Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Two National Security Asset News Stories: One Overstated; the Other Understated

Two Navy-related security issues have generated repetitive news stories since last month. The gullible public is being played. Otherwise, an obvious fall guy would be very embarrassed.

....................... [1] The Overstated Story

Sep. 4, 2012 - Navy SEAL wrote 'No Easy Day' after being pushed out of SEAL Team 6 You are in material breach and violation of the non-disclosure agreements you signed,' the Pentagon wrote to 'Mark Owen,' which has raised speculation that the US government may seize the book’s royalties.

but,

Sep 5, 2012 - No Easy Day,” the controversial book about the assassination of Osama Bin Laden, debuted on Sept. 4 at No. 1 on the Amazon.com sales charts.

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M.E.: Despite DOD protests to the contrary, it has contributed to the book's success and the possibility of a possible movie. Either would serve to promote SEAL esprit and recruiting for the Navy. Here is what the general public has yet to realize:

The Department of Defense confirmed the pseudonymous author.[1] Bissonnette stated that a majority of the proceeds from the book will be donated to families of SEALs killed in action. [3] Christine Ball of Dutton Penguin said that the contents of the book were vetted by a former special operations attorney and that sensitive content would not be an issue.[10]


....................... [2] The Understated Story

Sep. 5, 2012 - Navy tells FAA it wants St. Marys airport moved
KINGS BAY NAVAL SUBMARINE BASE, Ga. -- The Navy has informed the Federal Aviation Administration that it wants a small Georgia airport moved amid concerns that airplanes and skydivers pose a threat to security at a key U.S. submarine base on the coast. Rear Adm. John C. Scorby, commander of the Navy's Southeast Region, outlined the military's concerns in a Tuesday letter to the FAA's Southern Region.

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M.E.: The Kings Bay update (linked above) confirms this Aug 28th prediction: The FAA and Navy Secretary Ray Mabus are going to be involved soon. Their involvement would probably justify no more than a sentence in a newspaper article, if that.

The skydiving issue began prior to February 28, 2007, and is the larger and potentially more embarrassing concern because it has languished unabated longer than five, post 9-11 years. Accordingly, it has been minimized in the national news media (Ray Mabus has yet to be linked) and Obama himself has stayed clear of a political opportunity to personally resolve the matter.

Somewhere there may be a former Kings Bay Sub Base commanding officer, perhaps an admiral or civilian in a high place who is very nervous about being identified as the obvious skydiving fall guy.

Submarines are always silent and strange.



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