Transparency lost? Or an admission that SEALS were theater for a CIA theatrical production?
The nation's top special operations commander ordered military files about
the Navy SEAL raid on Osama bin Laden's hideout to be purged from Defense
Department computers and sent to the CIA, where they could be more easily
shielded from ever being made public.
Phi Beta Iota: This is a very unusual step to take. At one level, it could be to avoid growing calls for an investigation into the suspicious deaths of so many of the SEALS involved in the operation. At another level — given so many others SEAL – CIA operations where the files have not been transferred — it could be a silent acknowledgement of the fact that that the SEALS — and their subsequent deaths — were all CIA and in no way a legitimate use of special forces. Most authorities with a deep knowledge of Bin Laden continue to believe that he died in 2001 and that this raid — a long distance cross-border extravaganza instead of a small team with silencers using the alleged safehouse as a launching pad — was a complete fabrication for political effect.