Obama passed on the Bin Laden kill three separate times at Jarrett’s Urging (Update: DC Report up now)

Some Call Him Gutsy

Just passing along a fascinating web rumor I saw via Doug Ross, who says, stay tuned to The Daily Caller tomorrow for a blockbuster story based on a new “book bombshell”..

If true, the story would partially or perhaps fully confirm what a blogger published on his site, The Ulsterman Report, shortly after the raid, based on intelligence provided by the enigmatic “White House Insider” .

I was correct in stating there had been a push to invade the compound for several weeks if not months, primarily led by Leon Panetta, Hillary Clinton, Robert Gates, David Petraeus, and Jim Clapper.  The primary opposition to this plan originated from Valerie Jarrett, and it was her opposition that was enough to create uncertainty within President Obama.  Obama would meet with various components of the pro-invasion faction, almost always with Jarrett present, and then often fail to indicate his position.  This situation continued for some time, though the division between Jarrett/Obama and the rest intensified more recently, most notably from Hillary Clinton.  She was livid over the president’s failure to act, and her office began a campaign of anonymous leaks to the media indicating such.  As for Jarrett, her concern rested on two primary fronts.  One, that the military action could fail and harm the president’s already weakened standing with both the American public and the world.  Second, that the attack would be viewed as an act of aggression against Muslims, and further destabilize conditions in the Middle East.

Q: What changed the president’s position and enabled the attack against Osama Bin Laden to proceed?

A:  Nothing changed with the president’s opinion – he continued to avoid having one.  Every time military and intelligence officials appeared to make progress in forming a position, Jarrett would intervene and the stalling would begin again.  Hillary started the ball really rolling as far as pressuring Obama began, but it was Panetta and Petraeus who ultimately pushed Obama to finally act – sort of.  Panetta was receiving significant reports from both his direct CIA sources, as well as Petraeus-originating Intel.  Petraeus was threatening to act on his own via a bombing attack.  Panetta reported back to the president that a bombing of the compound would result in successful killing of Osama Bin Laden, and little risk to American lives.  Initially, as he had done before, the president indicated a willingness to act.  But once again, Jarrett intervened, convincing the president that innocent Pakistani lives could be lost in such a bombing attack, and Obama would be left attempting to explain Panetta’s failed policy.  Again Obama hesitated – this time openly delaying further meetings to discuss the issue with Panetta.  A brief meeting was held at this time with other officials, including Secretary Gates and members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, but Gates, like Panetta, was unable to push the president to act.  It was at this time that Gates indicated to certain Pentagon officials that he may resign earlier than originally indicated – he was that frustrated.  Both Panetta and Clinton convinced him to stay on and see the operation through.

