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In a Hollywood Reporter news story by Tim Goodwin on Monday night, readers were told about the two motion pictures that depict the hunt and killing of radical-Islamist icon Osama bin Laden by President Barack Obama and members of the U.S. Navy SEAL Team Six being released. Goodwin mentions Katherine Bigalow’s big screen release Zero Dark Thirty, which will be released after election day, and the National Geographic cable-TV channel’s SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden scheduled to air at 8 p.m. on Sunday, two days before Election Day.

The NatGeo film comes from The Weinstein Company, a big contributor to the Obama campaign, and is directed by John Stockwell (Into the Blue, Turistas, Crazy/Beautiful) and produced by Nicolas Chartier, who was a producer on The Hurt Locker, Bigelow’s best picture Oscar winner.

The problem for both movie production companies is that their films are based on mendacious claims by a questionable President, according to several knowledgeable sources.

For example, in an exclusive interview with the Law Enforcement Examiner on Oct. 14, 2012, a former high-ranking Army officer and television news military analyst said that the Barack Obama telling of the Osama bin Laden killing is full of falsehoods and discrepancies geared towards helping to re-elect a failed president.

Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely (U.S. Army-Ret.), chairman of the non-profit, non-partisan Stand Up America, told the Examiner that his organization’s research team, led by Scott Winchell, learned that President Barack Obama, contrary to news media tales, wasn’t even aware of the raid in Abbottabad, Pakistan, by Navy SEAL Team Six to either capture or kill al-Qaeda’s iconic leader Osama Bin Laden on May 1st, 2011. In fact, according to Gen. Vallely and Winchell, Obama found out about the commencement of the operation after the helicopters with SEAL Team Six had crossed into Pakistani airspace.

The SUA analysts allege that the most sophisticated deception techniques were used to make this very dangerous penetration into Pakistan without Pakistan knowledge.

“The President was notified at the golf course and called off the golf course which is why he was sitting in the strange sitting position in the picture that documented the White House operation room event,” said Gen. Vallely, speaking to Law Enforcement Examiner via telephone.

According to Vallely, Winchell and the SUA analysts, Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) Leon Panetta was “the key player who organized and supported this daring raid.”

The SUA report credits Panetta with signing the order for the SEAL Team to go into Pakistan with only a few people aware: Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, Secretary of Defense William Gates, Admiral Bill Mullen and General David Petraeus.

“The White House was closed out of the decision because the President through Valerie Jarrett had turned down two or three other earlier proposals,” the SUA report alleges. “The Deputy of Central Intelligence (DCI) and his covert planning team were extremely frustrated at all the denials, so saw the opportunity slipping away as implausible as it seems.”

Leon Panetta was driven to ensure a successful mission after losing seven CIA officers on Jan. 4, 2010, in Afghanistan when a Jordanian double agent killed the officers.

“Panetta convinced his other principals to make the decision that was actually within his authority. He received their total support, but the President, according to Vallely’s official, remained clueless on the mission which is allegedly why he appeared so calm at the White House Correspondents Dinner the night before and why he was on the golf course when the helicopters crossed the Afghan-Pakistani borders enroute to bin Laden’s Abbottabad safe house.

“Leon Panetta is the leader who, in fact, made it happen and the intelligence community (IC) professionals. Today, the Intelligence Community’s professionals hold Panetta in high esteem,as do the military in the Pentagon [after Panetta became Defense Secretary]. History will treat him very well once the full story is released and exposed as to the true events,” said Scott Winchell.

During Gen. Vallely’s conversation with theExaminer, this very serious and sensitive information was relayed by a source who has become extremely frustrated with the continued dishonesty within the White House in trying to blame the intelligence community for the Libyan debacle in which Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other brave and dedicated Americans were murdered by an al-Qaeda affiliate.

In addition to Gen. Vallely, former CIA director Michael Haydenand Michael Chertoff, who served as Secretary of Homeland Security, slammed Biden for insisting that the U.S. consulate in Benghazi did not ask for more U.S. security personnel before it was attacked which is the opposite of what Obama’s minions told Congress and the American people.

“During the Vice Presidential debate, we were disappointed to see Vice President Biden blame the intelligence community for the inconsistent and shifting response of the Obama Administration to the terrorist attacks in Benghazi,” they said in their statement.

“Given what has emerged publicly about the intelligence available before, during, and after the September 11 attack, it is clear that any failure was not on the part of the intelligence community, but on the part of White House decision-makers who should have listened to, and acted on, available intelligence. Blaming those who put their lives on the line is not the kind of leadership this country needs,” they said.

According to Gen. Vallely — a familiar face on the Fox News Channel especially during the Iraq War –the frustration level is at a boiling point within government agencies (particularly State, DOD and CIA) with the actions and cover-ups of the President and his administration hierarchy.


This article originally appeared in The Examiner.

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