View Full Version : Navy SEAL Commander Advised to 'Get the Hell Out of the Media'

02-08-2012, 11:16 AM
" Special Operations Commander Adm. Bill McRaven was confronted by retired Lt. Gen. James Vaught, who said he didn't understand why the recent raids by the Navy SEALs, such as the one to kill Osama bin Laden or to rescue U.S. hostage Jessica Buchanan, were all over the media.

"Since the time when your wonderful team went and drug bin Laden out and got rid of him, and more recently when you went down and rescued the group in Somalia, or wherever the hell they were, they've been splashing all of this all over the media," Vaught, 85, said. "I flat don't understand that.

"Now back when my special operators extracted Saddam [Hussein] from the hole, we didn't say one damn word about it," he continued. "We turned him over to the local commander and told him to claim that his forces drug him out of the hole, and he did so. And we just faded away and kept our mouth shut.

"Now I'm going to tell you, one of these days, if you keep publishing how you do this, the other guy's going to be there ready for you, and you're going to fly in and he's going to shoot down every damn helicopter and kill every one of your SEALs. Now, watch it happen. Mark my words. Get the hell out of the media," he concluded, as laughter broke out at a meeting of the National Defense Industrial Association in Washington, D.C."

No shit huh! Yes it's interesting for all of us to hear the details. But they're covert ops for a reason.

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02-08-2012, 11:35 AM
The Navy Seals are covert. They aren't in it for the glory, they should do their job, and turn it over to someone else to get the credit. Their names should never appear in print, and no one should ever know they are Seals.

That's just the way it is.

Evil Chris
02-08-2012, 11:53 AM
You can't handle Vermouth!

02-08-2012, 12:20 PM
They need money. Its really simple.

Why do you think the movie is being released. That money will benefit the teams. Rather money this way than the way the CIA gets it.