posted on Oct, 10 2012 @ 03:23 AM
Originally posted by Arbitrageur
Thanks for that. So the first briefing for the mission was when they started training at the mockup of
Originally posted by steppenwolf86
According to the book, they knew. The first briefing for the mission informed them of the target, and how the CIA had found him, which is very
important since these guys had been sent on wild goose chases after Bin Laden a few times already. The CIA actually seemed eager to prove to the Seals
that they finally had tracked him down.
I'm surprised they told them the target that early; did they tell just the seal commanders or the all the seal team members also?
The first to know were the commanders, who went to washington to formulate a plan with the high ups and the white house, then the team was assembled,
quote hand picked, from the different squads of team 6, most of whom were stateside. When they arrived on site for training they received the briefing
and were shown a detailed model along with drone feeds etc, almost all the intel. They were even shown a drone feed of the Pacer, who was alleged to
be Bin Laden himself, the man would go into the courtyard and walk in circles....
Sorry, my quote key is fried, I spilled dr pepper lol...
As for the guy who doesn't believe the official story, I find it quite believable as long as you think Bin Laden was still alive. Nothing about the
mission itself was impossible or even that unusual other than the full size mockup, which was not so much for training purposes as it was to convince
the brass that the operation could be carried out successfully. Furthermore, in the book, the so called Mark Owen talks about at least one mission
where Bin Laden was allegedly spotted that turned into a wild goose chase, and was based on really poor intel. I know it is hard to imagine that we
lost track of Bin Laden for so long, but it really is believable. The guy never used a cell phone, he was insulated, he was smart, and he got out of
Tora Bora, which in itself was a major screw up. The CIA learned their lesson(They should have let Delta pursue Bin Laden at Tora Bora) and once Bin
Laden was found some 10 years later, they let the Seals do their thing and stayed out of running the mission. The author of the book speaks about the
Good Idea Fairy, which is when some Officer or Civilian has a good idea that adds unnecessary equipment or problems to a mission JUST IN CASE, and it
is a part of over planning. The CIA learned their lesson and was hands off, and the Good Idea Fairy was unemployed on that mission.
10-10-2012 by steppenwolf86 because: (no reason given)