October 10, 2013

Fox and Friends, America’s Experts on Special Operations and Intelligence

Fox and Friends decided to play Monday morning quarterback as they discussed the recently aborted US Navy SEAL mission meant to capture Kenyan terrorist Abdulkadir Mohamed Abdulkadir, also known as Ikrima. Steve Doocy, Brian Kilmeade, and Elisabeth Hasselback apparently think they know what it is like collecting intelligence and actually conducting operations only our best and brightest know how to execute.

“They had great Intel,” said Steve Doocy on the recent US Navy SEAL mission in Somalia. Sorry Steve, you wouldn’t know great Intel, let alone good intel, if it smacked you square in the face! In fact, if I was a betting man, I would place a large wager against Doocy’s knowledge on the key steps involved to complete the intelligence cycle.

Brian Kilmeade’s commentary was as appalling as Doocy’s. He suggested, or shall I say inferred, that the Navy SEALs were WRONG to abort the mission because there were children in the area. Umm, Brian, are you 100% positive it was the children in the area that led to the decision to abort the mission? I highly doubt it. Way to second guess the SEAL Team Leader’s decision.

Then you have that hot chick who formerly worked on The View, Elisabeth Hasselback. Elisabeth didn’t even know whether their past guest, Colonel Oliver North, inferred the intelligence they had was actually poor. Brian jumped on that one with physical and vocal antics as if he protested the Colonel’s knowledge on the matter.


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is an internationally recognized security, terrorism, and intelligence professional. He has taught domestic and international organizations in counter-terrorism, intelligence, and physical security related issues. He has briefed some of the highest government officials ranging from ambassadors to members of Congress and Pentagon staff. He is author of the book Contracted: America's Secret Warriors and Contracted II: America's Terror Trackers, and Going Rogue: The Compilation.

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  • genefarnsworth

    Concur with most of what you right until you got to miss hot chick, that was so mean, she is most enjoyable to watch first thing in the morn.....just put to TV on mute and all is fine (-

  • drummergirl

    YankeePapa drummergirl 5000area375 thanks yp.  always appreciate your comments and the knowledge you drop!

  • 5000area375

    God bless you. I wish more parents would take the interest in their children's education. Your plans give hope to the future. Now we need to secure that future for our kids and grand kids.

  • YankeePapa

    drummergirl 5000area375, ...Fully 1/4 of the adults in this country can not fill out a driver's license form without assistance.  One third of all the college graduates in this country never read another book not related to their work for the rest of their lives.  Many of those that do indulge in the works of the intellectual successors of Jacqueline Susann... . ...Most high school seniors never heard of Dred Scott... and many never heard of Appomattox... but most can recite volumes about Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga... . "...If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be."    -Thomas Jefferson- YP

  • drummergirl

    5000area375 I think part of the rose colored glasses syndrome comes from public school education!  I'm planning to homeschool my girl for a number of reasons,  gov. propaganda being one of them...I appreciate what you wrote.  The state is definitely to be feared, yet popular sentiment continues to give them more and more power.  Personally, I think its a character issue:  some people, if they don't have to take responsibility for their own lives, will GLADLY give over that responsibility to the state if they have the opportunity to do so.  They put on their blinders and happily float away to lala land, not knowing they are headed for a deadly waterfall!