What happened from there is what was described by me as a “masterful manipulation” by Leon Panetta.  Panetta indicated to Obama that leaks regarding knowledge of Osama Bin Laden’s location were certain to get out sooner rather than later, and action must be taken by the administration or the public backlash to the president’s inaction would be “…significant to the point of political debilitation.”  It was at that time that Obama stated an on-ground campaign would be far more acceptable to him than a bombing raid.  This was intended as a stalling tactic, and it had originated from Jarrett.  Such a campaign would take both time, and present a far greater risk of failure.  The president had been instructed by Jarrett to inform Mr., Panetta that he would have sole discretion to act against the Osama Bin Laden compound.  Jarrett believed this would further delay Panetta from acting, as the responsibility for failure would then fall almost entirely on him.  What Valerie Jarrett, and the president, did not know is that Leon Panetta had already initiated a program that reported to him –and only him, involving a covert on the ground attack against the compound.  Basically, the whole damn operation was already ready to go – including the specific team support Intel necessary to engage the enemy within hours of being given notice.  Panetta then made plans to proceed with an on-ground assault. This information reached either Hillary Clinton or Robert Gates first (likely via militarycontacts directly associated with the impending mission) who then informed the other.  Those two then met with Panetta, who informed each of them he had been given the authority by the president to proceed with a mission if the opportunity presented itself.  Both Gates and Clinton warned Panetta of the implications of that authority – namely he was possibly being made into a scapegoat.  Panetta admitted that possibility, but felt the opportunity to get Bin Laden outweighed that risk.  During that meeting, Hillary Clinton was first to pledge her full support for Panetta, indicating she would defend him if necessary.  Similar support was then followed by Gates.  The following day, and with Panetta’s permission, Clinton met in private with Bill Daley and urged him to get the president’s full and open approval of the Panetta plan.  Daley agreed such approval would be of great benefit to the action, and instructed Clinton to delay proceeding until he had secured that approval.  Daley contacted Clinton within hours of their meeting indicating Jarrett refused to allow the president to give that approval.  Daley then informed Clinton that he too would fully support Panetta in his actions, even if it meant disclosing the president’s indecision to the American public should that action fail to produce a successful conclusion.  Clinton took that message back to Panetta and the CIA director initiated the 48 hour engagement order.  At this point, the President of the United States was not informed of the engagement order – it did not originate from him, and for several hours after the order had been given and the special ops forces were preparing for action into Pakistan from their position in Afghanistan, Daley successfully kept Obama and Jarrett insulated from that order.

This insulation ended at some point with an abort order that I believe originated from Valerie Jarrett’s office, and was then followed up by President Obama. This abort order was later explained as a delay due to weather conditions, but the actual conditions at that time would have been acceptable for the mission.  A storm system had been in the area earlier, but was no longer an issue.  Check the data yourself to confirm.  Jarrett, having been caught off guard, was now scrambling to determine who had initiated the plan.  She was furious, repeating the acronym “CoC” and saying it was not being followed.  This is where Bill Daley intervened directly.  The particulars of that intervention are not clear to me beyond knowing he did meet with Jarrett in his office and following that meeting, Valerie Jarrett was not seen in the West Wing for some time, and apparently no longer offered up any resistance to the Osama Bin Laden mission.  What did follow from there was one or more brief meetings between Bill Daley, Hillary Clinton, a representative from Robert Gates’ office, a representative from Leon Panetta’s office, and a representative from Jim Clapper’soffice.  I have to assume that these meetings were in essence, detailing the move to proceed with the operation against the Osama Bin Laden compound.  I have been told by more than one source that Leon Panetta was directing the operation with both his own CIA operatives, as well as direct contacts with military – both entities were reporting to Panetta only at this point, and not the President of the United States.  There was not going to be another delay as had happened 24 hour earlier.  The operation was at this time effectively unknown to President Barack Obama or Valerie Jarrett and it remained that way until AFTER it had already been initiated.  President Obama was literally pulled from a golf outing and escorted back to the White House to be informed of the mission.  Upon his arrival there was a briefing held which included Bill Daley, John Brennan, and a high ranking member of the military.  When Obama emerged from the briefing, he was described as looking “very confused and uncertain.”  The president was then placed in the situation room where several of the players in this event had already been watching the operation unfold.  Another interesting tidbit regarding this is that the Vice President was already “up to speed” on the operation.  A source indicated they believe Hillary Clinton had personally made certain the Vice President was made aware of that day’s events before the president was.  The now famous photo released shows the particulars of that of that room and its occupants.  What that photo does not communicate directly is that the military personnel present in that room during the operation unfolding, deferred to either Hillary Clinton or Robert Gates.  The president’s role was minimal, including their acknowledging of his presence in the room.

Keep reading, here.

The crazy thing about The Ulsterman Report is that  just when you want to dismiss it as so much hokum–something he reported weeks, months, or even a year and a half  before anyone else, turns out to be true. He’s hit the nail on the head too many times to be dismissed.

If this new bombshell pans out, it would make Keith Koffler’s mocking White House Dossier  Fawning Interview with Obama from 5/9/2011 even funnier:

WHD: Now, How did you handle the incredible tension in the Situation Room the day you took out Bin Laden?

