Friday, May 13, 2011


by Sarah Roman on May 5, 2011 at 12:53pm


"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."

Note:This update comes some 24 hours after our longtime Washington D.C. Insider first outlined shocking details of an Obama administration having been “overruled” by senior military and intelligence officials leading up to the successful attack against terrorist Osama Bin Laden. What follows is further clarification of Insider’s insights surrounding that event.

Q:You stated that President Obama was “overruled” by military/intelligence officials regarding the decision to send in military specialists into the Osama Bin Laden compound. Was that accurate?

A: I was told – in these exact terms, “we overruled him.” (Obama) I have since followed up and received further details on exactly what that meant, as well as the specifics of how Leon Panetta worked around the president’s “persistent hesitation to act.” There appears NOT to have been an outright overruling of any specific position by President Obama, simply because there was no specific position from the president to do so. President Obama was, in this case, as in all others, working as an absentee president.

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 military contacts 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’s office. 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.
At the conclusion of the mission, after it had been repeatedly confirmed a success, President Obama was once again briefed behind closed doors. The only ones who went in that room besides the president were Bill Daley. John Brennan, and a third individual whose identity remains unknown to me. When leaving this briefing, the president came out of it “…much more confident. Much more certain of himself.” He was also carrying papers in his hand that quite possibly was the address to the nation given later that evening on the Bin Laden mission. The president did not have those papers with him prior to that briefing. The president then returned to the war room, where by this time, Leon Panetta had personally arrived and was receiving congratulations from all who were present.

In my initial communication to you of these events I described what unfolded as a temporary Coup initiated by high ranking intelligence and military officials. I stand by that term. These figures worked around the uncertainty of President Obama and the repeated resistance of Valerie Jarrett. If they had not been willing to do so, I am certain Osama Bin Laden would still be alive today. There will be no punishment to those who acted outside the authority of the president’s office. The president cannot afford to admit such a fact. What will be most interesting from here is to now see what becomes of Valerie Jarrett. One source indicated she is threatening resignation. I find that unlikely given my strong belief she needs the protection afforded her by the Oval Office and its immense powers to delay and eventually terminate investigations back in Chicago, but we shall see.

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*** For more details on this story..see -- >


By Karen Holt -


It now appears that CIA Director Leon Panetta was indeed 'The-Man-of-the Hour' ready to assume full responsibilty if the mission had failed; Also, Secretary Clinton & Gates were there, along with General Petraeus & the Joint Chiefs of Staff giving Panetta the back-up and support he needed.

What a Great Story!

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Saturday, May 14th

Now, go back to that photo of the people in the situation room. with VP Joe Biden sitting next to Obama,
and on the far right, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton seated next to Sec Robert Gates, all in the room watching the action provided by the Seals six Helmet Cams...and the final moments of Osama bin Laden life.

Also note that Obama's top advisor Valerie Jarrett..was NOT present in the room...the readers can draw their own conclusions as to the subdued look on Obama's face.

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Look Again.. at this picture in the White House Situation Room...

notice the person sitting at the head of the table in the big leather chair; then to his right, our highly esteemed leader, sitting in the corner...

This photograph brings additional credibility and support to these six pages of reliable text, as left-wing political bias slowly fades away. The fact-based evidence presented here is overwhelming.

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Due to the serious nature and political sensitivity of this 'What Really Happened..." Post

I will ask all friends of S/H to please restrict your comments to the subject matter presented here.

Anonymous comments are unlikely to
be published, and other off-topic discussions will be honored on our
May 1st Post. Thank you.

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Anonymous said...

From Northern California.

Mr. reb-snake-hunter, This observer is disgusted with the world news.

First, I liked your article on Libya, and now this bombshell from the white house, getting Osama bin Laden.

Obama is correctly painted as a weakling that leads from behind.

Yes sir, he consistently does exactly that, he's leading us down the garden path in nearly every situation here and around the world.

Greybeard Al, Oroville


Albert! Give me a call as soon as you can get to a land-line. - reb
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Debbie said...

It seems Valerie Jarrett is Obama's brain.

Right Truth


Yes Debbie, Valerie Jarrett, Samantha Power & Hyatt Hotel Heiress Penny Pritzger are all wealthy Chicago insider chums, and all are acquainted with 'Big Daddy' George Soros, the Progressive's Campaign Money Machine. Also, First Lady Michelle Obama was hired by Valerie Jarrett to work in Mayor Daley's office BEFORE she and Barack Obama were married.

I spend hours researching this stuff for aware friends. - reb
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Editor's Note: In the Wake of "What Really Happened..." we perhaps have the beginning of another viewpoint from Sec Robert Gates..On HuffPost Politics, May 16th with this headline...

'Robert Gates Praises President Obama's Leadership On Bin Laden Raid'..Followed by this quote:

"One of the most couageous calls -- decisions -- that I think I've ever seen a president make."

Note: These few words from Robert Gates appear to marginalize Valerie Jarrett's dominant role in opposing this nine month effort by the CIA to get bin Laden!

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Date: May 19th, 2011

President Obama's Shocking Quote:

"The U.S. believes..." etc -- >
(a radicle shift in U.S. Policy favoring Palestinian position re the 1967 demarcation line favoring Hamas (!)

