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Reggie Love: Obama and I played cards during raid on Osama bin Laden

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In May 2011, the White House released the above photo when it declared, with great fanfare, that a team of Navy SEALS had broken into Al-Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden’s secret compound in Abbotabad, Pakistan, and assassinated the nefarious terrorist. The picture supposedly was taken in a “Situation Room” in the White House, where Obama and his key military and civilian advisers watched, in real time, the take-down of Osama.

Obama had always maintained that he watched the raid in real time in the Situation Room with members of his national security team. In fact, a year after the raid, the POS told NBC News “This was the longest 40 minutes of my life,” referring to the amount of time the Navy SEALs had to complete their mission after landing at the bin Laden compound in Abbottabad.

At the time when the pic was released, many of us gleefully observed how dwarfed Obama appeared, like a chipmunk in a small chair, next to the other individuals seated around the table.

A year later, Swedish news agency Afton Bladet was the first to cast doubt on the authenticity of the photo. Then, Mara Zebest – a graphic artist and co-author for a number of Adobe product books, including the Inside Photoshop series, which has been published in at least ten different languages around the world — also expressed skepticism about the pic, noting a number of anomalies — including the dwarfed Obama — which point to the pic having been “manipulated.” (See “Is the Obama ‘Situation Room” photo a fake?“)

We now have the testimony of a percipient witness (or eyewitness) that Obama indeed was not in that Situation Room.

He is none other than Reggie Love, 32, who has worked for the POS as a personal assistant since Obama was a junior senator, and continuing as his personal aide and “body man” in the White House.  At the end of 2011, Reggie left the White House  to complete his MBA at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, but he’s still seen with the POS on occasions, like this pic below.

Obama-with-Reggie-LoveObama & Reggie Love strolling like two lovers by the seashore.

Last month, July 2013, Reggie was invited to a forum in Los Angeles hosted by the D.C.-based Artists and Athletes Alliance to reflect on his time as one of Obama’s closest aides — a “private briefing on decision making in the Oval Office.” The forum was moderated by Jim Newton, editor at large of The Los Angeles Times.

Reggie said he and Obama played cards during part of the raid: “Most people were like down in the Situation Room and [President Obama] was like, ‘I’m not going to be down there, I can’t watch this entire thing.’” 

So Obama, Reggie, White House photographer Pete Souza, and another Obama aide Marvin Nicholson, gathered in the private dining room to play a couple rounds of cards. “We must have played 15 games of spades,” Reggie said.

H/t Daily Mail and Obama Release Your Records

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UPDATE (Aug. 15, 2013):

Team Obama is now furiously doing damage control on Reggie Love’s intemperate remarks.

Not long after the video with Reggie surfaced and started to spread like wildfire, it was removed by Artists and Athletes Alliance (AAA). Fortunately, the video posted above was made by Obama Release Your Records and is not subject to AAA’s deletion!

~Eowyn

Families of Navy SEAL Team 6 to expose Obama regime in deaths of their sons

The Navy SEAL is the elite of our military’s elite corps who have the respect and admiration of even fighter pilots, who themselves are elite Top Guns. SEAL Team 6 is the informal name of the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group (NSWDG), commonly known as DEVGRU — one of America’s four secretive counter-terrorism and Special Mission Units.

It was the Navy SEAL Team 6 who, on May 2, 2011, broke into Osama bin Laden’s secret compound in Abbotabad, Pakistan, and assassinated the Al Qaeda leader.

Three months later, on August 6, 2011, 22 members of Team 6 were killed when their Chinook helicopter was shot down by Taliban “rebels” in Afghanistan.

At the time, the downing of the Chinook helicopter already was met with skepticism (see here and here). Among the skeptics was D.C. investigative reporter Wayne Madsen, a former U.S. Navy officer. According to Madsen, his sources in Navy SEAL Team 2 told him that “many SEALs believe the SEAL Team 6 members were sacrificed for political reasons because they ‘knew too much’ about the Abbotabad raid.”

Almost two years later, we may finally learn the truth about that Chinook “crash.”

On Thursday, May 9, 2013, the families of three members of Navy SEAL Team 6 will convene a press conference to reveal the Obama regime’s culpability in the death of their sons in that fatal helicopter crash in Afghanistan. Here’s an announcement of that press conference from Freedom Watch:

DATE: May 9, 2013

PLACE: National Press Club (Holeman Lounge)
529 14th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20045

TIME: 10 am – 11 am

(Washington, D.C.). Three families of Navy SEAL Team VI special forces servicemen, along with one family of an Army National Guardsman, will appear at a press conference on May 9, 2013, to disclose never before revealed information about how and why their sons along with 26 others died in a fatal helicopter crash in Afghanistan on August 6, 2011, just a few months after the successful raid on the compound of Osama Bin Laden that resulted in the master terrorist’s death.

Accompanying the families of these dead Navy SEAL Team VI special operations servicemen will be retired military experts verifying their accounts of how and why the government is as much responsible for the deaths of their sons as is the Taliban.

