Bin Laden Raid Files Purged From Pentagon, Moved to CIA

Well, this is one way to avoid the Freedom of Information Act.

The nation’s top special operations commander ordered military files about the Navy SEAL raid on Usama bin Laden’s hideout to be purged from Defense Department computers and sent to the CIA, where they could be more easily shielded from ever being made public.

The secret move, described briefly in a draft report by the Pentagon’s inspector general, set off no alarms within the Obama administration even though it appears to have sidestepped federal rules and perhaps also the Freedom of Information Act.

An acknowledgement by Adm. William McRaven of his actions was quietly removed from the final version of an inspector general’s report published weeks ago. A spokesman for the admiral declined to comment. The CIA, noting that the bin Laden mission was overseen by then-CIA Director Leon Panetta before he became defense secretary, said that the SEALs were effectively assigned to work temporarily for the CIA, which has presidential authority to conduct covert operations.

“Documents related to the raid were handled in a manner consistent with the fact that the operation was conducted under the direction of the CIA director,” agency spokesman Preston Golson said in an emailed statement. “Records of a CIA operation such as the (bin Laden) raid, which were created during the conduct of the operation by persons acting under the authority of the CIA Director, are CIA records.”

……The records transfer was part of an effort by McRaven to protect the names of the personnel involved in the raid, according to the inspector general’s draft report.

Really?? Is that why Obama revealed classified information about the SEAL mission to his Hollywood pals?

Virtually every press release about the raid was a concocted version of events:

In the days after bin Laden’s death, the White House provided conflicting versions of events, falsely saying bin Laden was armed and even firing at the SEALs, misidentifying which of bin Laden’s sons was killed and incorrectly saying bin Laden’s wife died in the shootout. Obama’s press secretary attributed the errors to the “fog of combat.”

A U.S. judge and a federal appeals court previously sided with the CIA in a lawsuit over publishing more than 50 “post-mortem” photos and video recordings of bin Laden’s corpse. In the case, brought by Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, the CIA did not say the images were operational files to keep them secret. It argued successfully that the photos and videos must be withheld from the public to avoid inciting violence against Americans overseas and compromising secret systems and techniques used by the CIA and the military.

The secrecy surrounding Bin Laden’s corpse is is just plain fucking stupid.   The pussified angst over ” inciting violence against Americans overseas” is further proof of the cowardice and dereliction that represents the current crop of military leaders.

By the way, Obama drafted up a memo blaming Admiral McRaven if the Bin Laden mission failed.

Gee McRaven, how does it feel to be Obama’s bitch boy?

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1 thought on “Bin Laden Raid Files Purged From Pentagon, Moved to CIA”

  1. Now the that bass turd in charge has gotten his political points from the raid, time to retire all the evidence. Who would want a nasty set of facts creating another mess for the sorry sack of shitte in the White House!

    Not like breaking laws, murdering people, war crimes, violating our freedoms and other rights under the the Constitution would really matter to Barry Insane Obama.

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