Obama Administration Chooses To Support Re-Election At Expense of Justice for 9/11/12 Victims
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Scott Taylor, president of the OPSEC, issued the following statement in response to leaks by the Obama Administration yesterday that it was preparing for military operations in North Africa in response to the September 11, 2012, attacks in Benghazi that killed the U.S. Ambassador, another diplomat and two former SEALs:
“There is clearly nothing this Administration won’t do or say to support President Obama’s re-election, including using premature statements about clandestine military operations planning to deflect attention from the Administration’s failure to protect our diplomats and security teams and now-obvious campaign of misinformation in the aftermath of the attack. The question of who ordered Ambassador Rice to speak out on numerous mainstream media networks in a clearly untruthful way remains to be answered.
“Several current Administration officials have provided information to the media about on-going military planning that is obviously trying to show the Administration is ‘getting tough’ with North African militants who carefully planned and executed attacks on September 11, 2012. Unfortunately the Administration’s military ramp-up comes too late the save the lives of those who had requested such support prior to the attacks.
“These leaks may help the president’s re-election campaign but they will actually make it harder to find and bring justice to those responsible for the attacks, who now know they have a target on their backs if they didn’t realize it before. Advertising the planning for the missions also unnecessarily increases the risks to the Special Operations personnel who may need to undertake any missions.
“Time and again the Obama Administration has shown it is willing to put its own political needs before the safety and security of the Americans who serve our country in dangerous places and this latest example is no different. Aren’t some things more important than politics?”
OPSEC, a group of former Intelligence officers and Special Operations members, previously released the film “Dishonorable Disclosures,” a documentary short film that views the impact of the increasing number of leaks on Intelligence and Special Operations missions, tradecraft, tactics and capabilities from the perspective of those who have relied on these tools to carryout similar missions and protect themselves and those they served alongside. The film is being shown in ads and at events and in advertising in key states across the country over the next several months, including Virginia, Florida, Ohio, Colorado, North Carolina and Nevada. More information about OPSEC and news about the release of “Dishonorable Disclosures” can be found at www.OpSecTeam.org.