General: Obama Knew Bin Laden Hideout Since Summer 2010...

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    General Jack Keane (Retired), the former Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, claims Barack Obama knew about Osama Bin Laden’s hideout since the summer of 2010.


    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsT4Tmc_K4g]Top General: Obama Knew OBL's Hideout Since Summer of 2010 - Refused to Act - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Wow.

    What a weak stick CIC.
     
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    There is knowledge and then there is the plan to use that knowledge. Thankfully Admiral McRaven was able to formulate the plan.
     
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    The CIA led the effort to surveil and gather intelligence on the compound; other critical roles in the operation were played by other American government agencies, including the National Security Agency, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), and US Defense Department.[33] According to The Washington Post, "The [intelligence-gathering] effort was so extensive and costly that the CIA went to Congress in December [2010] to secure authority to reallocate tens of millions of dollars within assorted agency budgets to fund it, U.S. officials said.

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    Forgive me here, but the thread title implies something that is a bit off the mark here paul, the US Intelliegnce community along with several members of those authorized to know in Congress, were aware of this fact as well during the planning stages of this "operation".
     
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    One more thing, I am sure that Admiral McRaven who also knew did not consult with a General who had by that time been retired over 7 years as to where and when this operation was to proceed. The bottom line is an operation like this needs to be planned, and your talking about entering into a soverign nation without permission and in order to make that decision you need to be 100% sure your target is actually there. Frankly, as for the Presidents part that is where his credit for this ends, however the simple implication that somehow the President knew and didn't act till sometime later calls into question some very honorable people among them Admiral McRaven. The General knows full well what it takes to plan then execute a plan and the time it takes to execute a plan. This operation was a big plus and served to show the honorable way in which US Navy operators conduct their business in defense of this nation and it is they who in the end deserve thanks here, of which the General knows as well as I do.
     
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    The video you offer directly contradicts your claim. In it, Keane says that Obama had "circumstantial evidence" that bin Laden was at the site, not that he "knew" it. Keane does express concern that the long time between the first indication that bin Laden might be at the site and the actual mission may have compromised the mission. Given the success of the mission (and the failure of the military to capture bin Laden at Tora Bora, when Keane was serving) I find these concerns speculative at best.
     
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    "Why can't I just eat my waffle?"

    After being asked a foreign policy question by a reporter while visiting a diner in Pennsylvania
     
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    Obama timed his attack on the bin Laden compound perfectly

    He got his man didn't he?
     
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