Dishonorable Disclosures

Dishonorable DisclosuresIntelligence and Special Operations forces are furious and frustrated at how President Obama and those in positions of authority have exploited their service for political advantage.

Countless leaks, interviews and decisions by the Obama Administration and other government officials have undermined the success of our Intelligence and Special Operations forces and put future missions and personnel at risk.

The unwarranted and dangerous public disclosure of Special Forces Operations is so serious - that for the first time ever - former operators have agreed to risk their reputations and go "on the record" in a special documentary titled Dishonorable Disclosures. Its goal is to educate America about serious breaches of security and prevent them from ever happening again.

The Obama Campaign compared the film to the "Swift Boat" attacks against Democrat presidential candidate Senator John Kerry in 2004. A spokesperson for the campaign said, "No one in this group is in a position to speak with any authority on these issues and on what impact these leaks might have, and it's clear they've resorted to making things up for purely political reasons.

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  • Joe Friday

    "Top Documentary Films" ? Or is it now "Tea Bag Propaganda Films"?

  • djc200

    More sensationalism and deception, courtesy of the Military Industrial Complex. The military and political-based "leaks" of recent years are a function of humanity's inevitable evolution towards a truly civilized species. It's all part of the growing resistance - don't fight it, embrace it.

  • marybeth

    lol at ben smiths annunciation.

  • Moonbeam Eleven Crocket

    Propaganda from the US corporate monster.... This short movie would like you to accept secrets, screw transparency! this movie would like to say that wikileaks is wrong... hahahaha ... This movie/show is rubbish... please avoid!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=593295116 Everson BoyDayz Peters

    Obviously a politically driven documentary, half if not all of the documentary is based on Obama letting the world know osama bin laden was dead.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chet.carman2 Chet Carman

    I'm really disappointed. I suppose a "documentary" (my favorite film genre) technically describes this piece, but it should more correctly be pitched as a bitch session by employees in the intel services and other branches who are dissatisfied with the President and using this a a forum for bashing the man they probably never wanted as President anyway. Plenty of sound and fury but not much substance nor substantiation other than by other clearly Right-leaning souls who'd love to see a change of administration for their own reasons. With the precis' here, I notice you're also pitching me other "similar" works such as an anti-UN expose, another apparently less than fond piece on Obama and a tabloid-looking film entitled, "The Russian Godfathers" with Putin's photo on the jacket. Anti-Obama (or Dem) sensationalism aimed at the man who DID "get Bin Laden" and managed miraculously to keep the op quiet till the thing was done Please - find some better inventory for us to choose from - you're better than this*

  • Risatisone

    just because the President ordered an investigation on sexual scandals in the Intelligence they decided to full force against him.. why, don't want people looking up your skirts?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XXNFDD44TK7ODM5MXSBV3VUWDA Roberta

    Deliberately misleading and propaganda for the far right wing.

  • That guy

    People bemoaing the website TDF for hosting this, get a grip. It's a website that hosts all sorts of stuff no matter the political tilt. Sure this is a fluff piece that is absolute and easy to see through propaganda. Totally spot on...and should it just be left by the wayside because it doesn't cater to the majority audience of this website?

  • http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/about/ Vlatko

    @That guy,

    Thank you, I was about to say that.

  • JMQuinn

    The NYTimes noted that while the OPSEC film shows Obama announcing the death of bin Laden, it leaves out the President giving kudos to the “tireless and heroic work of our military and our counterterrorism professionals.”

    These are a bunch of Republicans pissed because they have to answer to a "black man." As the joke goes..."Never before have so many white guys tried to take credit for a black guy killing someone..."

  • rpm3145

    JMQuinn, you hit the nail squarely on the head.

  • Dissapointed in TDF

    This is NOT a documentary regardless your politics.

    "of, relating to, or employing documentation in literature or art; broadly: factual, objective a documentary film of the war" - Merriam-Webster 2012

  • Kateye70

    "We always have to keep in mind that a Documentary, after all, can tell lies and it can tell lies because it lays claim to a form of veracity which fiction doesn’t. Some of the documentaries are made just to discredit some particular person, party, organization, system etc, but most of them here on TDF are non biased, without prejudice and worth watching." --From the TDF Home page.

    Sometimes its worth knowing what lies are being spread.

    My opinion is that Vlatko does a wonderful job in presenting us with a buffet of information.

    It's our responsibility to choose, and to explore the topics further.

  • http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/about/ Vlatko

    Thank you @Kateye70. Well said.

  • Editied by a Moderator

    What was changed on my comment? It looks exactly the same to me yet is flagged as changed which holds negative connotations. "(Edited by a moderator)" I was respectful in my comment whether one agrees or not.

    Kateye70 my reference is specifically to the MW definition of Documentary and the key words "factual" and "objective". I appreciate the reference to the site disclaimer, I was not aware of it.

    I have never had an issue with the site before, and very much enjoy the materials, but I have a right to state, as do you, my opinion on the content. Thank you.

  • http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/about/ Vlatko

    You've placed these signs "" around the last several words of your comment. When you've posted the comment the system assumed that you wanted to post a link and formatted the "Merriam-Webster 2012" as a link, which was not. So I had to correct that.

  • Smitheyinv

    Democrats aren't the only ones to release what could arguably be considered secret information -- or information that, perhaps, should be more carefully screened before release. More care should be taken. But those who argue for more transparency in government, including in the military, have a point, too. There's a delicate balancing act here. But at least we live in a country where the debate can be in the public, as it should be.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Sebastian-Barrera/715152941 John-Sebastian Barrera

    Thos doc. is not biased at all o_O

  • dmxi

    isn't it best to display all information & not to cherry-pick what seems to serve one's own liking?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/CyberDog-Breath/1517341153 CyberDog Breath

    I Disagree!!!!! These are not even "employees in the intel services " These are just a bunch of third rate talentless actors showing of some really poor over dramatic acting. Trying to turn this into a pathetic survivor style reality show. Wow, This has to be the most pointless crappy document i have seen to date. If any of these people are who they claimed to be, why did they do this publicly, they could have used their rank to directly communicate through the correct channels. Propaganda at its best, or at it's worst, I suppose it depends on your viewpoint. Thank you Vlatko for the document! ( I understand, unlike some others, that it is not your fault that I see this as a crappy document, and I that have the free will to choose which documents I would like to watch, and which ones I do not want to watch [this one just made my 'bleach my eyes out after watching' list...])