Really, Mr. President? Are you serious? Have you told Benjamin Netanyahu of your recent betrayal of Israel? - reb
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Editor's Note:

I just placed this odd comment on Debbie Hamilton's blog-> RightTruth

Snake Hunter Sez, (see May 19th)

Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition..

Prezididn't O-BlaBla just shoved his size 12 shoe in his big mouth;
now he's a cooked jive-turkey!

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Anonymous said...

David says,

Mr. Obama has poisoned the well of opportunity in asking Israel to return to the 1967 borders.

Obama is a dedicated Islamophile, shares the views of Arafat, and is an American traitor.

Lake City, Tennessee



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Note to Anonymous:

If you'd like to comment on this post..a first name & town would be appreciated. - reb
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Protestors dying in Syria & Yemen;
Netanyahu watching pressures mount in Hamas-controlled Gaza, and Sinai influenced by al-Queda. Gadaffi's days are numbered as his top generals flee to Italy. - reb
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IN THE NEWS - 05/31/2011

* World Health Organization ponders reality that cell-phones are a major cause of brain cancer.

* New York City Bans Tobacco Smoking In Parks & Beaches...but ignores Mexico's drug lords shipping hundreds of tons of marijuana through our unprotected
2,000 miles of southern border.

* Cairo, Egypt - The Post-Mubarak military-democracy has placed strict rules on Egyptian journalists to file "permission to publish" forms for printed or Tv presentation. Also, young suspect females are now forced to submit to "virginity testing" to assure purity. It appears that the Muslim Brotherhood is flexing its political muscle in the face of a once proud military establishment.

* In The Western World...naive politicians are again blithely pursuing the impossible notion of a "negotiated" peace agreement between Hamas & Israel, when the Hamas Charter clearly calls for Israel's total destruction.

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Black Sheep said...

That Obama actually was against the killing of bin Laden makes sense now. I had a lot of difficulty with the scenario as presented, that after he was taken out, his body was buried at sea with full Islamic religious reverence. That the rituals were performed by Obama's orders, I have no doubt. It's the idea that he'd authorized the killing that I doubted, and therefor doubted that bin Laden was actually dead. I still have doubts, in fact. The bin Laden family has very close ties with the Bush family. There's a picture in my archives of George Jr. kissing Saudi King Fahd fully on the mouth. George Jr. protected that family, which was in the States at the time of 9/11, and had them hustled to a Florida airport and quickly put on a chartered airliner out of the country before public outrage caught up with them. So why would Obama ever order the death of one of them, especially since Osama is, or was, promoting Obama's agenda?

If he was actually over-ridden by a few generals, you can be sure he was VERY pissed off at the news. Giving Osama a respectful and secret burial and never releasing any photos of his body? And the supposed Conservative media never raised Holy Hell over that? Oh yeah? Too many dead rats here, or is that fish I smell? It sure isn't Osama bin Laden.

Something of far greater gravity than whether Obama ordered a strike or not is the idea that our top military brass would act without his consent. If that's really true, it suggests that a fifth column may be forming within our military that's independent of the White House.

Curiouser and curiouser. Reminds me of my favorite Chinese curse: "May you live in interesting times."


Once again sir, thank you for your perspective.

President O-Bla-bla has shown many times that he is not the 'decider' he claims to be. It's ludicrous to see a man like this with a nanny like Valerie Jarrett at his elbow making the important decisions.

Your search engine will provide a definitive bio on Jarrett!

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Sir Black Sheep.

Once again, I thank you for your views.

I for one believe that 40 navy seals completed their mission, killed bin Laden, and it's a good thing that they dumped the carcass in the Arabian Sea. This insures that radical muslims will not make a holy shrine of this mass-killers bones.

As for Prez Obama, this post allows us to see him for what he is, a person that "leads from behind", and leans on his nanny -Valerie Jarrett - to make the major decisions, and leaves him to take the bows on television.

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Kate said...

I believe the Seals did their job, because I know our fighting men and women. The outcry from the military if the death ended up being a scam would never be quieted. I believe they completed their mission. As for Obama, though, the "burial at sea" was still another act of appeasement. Dump his body in the ocean? Sounds fine for an international terrorist whos massacred thousands. But this "burial at sea with all Muslim rites and traditions" hogwash is just that- hogwash. They should have dumped his body in the ocean, put the full pictures on television and in the media, and then said exactly that in their statement: "we dumped his body in the ocean." that would have been sufficient. How many of our 911 victims were never found? How many of their families got to know that all their "religious rites and traditions" had been fulfilled upon their dead loved ones? I don't understand his fear and appeasement.


Kate (Knoxville)

Thanks again for your response.

I believe that it was entirely appropriate to dump bin Laden's body in the Arabian Sea to avoid any possibility of it being used by his followers as a shrine.

For those of us that have read the
- Muslim Brotherhood Creed - know and understand this kill-culture, based on the hatred of non-believers.


Allah's Apostle said, "I have become victorious with terror."
Bukhari, Vol 4, Book 52, 220

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There's much more info now on Valerie Jarrett... See a full 20 Page article by Dr. Paul Kengor...

"Letting Obama Be Obama" Just tap the S/H Archives, Jan 01, 2012

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