Osama bin Laden raid not Obama's call - Exclusive: Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely reveals name of leader who authorized operation
That awkward moment when it turns out that Obama didn’t have anything to do with one of the ONLY successes of his term.
Compounded by the awkward moment that comes from the fact that he’s be saying that HE ‘got Osama bin Laden’.
Who else thinks that Obama may just call in sick for the debate tomorrow?
The Stand Up America research team has learned from a senior and sensitive intelligence community source and official that President Obama did not know of the raid in Abbottabad to kill Osama bin Laden on May 1, 2011, until after the helicopters with SEAL Team Six had crossed into Pakistani airspace.
The U.S.’ most sophisticated deception techniques were used to make this very dangerous penetration into Pakistan without Pakistan knowledge. The president was notified at the golf course and called away, which is why he was in the strange seated position in the picture that documented the White House operation room event.
Director of Central Intelligence Leon Panetta was the key player who organized and supported this daring raid. He signed the “execute orders” with only a few people aware: Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, then-Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Adm. Bill Mullen and Gen. David Petraeus.
The White House was closed out of the decision because the president, through Valarie Jarrett, had turned down two or three other earlier proposals.