  • Re Edited by a Moderator

    Ok, thanks, they were in the description from the Dictionary so I included them...not as tech savy as could be ;-)...

  • http://www.topdocumentaryfilms.com Epicurus

    are you really celebrating a killer?

    there is nothing heroic or special about the soldier who shot and killed bin laden. grow up.

  • blaxparx13

    this is a purely Republican commercial. It's just a bunch of lies.It's just this
    election's brand of "Swift boating"

  • http://www.facebook.com/malte.schulzeboeing Malte Schulze-Boeing

    Biggest load of right wing propaganda crap I have ever seen! At least every one else seems to think so too

  • edtheted

    What a load of right-wing bollicks!

  • Paul Neujahr

    Documentary? Top documentary?

  • http://www.facebook.com/lorna.kennedy.984 Lorna Kennedy

    Surly of the thousands of people in the army, some have a difference of opinion regarding any action taken. Is this not possibly just a few people with different opinions speaking out. No more than supporting wikileaks cause I think it equally important to allow individuals to speak out but no more so than everyone here having their opinion. But it has to be watched to have an opinion at all. Overall not too impressed myself but its JUST an opinion. Not very informative with no details nothing interesting or new. Guess thats why its so short.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZMK6YNWJACHQ5CRCJW5TNYFURI KsDevil

    The corporate network media and a political action committee complaining about government information being leaked...but of course when they got the information they reported it. Can anyone say "hypocrisy"?

  • over the edge

    i agree with most here that this documentary is biased. but i disagree with those who do not think it should be here. to those like myself who see this as no more than a republican anti Obama ad. take this as an opportunity to see what the other side is thinking. maybe this will start a discussion here or somewhere else that will educate someone enough to give up their biases and misconceptions. if we don't view things we don't agree with how will we learn? how will we gain an insight into the thoughts of others? a couple of things about the doc. the president of OPSEC (the company who made this) is Scott Taylor who ran as a republican and lost in 2010 if anyone has ant doubt as to the motivation of this presentation. also i found it quite funny that they blacked out "Simon" but showed a picture on his bio

  • http://www.topdocumentaryfilms.com Epicurus

    we dont condone any particular documentaries ( other than the ones listed as editors picks and recommended documentaries)

    we just let any doc on here and let people watch and decide for themselves. please do not think we support the views in every documentary on the site.

  • Dan

    I find it interesting how easily personal opinion overshadows some of the points from this documentary. Can we not at least question the leaks and the political motivation behind them? Instead, more people seem outraged that this program was posted on this site and want to debate if it is even a documentary. You don't have to agree with the politics to demand more of the politicians. Just because you don't like the program doesn't mean that the claims made by the program are invalid or without merit.

    "Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value." A. Einstein

  • slpsa

    The majority of people who come here accept and understand the facts. The docs are here to watch and do with what you wish, when it comes to meaning, substance, and personal views. Question everything, that's all a person can do. This doc is clearly one of the ones you take with a grain of salt. Vlatko and company I am sure, do not put any weight into this doc. Anyone who thinks otherwise, has surely never read posts by all the admins or debated them. No question. Short on intellect, they are not.

  • Simon Gramstrup

    While you certainly should be carefull of what you divulge in an ongoing 'action', the interesting thing here is that we get a glimse into the mind of these psycopats. The use of words like enemy, security, safety, freedom, family, hero and the context gives us a clear picture of how utterly distorted the worldview of these people are.

    I guarentee you that if things like '9/11 an inside job' or others like it is ever proven true, these men together with those that are even worse, will be behind it. All in the name of 'protecting America'. And they will see themselves as heroes and rightious.

    Its both fascinating and deeply worrying.

    America has cancer, and it seem to stem from subcultures gone insane - military/intelligence, corporates, tea-party/fanatics and a general misconception of what the world is like.

  • Thefarb

    Bush sure didn't get bin laden. He got Valerie Plame.

  • Conscious Mind

    Bush screwed that country way more then Obama could ever do, y these guys weren't complaining as much back then? Were are the WMDs Spec ops guys? And y there still no proper official explanation as of how those twin towers felt..? U failed ur country.

    I saw this documentary few minutes after it got posted..was curious to see how many people would buy into this, glad to see that the majority of the audience are in fact wise and unbiased :)

  • jeffroko

    Yeah Yeah, we're putting your buddies' lives in danger when we leak. Here's a better Idea, don't join the sucking military, don't perform actions that would put you in danger if made transparent, and if you kill someone without due process you should be extradited to their country for whatever they decide to do to you.. Freedom of information.. not freedom of murder.

  • joe johnson

    Swift boat 2, who paid for this documentry? Or is the people putting this out hoping the Koch's will write a big check. Well they will I would bet. Funny, this happened over a year ago, but only now is this being brought up. Funny, how it is an election year. Ask what is there motive?

  • Ddh

    This documentary presents legitimate concerns about security and politicians, Republican or Democrat, leaking military secrets for political gain that compromise assets on the ground. However, the script makes assumptions that present what the U.S. military is doing is for the good of the nation and it's people. Therein lies the rub, the U.S. military has become a tool for the financial elite to spread it's evil wings all over the world. That goes for the CIA as well. What all of these military and intelligence representatives in this film seem to not speak to is who really benefits from their actions!

