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The CIA spy in designer heels
who caught Bin Laden - and
wept over his body

Daily Mail [UK], by Tom Leonard

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 12/13/2012 6:41:30 AM

With its low-flying helicopters slipping under the radar into Pakistan and special forces commandos leaping into the dark compound below, last year’s stunning operation to kill Osama Bin Laden was a Boy’s Own drama that had old-fashioned machismo written all over it. The reality of America’s battle against terrorism, it seemed, couldn’t have been more different to the glamorised, politically-correct fiction of Homeland, the hit TV show in which Claire Danes plays a beautiful CIA agent who spots the Al Qaeda plot which her misguided male colleagues have missed. The world’s most dangerous terror group foiled

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Header is a bit misleading--read article to grasp reality.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Judith, 12/13/2012 7:38:52 AM     (No. 9062962)

Bet valerie plame is full of envy.
One of the Seals on that mission claimed that obama ordered them to seize bin laden but they decided to shoot him.
I guess this film and all the press reports will be the closest obama gets to wearing the scalp.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: John c, 12/13/2012 8:15:30 AM     (No. 9063028)

Article also uses authors real name, rather then the one he choose to publish under

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 12/13/2012 8:26:11 AM     (No. 9063048)

The ads for these TV ´´dramas´´ are even more anti-male (especially white males) than the limp story lines. Take note of the TV ads where women (especially minority women) are smarter and better than the guys. Example: Flo, the Progressive Insurance actress dame is never upstaged by any of the stupid men portrayed in those commercials.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Udanja99, 12/13/2012 8:32:28 AM     (No. 9063060)

I still don´t believe that it was bin Laden we killed there. We´ve been given zero proof. We got photos of Qusay and Uday and we got to watch Saddam hang. All we got this time is zippy´s word and we all know what that´s worth.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: The Architect, 12/13/2012 8:34:23 AM     (No. 9063063)

#3, portraying men as inferior to women in commercials and sitcoms has been the norm since the 70´s.

Can´t bring myself to watch "Homeland". I dislike the whole premise that a U.S. Marine could be brainwashed enough to plot against his own country. I know its possible, but do we really need this at this point in time with our military the only thing between us and the savage Islamic hoards? It is akin to Oliver Stone´s American History series which tries to disparage much of the historical greatness of America.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 12/13/2012 9:18:20 AM     (No. 9063165)

OK we got him. So get out of Afghanistan already.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Felixcat, 12/13/2012 9:24:12 AM     (No. 9063179)

Ok - so she gets all teary and pale when viewing Obama´s body but cold as an ice cube about possible civilian deaths. Whatever...

I´ll continue to watch Homeland - it´s a soap opera packaged as a spy caper - it´s fictious and knows it. Zero Dark Thirty - propaganda for Obama´s benefit and I´ll skip it.

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