Obama: It’s all part of being a leader, of being, you know, basically a badass.

WHD: Yes, absolutely

Obama: And I was there for the others. I noticed Hillary about to collapse, and I comforted here with a hug and a shot of tequilla. But me, you know, I have to admit, it was tense. But I can handle it. I just can.

WHD: Is the story true that your national security aides were divided on this, but you just knew what had to be done?

Obama: Yes, some of my advisers were sissies. They were wringing their hands, and pissing on themselves.

Me, I knew we only had a 50-50 shot. It could have gone either way. But I just said, “Sometimes, folks, you just have to go for it. You have to trust your gut. You have to say, ‘Danger? Risk? Bring it on! Tension? Uncertainty? I eat if for breakfast!’ America needed to bag this dude. And so I sad, ‘Go for it, punk. Make my day. A man has to do what a man has to do.’ And so forth.”

WHD: Wowwww.

Obama: Would you like a glass of water?

WHD: No, I’m OK. And what did you say after you knew you’d killed Bin Laden?

Obama: I was as taciturn and cool as John Wayne putting his gun back in his holster. I just said, “We got him.”

WHD: Hot damn!

UPDATE:

The Daily Caller report is now up: Book: Obama canceled Bin Laden ‘kill’ raid three times at Jarrett’s urging:

At the urging of Valerie Jarrett, President Barack Obama canceled the operation to kill Osama bin Laden on three separate occasions before finally approving the May 2, 2011 Navy SEAL mission, according to an explosive new book scheduled for release August 21. The Daily Caller has seen a portion of the chapter in which the stunning revelation appears.

In ”Leading From Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors Who Decide for Him,“ Richard Miniter writes that Obama canceled the “kill” mission in January 2011, again in February, and a third time in March. Obama’s close adviser Valerie Jarrett persuaded him to hold off each time, according to the book.

Miniter, a two-time New York Times best-selling author, cites an unnamed source with Joint Special Operations Command who had direct knowledge of the operation and its planning.

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We’re laughing at you,Newsweak…
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After Scripted Question From Reporterette Moves Courageous Leader of the Free World to Smirk, Gloat, Taunt, and Spike the Football During Press Conference, After Lengthy End Zone Dance, Navy SEALs weighed in: Yeah, Obama Should Probably Shut Up About bin Laden Now:

A serving SEAL Team member said: ‘Obama wasn’t in the field, at risk, carrying a gun. As president, at every turn he should be thanking the guys who put their lives on the line to do this. He does so in his official speeches because he speechwriters are smart.

‘But the more he tries to take the credit for it, the more the ground operators are saying, “Come on, man!” It really didn’t matter who was president. At the end of the day, they were going to go.’

Chris Kyle, a former SEAL sniper with 160 confirmed and another 95 unconfirmed kills to his credit, said: ‘The operation itself was great and the nation felt immense pride. It was great that we did it.

‘But bin Laden was just a figurehead. The war on terror continues. Taking him out didn’t really change anything as far as the war on terror is concerned and using it as a political attack is a cheap shot.

In years to come there is going to be information that will come out that Obama was not the man who made the call. He can say he did and the people who really know what happened are inside the Pentagon, are in the military and the military isn’t allowed to speak out against the commander- in-chief so his secret is safe.’

MORE:
It is not a coincidence, I’m sure that two Special Op super PACs have formed to defeat this pathetic,  preening, grandstanding SCOAMF…
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Linked by Doug Ross and Michelle Malkin, thanks!
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UPDATE II:
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For those of you having trouble getting into The Daily Caller, @DailyCaller reports on Twitter, that they came under malware attack. They claim to have ” turned back the enemy & reclaimed our land. Site is safe to visit. Thanks 4 your patience.”
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I’m still seeing the Attack Site notice, however.
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There are no coincidences is politics, folks.
UPDATE III:
What some deemed a prepostorous fabrication is once again being proven accurate – a new book details how Barack Obama called off the Bin Laden mission no less than three times due to the demands of senior adviser Valerie Jarrett – a book being published over one year AFTER our own  White House Insider gave the very same details.