The areas of inquiry at the press conference will include but not be limited to:

  1. How President Obama and Vice President Biden, having disclosed on May 4, 2011, that Navy Seal Team VI carried out the successful raid on Bin Laden’s compound resulting in the master terrorist’s death, put a retaliatory target on the backs of the fallen heroes.
  2. How and why high-level military officials sent these Navy SEAL Team VI heroes into battle without special operations aviation and proper air support.
  3. How and why middle level military brass carries out too many ill-prepared missions to boost their standing with top-level military brass and the Commander-in-Chief in order that they can be promoted.
  4. How the military restricts special operations servicemen and others from engaging in timely return fire when fired upon by the Taliban and other terrorist groups and interests, thus jeopardizing the servicemen’s lives.
  5. How and why the denial of requested pre-assault fire may have contributed to the shoot down of the Navy SEAL Team VI. helicopter and the death of these special operations servicemen.
  6. How Afghani forces accompanying the Navy SEAL Team VI servicemen on the helicopter were not properly vetted and how they possibly disclosed classified information to the Taliban about the mission, resulting in the shoot down of the helicopter.
  7. How military brass, while prohibiting any mention of a Judeo-Christian God, invited a Muslim cleric to the funeral for the fallen Navy SEAL Team VI heroes who disparaged in Arabic the memory of these servicemen by damning them as infidels to Allah. A video of the Muslim cleric’s “prayer” will be shown with a certified translation.

“This press conference takes on special significance given that our government has over the last twelve years since September 11 committed brave American servicemen to wars in Iraq and Afghanistan which, in large part as a result of politics, were poorly conceived of and implemented, resulting in the deaths of thousands and the maiming of tens of thousands of our brave heroes. To make matters even worse, America has effectively lost these wars,” stated Larry Klayman, legal counsel for the families.

For more information, contact Freedom Watch at daj142182@gmail.com or Tel: 424 274 2579.

A big h/t to my bud Mark S. McGrew

Update (May 9, 2013):

For the press conference today, see “Families of Navy SEALs killed in downed Chinook blame Obama and military brass“.

~Eowyn

Is the Obama “Situation Room” photo a fake?

A year ago, the White House released this photo when it broke the news that a team of Navy SEALS had broken into al-Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden’s secret compound in Abbotabad, Pakistan, and assassinated the nefarious terrorist. The picture supposedly was taken in a “Situation Room” in the White House, where Obama and his key military and civilian advisers watched, in real time, the take-down of Osama.

This is the photo:

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At the time when the pic was released, many of us gleefully observed how dwarfed Obama appeared — a chipmunk in the small chair — next to the other individuals seated around the table.

Gateway Pundit reports that the Swedish news agency Afton Bladet is now casting doubt on the authenticity of the photo. Suggesting the pic was photoshopped, the agency asks: “Ser du det grova felet i denna bild?” Translated: “Do you see what is wrong with this picture?”

Mara Zebest is a graphic artist and co-author for a number of Adobe product books, including the Inside Photoshop series, which has been published in at least ten different languages around the world.

Writing in American Thinker, May 9, 2012, Zebest asks if there are other hints of manipulation beyond the obvious blurred photo (see left) in front of Hillary Clinton.

Referring to Afton Bladet, Zebest notes the following anomalies in the “Situation Room” photo:

1. Obama looks like a midget in the chair despite his six-foot-plus stature. When comparing the size of the surrounding people in the photo to Obama, the photo certainly gives the impression that Obama’s head (or possibly the entire body) was placed into the photo and resized a tad too small.

2. Why is everyone in the room dressed in work attire — as if they went to work that day — except for Obama?

3. Compare the size of surrounding heads in the “Situation Room” photo to the size of Obama’s head.  Even if you use a perspective argument — in which objects appear smaller at a greater distance — then why are the faces behind Obama still larger?  Marshall Webb’s head is larger as well, and keep in mind that Marshall is sitting next to Obama (on the same plane).

4. In the Situation Room photo, Obama’s head looks much smaller than Biden’s. But in other photos of the two men, they have similar head shapes and sizes.

5. Look at the eyes of everyone in the room. Follow the direction of the center of focus for all the surrounding faces in the room. When zoomed in closely, the eyes are clear and detailed for many of these faces.  However, not only do Obama’s eyes lack detail in this overexposed photo, but the direction of his glance appears to be pinpointing a higher plane than that of everyone else in the room. It was reported here that the famous picture was taken not in the situation room, but rather from a smaller conference room next to the situation room. A search for images of this conference room suggests that monitors are mounted on the wall just slightly above eye level when sitting — which is consistent with the gaze level of the surrounding members in the photo.

6. There is a consistency in lighting and softness to the skin tones for the majority of faces in the room — except for Obama, and two players standing behind Bill Daley. Their names are Anthony Blinken, national security advisor to Vice President Biden, and Audrey Tomason of the National Counterterrorism Center.  The Daily Beast speculates on the reasons for Tomason’s presence in the photo as diversity balance so Hillary Clinton would not be the only woman in the room.

