Warm Southern Breeze

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Can Donald Trump Ever Stop Screwing Up?

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Friday, December 28, 2018

Yet another COLOSSAL blunder from POS45, the Idiot in Chief.

This time, his Twitterific highness compromised the identity of SEAL Team 5 members in Iraq by posting a video to his Twitter account of them, faces plainly visible, wearing night vision goggle equipment atop their helmets.

How much of an idiot does one need to be to do that?

While the POTUS has the authority as Commander in Chief to declassify anything, it is not always good or prudent to do so. And it is painfully crystal clear that his posting was made with reckless disregard for potential security concerns. In other words, NONE whatsoever.

He was being who he was, and that is the Caricature in Chief, the Reality Show President, ever-seeking attention to overcome his seep-seated insecurity.

And since the whole gawddamn world knows who they are, we might as well show you, too.

POS45 very possibly compromised mission integrity and security by posting a video to his Twitter account of members of SEAL Team 5, following his brief visit to Iraq.

Just look at his pompous ass highness with a shit-eating grin on his face, showing his favorite sexual position, standing alongside his illegal alien wife.

As some experts noted, not all SEAL Team operations are covert.

The website Task and Purpose dot com wrote the following:

“As it stands, the vast majority missions carried out by U.S. special operations forces are non-statutory clandestine operations under Title 10 rather than explicitly (and legally) covert operations under Title 50; OPSEC, in the case of the former, is usually designed to conceal an operation for tactical purposes rather than fully embrace the level of plausible deniability usually referred to spies. In this context, the only true “covert” operation carried out by U.S. special operations forces was the SEAL Team 6 raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, in 2011.

“Simply belonging to a SEAL Team doesn’t make your every move “covert,” especially if you’re hanging out in the DFAC during the commander-in-chief’s visit.

“All of this is to say that if SEAL Team 5 was deployed to Iraq on a covert mission, there’s no way in hell anyone, including conventional U.S. forces, would likely know they were there. I mean, Lt. Lee, the SEAL chaplain, was identified as a member of SEAL Team 5 in the public pool report and photographed by Agence France-Presse. No commander on an actual “covert” mission would ever let that happen, no matter how amped they are to hang out with the commander-in-chief, given the gravity surrounding Title 50 activities; even letting personnel engage with the commander-in-chief in public completely negates the plausible deniability that supposedly comes with covert operations.

“This may seem like a pedantic argument, but it’s an important one, especially for matters of civil-military engagement. But make no mistake: Revealing the identities of SOF personnel is still bad news, even if they’re not tasked with a real “covert” mission.” (emphasis added)

The POTUS stayed in Iraq for about three hours before taking off at 10:53PM local time. A White House press pool report said the president had one more “scheduled stop” before heading back to D.C., though the location was not stated.

Who knows? They could’ve gone to Ramstein AFB to refuel, and check the tire pressure.

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