  • over the edge

    zatarra
    i do not wish to debate hero aspect if that is ok with you. i would like to ask other than revenge what would you see being accomplished by what you proposed? do you know if these soldiers want this video released and by that i mean the ones who were there? do they want the attention and the targets on the backs of them and their friends and families? do we want to give the news media another opportunity to push hate of an entire culture because they are perceived to all be the same? do we need to provide his followers with a martyr? now i do not like any religion but i live in the real world and realize that if we as a human race are going to move forward purposely insulting everything we can think of pertaining to a culture and a religion regardless of whether they share our despise for acts of this man or not is not the way to peace and stability. we claim to be more civilized,more tolerant,more fair and accepting. i say lets prove it. lets not do what religious books demand and not punish everyone for the sins of some

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dean-Edgington/1003719946 Dean Edgington

    This "doc" is clearly politically motivated. I don't live in the USA so I'm not quite attuned to the nuances in American politics but even to me this film is obviously a (unofficial?) party political broadcast of behalf of the Republican Party. It's hard to stomach modern UK politics but the U.S. circus is unwatchable; it's so blunt, crass and shamelessly and obviously dirty. fook.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dean-Edgington/1003719946 Dean Edgington

    Ben Smith (Navy Seal) looks like he may never have experienced fun or joy of any kind. Intensity to another level.

  • Chrispy777

    I reject the propaganda that states all military leaks are illegal, immoral, or hazardous. Wikileaks comes to mind. These leaks highlight our own military's illegal, immoral, and hazardous operations and tactics, throughout the world. I smirked when the doc made the statement about the U.S. being a "light for the rest of the world." I also reject that bin Laden was killed during the raid by Seal Team 6. There were claims that Osama died back in '02, from liver cancer. It makes sense that if this were true, our government under Bush, wouldn't want this to get out, for fear that it would slow (and under-fund) the "war on terrorism." There was no hard proof that he died in '02, just as there is no proof that he died during last year's raid, unless you're one of those that swallows whatever our government and the media feed you. I was sitting in a diner, when my girlfriend texted me that bin Laden was killed. I immediately told my friend, "You watch....the American people will never see a body." The next day, I was watching CNN at work, and the banner at the bottom of the screen said, "Osama bin Laden's body dumped at sea." I just laughed....

  • Pvographics

    This is just a pro war, politically drive, endorsed or operated "doco", feeding the American public the same propaganda that enslaves them already... fear.

    "the way the military does business... ?" ...sorry but the way the military does business is very much the big question here... and in Honduras, Iraq and in every other country they seem to be doing themselves a favor in.

  • guest909

    The only one who can say he killed Bin laden was the guy who took the shot, But as a result of that shot we all benefit. Does it really matter who did what? Sounds like a pissing contest if you ask me.

  • iPhi

    No, Obama is the COMMANDER IN CHIEF. Therefore he ordered the killing. If Bush had OBL in his COMMANDER & CHIEF crosshairs.. and decided NOT to act, he'd be harboring a criminal.. oh.. wait.. a.. minute..

  • http://www.facebook.com/esmuziq Deejay Es

    when are the elections again ? lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/esmuziq Deejay Es

    hahaha the voice masking thing at the end seems to go wrong at some point

  • Owen_m25

    After roughly 2 minutes I decided to stop waching. What did it for me, was the mother of a dead navy seal talking about how her dead son was "re-deployed to heaven" and that she would see him again.

  • tomregit

    Seems there's a small boy in you who really enjoys talking tough over a keyboard. Funny, but in a pathetic sort of way.

  • Moviesat

    Head of OPSEC that produced this video ran as a republican for an election in Virginia, the spokesperson in this video worked under Bush Administration, so tell me how is this "independent" as they claim?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mario-Zajarnyj/100000324215587 Mario Zajarnyj

    As we must study enemies to know what are their tactics. So there we go watch this show from military with special effects and see how young children especially school boys will be zombie-feed.
    Thanks GOD or how you like it to say I'm over it and no military crap isn't make me want to fight or scare the crap out of me.
    I'm more scared from neighbors pit-bull running around.

    This Show Is surely a MK show especially the techie part to make the young once swallow it immediately. And Tell president what not to do? With vulgarism (Challenge Authority) it is just joke.

    One more thing about personal experience from school years. When I was as an exchange student in the States. Army was looking for kids to sign up in return they paying the college. I almost did it but then the light came up.
    This does not exist in my country. Shame on army to fool high-school kids with fancy pictures and telling them you will be a hero.

  • Guest1

    wow ! what a bunch of nazi propaganda !!! i guess these guys are gonna be at the head of the military junta which will try to overtake the US.

  • Saintnarcissus

    disgusting. I'm as disillusioned with Obama as the next guy, but the alternative is terrifying. How can these guys sit here and act like this is some kind of non-partisan tirade? Where was the election video by special forces when Bush came up for a second term - to lacerate Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld for all of their crimes following 9/11? Oh that's right, these guys are in favor of everything happening behind closed doors - where we are supposed to just be patriotic and trust that they aren't doing anything bad. I'd rather leaks that tip the hand, then a Neocon axis of evil planning forced democracy on the world. If I had to choose.

  • Insert Name Here

    RNC PsyOp most likely paid for by the Romney campaign. I flagged the video via YT as promoting terrorism

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dean-Edgington/1003719946 Dean Edgington

    yeah me too, I reject the idea all leaks are a hazard. If the law has been broken then the facts should be leaked since it’s in the public interest and therefore newsworthy (although I'm sure there are limits but I couldn’t say where). There would be less holding leaders to account without leaks and whistle blowing; there aint much accountability with the leaks...

