopes of calling as little attention to himself as possible.

'I fly a little further underneath the radar than I ever have before. I don't want anybody to know where I live,' he said. 'I want to be very cautious - security wise.'

Now, as he prepares to publish a sequel to his dangerous tome, his lawyer has revealed a vast proportion of the profits could be soaked up by extensive fines leveled by the Pentagon.


Preview: Navy SEAL Mark Owen in CBS 60 Minutes: Under Fire








Bissonnette, right, says even his former commander has washed his hands of him in the wake of his book controversey


The latest probe centers on the speeches Bissonnette has made since publishing his tell-all book under the pseudonym Mark Owen, The New York Times revealed.
It comes after Bissonnette submitted a draft of his second book - No Hero: The Evolution Of A Navy SEAL - for approval from the Department of Defense, including slides and notes from his speeches.

He has already apologized for failing to seek approval for his revelations in No Easy Day, and allegedly agreed to forfeit a portion of his royalties in a dispute settlement.

However, another probe has been launched to investigate details disclosed at speeches across the U.S.

Last year, he spoke at a golf club in Atlanta where visitors were instructed to deposit their phones at the door and were barred from taking notes.
His lawyer Robert D Luskin insists the speeches were not controversial and says he expects the investigation to be resolved 'favorably'.

Bissonnette was disciplined in November 2012 for sharing classified information with the makers of the popular video game Medal of Honor: Warfighter.

According to senior Navy officials, Bissonnette recruited his fellow SEALs to spend two days as paid consultants for Electronic Arts.

It was the investigation the military launched into Bissonnette's book that led the authorities to discover that he had allegedly 'recruited' the 11 Navy SEALS into the video game deal.

His second piece of work is a reaction to the Oscar-nominated film Zero Dark Thirty, which consulted former CIA director Leon E Panetta.
The narrative conflicted with many elements of Bissonnette's telling, and in his opinion it is the SEALs' story to tell.

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Update Re: BIN LADEN's HATE for The West Grew in Shakespeare's Birthplace

Bin Laden's Disdain for The West Grew in Shakespeare's Birthplace > Journal Reports

CIA Released Journal as Part of 470,000 Documents Collected From Bin Laden’s House, Showing He Visited the UK as a Teenager and Found it to be ‘Decadent’...

Osama bin Laden’s described visiting Shakespeare’s home but said he was ‘not impressed’ by British society and culture...


The Guardian/Daily Mail UK, 2 Nov 2017.






In this 1998 file photo made available on 19 March 2004, Osama bin Laden is seen at a news conference in Khost, Afghanistan. The CIA's release of documents seized during the 2011 raid that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden has again raised questions about Iran's support of the extremist network leading up to the Sept.11 terror attacks.

U.S. intelligence officials and prosecutors have long said Iran formed loose ties to the terror organization from 1991 on, something noted in a 19-page report in Arabic included in the release of some 47,000 other documents by the CIA. Iran always has denied any links. (AP Photo/Mazhar Ali Khan, File)....






Today we released nearly 470,000 files recovered in 2011 raid on Usama Bin Ladin’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. > CIA. 9:41am, 1 Nov 2017.



A summer trip to the UK as a teenager and visits to Shakespeare’s birthplace convinced Osama bin Laden that the west was “decadent”, the late leader of al-Qaida and architect of the 9/11 attacks wrote in his personal journal shortly before he was killed by US special forces in 2011.





The house in which Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon.



The journal is among 470,000 documents collected from the house where Bin Laden died that were released by the CIA on Wednesday. The agency said it had released the treasure trove “in the interest of transparency and to enhance public understanding of al-Qaida and [bin Laden].”

Though there have been previous reports that Bin Laden travelled to the west, this is the first confirmation.

An entry in the nondescript school notebook describes how Bin Laden first travelled to “the west” for an unspecified “treatment” when he was in “sixth grade” and 13 years old.

The following year the teenager, the wealthy son of a billionaire Saudi construction tycoon, spent 10 weeks in Britain “studying”. Bin Laden gives no further details, but he has previously been reported to have taken an English language course at Oxford.

In the journal, Bin Laden briefly describes visiting the home of William Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon but says he was “not impressed” by British society and culture during his time in the UK.

“I got the impression that they were a loose people, and my age didn’t allow me to form a complete picture of life there,” he wrote. “We went every Sunday to visit Shakespeare’s house. I was not impressed and I saw that they were a society different from ours and that they were a morally loose society.

The journal was bought in a well-known bookshop in Pakistan a few hours drive from the garrison town of Abbottabad, where Bin Laden spent five years with his family before his death.

The journal appears to be partially written by Bin Laden’s son, Khalid, who was also killed in the Navy Seal raid, and sometimes takes the form of a question and answer session between father and son.

The journal entries are at times apocalyptic, describing the two men’s dreams and visions, including a scenario in which Muslim countries unite after the revolutions and peace is established with the west – a prelude to the end times in some branches of Islamic theology.

At other times, Bin Laden appears more practical, discussing recommendations for al-Qaida’s messaging in the aftermath of the revolutions to better capitalize on rising Islamist sentiments and to take advantage of the wave of popular unrest.

Bin Laden’s mention of his feelings towards the west after his time in Britain will interest experts. Most accounts of his life say he was radicalised as a student and later when he became engaged as a volunteer organiser for Arab foreign fighters taking part in the war against the Soviets in Afghanistan from around 1981.

The US government has released hundreds of documents over recent years, though this is the largest such release.

The US-based website, The Long War Journal, received some material in advance and reported that the documents give new details of al-Qaida’s relationship with Iran.

One 19-page document contains a senior militant’s assessment of the group’s relationship with Iran, which describes an offer by Iran to provide some unidentified “Saudi brothers” with “money, arms” and “training in Hezbollah camps in Lebanon, in exchange for striking American interests in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf”.


It is not known if the offer was accepted – if it was made at all – and the inclusion of the document will raise suspicion that one motive for the release of the new hoard was to place material that casts Iran in a bad light in the public domain.

Mike Pompeo, the latest Trump-appointed director of the CIA, has a reputation for an aggressively hawkish stance on Iran.


It has been known for some time that scores of senior al-Qaida officials and their families were held in Iran after fleeing there in the aftermath of 2011. However, the relationship between the detained militants and their captors was tense, and no solid evidence of active cooperation on terrorist operations has yet emerged.

Among the material released by the CIA was some which suggested Bin Laden’s time in the UK may have had a deeper influence than he may have admitted.

Loaded on one computer was video of the Rowan Atkinson comedy Mr Bean dubbed in Pashtu, the local language in western Pakistan and eastern Afghanistan, and episodes of the animated programme Wallace and Gromit.

There were also more than 30 videos on crocheting.
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