20 Responses to “Obama passed on the Bin Laden kill three separate times at Jarrett’s Urging (Update: DC Report up now)”

  1. Geo Says:

    Geez, that sure would ‘splain all the accolades and back slapping that went on “after the trigger” was pulled. eh? They were falling over each other trying to give the Commander in Chief credit for a “gutsy” call.

    Maybe they should’ve tried a 2×4 to get a “gutsy decision” out of him to begin with.

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  2. Tibby Says:

    Doesn’t surprise me in the least. Stall, stall some more, and when you are finally pushed into the position of having to make a decision, take all the credit for it finally happening.

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  3. nicedeb Says:

    Not one but two Special Op Super PACs have formed to defeat this preening Marxist clown.
    I don’t know how people who know the truth can stand to be around him.

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  4. sulli159 Says:

    Valerie’s father, Vernon Jarrett, was a fellow traveler who schooled his daughter in 3rd world exposure “namely Iran” and after a psychological degree qualified her to enter into the Chicago political machine; without any finance training, Jarrett ended up running finance for Obama. She was heavily involved in the public slum lord project Grant Parc with Resko and late Saddum Hussien’s money bagman Auchi.

    “Antoin “Tony” Rezko, perhaps the most important fund-raiser for Obama’s early political campaigns and a friend who helped the Obamas buy a home in 2005. Rezko’s company used subsidies to rehabilitate more than 1,000 apartments, mostly in and around Obama’s district, then refused to manage the units, leaving the buildings to decay to the point where many no longer were habitable.

    Campaign finance records show that six prominent developers – including Jarrett, Davis, and Rezko – collectively contributed more than $175,000 to Obama’s campaigns over the last decade and raised hundreds of thousands more from other donors. Rezko alone raised at least $200,000, by Obama’s own accounting.”

    http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2008/06/27/grim_proving_ground_for_obamas_housing_policy/?page=2

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  5. A.Men Says:

    obama is Not a nice guy and Not smart! Duh!

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  6. Jayfort Says:

    As of 07/30/12, the Daily Caller has been identified as an “attack site” and access is difficult. Wonderful timing, eh?

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  7. nicedeb Says:

    I had no problem getting in. The issue may be on your end.

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  8. mare Says:

    Great coverage on this Deb. It has to be credible, based on his years as President and in the Senate it is consistent with his actions and stated beliefs.

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  9. Amy Shulkusky Says:

    I got “attack site” too in Firefox & had to allow

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  10. nicedeb Says:

    Okay – me too, now. I was on my iphone, earlier.
    Well, well, well.

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  11. Obama Cancels Osama Raid Three Times? « The Camp Of The Saints Says:

    [...] Nice Deb reminds us, however [tip of the fedora to Dan Collins]: If true, the story would partially or perhaps fully confirm what a blogger published on his site, The Ulsterman Report, shortly after the raid, based on intelligence provided by the enigmatic “White House Insider”. [...]

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  12. Bob Belvedere Says:

    The Daily Caller folks Tweeted that the attack has been cleaned-up:

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  13. kozanne Says:

    I’ve been a long time fan of the Ulsterman site. When I point out his Insider articles to people, they laugh, refuse to believe them, or outright otherwise denigrate them. Wonder if they are laughing today? It’s high time the blogosphere started taking Ulsterman seriously.

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  14. nicedeb Says:

    Remember earlier this year when insider said Obama was bitching in private about not being considered “cool” anymore? A few weeks later stories started hitting the news about obama wanting to get his “cool” back. It was uncanny. But that’s just one example. The stuff about where Obama spends most of his time (the private residence, not the west wing) is also something he reported way before anyone else ….and it goes on and on…

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