    And when you read statements like a "light for the rest of the world" you know you’re dealing with cheap and meaningless propaganda; in this case right-winged in flavour. It's not being anti-American to say the U.S. isn’t the light of the world. No country is, ever has been or should (or could) ever be. Not even biblical Israel when it was at its bestest behaviour and put a big smile on God's face ;-) Light and darkness is everywhere, the human experience is a shared thing. The right-wingers have never really gotten that.

    Anyway, it’s possibly blasphemous and anti-Christ to say a nation state is the light of the world. Isn’t Jesus the light? Isn't it God who says "let there be light"? It's nice to catch the religious right tying themselves up in logical and theological knots.

    This film is what it is. It’s real intent and shallow point scoring is transparent to most people but probably not so to its target audience: dim-witted conservatives.

  • http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/about/ Vlatko

    No threats are allowed. Your last comment is deleted.

  • Gadea

    This sounds like something The Koch Brothers paid for.

  • Martinlutherkennedy

    This Navy Seal Scott Taylor in this documentary is such a hypocrite. Although I don't know much about anyone else in this video, I find it highly enriching and educational, but this particular Seal was just showcased in the Seal Team Six Program on the Discovery Channel, and he didn't seem to mind the spotlight at all. Wonderful video, nonetheless...

  • Covert1tb

    Documentary had very useful information. These men would be demoted, reassigned or forced out if they told this truth earlier. Those who hate the military will never understand. I see here that most refuse to accept the info as possibly being the truth. It's much easier for them to chalk this up to political expediency or racism. Truth is most military people are conservative so any documentary from them will bring forth hateful attitudes from people who never risked their lives doing anything to protect the USA. These people that you hate on thi documentary have risked their lives to give you the right to say evil things about them. I will pray for you hateful folks.

  • Jetskisrus2002

    i think americans should know why we have enemies. and why the fack are we tresspassing in another mans country. dont tread on us but we can tread on you. sounds like the CIA is nothing more than an organised state funded Bully.

  • Sugarshane68

    Looks like your peddling your political BS to the wrong crowd here. This is a forum for the truth not some biased piece of slander.

  • http://www.topdocumentaryfilms.com Epicurus

    this is just childish and silly.

  • http://www.facebook.com/richie.cahill Richie Cahill

    Valeri plame. nuff said.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CLUTJ5LZ4BIXMPHATYTGTJCOWE tenar

    propaganda at it's best.

  • Mixalis G

    In american "national security" and "freedom" means let's go out there make wars and exploit other nations' natural resources! It's as simple as that!

  • N_HUNTE

    bare bs!!!

  • http://www.topdocumentaryfilms.com Epicurus

    yes. what good is acting as insane and blood thirsty as the psychopaths who attacked you?

    the way your government went about it was mature and rational.

  • Robertgolash

    This seemed entirely politically motivated, especially given the timing. Also, just for the sake of argument, isn't Obama the commander in chief of the armed forces anyways? You'd think he'd be able to direct them how he pleases without subversive underlings.

  • clazy8

    "Dim-witted" -- Careful with that ax, Dean. The point of this film isn't that all leaks are bad, it's that the president shouldn't put troops' lives at risk by leaking secrets for political gain. A quick glance through the comments here suggests that few, if any, commenters are interested in acknowledging that.

  • theworldviewisdifferent

    americans still think they own the world then and have the right to conduct military action where ever they please. They want everyone to keep their underhand tactics a secret so they can get away with it for longer. Of all the races on the planet americans are the most arrogant stupid and non caring people. All they talk about is god and war and say 'over seas' instead of 'other country which will one day be better than ours so we don't like them'. They are like a world police but with no self control who wish to have power everywhere even if they are not wanted. Here in the UK 'terrorism' and the threat of other countries is barely ever mentioned because we realise that the world isn't our enemy and don't pick fights with other countries. I hope america looses the next war (with china), maybe they will learn some humility and that the center of the universe is somewhere else.

    'god bless america'

  • theworldworksdifferently

    who has attacked america then? they attack everyone else, who in turn defend themselves. Like Rome, america needs war to stay prosperous otherwise the people of america have to pay the going rate for product and services like the rest of the planet but americans think they are special and like dictators, they want everything on their own terms or else!

  • propagandadoesntwork

    praying won't help, god isn't there you fool. and they are NOT protecting america, when was it under threat? and don't say twin towers and building 7 otherwise you look more of a fool. you should pray that america looses its vanity and arrogance, if god lets you.

    get out more and see the world and you will find out that it is safe enough. stop believing that you are better than the rest of the world, here in the UK not many people like americans because of their constant war mongering and propaganda, which doesn't exist here.

  • Sgp0762

    propaganda propaganda war propaganda propaganda war war GOD IS GREAT propaganda propaganda war GOD BLESS AMERICA

    : lowest form of life

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1290476589 Pat Thompson

    The Intelligence..er..stupidity Community has been used to kill more Americans to rationalize war than will ever be endangered by disclosures. Government administrations do not run countries; nationality-free international organized crime does, leaving those who have enough power and resources to change the situation, with all of the BLAME. People, get your heads out of your butts and wake up!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paul-Braxton-Hicks/100000584075732 Paul Braxton Hicks

    ...I believe every thing said here is true, but in the other hand feel it's time to gut half of these intelligence ops and get our boys home.

    ...security is job one, we need not advertise it like O has been doing, Clinton did, Bush did, his father, even Nixon and Kennedy used war as a tool in and out of the media... ...they telegraph this stuff so they can bait and switch... ...look at the Left while I stab you with my right.

    ...as a middle of the road politically, I think we need a 3rd party, that is not blood thirsty viable enough to give these douche bagged ass hats a real run for OUR money.

    ...i wonder if some of you were watching the same vid. jmho...

  • Drdocwilmot

    If there are no secrets, you don't have to worry about "missions"! Viva Wiki-leaks!

