Earlier this month Obama announced that his raid and subsequent killing of Osama bin Laden was a good enough reason to re-elect him to office this November. Obama claims the U.S. commando raid in which Osama bin Laden was killed was the singularly most important day of his presidency. It was called Operation Neptune’s Spear. “I did choose the risk,” Obama said. “The reason I was willing to make that decision of sending in our SEALs to try to capture or kill bin Laden rather than to take some other options was ultimately because I had 100 percent faith in the Navy SEALs themselves.”
Now Obama has given Hollywood filmmaker, Kathryn Bigelow, the exclusive rights to make a propaganda film for them about the Navy SEAL Team Six that supposedly raided the bin Laden compound and took down the “terrorist leader”. Michael Vickers, undersecretary of defense for the Pentagon, approved Bigelow’s work on a film according to transcript released by Judicial Watch . The Obama administration has simultaneously given Bigelow access to hundreds of pages of documents, while also working hard to keep classified information from being released to the general public.
Bigelow even knows the actual name of the commando unit that we know as SEAL Team Six. “Well, the basic idea is they’ll make a guy available who was involved from the beginning as planner, a SEAL Team 6 Operator and Commander,” said Vickers, according to the transcript. The Osama phenomenon began not long after he was trained by the CIA and worked for them as an operative.
In 2008, Milt Bearden told Dan Rather that the “myth of Osama bin Laden” was created by the US government. At first bin Laden was sold as a great warrior; when he worked with the CIA against the Russians in Afghanistan. Then he became the go-to bogeyman leader of an “extremist terrorist group called al-Qaeda”. The filmmaker, screenwriter and Secretary of Defense met in July of last year with the full support of the White House. Bigelow was received as well by the CIA Deputy Director Mike Morell and earlier with White House Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough and counterterrorism adviser John Brennan.
A planner would be made available to Bigelow if additional information from the Department of Defense (DoD) was needed, says Lieutenant Colonel James Gregory, a Vickers spokesman. Gregory also affirms that the meeting between Vickers and Bigelow took place and that their purpose was to “explore possibilities about supporting the film endeavor.”
While Obama’s administration has been forthcoming with the filmmaker about otherwise classified information, the US government is still suppressing post-mortem photos of bin Laden to the American public, citing national security. Peter King, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, requested an investigation as to why Obama’s administration had given Bigelow access to classified documents with regard to making a film about the bin Laden raid. Tommy Vetter, Obama’s National Security Council spokesman, refused to comment. In a scripted response, Jay Carney, White House Press Secretary, said: “We do not discuss classified information,” Carney said at the time. “The most specific information we’ve given from this White House about the actual raid I read to you from this podium.”
He emphatically denied that Bigelow had access to classified government documents.