Ex-Navy SEAL Robert O’Neill makes no apologies for going public

by Gramfan on November 16, 2014

in Gramfan (team member), military, video and film

Three of the things Robert O’Neill has done have already been made into movies:

Zero Dark Thirty
Captain Phillips
Lone Survivor

I have seen them all. I think the fact that the film crews were allowed to see documents with no security clearance gives him enough reasons to do it.

The secrecy of the SEALs was broken by the Obama administration. No doubt on purpose.

Tulsa World has the story:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Navy SEAL Robert O’Neill, who says he fired the shots that killed Osama bin Laden, played a role in some of the most consequential combat missions of the post-9/11 era, including three depicted in Hollywood movies. And now he’s telling the world about them.

By doing so, O’Neill has almost certainly increased his earning power on the speaking circuit. He also may have put himself and his family at greater risk. And he has earned the enmity of some current and former SEALs by violating their code of silence.

But O’Neill, winner of two Silver and five Bronze Stars, makes no apologies for any of that. In a wide-ranging interview Friday with The Associated Press, he said he believes the American public has a right to more details about the operation that killed the al-Qaida leader and other important military adventures. And he insisted he is taking pains not to divulge classified information or compromise the tactics SEALs use to get the drop on their enemies.

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