    More Right Wing bullshit... brought to you by suppression, repression, and oppression.

  • It's Private and Personal

    You guys are hipocrytes. The President had to give the order. Of course this has been a long operation. You have an agenda of your own and thus the reason you have spoken out against what is routine protocol. You are extremely sad for making such comments and it is perhaps motivated by something as simple as racial bigotry. Sad.

  • mudshark23

    Agree w/ Richie.

    Valeri Plame.

  • http://profiles.google.com/windcatch Lawrence Baker

    Yes, this a CIA psyops film to try and legitimize that the Seals got long dead Ben Laden in the phony raid.

    On YouTube all descending opinions are removed.

    Sorry. CIA your propaganda lies will not work here—unless, of course, the Top Documentry site moderator is a CIA agent.

  • Runnysplack

    Wow. This film was really thought provoking and truely helped to strengthen my nationalist identity. It's just too bad I don't fall for this garbage propaganda anymore.

  • Shambo1

    Where these seals etc as angry when Mr. Cheney outed a CIA agent, ended her career and put here family at risk.

  • Shambo1

    I think its very telling that these people have no problem with the things Obama does, just the fact that people know. Cockroaches do not like bright lights.

  • Tmtdobe

    • The truth always comes out.

    And this is legit.

    Seals Reveal Truth About Bin Laden Raid

    Osama Bin Laden was killed within 90 seconds of the US Navy Seals landing in his compound and not after a protracted gun battle, according to the first account by the men who carried out the raid.

    The operation was so clinical that only 12 bullets were fired.

    The Seals have spoken out because they were angered at the version given by politicians, which they see as portraying them as cold-blooded murderers on a kill mission. They were also shocked that President Barack 0bama announced Bin Laden’s death on television the same evening, rendering useless much of the intelligence they had seized.

    Chuck Pfarrer, a former commander of Seal Team 6, which conducted the operation, has interviewed many of those who took part for a book, Seal Target Geronimo, to be published in the US this week.

    The Seals own accounts differ from the White House version, which gave the impression that Bin Laden was killed at the end of the operation rather than in its opening seconds. Pfarrer insists Bin Laden would have been captured had he surrendered.

    There isn’t a politician in the world who could resist trying to take credit for getting Bin Laden but it devalued the intelligence and gave time for every other Al-Qaeda leader to scurry to another bolthole, said Pfarrer. The men who did this and their valorous act deserve better.

    It’s a pretty shabby way to treat these guys. The first hint of the mission came in January last year when the team’s commanding officer was called to a meeting at the headquarters of joint special operations command. The meeting was held in a soundproof bunker three stories below ground with his boss, Admiral William McRaven, and a CIA officer

    They told him a walled compound in Pakistan had been under surveillance for a couple of weeks. They were certain a high-value individual was inside and needed a plan to present to the president. It had to be someone important. So is this Bert or Ernie? he asked.

    The Seals nicknames for Bin Laden and his deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri are a reference to two Muppets in Sesame Street, one tall and thin and the other short and fat. We have a voice print, said the CIA officer, and were 60% or 70% certain it’s our guy. McRaven added that a reconnaissance satellite had measured the targets shadow. Over 6ft tall.

    When McRaven added they would use Ghost Hawk helicopters, the team leader had no doubt. These are the most classified, sophisticated stealth helicopters ever developed, said Pfarrer. They are kept in locked hangars and fly so quiet we call it whisper mode.

    Over the next couple of months a plan was hatched. A mock-up of the compound was built at Tall Pines, an army facility in a national forest somewhere in the eastern US.

    Four reconnaissance satellites were placed in orbit over the compound, sending back video and communications intercepts. A tall figure seen walking up and down was named the Pacer.

    Obama gave the go-ahead and Seal Team 6, known as the Jedi, was deployed to Afghanistan . The White House cancelled plans to provide air cover using jet fighters, fearing this might endanger relations with Pakistan .

    Sending in the Ghost Hawks without air cover was considered too risky so the Seals had to use older Stealth Hawks. A Prowler electronic warfare aircraft from the carrier USS Carl Vinson was used to jam Pakistan ’s radar and create decoy targets.

    Operation Neptune ’s Spear was initially planned for April 30 but bad weather delayed it until May 1, a moonless night. The commandos flew on two Stealth Hawks, codenamed Razor 1 and 2, followed by two Chinooks five minutes behind, known as Command Bird and the gun platform. On board, each Seal was clad in body amour and night vision goggles and equipped with laser targets, radios and sawn-off M4 rifles. They were expecting up to 30 people in the main house, including Bin Laden and three of his wives, two sons, Khalid and Hamza, his courier, Abu Ahmed al- Kuwaiti, four bodyguards and a number of children. At 56 minutes past midnight the compound came into sight and the code Palm Beach signaled three minutes to landing. Razor 1 hovered above the main house, a three-story building where Bin Laden lived on the top floor. Twelve Seals roped the 5ft-6ft down onto the roof and then jumped to a third-floor patio, where they kicked in the windows and entered.

    The first person the Seals encountered was a terrified woman, Bin Laden’s third wife, Khaira, who ran into the hall. Blinded by a searing white strobe light they shone at her, she stumbled back. A Seal grabbed her by the arm and threw her to the floor. Bin Laden’s bedroom was along a short hall. The door opened; he popped out and then slammed the door shut. Geronimo, Geronimo, Geronimo, radioed one Seal, meaning eyes on target.

    At the same time lights came on from the floor below and Bin Laden’s son Khalid came running up the stairs towards the Seals. He was shot dead.