7. From the directional glance of the eyes for Blinken and Tomason, they appear to be glancing on a different vector path than the surrounding faces. The lighting for these two individuals appears off when taking into account how the light falls on many of the other characters in this iconic photo. Blinken and Tomason seem to have a different set of rules regarding how the light falls on their faces compared to their co-workers.

8. In addition, when zooming in close to examine the shirt area of Blinken, there appears to be some indistinct areas for a shirt so well-lit and strongly contrasted at the upper area of the torso. It is hard to determine if this could be due to image-editing or normal shadowing and light falloff.

9. A close-up from the overexposed photo shows Tomason’s hands are in front of Blinken’s shirt and even appear to come out in front of Daley’s jacket. While the lack of detail could be natural due to Tomason’s position in the photo, both arms seem to mutate into odd or unrecognizable hand shapes.

In an update, Swedish news agency Afton Bladet openly mocks the White House by inserting Keanu Reeves into the photo. LOL

Of course, all of this assumes that the assassination of Osama actually took place. Responding to a Freedom of Information Act request by the Associated Press, the Pentagon says it has no records — not one photo, not one video, not even an e-mail — of bin Laden’s death.

Then there is that curious downing by “Taliban rebels” of a U.S. Chinook helicopter on August 6, 2011, three months after the purported assassination of bin Laden. All 30 Americans on board the Chinook were killed, including 22 members of the same Navy SEALS Team 6 who had assassinated bin Laden. What a coincidence!

Hope and Change and the Most Transparent Administration, evah. Yeah, Baby!

H/t dan.

~Eowyn

Pentagon has no records of Osama bin Laden’s death

Obama touts the Navy SEALS’ raid and killing of Osama bin Laden in his hideaway compound in Abbotabad, Pakistan, as one of, if not the greatest, achievements of his administration. Reportedly, the administration even disclosed details of the raid to Hollywood for an upcoming movie, Zero Dark Thirty, directed by Kathryn Bigelow.

The movie is scheduled to be released — SURPRISE! — on October 12, 2012, within a month of the presidential election.

Joseph Straw reports for the N.Y. Daily News, Aug. 11, 2011, that the CIA defended its collaboration with the maker of Zero Dark Thirty. CIA spokesman Preston Golson said that such collaboration with filmmakers has precedent and is part of the CIA’s “public outreach.” Despite the CIA’s insistence, Congressman Peter King (R-Long Island), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, has demanded that the Pentagon and CIA inspectors general investigate whether the agencies breached policy in this case, in particular whether the filmmakers saw classified material or got access to personnel working under cover.

Given that, it is  curious, to say the least, that, in response to a Freedom of Information Act request made by the Associated Press, the Pentagon says it has no records — not one photo, not one video, not even an e-mail — of bin Laden’s death.

Richard Lardner reports for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, March 15, 2012:

Government officials have openly discussed details of the mission [to kill Osama bin Laden] in speeches, interviews and television appearances, but the administration won’t disclose records that would confirm their narrative of that fateful night. The Associated Press asked for files about the raid in more than 20 separate [FOIA] requests, mostly submitted the day after bin Laden’s death.

The Pentagon told the AP this month it could not locate any photographs or video taken during the raid or showing bin Laden’s body. It also said it could not find any images of bin Laden’s body on the Navy aircraft carrier where the al-Qaida leader’s body was taken.

The Pentagon said it could not find any death certificate, autopsy report or results of DNA identification tests for bin Laden, or any pre-raid materials discussing how the government planned to dispose of bin Laden’s body if he were killed.

It said it searched files at the Pentagon, U.S. Special Operations Command in Tampa, Fla., and the Navy command in San Diego that controls the USS Carl Vinson, the aircraft carrier used in the mission.

The Defense Department told the AP in late February it could not find any emails about the bin Laden mission or his “Geronimo” code name that were sent or received in the year before the raid by William McRaven, the three-star admiral at the Joint Special Operations Command who organized and oversaw the mission. It also could not find any emails from other senior officers who would have been involved in the mission’s planning.
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Note: WantToKnow team member Prof. David Ray Griffin, in his book Osama bin Laden: Dead or Alive?, lays out the extensive evidence that bin laden died in December 2001, and that since that time Pentagon psyops had been keeping him “alive” with fake videos and audiotapes to maintain a crucial pretext for the ever-expanding “war on terror.” Could it be that the Pentagon will produce no records of its purported “death raid” because in fact it will reveal major manipulations involving bin Laden’s death?

On August 6, 2011, three months after the supposed killing of bin Laden, 22 members of the exact same Navy SEALS Team 6 who had conducted the Abbotabad raid all died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.

Dead men don’t tell tales.

H/t beloved Joseph.

UPDATE (April 27, 2012):

The coverup continues. On April 26, 2012, claiming national-security risks, a federal judge, James E. Boasberg, denied a request by Judicial Watch to release photos and video taken of Osama bin Laden during and after a raid in which the terrorist leader supposedly was killed by U.S. commandos last year.

~Eowyn