In case you missed it yesterday, unhinged bigot Pam Geller allowed her overriding hatred of President Obama to take her to new and scary places as she reported that the military countermanded an order from Obama to abort the mission to kill Osama bin Laden. She had, in effect, accused unspecified members of the military of treason.
Geller sourced an anonymous conservative blogger who claims to be receiving reports from a “D.C. insider.” This “insider” apparently enjoys unfettered access to the president and his advisors and knows intimate details of top secret national security discussions -- so naturally he/she dishes to a F-list right-winger who writes for a content farm no one has heard of. Anyway, the story spun by the “insider” and reprinted by Geller was that the military staged a “coup” (!) after the White House “scrambled to abort” the Bin Laden mission:
IMPORTANT SPECIFIC: When 48 hour go order issued, CoC was told, not requested. Administration scrambled to abort. That order was overruled. This order did not originate from CoC. Repeat - this order did not originate from CoC. He complied, but did not originate.
Independent military contacts have confirmed. Stories corroborate one another. This is legit.
The killing of Osama Bin Laden was in fact a Coup within Obama WH.
Geller's source later posted a "clarification" from his imaginary friend “insider” trying to explain that he didn't actually accuse the military leadership of a crime punishable by death. Geller posted the clarification in an update to her original post, writing “more details here” :
I was told - in these exact terms, “we overruled him.” (Obama) I have since followed up and received further details on exactly what that meant, as well as the specifics of how Leon Panetta worked around the president's “persistent hesitation to act.” There appears NOT to have been an outright overruling of any specific position by President Obama, simply because there was no specific position from the president to do so. President Obama was, in this case, as in all others, working as an absentee president.
Not that it really matters, since this is all the product of one frustrated blogger's sad game of journalism make-believe, but the “clarification” is actually a direct contradiction of the original allegation, which was that the White House “scrambled” to issue an “order” to abort the mission.
But Geller's running with this, and so are some of her dimmer colleagues in right-wing blogosphere, who admit that the story is probably a load of crap but can't resist reprinting it because it fits the caricature of Obama they've constructed.