    Two Seals kicked in Bin Laden’s door. The room, they later recalled, smelt like old clothing, like a guest bedroom in a grandmother’s house. Inside was the Al-Qaeda leader and his youngest wife, Amal, who was screaming as he pushed her in front of him. No, no, don’t do this! she shouted as her husband reached across the king-size bed for his AK-47 assault rifle. The Seals reacted instantly, firing in the same second. One round thudded into the mattress. The other, aimed at Bin Laden’s head, grazed Amal in the calf. As his hand reached for the gun, they each fired again: one shot hit his breastbone, the other his skull, killing him instantly and blowing out the back of his head.

    Meanwhile Razor 2 was heading for the guesthouse, a low, shoebox-like building, where Bin Laden’s courier, Kuwaiti, and his brother lived. As the helicopter neared, a door opened and two figures appeared, one waving an AK-47. This was Kuwaiti. In the moonless night he could see nothing and lifted his rifle, spraying bullets wildly.

    He did not see the Stealth Hawk. On board someone shouted, Bust him!, and a sniper fired two shots. Kuwaiti was killed, as was the person behind him, who turned out to be his wife. Also on board were a CIA agent, a Pakistani-American who would act as interpreter, and a sniffer dog called Karo, wearing dog body armor and goggles.

    Within two minutes the Seals from Razor 2 had cleared the guesthouse and removed the women and children.

    They then ran to the main house and entered from the ground floor, checking the rooms. One of Bin Laden’s bodyguards was waiting with his AK-47. The Seals shot him twice and he toppled over.

    Five minutes into the operation the command Chinook landed outside the compound, disgorging the commanding officer and more men. They blasted through the compound wall and rushed in.

    The commander made his way to the third floor, where Bin Laden’s body lay on the floor face up. Photographs were taken, and the commander called on his satellite phone to headquarters with the words: Geronimo Echo KIA Bin Laden enemy killed in action.

    This was the first time the White House knew he was dead and it was probably 20 minutes into the raid, said Pfarrer. A sample of Bin Laden’s DNA was taken and the body was bagged. They kept his rifle. It is now mounted on the wall of their team room at their headquarters in Virginia Beach , Virginia , alongside photographs of a dozen colleagues killed in action in the past 20 years.

    At this point things started to go wrong. Razor 1 took off but the top secret green unit that controls the electronics failed. The aircraft went into a spin and crashed tail-first into the compound… The Seals were alarmed, thinking it had been shot down, and several rushed to the wreckage. The crew climbed out, shaken but unharmed.

    The commanding officer ordered them to destroy Razor 2, to remove the green unit, and to smash the avionics. They then laid explosive charges.

    They loaded Bin Laden’s body onto the Chinook along with the cache of intelligence in plastic bin bags and headed toward the USS Carl Vinson. As they flew off they blew up Razor 2. The whole operation had taken 38 minutes.

    The following morning White House officials announced that the helicopter had crashed as it arrived, forcing the Seals to abandon plans to enter from the roof. A photograph of the situation room showed a shocked Hillary Clinton, the secretary of state, with her hand to her mouth.

    Why did they get it so wrong? What they were watching was live video but it was shot from 20,000 feet by a drone circling overhead and relayed in real time to the White House and Leon Panetta, the CIA director, in Langley .

    The Seals were not wearing helmet cameras, and those watching in Washington had no idea what was happening inside the buildings.

    They don’t understand our terminology, so when someone said the insertion helicopter has crashed, they assumed it meant on entry, said Pfarrer.

    What infuriated the Seals, according to Pfarrer, was the description of the raid as a kill mission. I’ve been a Seal for 30 years and I never heard the words kill mission, he said.

    It’s a Beltway [ Washington insiders] fantasy world. If it was a kill mission you don’t need Seal Team 6; you need a box of grenades. Hooyah!

    As Paul Harvey would say: You now know the rest of the story!

    Please pass this on to everybody in your e-mail address book.

    In God we trust! If you can read this…thank a teacher. If you are reading it in English…thank a Veteran

  • Jrwilson2000

    BS and half truths! A disgusting set of dirty tricks politics by men who have dishonored their service and nation as much the President they are trash talking.

  • Jbjs40

    horrific treason. that is the only thing i can say about anyone who has been a part of this documentary. they are demonizing the very president that has gone to bat for them in every conflict. this president has given our servicemen and women nothing but accolades and honors their every sacrifice and this how you repay his allegiance to you?

  • Firstchoicehome

    you are stupid have respect for the men who protect your freedom

  • G8grudge

    It is always the rats that run from a sinking ship first. Too bad the thing doesn't sink faster. Liars, cheats murderers and traitors from top to bottom.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WUKONZHATSCE3WQ3FUMGLPIZRU Enigma

    Question for anyone.

    Isn't there a soldier (Pvt. Manning) being held u.s. custody at the moment, for releasing "after the fact" intelligence to the media, in this case, wikileaks?

    Rhetorically, you should know what the next question should be!

  • W5gqk

    You have got to be kidding. This president has gone to bat for no one except himself. He has no allegiance to this country and is doing all in his power to reduce us to a third-rate country. Get real, whoever you are.

  • W5gqk

    The only one who has dishonored his country is Barack Obama. The men who were on the film have sacrificed more than that politico could ever imagine. Get real and smell some fresh air.

  • Cbessex

    The term is "commander IN chief". Oh, why do I even bother? Most of you people know more about "The Simpson's" than our constitution or our nation's history. You have no appreciation for the blood that was shed by those who knew the true meaning of honor and sacrifice. As I read your immature, crass comments about anything with which you disagree, I am painfully reminded of why our country is sinking in a cesspool of mediocrity ...

  • Don Hermiston408

    I agree with your point. It seems most people will have an emotional reaction to a program like this based on their partisanship. But the president decided to appease the Hollywood elite and the Sierra Club instead of creating thousands of jobs by allowing the XL Keystone pipeline being built. I believe he is capable of this stupidity.

  • fiona NA

    much better than Bush who did not take the war seriously and just make the whole war a chance for military industries to make loadsomes of money by extorting Tax payer money and American solider;s life. For 8 years.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=732756054 Chris Taylor

    The swift boat rides again.

