“Mark Owen” (not his real name) a former U.S. Navy SEAL, authored a soon-to-be-published book about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. He’s now facing threats against his life in addition to possible criminal prosecution. His real name, age, and picture were released by two major news sources – al-Qaeda  and FOX NEWS.


The head of U.S. Special Operations Command said the military would immediately take legal action against anyone found to have exposed sensitive information which was not pre-approved by the Department of Defense.  I can understand that.

I can also understand the maniacs at al-Queda calling for “this dog’s death”.

What I can’t believe is FOX NEWS is going along with “Owen’s” exposure. The network has always been a cheerleader for this government’s extremely conservative policy on the wars – but this is over the top. All news sources knew “Owen’s” identity by late last week but most chose not to publish it. Can anyone imagine the overwhelming roar we’d hear if the usually left-leaning mainstream media revealed his name?

I think this guy’s an idiot for exposing his family’s safety for money. I also believe he’s violated the legal and moral obligations to which he agreed. But I’d be content to let a military tribunal decide his fate.

This wouldn’t have anything to do with FOX’S viewers ratings would it?  Of course not.  (And the cow really did jump over the moon.)

A related book I just finished is ENTER The Past Tense – My Secret Life As A CIA Assassin by Roland W. Haas

4 Responses to “UNSEALED”

  1. Bill says:

    FOX News released his name because they believe he is a traitor who is endangering national security with this book. They liken him to Mr. Assange. This is perhaps the one issue Obama and Fox agree on; the Obama people have gone after whistle blowers and leakers more aggressively than any prior administration.

  2. paolo. says:

    “the Obama people have gone after whistle blowers and leakers more aggressively than any prior administration.”

    There are people who say the Obama administration has produced more leakers and manipulated media more than any other administration.

  3. Bill says:

    All administrations strategically leak information to the media to gain political advantage. Always have; always will.

    What I’m referring to are leaks not sanctioned by the White House. There have been witch hunts in various agencies and news organizations have been pressured to reveal their sources at a rate not seen since the Nixon Pentagon Papers era. Federal officials in general are becoming more and more closed mouth for fesr of losing their careers. A chill has settled in over D.C.

  4. Joseph Belle-Isle says:

    Obama was the FIRST to give the plan away before it was finished and the other teams in on the operation could finish their hard planned and worked on operation. That SEAL-I haven’t read the book yet, may just have been pointing out that the top dog was the rat fink in that operation. To Take Credit before the SEALS could and before it was over.

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