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No Easy Day - Not A Good Day For Seal Team 6
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No Easy Day  -  Not A Good Day for Seal Team 6

Controversy and Concern

Brandon Webb's response to No Easy Day is... "This is not a good day for Seal Team Six." Webb a former Navy Seal himself and author of his own memoir, "The Red Circle," goes on to say " that the No Easy Day author has compromised the teams "ethos and mantra that the deed is more important than the glory.

PreRelease: New Book Replaces "Fifty Shades of Grey" as No. 1.

The summer long number one national bestseller from author E.L. James has been overtaken two weeks prior to it's release by the controversial book about the raid on Osama Bin Laden.

Originally slated to be released Sept. 11, the debut has been moved up to Sept 4 due to the overwhelming demand and pre orders on Amazon.

Dutton Publishers Submissions

Dutton publishers, under the Penguin Group USA Publishers, have until only a few days ago, kept the book underwraps. The publishers chose a pen name, Mark Owen, for the writer in order to protect the former seal as well as the security of the Navy Seal program. However, stories have surfaced by Fox News proclaiming Mark Owen to be 36 year old former Seal, Matt Bissonnette.

There are also reports of a new version in the hit game series "Medal of Honor" to which Bissonnette is claimed to have consulted on.

A film version of the Bin Laden mission called "Zero Dark Thirty" is slated for December, further fueling the controversy. The films director is Oscar winner Kathryn Bigelow.

No Easy Day Review

Since the book has yet to be released there are no formal reviews. Neither the CIA nor the Pentagon, having no advance knowledge of the book, has a No Easy Day book review. They are just beginning to scour the pages checking for information leaks.

There are some Navy Seals voicing anger, going so far as to label the books author as a "traitor". Special Operations Command spokesman, Col. Tim Nye, is quoted as saying the writer has "put himself in danger".

Operation Neptune Spear Mission

So what is the controversy over the events of the mission dubbed "Operation Neptune Spear" that has fueled advance sales and a moving up of the initial release date. Well among other things the seemingly disparate accounting of the versions of the actual shooting of Bin Laden by the books author and the official government reports.

The book purports that Osama was shot in the head as he looked out into a hallway, while the team was coming up a stairwell, and then shot several more times as he lay on the floor bleeding and convulsing. However, administration officials reported after the raid that Bin Laden was shot only after he jumped back into the bedroom because they felt he might be reaching for a weapon.

According to the book's account, weapons were found by the inside of the bedroom door.

Along with that potentially embarrassing discrepancy there is also the differing accounts of the treatment of the body after it was shot and killed. U.S. officials claim Bin Laden's body was treated with respect prior to a full Muslim burial at sea, yet the author says that in the flight from the compound, on other member of the Seal team? was sitting on Bin Laden's chest while the body lay at the authors feet.

Aside from these discrepancies U.S. officials also fear the divulging of classified information since there was no formal review of the book, which is normally required by the Pentagon for works created by former or current DOD employees.

Seal Team 6 Feedback

All this on the cusp of an already heated election year and less than 70 days from deciding who will either hold on to or take a hold of the position of Commander in Chief.

So what's your take, are you going to read No Easy Day or are you going to simply wait for the movie?

Comment below if you have an opinion either way.

Street Talk

It would be an interesting read I think

  about 1 decade ago

I'm gonna have to get this book!

  about 1 decade ago

Yes it should be a good one. Thanks again.

  about 1 decade ago

Thanks, Johnney for the good post...wants to read it, too!

  about 1 decade ago

Thank You, Miss Divine, for reading and commenting. Should prove to be an intriguing read. Hope you enjoy it.

  about 1 decade ago

I would definitely read that.

  about 1 decade ago

Thanks David for the comment and the shares, I really appreciate it. This book should prove to be very interesting.

  about 1 decade ago
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