  • D H

    Republicans and Democrats alike have "leaked" sensitive information for a long time , you cant just blame one or the other. They are all lower life forms when your talking politicians.

    As for Obama claiming credit for Bin Ladins kill, I agree he didnt do much, but without his authority , it wouldnt have been a legal kill. The military wouldnt have had the money or the authority if the President hasnt decided to keep the flow of money and authority going.

    Like in a corporations, which some think the US should be run as a Corporation, the CEO always takes credit when things go well, even when they seldom have anything to do with it. And the CEO often distanthemselveselve from anything that goes wrong. And Presidents, and mpoliticianscans , do the same thing and have for years.

    Bussimilarimalar with claiming victory in Iraq and other things that happened. In fact, it was the Bush administration that leaked and disclosed a CIA operative to the public for political gain. Remember Mrs. Wilson?

    wasn'tis wasnt just a Democrat/Obama bashing film, and honestly and truthfully reflected on both parties, then I would have thought it more reliable. But this is more like a Swift Boat propaganda video. And thats Sad.

    and now, even at least one seal team 6 member is using the same thing as a way to profit from, by selling books, scripts and movie rights.. Go figure.

  • D H

    aren't they suppose to have respect for the commander and chief? Did they spout out against Bush when he did the same things? No.. Because they are politically motivated. Not patriotic, nothing else except they dont like Democrats.
    And if they were Republicans, they would have done the same type of video with Bush if someone had put it together.
    Dems, Repubs, This president or every president at least back to Kennedy have all leaked military and other secrets for political and personal gain..

  • D H

    Not true. I dont like Obama, he has turned out to be a typical politician. Lies and deceitful , only helps the very wealthy and others within his own little circle. Which in all honesty, is what most all politicians in America do. Dont matter what party they claim to be for. They are for the party of Power, and that is the richest around.

    Id like to know where were all these people when Bush and his team lied to get us into Iraq, as well as leaked many military secrets as well as was even at the helm of the worst leak in CIA history, when Cheney leaked that Mr Wilsons wife was a CIA agent.. Nope, this is purely political , this is nothing else but no matter how you spin it. and it does nothing good to prevent leaks from happening in the future.

  • Shaqueele

    Are you a republican? or even able to vote? you sound like an uneducated angry white man. From on white guy

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RXXL22SBECHH2BLSOFIGDIDNTY Blucrossbreeder

    Obama has done more good for our nation than I can remember from any president. The very fact that he has said "the rich" should pay their fair share on taxes speaks volumes along with his desire to fix a medical system which is clearly broken for You and your family should convince the average 99% er.

    BTW You and I are 99% ers and the true purpose of the 1% is to split us into small groups that hate / distrust each other.

    In this 'documentry' the Republican media uses a military hero to attack the Obama adminastration to lessen the accomplishments of a Man who speaks softly, is polite to our enemies while they are guest of our country and yet can be the commmander in cheif of an attack that accomplished what 'Bushs torture Group' couldn't

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RXXL22SBECHH2BLSOFIGDIDNTY Blucrossbreeder

    Cell phones are very popular in the middle east. If Osama's compound was raided at 9pm by what time does 95% of the bad guys know it was raided ?
    All of these 'bad guys' have and use cell phones, so how long does it take ?
    I imagine by 11pm or 2 hours after the seals landed anyone who was connected to Osama knew his compound was raided.

    Lastly ...what political advanage did Obama gain by announcing 5 hours after the raid as oppossed to 5 days ?

  • http://alienmindtrick.blogspot.com/ FreeRangeRadical

    Let me ask this of the "actors" in this video: Did any of you make an issue of George W Bush's phrase "We got 'im" when talking about Saddam?

    I didn't think so.

    And for SEALs to bitch about having light shown on your "Silent Professionalism", how about 'Act of Valor'? I see SEALs chatting up news correspondents regularly. If SEALs are so silent and professional why is it that you don't see Special Forces guys chatting it up to this degree? Why isn't Delta doing a movie? THERE'S your silent professionals, understanding both parts of that statement, 'silent' and 'professional'.

    What a load of horsecrap. If it were possible, I'd give this video a negative rating.

    This is a political hit job, nothing more. This is the Romney/Ryan 'Swift Boat' video. And for the record, I'm a 14-year veteran of special operations and intelligence.

  • RickRayFSM

    More GOP propaganda ! After listening to the Republican Convention speeches to get a feeling for what they're really about, I had to throw up! Does America really want a leader who believes he'll have his own planet with multi-wives in heaven when he dies. Magic underwear? Hatred for dark skinned people? Forcing women to have unwanted children? These are not misconceptions. The 1% rich just want to get richer while the 99% get poorer. I can be objective because I follow American politics as a Canadian. We have our whacky conservatives too, but the insanity does not come close to America's insanity.

  • CapnCanard

    FreeRangeRadical, I concurr. This doc is BS. The PResident make the desicion not the individual Seals who did get the credit so I am to understand that their beef appears to be that the President isn't a Republican? Seal Team 6, keep this in mind: those in power will always use whatever they can to promote their own agenda. Bush is the best example: landing on an Aircraft Carrier in Sand Diego harbor to announce MISSION ACCOMPLISHED over Iraq and SADDAM!!!?!!! That was the biggest and most obvious political misuse of power especially since the war went on for another 6-7 years, and truth be told we hadn't even secured Saddam's location at that point. Obama taking the march down the hall at the White House to announce Bin Laden's death?? Same thing though drastically less bloviated and no danger in the dancing in end zone, unlike the risk associated with landing on an Aircraft Carrier for MISSION ACCOMPLISHED(always a bit of risk there...)

  • perfectarc

    This is just more reactionary, Tea Party, Fox News swiftboating by the party who thinks it's morally superior to those of us who actually DO care about this country.

