A new video has been released by a group of former Navy SEALs, Delta Force, Marines, Army Special Forces, and other members of the intelligence community that has caused a stir regarding national security and the Administration in the midst of campaign season.
The Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund (OPSEC) released a twenty-two minute film Wednesday morning entitled “Dishonorable Disclosures,” where ten former members of the military and intelligence community (including one General) categorically blast the current administration for continued politically motivated leaks of sensitive information, such as details surrounding the Osama bin Laden raid, to the media.
While the 501(c)(4) social welfare organization has the mission to teach elected officials and the American people the vital need to keep secret a large portion of military information, and that “politics should never come before national security,” major publications like the New York Times and Los Angeles Times have described OPSEC as a shill to the GOP for engaging in attacks against “Mr. Obama’s strong points on national security.”
The New York Times reports on “Dishonorable Disclosures:”
The new group, called the Special Operations Opsec Education Fund, using shorthand for “operational security,” describes itself as nonpartisan, but some of its leaders have been involved in Republican campaigns and Tea Party groups. A 22-minute video called “Dishonorable Disclosures” featured on its Web site appears to be aimed squarely at the president, echoing charges made previously by Mitt Romney and other Republicans.
The Los Angeles Times report immediately describes the group in a hypocritically manner:
In politics, the story line rarely changes: Do as I say, not as I do.
Thus several former U.S. intelligence and special operations personnel who have accused President Obama of leaking and “politicizing” national security information have themselves talked publicly about sensitive security matters.
Other publications have adopted the Obama campaign’s immediate response in comparing OPSEC to the infamous “Swift Boat Veterans for Truth” organization that released a series of ads criticizing Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry in 2004.
In a column on The Blaze Thursday, former CIA Counterterrorism Officer and Blaze National Security Editor Buck Sexton defended OPSEC for bringing attention to why these leaks put us all jeopardy, and criticized the Obama campaign and those in the media who have insinuated that because the former servicemen and intelligence professionals are willing to speak to the media, they too are somehow guilty of classified leaks.
The accusations against the men of OPSEC are slanderous, and a sign of desperation from the Obama campaign. But they are also highly illuminating about the motivations and intent of the Obama administration as the election approaches.
Over the next several months, the OPSEC video will be shown at events in several key states including Virginia, Florida, Ohio, Colorado, North Carolina and Nevada.
In addition to attention growing around the OPSEC video, Jack Murphy of SOFREP.com came out with an explosive report this week on the leaking of information regarding operations between Mexican and U.S. Intelligence organizations, and U.S. military plans to take down Chapo Guzman, head of the Sinaloa Cartel.
Former US Navy SEAL and SOFREP Editor-In-Chief Brandon Webb joined “Real News From The Blaze” Thursday to discuss leaks, the new OPSEC video, and the latest SOFREP report on Mexico’s cartels with Buck Sexton and the rest of the panel.