  • Mark Farrell

    Stop invading others peoples countries, and dont cry like babies when them people follow you home.

    When you guys turn other countries into a battlefield, America becomes part of that battlefield, and anything goes, though you guys seem to think thats unfair lol, dumbass brainwashed Americans.

  • rani734

    As a Prof. who teaches the US military on the Middle East, US Foreign Policy, and International Relations, as well as being a former soldier and officer ----all I can say is this has got to be one of the BIGGEST BS docs I have ever seen. If the American public actually believes this rubbish they deserve what they get. This is pure corporate prop-Agenda (as opposed to propaganda). Frankly, almost ALL US politicians are corrupt and the further you go up the food chain the worse it becomes -so who the President is, is moot. Whoever these individual are who are in this documentary have ZERO clue or are collaborators with the corporate and banking interests that RUN America. Americans need to wake up and realize they have lost their amazing country and society to a Corporotocracy -this Doc is a sample of the mindless information that is fed to the ignorant masses. And on the issue of LEAKS and OPSEC ---give me a break, people should learn about American history and realize the military is purely an arm of the corporate interests that run America. Learn about Guatemala, Iran in 1953, Syria in the late 1940s to early 50s, and on and on and on and on. American soldiers are NOT dying for their country or flag ---they are dying for Raytheon, MacDonald Douglas and Citigroup and the rest of the bansksters and corporate 'white shoe' boys. And to put this in context ---look at WW2 and the US corporations that continued to do business with Nazi Germany throughout the War (as I make my students ---look it up yourselves you will learn a lot)

  • Alan Kiefer

    Your third word betrays your position.
    As a "professor" (as you so eagerly identify yourself) you are telling us that the electorate is stupid and you are not. After all, you are a "professor" and we should defer to your superior knowledge.

    We have seen how Islam seeks revenge. Now that the units who neutralized bin Laden have been clearly identified, what is to keep the fanatics from seeking their revenge on those who risked their lives ( and the lives of their families) for us.
    Maybe you could elaborate on why this is BS. The "Campaigner in Chief" takes full credit for this operation as if he conducted it himself instead of being safely on the golf course where he could protect himself from responsibility in case the mission failed.
    At the DNC the battle cry was "bin Laden is dead, GM is alive"......Is that not using special operations for political gain?
    BTW, GM is alive because this president threw all of us shareholders under the bus, declared our stock worthless, and gave 17% back to unions ( his voting base) leaving us holding worthless stocks.
    Some are actually considering re-electing a CIC that was raised Muslim, mentored by a communist in WA state, went to Occidental College falsely ( or truthfully) calling himself a foreign student, attended Harvard Law where no one seems to be able to remember him,etc. etc. etc.
    The DNC says that we know little about Mr Romney. After 3 years we know far less about Obama and that strikes me as no accident.
    As a former military officer your comments are repugnant.

  • Alan Kiefer

    Have you ever served for anything other your own reward? My guess is that you have not.

  • jeffroko

    My guess is that you like to chug sodium fluoride because "it's good for your teeth." You are wrong by the way. I'm a relatively selfless person.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/K3MOYN5VSLGQL6BJKBIVNX4LSA Martin Ansat

    I am glad it took me 5 min to realize this was a piece of crap and stop watching !

  • http://twitter.com/WeedRols Rolands

    Intelligence is important(we were told that intelligence said there are weapons of mass destruction in Iraq)? How about CIA asset that reported about 9/11 before it happened? She was put in military jail for several years without trial. OH PLEASE..
    Movie i did not like, did not liked the idea presented. USA STOP KILLING PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD.

  • Little_Caesar

    NOT one person in the video apparently thought that what THEY were doing was illegal, immoral and against the Constitution they swear to uphold. Brainwashed bastards!

  • http://www.facebook.com/tyla.souza Tyla Souza

    I support Obama, I would rather a president leak information then lie to the american people & take us to a war we never wanted. (Bush WMD Iraq 2003) Which is why i gave Pres. Obama my support for another 4 years in office.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Allan-Young/1346444201 Allan Young

    You had a chance to vote for someone who does neither.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QIY2VS24KFGE7CJUE7SJJW77AI Brilliance

    What a bunch of whiners. What we have is the most undisciplined, entitled, racist intelligence and special ops personnel in history. They don't like taking orders from a black man - especially a black man whose strategies and operations capabilities far exceed those of anyone under whom the current crop has ever served. Of course they're betraying their country and their oath to tell their fairy tales and attempt to undermine Obama. Obama has led the most successful warfare operation of the last two generations and the racist, establishment military and its cast of characters, gathered through the lowest recruitment standards ever - simply cannot stand it.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/I7V5D4RYMLD4JWYW266W47PM3M ropativ

    This document is full of Bollocks! The i*iots of and on this documentary should themselves direct their message to themselves!

  • Norman Keena

    ye buy the farm ! hehe

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VMHCW43BXWZVICMC7J42VIBJ2E happy

    Sounds like you are the racist, because this has nothing to do with race, it has to do with National Security. I'm sick and tired of everytime something is said about a black person its racism!!! Those quickest to yell racism are the most racist ones of all. No one owes the black people of this country, in this day and age, anything for what happend 200 years ago or for what happened before they were given civil rights and its about time for black people in this country to stop playing the race card. Blacks have the same rights and freedom as every other American in this country have. This is about the Operators and Soldiers of this country, the sames ones who protect all Americans ,no matter what color they are,the secrecy they need to protect this country. This is about an inexperienced President keeping his mouth shut. PERIOD !!!!! For you to call the individuals in this video whiners, is not racist but, unamerican and for that ,in my opinion ,you should be shot where you stand for treason!!!
    I would like to thank the Operators and Soldiers in this video for their service and bravery in the protection of The United States of America.